Posts Tagged ‘John Schreiber


Ghost Hunting

Chelsea and I went on a ghost hunt / “paranormal investigation” with the Kindred Moon Paranormal Society this past weekend to do a story for the Columbia Missourian.  We were supposed to go and investigate paranormal activity at Bridal Cave in Lake of the Ozarks but a wedding reception canceled those plans.  Instead, we went to a railroad bridge on the Katy Trail that is rumored to have a one-armed man lurking around it.

I decided that I wanted to photograph the entire night without a flash… only flashlights.  I figured a flash would make things look too unnatural.  To really get a feel for what it was like, I felt we needed to use only the flashlights.  Although Bridal Cave would have been a little more visually interesting, I think we did good with what we had.  Below is the multimedia piece that Chelsea and I put together along with a few of my photos.






Mizzou Volleyball

Shot through one of the big banners hanging in the Hearnes Center.  I got bored at my second volleyball game of the day and played around a bit:



Another School Year

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while (I know, I know, you were all crying yourselves to sleep). But, since driving home from Reno I have been busy moving in, going to meetings, and getting back into another year of grad school. This semester I will be working for the Columbia Missourian so once I get into that groove, I’ll start to post new images.

In the mean time, here are a couple of random shots from the summer that I never posted.  The first one is from an assignment I went down to Las Vegas to shoot.  It was for a story on a local kid who plays for a summer basketball team in Las Vegas and is being recruited by a few different schools.  The next two photos are of the “Hot August Nights” classic car show that ran for a week in Reno.  Its one of the biggest car shows in the country and people drive in from across the country to attend.

Pre Game StretchThe Las Vegas Prospects basketball team stretches behind the bleachers before a game at Rancho High School in Las Vegas, Nev., Thursday, July 23, 2009. (© John Schreiber/ Reno Gazette-Journal)

HANCruiseSat_10_blogA classic Chevrolet Corvette cruises by a line of spectators along Virginia Street in downtown Reno, Nev., Saturday, August 8, 2009 during the Hot August Nights Controlled Cruise. (© John Schreiber/Reno Gazette-Journal)

HANCruiseSat_01_blogJeff Oberg of Toledo, Wash. is reflected in the rear view mirror of his 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport as he cruises down Virginia Street during the Hot August Nights Controlled Cruise in downtown Reno, Nev., Saturday, August 8, 2009. (© John Schreiber/Reno Gazette-Journal)


Fishy Silhouettes

I spent this last “weekend” in Monterey/Carmel California to try and escape the Reno heat.  I think I escaped it a little too much because it never got above 62 degrees the whole time I was there (which is pretty damn chilly after getting out of a 56 degree Pacific Ocean).  It was foggy and cold my first morning so I went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  I guess you could call it an “ironic” attraction considering the aquarium used to be a sardine canning factory dedicated to packaging tons and tons of dead fish.

I know that silhouettes are considered a little gimmicky in the photography world but I couldn’t help myself at the aquarium.  Too many kids pounding on the glass or trying to touch the fish.  To add to that, the aquarium had HUGE glass viewing areas– it was too perfect.   I probably spend a good 2 hours trying to get the right combination of fish/jellyfish/kid pointing or pounding on the glass. These are two of my favorites:




Baseball Sunset

Yeah, yeah, yeah… its just a pretty sunset picture, I know.  But it was one of the more unique sunsets I have seen in Reno so far.  I didn’t touch up this picture or do anything to the color/saturation/contrast.  This is exactly what the sky looked like last night.  I thought it was pretty cool looking.

Aces Vs. Las VegasThe sun sets against clearing storm clouds above Aces Ballpark in Reno, Nev., Saturday, July 11, 2009 during the Aces’ game against the Las Vegas 51’s. (© John Schreiber/Reno Gazette-Journal)


Fight Night at the Reno Events Center

Last night, I had the opportunity to shoot my first boxing match.  I have shot Ultimate Fighting/ Mixed Martial Arts in the past, but never boxing.

Before I went, I was told to wear a dark colored shirt so the flying blood would not stain anything I was wearing.  It was probably good advice as some of the matches got a little bloody.  Luckily, I don’t think I was hit by any blood (at least I hope not)… just lots of sweat.  I guess its the price you pay for being so close to the action.

In true Rocky style, the Russians were the ones to fear.  Two out of the three Russians that were fighting last night knocked out his opponent in the first round (and one in less than a minute– see picture below).

Thankfully, the ring was extremely well lit from all sides which also meant that the flying sweat and blood was always nicley backlit against a perfect black background.  Here are some of the shots I got:

Summer Showdown BoxingFedor Chudinov of Siberia, Russia, right, delivers a first-round knockout punch to Shawn Kirk of Lexington, Ky. during the Summer Showdown boxing match at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nev. Friday, July 10, 2009. (© John Schreiber/Reno Gazette-Journal)

Summe Showdown BoxingShawn Kirk of Lexington, Ky. gets a 10 count from the referee after getting knocked out by Fedor Chudinov of Siberia, Russia during the Summer Showdown at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nev., Friday, July 10, 2009. (©John Schreiber/Reno Gazette-Journal)


BLOG_Boxing_14In the main event, Jesse Brinkley of Yerington, Nev., left, lets out a spray of sweat as he delivers a blow to Mike Paschall of Baltimore, MD during the Summer Showdown at the Reno Events Center Friday, July 10, 2009.  Brinkley won the 10-round match in a unanimous decision. (©John Schreiber/Reno Gazette-Journal)



A couple of pictures from the Reno Rodeo which ran June 18-27.  I spent 3 nights shooting it and I must admit, it was harder than I expected.  I guess it is like shooting anything else– the more you do it, the better you get.  I had never even been to a rodeo before this– even after going to school in Texas for 4 years.  So, it was a bit of a learning curve.

Reno Rodeo ThursdayZach Curran of Arvada, Colo. tries to hold onto his horse “Ragidy Ann” out of the chute during the bareback bronc riding competition at the Reno Rodeo Thursday, June 25, 2009. (© John Schreiber/Reno Gazette-Journal)

Reno Rodeo MondaySteer wrestler Spud Duvall of Checotah, Okla. prepares to take down a cow at the Reno Rodeo Monday, June 22, 2009. (© John Schreiber/Reno Gazette-Journal)

Reno Rodeo FridayZac Compton of Hermiston, Ore. rides his horse out of the chute during the bareback bronc riding competition at the Reno Rodeo Friday, June 26, 2009. (© John Schreiber/Reno Gazette-Journal)

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