About: This photo is probably the best example of a “storytelling moment” that could stand by itself. After the girls’ cross-country state meet race, I took this photo of Fiona O’Keeffe getting a piggy-back ride after her legs gave out–her ability to run through injury became a key feature of the story.
About: I wanted to give a sense of the large scale and grandeur of playing a high school basketball game in an NBA arena, so at halftime I walked near the top of the stairs across from all the people and took this wide shot of all the action.
About: This action shot was an important moment in the game–our school’s leading scorer, Kelsey Forrester, committed an offensive foul during an attempted comeback. Both girls were knocked to the ground, and Forrester had to leave the game temporarily while the athletic trainer treated her injured shin.
About: It was really exciting to be right on the court, and I made sure to take shots of both the action and the team’s bench during the attempted third-quarter comeback.
About: An AP photographer selected this photo as my best from hundreds I took for an assignment at the California Scholastic Press Association’s summer journalism workshop. He taught us photo editing (hence the black-and-white) and proper AP captioning.
About: This photo is from the state meet the year before the O’Keeffe photo above. I captured coach Bill Gregg speaking with the team on the start line–on the left, senior Jeanne-Marie McPherson is preparing by braiding her hair. Though O’Keeffe (not pictured) won the race, the team ran poorly and took 11th.
About: I had to fight through throngs of people taking photos and filming the race to get this picture, which shows O’Keeffe in front at the start of the final mile. A year later, I used a cutout of this photo for my graphic (detailed under Design).
About: While covering my school’s robotics competition for The Davis Enterprise, I also wanted to document the event for The HUB. I only had my phone, yet was still able to get a photo showing the enormity of the competition. The photo was posted on Instagram.
About: With the interesting sky and the students running through sprinklers, this was just a fun/funny photo that I had the presence of mind to capture and post on Instagram. Because the original was dark, I edited it later in case we wanted to use it in a subsequent story.