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Final Project: “In the Footsteps of History: The Coalition of Historical Trekkers”

Ahhhh… The end of the semester.  We finally finished putting together our audio slideshow for our final project in Advanced Techniques in Photojournalism.  As you may remember, Joel, Vivian, Sarah, and I went to the National Gathering of The Coalition of Historical Trekkers last month and spent two days photographing the event.  I can’t tell you how many thousands of photos we took or how much audio we recorded, but here is our end product.  We could probably tighten it up or fix a few things, but this is our initial edit. You can view it full screen but it will probably look a bit distorted.  Enjoy:


Final Project Day 2: Coalition of Historical Trekkers

Yesterday was our second and final day at the National Gathering of the Coalition of Historical Trekkers at Fort Osage near Sibley, MO.  It started out very rainy and miserable (It is always fun trying to keep $15,000 worth of electronics dry) but the photo gods smiled on us and the sun came out for the afternoon.

I had an amazing time shooting this event.  The members of the coalition could not have been more welcoming, hospitable and friendly to us (not to mention very tolerable of four photographers putting big cameras in their faces all weekend…).  We took a keen interest in what they were doing and visa versa.  It all worked out and helped us make some good pictures for our final project.

The final product should be done within the next month.  For now, here are some photos from yesterday’s shoot:








Final Project: Coalition of Historical Trekkers

My group and I are all out in Sibley, Missouri at Fort Osage this weekend to shoot our final project for Advanced Techniques in Photojournalism.  We are shooting the National Gathering of the Coalition of Historical Trekkers.  Here are a few shots from tonight’s “Tavern Night.”  It was great… We photographed the group drinking butter rum, playing 18th century games and singing 18th century songs in one of the hisotric buildings– all under candlelight (Thank God I was using the Nikon D3 for this.  Most of these photos were shot at ISO 5000 at 1/25 of a second!).  Like one group member said, you really feel like you are back in the 18th Century.  More to come later…. Looooong day of shooting tomorrow.