I recently traveled to Oden, Arkansas for a Field & Stream shoot. For the third year in a row, I had the opportunity to photograph the finalists for the Heroes of Conservation. Every year, Field & Stream runs this issue, featuring people that are committed to the preservation of our natural resources.
In Oden, I met William Edwards II.
“William Edwards has spent his life practicing and teaching conservation through Oden High School’s Woods and Waters Club. As Oden’s principal, he is the club’s leader, and under his watch more than one-fourth of the school’s students have joined. Members maintain a stretch of highway and the local rifle range, build bird boxes for the public, and raise catfish for a local derby, where they help young contestants bait hooks and handle fish. “We’re a school of natural conservationists,” Edwards says. ‘Our best fisherman is like our star athlete.’ “ – Field & Stream
Here is a quick video from our shoot. As you can see, we had some bad weather that day, which always makes shooting that much more interesting.
As many of you may already know, the PDN Photo Plus Expo is coming up in October.
This year, I’m honored to be speaking on a Panel for a seminar called Facets of the Night: Conjuring Atmosphere at Night and in Low Light Environments. I’ll be speaking along with Stewart Cohen, Chip Forelli, Todd Hido and Gerd Ludwig with moderator, Jill Waterman.
To read more about my seminar, or to search the other seminars this year, click here.
I recently did a shoot for New Jersey Monthly, for their annual Great Companies story. One of the companies featured in the article was Campbell’s Soup Company. The article focused on the company’s child-care program for the employees and their families.
Back in May, I shot Allison Macfarlane for Technology Review. Allison is a geologist at George Mason University, and the editor of Uncertainty Underground: Yucca Mountain and the Nation’s High-Level Nuclear Waste.
Since 1987, Yucca Mountain has been where the US Department of Energy have been storing spent nuclear reactor fuel and other radiactive waste. Allison is the leading expert on nuclear-waste disposal.
To read more about Allison and the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository, click here and here.