The 41st Annual News Photo Competition for 2014 results

Spot News

1. Karl Mondon – Mercury News – “Berkeley Occupy Protest”
2nd-Jose-Luis-Villegas, All is Lost.
3. Karl Mondon – Mercury News – “On the Ledge”
Award of Excellence - Chris M Riley – Vallejo Times-Herald – “Cries for Help”
Award of Excellence - Jane Tyska – Oakland Tribune – “Auto Theft Ring Raid”
Award of Excellence - Nhat V. Meyer – Mercury News – “Five Alarm Fire”

1. Karl Mondon - Mercury News - “Berkeley Occupy Protest”

2. Jose Luis Villegas - The Sacramento Bee - “Up in Flames”

3. Karl Mondon - Mercury News - “On the Ledge”

Award of Excellence:

Chris M Riley - Vallejo Times-Herald - “Cries for Help”

Jane Tyska - Oakland Tribune - “Auto Theft Ring Raid”

Nhat V. Meyer - Mercury News - “Five Alarm Fire”

Features

1st - Jana Asenbrennerova, Practice
2nd - Patrick Tehan, Japanese Dancers
3rd -Randall Benton Picnic Day.
Award of Excellence - Patrick Tehan, Steamer Lane.
Award of Excellence - Doug Duran
Award of Excellence - Clifford Oto

1. Jana Asenbrennerova - Freelance - “Practice”

2. Patrick Tehan - Mercury News - “Japanese Dancers”

3. Randall Benton - The Sacramento Bee - “Egg Head”

Award of Excellence:

Clifford Oto - The Record - “In the Jaws of T-Rex”
Sports Action

Doug Duran - Bay Area News Group - “Coach Dad”

Patrick Tehan - Mercury News - “Steamer Lane”

General News

1. Chris M Riley - Vallejo Times-Herald - “SWAT games”

2. José Luis Villegas - The Sacramento Bee - “War Veteran’s Vigil”

3. Nhat V. Meyer - Mercury News - “Drought”

Award of Excellence: Jose Luis Villegas Sacramento Bee - “Mayor’s Celebration”


Sports Action

1. Randall Benton - The Sacramento Bee - “Rugby Tackle”

2. Nhat V. Meyer - Mercury News - “Lost Helmet”

3.Josie Lepe - Mercury News - “Heads Up”


Sports Feature

1. Joel Rosenbaum Vacaville Reporter - “Little League Victory”

2. Josie Lepe - Mercury News - “In your Face”

3. Doug Duran - Bay Area News Group - “Black Hole Celebration”

Award of Excellence:

Chris M Riley - Vallejo Times-Herald - “Big Win”

Chris M Riley - Vallejo Times-Herald - “Derby Devotion”

Nhat V. Meyer - Mercury News - “Olympic Bobsleigh Skies”


Portrait Personality

1. LiPo Ching - Mercury News - “D-Day Portrait”

2. LiPo Ching - Mercury News - “The Ghosts of Sutro Baths”

3. Patrick Tehan - Mercury News - “Indian Dancers”

Award of Excellence:

Dai Sugano - Mercury News - “Former Foster Child”

Jana Asenbrennerova - Freelance - “Violinist”

Chris M Riley - Vallejo Times-Herald - “Day of the Dead”


News Picture Story

1. Michelle Le - Freelance - “Tierra del Pueblo, Mazatenango, Guatemala”

2. Doug Duran - Bay Area News Group - “Bay Area Protest of Police Killings”

3. Randall Benton - The Sacramento Bee - “The King Fire”


Feature Picture Story

1. Doug Duran, Fair - Bay Area News Group - “Fairytale Summer”

2. Pat Tehan, Spring Training - Mercury News - “Spring Training”

3. Pat Tehan, Cultures - Mercury News - “Bay Area Cultures”

Award of Excellence:

Lea Suzuki - A Changing Mission - San Francisco Chronicle - “A
Changing Mission”

Douglas Zimmerman - World Cup - Freelance - “World Cup USA”

Jana Asenbrennerova - Maternal Emergency - Freelance - “Fashion Week Kinshasa”

Jana Asenbrennerova - Fashion - Freelance - “Mothers of War”


