Tim Webb Photography: Blog https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Tim Webb Photography tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) Sun, 24 Apr 2022 21:27:00 GMT Sun, 24 Apr 2022 21:27:00 GMT https://www.timwebbphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u683908479-o191195540-50.jpg Tim Webb Photography: Blog https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog 120 86 R.I.P. Mr. Adams https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2022/4/ansel-adams I had good intentions of making this post about Ansel Adams on his 120th birthday which was February 20th, but I got busy and forgot. So instead, I'll post it today on the 38th anniversary of his death.

One of the best ways to get better at photography is to study other photographer's work, especially the great ones, even if they don't do the same type of work that you do. I used to stand in the grocery store dissecting fashion magazines just to pick up on lighting techniques. I began the habit of studying other photographers back in the early 1990s when I was still up to my elbows in chemicals and the darkroom process, while working as a newspaper photographer for The Clay City Times. I would pour over The Lexington Herald-Leader while eating lunch each day, studying the work of photographers like Charles Bertram, Ron Garrison, Mark Cornelison, David Stephenson, Frank Anderson, and David Perry. I would later become good friends with all these guys, but at the time, I knew each one based on their style of photography.

Although Ansel Adams is somewhat of a cliche today, I can honestly say I have learned more by studying him than anyone else, with former University of Kentucky yearbook photographer and National Geographic phenom Sam Abell as a close second. I never did a great deal of landscape photography but I always admired Adams for being a pioneer and I consider him the father of modern-day photography. He legitimized photography with his previsualization and use of the zone system that he created. I like to think that he created the foundations of Photoshop decades before it was ever a thing. He also inspired a lot of the photography that I did on three hiking trips to the Grand Canyon between 1996-1999.

As odd as this may sound, I also learned a few corporate photography tips from Mr. Adams. Which sounds weird, because he's so well known for his landscape photography, few people realize that he did a lot of corporate work as well. It was actually a lot of the corporate photography paying the bills that allowed him to invest so much time in the vast landscape and environmental projects that he took on in the early part of the 20th Century. I fell in love with his autobiography and have read it several times. One of my favorite pieces of advice from that book is to never go on a business lunch with an empty stomach because the client may try to get you drunk and bargain the price. Adams would always eat buttered bread before such meetings to coat his stomach. I also learned how the pressure of being self employed and the fact that photography of any nature is a seven-day-a week gig and can take it's toll on your body, because at one point Adams was hospitalized for a nervous breakdown.

As much as I had read and poured over the work of Ansel Adams, it was in 2002 that his work totally changed my life. Ironically, my father, who was the one who introduced me to the photographic life in 1978, called me one night and said there is a really good PBS documentary on Ansel Adams playing on KET and I think you would really enjoy it. Just like in 1978, my Dad had no way of knowing the impact that that conversation would have on me. I went on to watch that documentary no less than fifty times. I used to watch it over and over, picking up something new each time. And the documentary's soundtrack had an even bigger impact on my life. I can honestly say that if iTunes hadn't come around when it did that I would have easily worn out my copy of the soundtrack CD. I suffer from panic attacks and high blood pressure, and if I'm ever "stroking out," the Ansel Adams soundtrack can always calm me down. I like to think of it as musical Xanax.

In 2012, I got to check off a major piece on my bucket list when I visited the Ansel Adams Gallery, where he processed much of his major works during his hay-day in Yosemite National Park. I not only got to spend time in the building where Ansel Adams actually worked and built his career, but I was also able to buy a couple of his prints for my office. 

I would be remiss to do a post like this without saying which Ansel Adams photo is my favorite. I'll start with my second favorite, which is the photo of Georgia O'Keeffe and Orville Cox taken in 1937 at Canyon de Chelly National Monument in Arizona. I love that photo because it captured such a beautiful behind-the-scenes moment with his fellow artists. I have devoted an entire gallery on my website portfolio titled "Snappers" to that very thing, behind-the-scenes moments with my cohorts.

