I’ll be speaking tonight at the Westchester Photographic Society meeting: 8PM in the auditorium of the Tech Building on the Valhalla Campus of the Westchester Community College (park in lot #11). Free & Open to the public. My talk entitled, “Using Strobes in Location Lighting” will include a slideshow and display of some of the […]
Had a wonderful assignment last week for the NY Daily News to work again at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY. (So many fond memories for me covering events the last ten years or so there on post). The upcoming story is a feature piece on their top player and leading scorer […]
Army cadet Dion Hart photographed in Crandall Pool at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY on Monday, November 24, 2014. Hart, 22, of Phoenix, AZ, is a senior on the Army swim team who was born to a 14-year-old mother and endured every possible hardship, including surviving homelessness, living in crack houses, […]
My first cover on Westchester Magazine. I know the month is almost over, but I just came up with the .pdf file of the cover page… ~cg.
The new job, and a few trips into New York. Here’s a brief look at what’s caught my attention the past 2 months or so… ~cg.
During a recent conversation with a colleague, the subject of food photography, tabletop and other small location lighting situations came up. I thought immediately of the need to highlight some of my food work here, as well as adding a gallery over on the new website: Food. Here are a few favorites. ~cg.
I will be giving a lecture / slideshow on my sports photography at SUNY Albany, NY on Thursday evening, October 24th. Always a good opportunity to share my experiences with aspiring photographers, colleagues, and view the work on a large screen with a room full of strangers. I’ll also be schlepping up some of the […]
“March Madness… Hoops du Jour… Bring Your a-Game… Game-Face… I (Still) Love This Game…” March 1 – 3, 2013.
Kingston head coach Ron Kelder (left) embraces starting guard Justin Robinson (#12) late in the fourth quarter of their Section 9 Boys Class AA Championship game against FDR at SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz, NY on Sunday, March 3, 2013. Robinson had 13 points as Kingston defeated FDR 80 – 52. © CHET GORDON/Times […]
Army guard Maxwell Lenox (#0) is fouled by Derrick Carter (#12, right) of Rosemont during the second half of their men’s basketball game in Christl Arena at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY on Saturday, December 22, 2012. Army defeated Rosemont 90 – 48. © CHET GORDON/Times Herald-Record Began my sixth season […]
Last week I had an assignment to photograph a local high school football player who’s first name is Hardcor. As in “Hardcore…” The young man, Hardcor Coleman is a senior linebacker and tight end at Newburgh Free Academy, known for his hard-nosed style of play, and bone crushing hits. Since the weather wasn’t too cooperative, […]
Began my sixth season covering Army Football on the 15th. Here’s the best of my take from the game & afterwards… (click the four-way arrow icon below the player at lower right to view the images in full screen mode and read the captions.) ~cg.
Brittany Friese of NFA swims underwater during practice at the high school in Newburgh, NY on Friday, August 31, 2012. She is the two-time defending NY State champion in the 200 and 500 freestyle. © CHET GORDON/Times Herald-Record Yesterday I had an assignment to photograph the Newburgh Free Academy (NFA) Girls Swimming team. At 7:30AM. […]
“Hoop Dreams Shattered in a Game of Inches Played 200 Miles from Home…” My thoughts on covering the New York State HS Basketball Championship Tournament last weekend, March 15 – 17, 2012. Finally getting around to recapping my weekend (albeit shortened) up in Glens Falls, NY for the state basketball championship tournament. We had two […]
A long time ago when I was just starting out in the business, and while attending a professional level weekend workshop ~ a colleague told me one of his basic philosophies for shooting big time sports: “You’re basically just in a big room (stadium, arena, etc.) and still have to make pictures…” I never forgot […]
Jason McAllister (#42) of NFA falls to his knees after their 64 – 53 loss to Middletown in their Section 9 Class AA Semifinal game at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY on Thursday, March 1, 2012. Middletown will face Kingston for the Class AA Championship on Saturday at SUNY New Paltz. For as […]
I’ve been quietly waiting a year to get back into Christl Arena at the United States Military Academy in West Point to work another Army – Navy basketball rivalry. Since I didn’t have to opportunity to cover what would’ve been my fifth Army – Navy football game in FedEx Field last December in Washington, DC, […]
My gear used to cover Boys HS Varsity swimming between Monroe-Woodbury & Kingston High Schools at Monroe-Woodbury Middle School in Central Valley, NY on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. © www.chetgordon.com/blog Now that covering the indoor sports seasons are finally in full swing for me again, here’s a brief look at what I go through as […]
Sometimes the pictures are already in your head. You just have to show up. With the appropriate amount of gear and occasionally your “A-Game…” These few images made in the last week or so were just simply fun to create with really pleasant subjects in front of the camera. (3) – Newly elected Newburgh mayor […]
Ken and Jeannie Veltz in the backseat of their 1982 Mercedes Benz 240D outside their Cold Spring, NY home on Tuesday, June 14, 2011. The 60 year-old couple, both established musicians and married for 36 years, and now grandparents, are taking off on a cross-country tour in the car, reminiscing their days as a touring […]
(3) – Newly commissioned 2nd. Lieutenants toss their covers skyward in the traditional “hat toss” during Army’s Graduation and Commissioning ceremony in Michie Stadium at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY on Saturday, May 21, 2011. Navy Admiral Michael Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff delivered the commencement address […]
Brendan Miller (#21) of Burke hangs on the rim after dunking in the fourth quarter of their NYSPHSAA Class B Championship game against Potsdam at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, NY on Saturday, March 19, 2011. Miller had 19 pts. and 9 rebounds as Burke defeated Potsdam 62 – 52. CHET GORDON/Times […]
More like “Maddening…” Newburgh players (L – R, in blue): Parish Canty (#15), Antonio Harper (#2) and Dominique Jacobs (#11) reach for a rebound with Mount Vernon defenders Givvion Jones (#22) and Jabarie Hinds (#55) during their Class AA Regional Semi-Finals game at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY on Tuesday, March 8, […]
A large American flag is unfurled behind the cadet color guard during the playing of the National Anthem prior to the Army – Navy men’s basketball game in Christl Arena at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY on Saturday, January 22, 2011. Several members of the American hostages who were held captive […]
The 2010 High School Football season opened tonight, and I drew the Kingston – Cornwall game up in Kingston, NY. Tonight’s game was just as much about the new turf field at Kington’s Dietz Stadium, as it was about Cornwall’s tailback Tyree Smallwood. Smallwood is a bona fide HS star, having already signed his letter […]