Best Multimedia Package

1. Lea Suzuki - San Francisco Chronicle- “A Changing Mission” -
http://www.sfchronicle.com/the-mission/

2nd Jane Tyska - Oakland Tribune - “Liver Transplant” -
http://www.eastbaytimes.com/contra-costa-times/ci_25903063/antioch-boys-condition-improves-family-hopes-story-continues

3rd Dai Sugano - Mercury News - “Drugging Our Kids” -
http://webspecial.mercurynews.com/druggedkids/?page=pt5
Best Giants

1. Patrick Tehan - Mercury News - “Bochy's Prize”

2. Jose Luis Villegas - The Sacramento Bee - “World Series Win”

3. Nhat V. Meyer - Mercury News - “Walk-off Home Run”

Award of Excellence:

Jose Luis Villegas - The Sacramento Bee - “Bryan Stow Honored”

Karl Mondon - Mercury News - “World Series Bonfire”

Josie Lepe - Mercury News - “Broken Bat Single”


Best Mobile Device Photo

1. Jane Tyska - Oakland Tribune - “Subway Nap”

2. Josie Lepe - Mercury News - “Silicon Valley's Airport”

3. Josie Lepe - Mercury News - “The life of a two year old”

POY

1. (The Ken McLaughlin Award) Justin Sullivan - Getty Images

2. Pat Tehan - Mercury News

3. Nhat Meyer - Mercury News


Student POY

1. ( The Greg Robinson Memorial Award) Brandon Chew - San Jose State University

2. ( The Luci S. Williams Houston Memorial Award) Sara Gobets - San
Francisco State University

3. Daniel E. Porter - San Francisco State University

Dear SFBAPPA Members,

The organization is without a President or other key board members. If
no volunteers step forward SFBAPPA will be forced to dissolve. Also,
there will not be a 2015 contest unless people fill the empty board
member seats. Here is a list of board member seats that need to be
filled:

President
Treasurer
Social Media
Webmaster
Clip Contest Chairman

If you would like to volunteer for one of the positions please let me
know. Also, if you feel you would like to share the President’s
responsibilities or any of the other board member seats with a fellow
photojournalist friend or photojournalist co-worker, I’m certain that
can be worked out.

Sincerely,
Doug Duran
Still Contest Chairman

 

 

41ST Annual SFBAPPA News Video Competition for 2014

TELEVISION NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
JACOB JIMENEZ – KTVU
VIDEOJOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
DA LIN – KPIX

GENERAL NEWS
1ST PLACE: Joseph Huerta, KTVU "It's like a Styrofoam Jackpot"
2ND PLACE: Serkan Stage, KPIX CBS 5 “Cars set on fire”

FEATURES
1ST PLACE: Serkan Stage, KPIX CBS 5 “Secret Book of Jim Marshall”
2nd PLACE: Joseph Huerta, KTVU “They Just ARRRGHH"
3RD PLACE: Mike Anderson, Al Jazeera America “Grapes of Wrath”

SPORTS
1st PLACE: Joseph Huerta, KTVU "I'm Excited”
2ND PLACE: Mike Anderson, Al Jazeera America “Blue State Guns”
3RD PLACE: Haven Daley, Associated Press “What’s New in Sochi”

MINI-DOC/SERIES
1ST PLACE Mike Anderson, Al Jazeera America “Western Drought”
2ND PLACE: Serkan Stage, KPIX CBS 5 “Richmond Crimes Pt 1 & Pt 2”
3rd PLACE: Haven Daley, Associated Press, “California Drought 1 - NASA Snowpack Measure - Whitewater Rafting & the Drought

2013 Competition Rules

THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION
Digital Contest 40th Annual News Photo Competition
NEW CATEGORY: Best "Mobile Device Photo"
NEW FTP SITE: use online sharing service GE.TT. to send your entry
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ENTRY: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014
LINK FOR CONTEST FEE AT BOTTOM OF POST