So. Drumroll please. My favorite Ansel Adams photo is his 1941 image titled "Moonrise over Hernandez, New Mexico." My reason for loving it isn't because it's one of his most famous prints, it's because of the brilliance behind it. For the man who meticulously calculated all of his photographs, this one was done on the fly. He didn't have time to calculate the light, because the sun was dropping fast, and he was about to lose the light on the crosses in the graveyard, so he quickly set up his camera, and created it based on instinct alone. Remarkably, he was able to read the light! This matters to me because my first camera in third grade was an old Agfa viewfinder camera that had no light meter, and my Dad unknowingly gave me the greatest gift that he could've ever given me, even though it was years before my time...he taught me how to read light because the camera itself was incapable of calculating the light for me. That's why I relate to that photo so much!

Some things are just meant to come from the heart.

R.I.P. Mr. Adams.

I got to visit the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park in 2012.

Adams' autobiography served as a huge inspiration to my career.

The 2002 Ansel Adams documentary and soundtrack were truly life-changing to me.

 "Moonrise over Hernandez, New Mexico" was so inspirational to me because it reminded me of how my father taught me to read light when I first started in photography in 1978.

Self‑Portrait, Monument Valley, Utah
Ansel Adams (American, 1902–1984)
1958
Photograph, gelatin silver print
*The Lane Collection
*© The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust
*Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer A Kentucky Corporate Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2022/4/ansel-adams Fri, 22 Apr 2022 12:55:53 GMT
Jones 305 #3 https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2022/3/jones-305-3 As I wrap up my Jones 305 blog posts, which originated when I recently found several photos in my EKU digital archive that didn't seem relevant at the time, I was reminded of all of the people who came and went in my life during the nine plus years that I was there. It also reminds me of something that my father told me a long time ago. He described life as a book with many chapters. As one chapter closes another chapter is ready to be written. On Friday afternoon, January 23, 2004, I walked out of Jones 305 for the last time as Eastern's University Photographer, and ironically, on Monday morning, January 26th, I was right back on campus doing my first assignment as an independent freelancer, covering a electrical outage on campus for the Lexington Herald-Leader. To put things in perspective...had I stayed at Eastern I could've retired with my 27 years this past December. But I have no doubt that I made the right decision. I may never get to retire, but I'll sure have fun doing it. 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Joetta Tipton, seen here at her retirement party in 2003, was the administrative assistant and the glue that held our office together. I owe her a great deal of thanks because she was the one who introduced Natalie and I to her granddaughter's baby sitter when Natalie was pregnant with our oldest son Nolan in 1997. We made one phone call and that was it. Daycare was never an issue with us. The same baby sitter and her husband achieved grandparent status in our family by keeping all three of our kids over a period of 11 years. 

It was during my time at Eastern that I started collecting photography books and old cameras. I became like the Statue of Liberty for old cameras because people would show up in my office with old cameras to give me. 

Hiding out in my ultra-cool darkroom that Kodak designed when the building was constructed in 1969 was the highlight of my days. It's so funny that darkrooms and the chemical process are now back in vogue. But, I've been there done that. Time to move on. I'm satisfied to be an old man using Lightroom. 

Karen Lynn joined our staff in September of 2000, and quickly became one of my best friends. I always said that Karen was like the Cal Ripken Jr. of our office because she could do just about anything. She was so versatile. She could write, do photography, and graphic design. I used to joke and say that all you had to do was give Karen a roll of aluminum foil and the internet and she could build you a rocket ship the moon. 

Shortly after Natalie graduated Morehead State in 1995 she hired on at Eastern at the ripe old age of 21, which worked out really well because we had the same work schedule and holidays. She eventually moved over to the student life office and was over student organizations and programed all the fun stuff for New Student Days. Above, she is seen in her office in the Powell Building in August 2001, and with the band Rascal Flatts who was on campus for a concert in April 2002, leaning on a column at the Powell Building during New Student Days in August 2001.  

