While the Beef O Brady’s Bowl may not have started yet, there is already a hint of competition in the air. The Ball State and Central Florida marching bands competed in a Battle of the Bands on Thursday, along with a tug-of-war and an eating contest. Check out the gallery from the day’s activities. Be sure to check ou the Daily News website for continuing updates.
Well, after a sixteen hour drive the Daily News crew has finally made it to St. Petersburg, Fla.
In case you don’t know, we’re here covering the Ball State Cardinal football team as the compete in the Beef O Brady Bowl.
We’ll be getting up bright and early around eight in the morning tomorrow to start our coverage of the events taking place before the ball game. Be sure to follow the Ball State Daily News’ Twitter account for updates on everything that is going on down here in St. Pete.
If you’re curious about the photo, it was shot with a fisheye lens set to f.2/8 with a shutter speed of about 20 seconds. The white balance was set to fluorescent to help offset the lights from the buildings and the purplish tint that you get sometimes when dealing with night shots, with the ISO set to 250. Hope you enjoy it.
– Bobby Ellis
Hello all you photography lovers who come to visit our blog. If you’re looking for some inspirational photos you might try checking out this link to TIMES: Photos of the Year.
It may seem strange to post a link to another magazine’s photos but part of the idea behind this blog is to give our readers an idea as to what it’s like to be a photojournalist working for a publication. If that is part of our mission, then it would be unfair for us not to share some of the work that we draw inspiration from. Hope you enjoy the photos.
P.S. – I haven’t gotten through all of the galleries yet but there may be graphic photos present in the TIMES galleries. While I’m sure they will warn you if there are I figured I would warn you ahead of time. So look at your own discretion if something like that comes up.
– Bobby Ellis, Assistant Photo Editor
Sometimes you just have to take a chance. So, when I saw that the back door of John R. Emens Auditorium was open, I decided to take that chance. By taking a chance and just walking in, I was able to talk my way into back stage access to the set up of the touring Broadway hit “Beauty and the Beast.” When I saw the original production on Broadway years ago, I was amazed at how beautiful I found the show, I didn’t even want to go to it to begin with. My feelings haven’t changed in all these years. The crew was very nice and accommodating along with the actors. I hope all you viewers enjoy this gallery that I have to admit, I feel quite proud about.
Being a photographer means going out and trying new things every once in awhile. In this line of thinking I took my camera out a couple of days ago and practiced my “shooting from the hip” style. This means that I simply put my camera down to my side, refuse to look through the eyepiece, pray and then click the shutter. The only shot in this gallery that was not done in this style is the color photo of the girl studying under the trees. I just wanted to make sure you, the viewer, got one photo that was well focused and in color. Hope you enjoy.
A couple years ago my family was invited to celebrate New Year’s Day with an attorney that my mother knew and his family. While I am not usually someone who likes to spend the holidays with people I don’t know, I ended up going out of curiosity since I heard that we would be joined by two monks. As it turns out, my mother’s friend lives next door to one of the only two arch abbeys in Indiana, and one of only 11 in the United States, St. Meinrad. By the end of dinner I had made friends with one of the monks, Father Anthony.
Two summers later I asked my friend to help me get into the abbey for the weekend to take pictures.
The experience was quite enjoyable and relaxing. The abbey itself has been photographed many times but I had not seen many of the residents of the abbey. This gave me the opportunity to do something different, along with giving me access to unique events. By focusing on the monks instead of the architecture I was able to travel to another church with Father Anthony and photograph him giving a sermon and a chance to see how the monks live their daily lives.
I’m hoping to get back to St. Meinrad next summer to do a more in depth project.
– Bobby Ellis
I traveled to Zimbabwe in the first half of August for a job orientation. I was lucky enough to be offered a job to lead photo safaris at two resort camps, Amalinda and Ivory Lodge outside of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. I went there for two weeks to get my feet on the ground and take some fresh shots for their website and brochures. It was truly an amazing experience. The landscapes are beautiful and the wildlife is abundant. I immediately felt at home there, and I can’t wait to go back after I graduate in May of this school year.
– Dylan Buell
Hello everyone! This site is dedicated to showing off the great work of the photographers at the Ball State Daily News. Not all of our shots can get in the paper, so this site will display them and it’ll also be a place where visitors can get an in depth, behind the scenes look at how we do what we do. We hope you enjoy!