CATEGORIES

  1. SPOT NEWS—A picture of an unscheduled event for which no planning was possible.
  2. GENERAL NEWS—A picture of a scheduled event for which planning was possible.
  3. FEATURES—Usually a “found” situation that has strong human interest. A fresh view of the commonplace.
  4. SPORTS ACTION—A picture that captures the competitive spirit of a sporting event.
  5. SPORTS FEATURE—A sports-related picture with strong human interest.
  6. PORTRAIT/PERSONALITY—A picture that captures an aspect of the subject’s character.
  7.  NEWS PICTURE STORY—A multiple picture presentation limited to 12 pictures, which are presented in order. A story based on daily coverage of events. Each entry must be summarized in a single paragraph in the FILE INFO caption field of the first photograph.
  8. FEATURE PICTURE STORY—A multiple picture presentation limited to 12 pictures, which are presented in order. A candid story or essay that celebrates life. Each entry must be summarized in a single paragraph in the FILE INFO caption field of the first photograph.
  9.  Best “Mobile Device Photo.” A single image shot and edited on any type of mobile device. The image may use a filter commonly used with camera phone photography but an image’s content may not be directly manipulated. Cannot be entered in any other category.
  10.  BEST MINI-DOC MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE (LONGER THAN 2.5 MINUTES) — This category highlights the use of photographic storytelling, audio, video, and animation in the presentation of web-based stories of over 2.5 minutes. Judges will pay special attention to the use of available technology to complement and enhance the art of visual storytelling. Content, usability, and interactivity will also be evaluated to judge the best Multimedia Package entry. Each photographer is allowed it enter a maximum of three multimedia packages.
    A. Web site entrants must submit a working URL for each entry. E-mail URL links to: sfbappacontest@gmail.com.
    B. URL’s that are not active during the judging will be disqualified. (Please read Legal Statements below)
    C. Television photographers are eligible to enter this category as long as their piece is shown on the television’s web site.
    D. YouTube pieces are eligible.
  11.  BEST SHORT MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE (2.5 MINUTES OR SHORTER) — This category highlights the use of photographic storytelling, audio, video and animation in the presentation of web-based stories of 2.5 minutes or shorter. Judges will pay special attention to the use of available technology to complement and enhance the art of visual storytelling. Content, usability and interactivity will also be evaluated to judge the best Multimedia Package entry. Each photographer is allowed to enter a maximum of three multimedia packages.
    A. Web site entrants must submit a working URL for each entry. E-mail URL links to:
    B. URL’s that are not active during the judging will be disqualified. (Please read Legal Statements below)
    C. Television photographers are eligible to enter this category as long as their piece is shown on the television’s web site.
    D. YouTube pieces are eligible.
  12.  STUDENT DIVISION — First place: The Greg Robinson Memorial Award. Second place: The Luci S. Williams Houston Memorial Award. A third place prize will also be awarded.
  13.  PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR — The Ken McLaughlin Award.
  • No more than 20 entries, totaling no more than 80 photos, may be entered as a portfolio. Picture stories count as a single entry. No multimedia packages.
  • A portfolio must include entries from at least four of the single categories (1-6), one of which must be
  • "SPOT NEWS" or "GENERAL NEWS."
  •  Entries may be color or black and white.
  • Portfolio entries must be in its own folder entitled “POY.”
  • Portfolios will not be broken down for judging in individual categories. You must provide a separate entry.
  • The "PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR" category will be judged first, with the non-winning entries to be judged in the general competition.
  • The "PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR" may not win in any other category.
  • Only photographs (published or unpublished) taken during 2013 will be considered.
  • A picture story that is shot in more than one year may be entered in either year but not both.
  • The competition is only open to SFBAPPA members in good standing. If you are not a member in good standing, please fill out the enclosed membership application and submit dues at time of entry.

STUDENT ENTRY RULES

The Greg Robinson Memorial Award is named after San Francisco Examiner photographer Greg Robinson who was killed while on assignment in Jonestown, Guyana, in 1978. The Luci S. Williams Houston Memorial Award is given in memory of San Jose Mercury News photojournalist Luci S. Williams Houston who was murdered in November 2001. The Awards are given annually by SFBAPPA to the most promising photojournalist among full-time students from a junior college or university in the greater Bay Area. It is recommended that students enter a portfolio that shows their strengths in the areas of news, feature, sports, portrait/personality, pictorial and picture stories. Entries will be judged on technical ability, versatility and personal vision.