Below, Natalie and I both worked on the day of the 9-11 attacks. The University cancelled classes that morning as a show of respect, but also so that students and faculty could watch it as it all unfolded on the news. They put several large screen TVs in the student center of the Powell Building so that the university community could come together, and they fed them pizza as we all watched the news, trying to process what was going on. Although all we were doing was taking photos and serving pizza, she and I both understood that we were witnessing history as 9-11 was the Pearl Harbor and the JFK of our generation.

If you've ever seen the movie WE ARE MARSHALL then you're looking at the real life Jack Lingyel, right, who was played by Matthew McConaughey. Lingyel came out of retirement in 2001 to serve as Eastern's athletic director, which coincided with coach Roy Kidd's 300th victory and retirement. The two are seen here at the Oregon State game August 2002, Corvallis, Oregon.
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Ami Piccirrilli was my last director at Eastern. I really didn't get a chance to work with Ami all that long before leaving, but it's funny how so many things come full circle. I hadn't talked to Ami much since 2003, other than on Facebook. But then, when I went out of business at the height of the Covid pandemic in March of 2020, it was Ami, who is now working in marketing at UK Healthcare, who called me out of the blue in April, and gave me my first assignment, post-Covid, when I needed it most. Ami unknowingly, literally helped resurrect my business from the ashes of unemployment.

I now photograph all of her provider portraits for the pharmacy division of the UK Chandler Medical Center. She always brings her laptop to work on stuff when we have photo shoots, but we usually sit around as we wait on people to show up and shoot the bull, and she doesn't get much work done. But...life is short. Why answer emails when you can catch up on things (just don't tell UK). It goes to show, don't ever write anyone off in your life, you never know when they'll be there to lend a helping hand. 

I've really debated on whether I would show this photo and talk about the life-altering story behind it. I'm a man of faith and I don't like throwing anyone under the bus, and I'm a big believer that we're all a "work-in-progress" in God's eyes. But, ultimately, this one photo, and this one singular moment in time, changed my life forever. I appreciate history for the sake of history, regardless of whether it's good or bad, because it'll always be history. 

At precisely 5:36 P.M. on November 18, 2003, the wrath of EKU President Joann Glasser caught up with me. And it was at that exact moment, that I knew with absolute certainty that my time at Eastern Kentucky University was over. A lot of good people had left Eastern because of Joann Glasser, and in the blink of an eye I joined that illustrious crowd. I waited until the next morning to resign, but I knew, even with three young children at home, that I would go work at Walmart if I had to, but either way, I was moving on with my career. It turned out that I was able to stay on a couple of more months, because I didn't want to be unemployed at Christmas, and I really wanted to make sure my wonder-student Chris Radcliffe, who graduated in December 2003, would get my job. And he did. Once again, the rest is history!

Zach Ingram of Elizabethtown, left, and Nick Herrin of Fairfield, Ohio, right, move a mattress from Case Hall to Martin Hall after the power went out in Case Hall. Eddie Portwood, left, Earl Street, center, and Mike Brey, right, with United Electric pull high voltage electric cable through a manhole behind EKU's Student Services Building on Wednesday afternoon.

Like the old saying goes...the more things change the more they stay the same. My first official job as a freelancer with Tim Webb Photography was to go back on campus and photograph a major electrical outage for the Lexington Herald-Leader, that forced the University to put kids up in local motels during cold temperatures. 

Forensic Scientist

Sam Gish
I want to end this post in a positive light. Working at EKU was the greatest thing that ever happened to my professional career. It brought me back to my alma mater and to Richmond, where I have lived for over 26 years. I love this photo because the building behind my right elbow was the Donovan Annex Building, which was the building where I earned my journalism degree. And the building directly behind it, near the edge of the photo is the Donovan Building that houses Model Laboratory School, where all three of my kids attended pre-k through 12.

