This was the first hurricane for our photo staff, not to mention the first week for our fall intern. We've tackled Florida's intense brush fire season, but planning for Hurricane Irma was an entirely different beast.
Clearly updating a month by month blog has not worked out for me so far. Since my last post, I've worked on a few larger projects in addition to the day-to-day assignments. I've gone to North Carolina for a reunion story, Fort Lauderdale for the airport shooting and I've started work on my first in depth project. Here are a few of the highlights from the last month and a half.
And finally, this image is a part of an in-progress project on the Florida Trail.
Today marks the end of my fourth week working as a staff photographer with the Naples Daily News. In that time, I have been able to explore a fraction of this complex pocket of Southwest Florida. Some of my assignments have included coverage of Bill Clinton's visit to Immokalee, Donald Trump's visit to Sarasota, numerous luncheons, my first time rushing out to a house fire and Friday night football. Take a look at some of my favorite photos from this month.
I've spent some time back in the Good Land. The wonderful folks over at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel kept me busy a few weeks ago with some freelance assignments. I also went for a hike with my old man. Take a look.
Next week, I head down to Naples, Florida to start as a full-time visual journalist with the Naples Daily News.
A ridiculous Kentucky sunset/sunrise calls for photos.
Roughly a month ago, I photographed the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio for the second time. Here are a few of my favorite shots.
After week 2, I fell behind on posting photos from my internship. Here are some highlights from the last few weeks at the paper.
I went to IndyFest at the Milwaukee Mile and shot racing for the first time. I'm extremely glad that I was there for the practice the day before to get acclimated to the track. It was tough to get around in a timely fashion, but it was a lot of fun.
I had another difficult assignment, but in a very different way. Milwaukee has now surpassed last year's total for homicides and it's only July. On July 3, Tariq Akbar, 13, was killed after the Fourth of July fireworks in Milwaukee. I attended the vigil at his home.
On a lighter note, Miller Park was transformed into a soccer field for one game.
Then a piano was on fire...
Attended a pop-up barbershop...
And then had one of my favorite assignments, where I hiked with two veterans on the Ice Age Trail as a part of Warrior Hikes.
With Roughly a month of my internship left, it's almost time to say goodbye to the MJS and head back to Athens. Feels like I just started yesterday.
The past two weeks have been hectic, that's for sure. Here's a selection of some of my favorite concert shots from the world's largest music festival, Summerfest.
I would include a photo of Stevie Wonder, but the law prevents me from doing so.
Back to the real world tomorrow!
Just finished up my second week interning at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Here are a few of the highlights! I photographed my first MLB game: Brewers vs. Nationals. Took a while to get used to it.
I witnessed some WWII Veterans take flight in a Boeing Stearman biplane.
Got rained out at a state softball tournament.
Took some portraits...
Went to the zoo!
Followed by Polish Fest.
And ended the week with the Imagine Dragons concert.
Stay tuned for next week.
I just finished up my first week at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Take a look at some of my favorite shots from some of my first assignments.
Stay tuned for more!
Over my spring break, I had the privilege of shooting the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio. I photographed a lot of sports that I had never shot, let alone seen, before. Here's part two of some of the highlights.
Over my spring break, I had the privilege of shooting the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio. I photographed a lot of sports that I had never shot, let alone seen, before. Here's part one of some of the highlights.
© Katie Klann | 2015
This past weekend, I went down to Virginia and did some caving for a class! We went into two caves, Starnes and Tawney's. I can't even begin to describe the experience, but I think the photos come close to doing it justice. Thank you to my classmates for putting up with me and my camera. It was difficult to edit down from all of the photographs, but here are a small selection of my take. Take a look!
© Katie Klann | 2015
I headed to Philly for a few days of my spring break. Most of the photos I took weren't in Philly at all, but from a trip to the Aquarium about 20 minutes out in Jersey.
Over winter break, I took a trip to Thailand to visit my brother and sister-in-law. I spent a majority of the time in Bangkok, but also went up to Chang Rai for a few days. Here are a few of the photos I took!
On the way there, I flew through Hong Kong. Though my mind thought it was night time, I got there in time for a beautiful sunrise.
On the first full day in Bangkok, my brother and I went to a few temples. It was the second day of the New Year so a lot of people were visiting the temples to make merit to Buddha. Buddhists came to burn incense, give gifts, and pray.
Everyone had to take off their shoes before heading into a temple.
So many stupas! Very colorful stupas.
A park near my brother and sister-in-law's reminded me of Seurat's park painting.
Some guys were playing Sepak Takraw in the park. It's volleyball but with feet and heads instead of hands.
Asiatique is similar to Navy Pier in Chicago. There's a giant ferris wheel and a ton of shops.
... that I took a shameless selfie with...
We went to the Jim Thompson House, but couldn't take a ton of photos there. So here's a tree.
We went to a floating market which was really awesome.
In Chang Rai, we had a wonderful tour that took us all around the northern part of Thailand.
A fountain at the White Temple
After some jumping around to a few different spots, our last stop was a Hmong village. This was the most exciting stop. It was a little scary at first because we didn't know anyone there and we were just showing up unannounced, but the people there were friendly and our tour guide could communicate with the folks there.
We talked to this man for quite some time (through our tour guide). We found out he had two wives, one of whom passed away, and 14 children. He was cutting through a bamboo like plant to make ties for their rice bags.
As we were leaving, he pulled out a giant pipe and started to smoke tobacco.
GOLDEN HOUR!!!! There were stray dogs everywhere.
The next day, my brother and I took a cooking class. We got all of the ingredients at the market.
In Bangkok, there were malls EVERYWHERE.
It was an amazing trip. I can't wait until I can go back!
© Katie Klann | 2015
I've been back at Ohio University for three weeks now and it's been hectic. I still have my photo editing position at The Post, the university paper, and I have a new internship with the Voinovich School here at OU. Without a shooting class (other than multimedia) I've mostly been taking photos for publications. Here's a small taste of my work thus far this semester.
© Katie Klann | 2014
I took this year's plunge as a learning experience.
Some photos from my January excursions
I was able to shoot a win for the OU Men's Wrestling team. Unfortunately, the CF card with all of my main files got corrupted and I lost some of the best images. C'est la vie.
I've taken so many photos this month! In addition to Halloween and Honey for the Heart, I've had assignments for class and for The Post. Take a look!
This past weekend, in addition to stills, I shot a video for a local artists-in-residency called Honey for the Heart. Take a look!