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Visual stories from the Eastside and the Pacific Northwest by Chad Coleman

Quick hits, a sports feature portrait

September 27th, 2011 at 2:25 pm by Chad Coleman

The ability to adapt and think quickly are traits that will serve a photojournalist well… from a breaking news scenario to a simple deadline assignment dropped in your lap. Last week I had one of those photo assignments that cropped up at the last minute and had to form a plan on my drive to the location. The photo was slated as the main art for a two part sports feature about concussions in youth sports for the Bellevue Reporter.  The subject was no longer able to play football but was helping assist the coaches of his high school football team. I wanted to show the football aspect as well as the student-athlete, and had the the idea that looking out of a helmet may add visual pop. I think it worked out well. Above, senior Blake Miller photographed at Issaquah High School on Monday, September 19, 2011. Oh, and to follow up on a prior post on environmental portraits, this was all natural light.

 

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A youngster peers over the front row as fifty-one naturalization candidates from 23 countries listen to a speaker during a United State citizenship ceremony held at City Hall in Bellevue on Friday, September 23, 2011.  On Friday I documented the first ever naturalization ceremony held in Bellevue for the Bellevue Reporter, and wanted to share a few of the faces of our new countrymen here on the blog. More photos after the jump…

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Environmental portraits, to light or not to light?

September 12th, 2011 at 1:06 pm by Chad Coleman

Environmental portraits are assignments that keep me on my toes… and some of my favorite. Some days I have time to plan for a portrait, others are short notice at best. Variables include the location, amount of time with the subject and cooperation of the subject among others. To be honest, I have formed a serious habit to reach for artificial lights when photographing a portrait, and have to remind myself natural light is very nice too. Above, King County Library System director Bill Ptacek lit with natural window light amongst the stacks at the Bellevue Regional Library on August 23, 2011. More photos and information after the jump…

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Retro Fabulous | A fashion photo story

August 26th, 2011 at 3:23 pm by Chad Coleman

As a staff photojournalist for a news group, I am called upon to photograph a wide variety subjects and this is my turn as a fashion photographer. The fashion piece for The Scene featuring styles that give a nod to the past was brought together visually in a collaboration two lovely ladies Jaymee Espinueva, above, and Mollie Ruiz-Hopper, below. To say the shoot was fun is an understatement, and I do believe we were nearly waist deep in wardrobe! Thanks Mollie and Jaymee for bringing a great attitude to the project!

 

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Mount Rainier, a cloud and a plane | Photo of the Day

August 24th, 2011 at 4:22 pm by Chad Coleman

Earlier today I was leaving an assignment in Redmond and saw a great cloud cap on Mt. Rainier, so I pointed the car towards Mercer Island and my next assignment. Due to some minor breaking news, I got to the South end of the Island after the cloud had shifted and started to break up, but still got this frame for my personal “photo of the day.”

 

 

 

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Bubbles

August 22nd, 2011 at 11:54 am by Chad Coleman

Above, Ose Esangbedo, 11, of Sammamish, creates bubbles during Day of Play outside City Hall in Redmond on Friday, August 19, 2011. Just wanted to share a fun photo from an recent photo assignment. A pleasant surprise during my edit, it brings a smile to my face when I see it. I really like the way the bubble mimics the shape of his smile.

 

 

 

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Blue Angels, boats and sunshine

August 8th, 2011 at 11:18 am by Chad Coleman

So if you haven’t noticed, I can’t stop myself from photographing the Blue Angels as they streak across the sky… Sunday was a day with my family and we loaded up the car and headed to Mercer Island to enjoy the airshow from a perfectly situated dock of my relatives. Needless to say my two-year-old likes airplanes and cameras so he didn’t care if Daddy worked during the show. Here is a quick edit from the performance Sunday along with some boats, people and additional aircraft. Enjoy! More photos after the jump…

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The Blue Angels and more aircraft fly for Seafair

August 5th, 2011 at 5:44 pm by Chad Coleman

Another day of chasing the U.S. Navy Blue Angels across the sky had mean feeling a little deja vu, as last year’s weather was the same for the airshow — sunny Thursday, cloudy Friday. Above, the Blue Angels practice their Seafair airshow routine over Lake Washington on Friday, August 5, 2011. More photos after the jump…

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Teen girls experience the firefighter life at Camp Blaze

August 5th, 2011 at 7:52 am by Chad Coleman

Teenage girls get a taste of the fire service at Camp Blaze during a day of hands on learning in Bellevue . Above, campers suit up for drills at the Bellevue Fire Department’s Public Safety Training facility on Tuesday, August 2, 2011. The program was lead by women firefighters from Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Kirkland and more from around the region and West Coast. More photos after the jump…

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Blue Angels take to the sky | Aug. 4, 2011

August 4th, 2011 at 3:34 pm by Chad Coleman

The annual Seafair visit of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels kicked off today with two practice sessions under blue sky. Here are some of my favorite photos from the practice runs over Lake Washington near Interstate 90. More photos after the jump…

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