STUDENT ENTRY RULES:

  1. Deadline for entries is Friday, February 7, 2014.
  2. There are no other categories in Category 12, the student contest. It is a portfolio competition.
  3. Entrants should submit a portfolio of no more than 20 black and white or color entries. Picture stories count as a single.
  4. Only photographs taken during 2013 will be considered. A picture story that is shot in more than one year may be entered in either year, but not both.
  5. The competition is only open to SFBAPPA student members in good standing. However, if you are not a student member in good standing, please fill out the enclosed membership application and submit dues at time of entry.
  6. There is no entry fee for the student contest. However a $20 SFBAPPA membership fee is required. Student membership fees can also be paid using PayPal or credit card on the SFBAPPA web site: www.sfbappa.org. If any student has a financial hardship, please contact contest director.
  7.  All decisions of the judges will be final.
  8. The judges reserve the right to withhold awards if the entries do not meet their standards.
  9. Submit RGB photo files only at 72 dpi with a width or height no greater than 15 inches. The JPEG should be saved at “Maximum,” or a value of 8 to 10.
  10. The photographs may have originally been shot on film or with a digital camera. No slide or print entries will be accepted.
  11. Each photo must have a lowercase file name. The name must include the number of the photo in the category, three initials of photographer, student category number, and a mandatory suffix “.jpg” at the end. Example: Number the photo submitted in Student Division (1); Doug Digital Duran (ddd); Student Division (14) and mandatory suffix “.jpg” = 1ddd14.jpg
  12. Entrant must fill out name, address, phone number, affiliation, three letter initials and category of entry on the enclosed “Entry Form.” The "Entry Form" can also be mailed; Word File (.txt preferred) can be included inside .zip file; or emailed to contest director: sfbappacontest@gmail.com
  13. Captions:
    A. In Adobe Photoshop use "File Info" or in Photo Mechanic use "IPTC Info" or "IPTC Stationery." Do not use any other caption plug-ins.
    B. Photo caption (inside Caption or Description field)
    C. Your name (inside Photographer or Author or Creator field)
    D. Your school (inside Credit or Provider field)
    E. Your E-mail address (inside Special Instructions or Instruction field)
    F. Your three-letter initials (inside Writers or Description Writer field)
    G. Title of photos (inside Object Name or Document Title).
  14. To enter via online, please use an online file sharing site and email your uploaded files link to Contest Chairman Doug Duran at sfbappacontest@gmail.com. If you have not ever used an online sharing service, we recommend using GE.TT. Simply enter “ge.tt” into your web browser and follow their instructions to upload a zip file with your entry from their website. Follow the detailed instructions below about how to prepare your entry and upload:
    A. After you have edited and captioned your photos, create a folder with your name, i.e. “Doug Digital Duran”
    B. Then inside that folder create separate folders for each of the categories that you are entering, i.e. “Features”
    C. Each separate “Picture Story” must have a separate folder, i.e. “News Picture Story 1”
    D. Then place your photos in the appropriate category.
    E. Entrant must fill out name, address, phone number, affiliation, three letter initials and categories of entry on the enclosed “Entry Form" and make into Word File (txt preferred).
    F. Then make a .zip of the folder that has your name, ie. "Doug Digital Duran." To make a .zip file for Mac: right click the specific folder and select "Compress." To make a .zip file for PC: right click folder, select "Send To" and select "Compressed (zipped) Folder."
    G. Make sure your .zip file is no larger that 100 megabytes.
    H. Log into any online file sharing service that provides an online link to download the file. We suggest ge.tt.
    I. Follow website instructions and upload file to sharing service.
    J. After upload is complete, copy the provided link for your contest entry file and email to sfbappacontest@gmail.com. Make sure to label the email with the subject containing your full name and "Annual Contest Entry. For example, "Doug  Digital Duran's Annual Contest Entry."
    K. If you are unable to upload an entry online, please contact SFBAPPA Contest Director: sfbappacontest@gmail.com

