When I joined the staff in Beeville, photography became a focal point of my job. At a community newspaper, you have to be a do-it-all, which means you spend plenty of time behind a camera.
At the time, I would have listed photography as my weak point. Now, though, I would probably rank it as one of my biggest strengths. I’ve learned through, more or less, through trial and error and by seeking out advice from the long list of great photographers I’ve met over my years in the business.
These are some of my favorite shots from the last few years…
LPGA golfer Gerina Piller hits her tee shot on the par-3 17th at Las Colinas Country Club during the 2016 Volunteers of America Shootout.
LPGA golfer Gerina Piller with a shot from the sand during the 2016 Volunteers of America Shootout.
Rodeo cowboy in Beeville during a roping event.
Beeville softball player Madelyn Rodriquez during a playoff game in 2016.
Beeville softball player Tierra Moore during one her team’s playoff games in 2016.
Beeville softball player Felixia Hinojosa tags out a Carroll runner at the plate during a game in early 2016.
Beeville’s Waydale Jones rises up…
clears the rim…
rams it home…
and scores two with the dunk.
Coastal Bend’s Meagan Littlefield in 2015. This was one of the pictures that helped me win first place in sports photos at the TGCA Better Newspaper Contest.
Beeville’s Waydale Jones hauls in a catch in 2015. This was one of the pictures that helped me win first place in sports photos at the TGCA Better Newspaper Contest.