Earlier this week after bumping into former Chicago Tribune/current San Francisco Chronicle Staff Photojournalist Scott Strazzante(who’s following the Warriors on their road trip) in Indianapolis covering the Golden State Warriors VS Indiana Pacers, I decided to change my NBA coverage plans for Saturday, instead of covering the Pelicans VS Bulls in Chicago, I’ll head up to Milwaukee to see the Bucks attempt at stopping the Warriors winning steak at 24(27 if including games from last season).
It turns out to be a one heck of a game. Who would have thought the Milwaukee Bucks would be the ones to stop the team that so far won it all. The Bucks sure did put up a good fight against Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and rest of the Warriors, ended their undefeated winning streak at 24 for the season, well short of the 33 game streak set by the 1971–72 Los Angeles Lakers, who happened to have their streak ended by the Bucks too!
I guess it’s still kinda historic? I sure am one lucky man to witness it happening.
Also it was great seeing and be shooting along the fantastic(and maybe one of the nicest) legendary photojournalist, Mr. Strazzante.
Anyways, enough talking, here’s my take from the game last night!
I must admit I’m so bad at this blogging thing… I remember there was a time when I was too good at it in high school… Oh well whatever. (rambling rambling rambling)
Here’s some recent work that I’m a kind excited about(?) Forgive me on the massive amount of sports I have in this post, NBA regular season is in full swing currently and thats all pretty much what I’ve been doing recently.
I promise I’ll post more updates starting now.
With love, Ting.
(151124) — CHICAGO, Nov. 24, 2015 (Xinhua) –Lamon Record, 16, stares down a police officer during the protesting of the police killing of Laquan McDonald in downtown Chicago, Illinois, United States of America on Nov, 24, 2015. (Xinhua/Ting Shen)
So the time has come, that moment when we photographers share our personal best/favorite images from the past year.
Well, instead of doing it before the year was over (dude, how would I know if no other images that would be ONE of the BEST images of the year when theres still 2 weeks of shooting left in the year?! )
So yeah, I decided to put together the best images of the year of 2014, after we’re actually in 2015.
Sorry for the wait. But here it is! Sportsing images!
Finally got the chance to put together my favorite/best images from my internship this past summer with the Peoria Journal Star. Although Peoria wasn’t as exciting as life in the big city like Chicago, it taught me much how to make an interesting image in a visual challenging environment and to embrace the small moments in the community. What a great news room staff to work and learn from regarding how to. Much thanks to all of the Journal Star newsroom staff, especially with the support of Digital Editor Adam Gerik, the photo staff including Fred Zwicky, David Zalaznik, Matt Dayhoff, and especially Ron Johnson’s left knee, thank you guys for this great internship!
After applying to over 30+ internships for the Summer, finalist for 4 times, I didn’t receive any offer for an internship anywhere. By mid May I already given up, made a long list of plans regarding freelancing opportunities and stories ideas to work on…. I was actually getting excited about all the stuff I was going to be able to do….until I got an email and a call from the Digital Editor of the Peoria Journal Star…
I was offered the internship for Summer 2014. And they would like me to start in 2 weeks.
So yeah, thats what I’m doing now. It’s been pretty awesome so far. Peoria is far away enough from Chicago to have that small town friendliness, yet still close enough to be able to get myself some Goose Island 312 Pale Ale.
Anyways, here’s my favorite images from the past 4 weeks interning with the Peoria Journal Star.
Yesterday I had the rare opportunity of covering UFC on FOX 10 for Xinhua News Agency at the United Center here in Chicago. Although not my first time covering MMA(Mixed Martial Arts), it is the first time for me shooting it upfront by the Octagon. It sure was something different, especially shooting through the cage. Despite of all the correct camera settings adjustment, the auto focus of the state-of-the art Canon EOS 1Dx still gets fooled around a bit for having something in-between the lens and the subject. Missed quite a few photos cause the image was out of focus. Challenging is it. But I learned how to work around and adapt to the situation after a bit of practice. Here are some of my favorite images from last night’s event:
I recently had the opportunity to cover the PGA Tour BMW Championships held at the Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, IL. I also was there to capture and witness Jim Furyk becoming the 6th person in PGA Tour history to hit a 59.
Here are my favorite images from the 5 day event (Rained out on Sunday and finished on Moday)
So recently we received the news that the Intro to Photojournalism class that the legendary John H. White teaches, at Columbia College Chicago is being canceled for Fall 2013 due to low enrollment in the Photography Department for the new semester. It came as a shocking upset, especially for a such a great teacher/mentor/friend like Mr. White, who taught this class every Thursday 6-9:50pm, non stop for the past 3 decades. We as former/ current students and friends of Mr. White decided to give him a surprise visit on his last class of the semester.