RULES FOR ENTERING

  1.  Each entrant must enclose a $20 entry fee. You can pay by mail, credit card or PayPal on www.sfbappa.org. (Your entries will not be judged unless the fee is included. If anyone has a financial hardship and wants to enter, please contact contest director.)
  2.  No more than 20 entries may be submitted. A “PICTURE STORY” entry is considered one entry.
  3.  A picture may not be entered in more than one category, with the exception of the “PICTURE STORY” which may be entered in one other single category.
  4.  All decisions of the judges will be final.
  5.  The judges reserve the right to withhold awards in any category if the entries do not meet their standards.
  6.  No slide or print entries will be accepted.
  7.  The photographs may have originally been shot on film or with a digital camera.
  8.  Captions:
    A. In Adobe Photoshop "File Info" or Photo Mechanic "IPTC Info" or "IPTC Stationery." Do not use any other caption plug-ins.
    B. Photo caption (inside Caption or Description field),
    C. Your name (inside Photographer, Author or Creator field),
    D. Your affiliation (inside Credit or Provider field)
    E. Your E-mail address (inside Special Instructions or Instruction field)
    F. Your three-letter initials (inside Writers or Description Writer field)
    G. Should read: Title of photos (inside Object Name or Document Title)
  9.  Submit RGB photo files only at 72 dpi with a width or height no greater than 15 inches. The JPEG should be saved at "Maximum".
  10. Each photo must have a lowercase file name. The name must include the category number, three initials of the photographer, number of photo in the category and a mandatory suffix ".jpg" at the end. Example: Spot News (1) Doug Digital Duran (ddd) Number the photo submitted in Spot News (1) and mandatory suffix ".jpg" = 1ddd1.jpg
  11.  Entrant must fill out name, address, phone number, an affiliation, three letter initials and categories of entry on the enclosed “Entry" Form". The Entry Form can either be mailed to address below; Word File (.txt preferred) can be includ- ed inside .zip file; or emailed to contest director: sfbappacontest@gmail.com
  12. To enter via online, please use an online file sharing site and email your uploaded files link to Contest Chairman Doug Duran at sfbappacontest@gmail.com. If you have not ever used an online sharing service, we recommend using GE.TT. Simply enter “ge.tt” into your web browser and follow their instructions to upload a zip file with your entry from their website. Follow the detailed instructions below about how to prepare your entry and upload:
  13.  To enter a CD:
  •  Print your full name, three letter code, affiliation and phone number clearly on CD.B. SFBAPPA reserves the right  to disqualify any CD or Folder that is unreadable, defective or found to contain a virus or other suspicious files.
  •  Complete "Entry Form" and mail it with CD to the address below.
  •  Files can be Mac or PC format. However, the Mac format is preferred.
  •  Submit photos in folders on CD entitled. Group all photo stories together into one folder with each story having its own folder.
Send your CD and/or contest entry form, membership application and contest fee to:
Doug Duran
SFBAPPA News Photography Contest Director
Tri-Valley Times
127 Spring Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
 

CAPTION PREP

Here is what to put in each FILE INFO field

Caption: write a description of the photo and when it was made. Photo stories need a summary paragraph with the first photo of the series. In short, your name can and SHOULD be anywhere in the FILE INFO field, just NOT in the Description box.

  1. In Adobe Photoshop use "File Info" or in Photo Mechanic use "IPTC Info" or "IPTC Stationery."
  2. Photo caption (inside Caption or Description field)
  3. Your name (inside Photographer or Author or Creator field)
  4. Your affiliation or school (inside Credit or Provider field)
  5. Your E-mail address (inside Special Instructions or Instruction field)
  6. Your three-letter initials (inside Writers or Description Writer field)
  7. Title of photos (inside Object Name or Document Title).

CONTEST DEADLINE: FRIDAY, February 7, 2014

 To enter a CD:

  1. Print your full name, three letter code, affiliation and phone number clearly on CD.
  2.  SFBAPPA reserves the right to disqualify any CD or Folder that is unreadable, defective or found to contain a virus or other suspicious files.
  3. Complete "Entry Form" and mail it with CD to the address below.
  4. Files can be Mac or PC format. However, the Mac format is preferred.
  5. Submit photos in folders on CD entitled STUDENT. Group all photo stories together into one folder with each story having its own folder.
Send your CD and/or contest entry form, membership application and contest fee to:
Doug Duran
SFBAPPA News Photography Contest Director
Tri-Valley Times
127 Spring Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Legal Statements

I hereby certify:

I am the only copyright holder or have been fully authorized by the copyright holder with regard to the material herewith submitted. Any unpublished images which were created while on assignment for a specific publisher and which are being entered in the Still Photo division of the SFBAPPA News Photo contest have either been published already, or been approved for inclusion in the SFBAPPA News Photo contest by my supervisor. I give permission to the SFBAPPA for the use of my entry material in the exhibition, the SFBAPPA websites, Awards Banquet and for the promotion of SFBAPPA and its activities, without any remuneration.





DEADLINE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014

KGO-TV ABC 7 News photographer Craig Southern Reporter Wayne Freedman detained by Napa County Sheriff’s

ABC7 photographer Craig Southern and reporter Wayne Freedman were detained by Napa County Sheriff's deputies while cover a grass fire in Napa's Silverado Country Club on Wednesday afternoon. Both were stopped at a checkpoint by Sheriff's deputies where were told to stop taking pictures of the fire from that location.

When Southern and Freedman questioned the officer's orders, Southern's camera and tripod was confiscated and cell phone broken. Both were handcuffed and placed in the back of a squad car for 15 minutes.

Sheriff's Department Captain Gene Lyerla later apologized and were both released without being charged.

State law allows the media to report and take pictures from with police lines. ABC7 plans to file a complaint against two deputies and plans to pursue all legal options.

State law 409.5:
http://www.ppagla.org/documents/mediaguide/05access.html

KGO Blog:
http://newsdirectorblog.abc7news.com/2007/07/napa-sheriffs-d.html

KGO story, video and still photos:
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=local&id=5473420

Continue reading "KGO-TV ABC 7 News photographer Craig Southern Reporter Wayne Freedman detained by Napa County Sheriff’s"

Freelance journalist Joshua Wolf freed.

By DAVID KRAVETS Associated Press Writer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A freelance videographer walked out of federal prison Tuesday after spending more time behind bars than any other journalist for refusing to testify to a grand jury. Joshua Wolf, 24, in a deal with prosecutors, posted online the unaired videotape that he had refused to give federal authorities, defense lawyer David Greene said. U.S. District Judge William Alsup, who had jailed Wolf for 226 days, had approved his release earlier in the day. "Joshua Wolf has complied with the grand jury subpoena," prosecutor Jeffrey Finigan said in court papers filed Tuesday. Wolf spent more than seven months in a federal prison in Dublin, Calif. after refusing to obey a subpoena to turn over his videotape of a chaotic 2005 San Francisco street protest during the G-8 summit. Continue reading "Freelance journalist Joshua Wolf freed."

Mickey Pfleger Update

I got the results of the biopsy of my brain tumor yesterday. The overallnews is good in that I have a low grade (slow-growing) tumor called anOligodendroglioma (a person starts learning big words like this when onehas a brain tumor).My neurosurgeon is currently having some genetic typing done on the tumor during the next few weeks and will then present my case to a tumor board of doctors who will discuss my case and try to come to a consensus as to what they feel would be the best course of treatment for the tumor.After that, my doctor will give me his recommendation as to the best wayto proceed. Then I will have to make my decision.Thanks again to everyone for their support and concern. I really appreciate it!As always, e-mail and phone calls are always welcome.Mickey Pflegerpfotog@endzone.com
(650) 355-1772

Photographers’ Massage

Vacaville Reporter photographer and certified massage therapist Teresa Willis is giving a special rate for a massage to photographers with back aches. For $30.00 she will give a photographer with a back ache a massage for one hour and fifteen minutes. A special price for three - one hour and fifteen minute massage for $75.00. To schedule and appointment, call her at (707) 446-4015. She can also be reached at the paper at 707-448-2200. Her massage studio is located at 406 Main St. in downtown Vacaville. Massage available are: transformational body work, relaxation, stress reduction, Jin Shin Jyutus, Shen and lymphatic.

Ron Eveslage just retired…

Here's a message from television photographer Ron Eveslage, who just retired. A kind note from any TV friends would be appreciated. As follows: Your dues notice caught up with me..but I'm out of the action in the Bay Area...I've moved into semi retirement at my farm in Mississippi. I'm still taking a few assignments for old clients, but am trying to gracefully bowout of the day to day grind. So far its working. I wish the best for all the hard working photogs in the Bay Area..I will miss seeing all my old friends at the "Big Stories" that happen on such a regular basis in California. Should anyone want to contact me, I can be reached at: Continue reading "Ron Eveslage just retired…"

Sacramento Bee Photographer Attacked

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A newspaper photographer who returned safely from such flashpoints as Panama, Haiti and Somalia was in serious condition Tuesday after a savage beating suffered while taking pictures for a springtime feature.

John Trotter, 36, a photographer for The Sacramento Bee, had been photographing children frolicking in record high temperatures Monday when a group of eight to 12 men demanded his film and began beating him. Trotter remained in fair condition Wednesday at University of California, Davis, Medical Center in Sacramento. Continue reading "Sacramento Bee Photographer Attacked"