By the time my daughter Laura started pre-k in 2007 they had moved her classroom into the old Eastern Progress office. Her little backpack locker was about 10 feet from where my photo cabinet was when I was Photo Editor my senior year in the Fall of 1991. Literally, her educational career began in the same spot where mine ended. Things really do come full circle if you wait long enough. 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer A Kentucky Corporate Commercial Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2022/3/jones-305-3 Tue, 01 Mar 2022 23:52:43 GMT
Jones 305 #2 https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2022/2/jones-305-2 As I continue adding to my Jones 305 blog posts, #2 will highlight my student photographers. 

My very first student was a young lady from Hindman, Kentucky named Shannon Ratliff. I owe Shannon a great deal of gratitude because when she started working with me in early 1995, I had no clue what I was doing, and was working way above my pay grade. But we made a good team and we were patient with each other as we figured things out.

My next student was a fine arts student named Richard Garland. I just thought I was a bonafide Pink Floyd fan until I met Richard. He was a very worthy music fan and a good photographer. Richard came back to EKU and now works for the library. It was also funny how one student would lead to other students. Richard introduced me to Hannah Trustee, who replaced him and worked with me for a while. Hannah completed a really nice photo essay on Eastern Kentucky that went toward her thesis while working for me.

Every now and then you get to experience a defining moment in your life, the type of moment that creates shock waves for decades to come. One day in 1996, a very confident ginger named Brenda Ahearn walked into my office and proudly declared, "I have my Daddy's camera equipment and I want to be a photographer!" I was having a bad day and thought... "Sure you do!" I told her that my two paid positions were currently taken. She quickly informed me that she would be happy to volunteer. And she did. She had the most incredible work ethic that I had ever seen. I usually showed up to work around 8:20 each morning and Brenda had already been there for an hour, filing negatives or whatever needed to be done. Brenda was a rare breed who never questioned anything that I asked her to do. She would knock you down to answer the phone on the first ring because she said her father always told her it was good business to answer the phone on the first ring. It didn't take long for my two paid positions to weed themselves out, which opened up their spots for Brenda. And as they say, the rest is history, because Brenda overcame many obstacles in pursuit of her dream of becoming a photographer. She graduated in 1998 and went on to a phenomenal career in photography. Life has come full circle for Brenda. Her first job was the University Photographer at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Then she worked for several newspapers all across the country, and is now once again a university photographer at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. 

I finally learned that the best photographers were the ones who sought me out. The ones that I recruited never seemed to work out. I took it as a God-thing and would just let the Good Lord send people to me. Somewhere around 2001 or 2002, a kid from Mount Sterling emailed me saying he was leaving Western Kentucky University's photojournalism program to come to Eastern, which was unheard of. He said he felt like he was just a number at Western. I told him how myself, along with Mark Cornelison and Rob Carr had come out of Eastern and succeeded when Eastern truly didn't have a photo program to speak of. But, I told him Eastern would give him one thing and that was opportunity. Opportunity to be a Big Fish in a very small pond. Me, Corn, and Carr were all examples of what hard work and perseverance could do for you at a place like Eastern. Kevin took my advice, transferred, and worked for me, The Eastern Progress and the Lexington Herald-Leader. Kevin took some criticism for leaving Western, but he proved his critics wrong by going on to get a masters in photojournalism from Ohio University, served on the board of the National Press Photographers Association, and eventually worked at newspapers in Boston, Augusta, Baton Rouge, San Antonio, Knoxville, The Associated Press, and is currently freezing to death as the Visuals Editor at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, where he was recently named the national visuals editor of the year.

I wish I had thought to take a picture of my student photographer Luke Ramsey on the morning of September 11, 2001, as we sat in my office editing photos while watching the events of 911 take place on a little black and white TV that I kept in my office. Whenever Luke and I see each other today, we both talk about how seeing each other reminds the other one of that Tuesday morning, and watching the second plane hit the South Tower on that little fuzzy black and white television.

Much like with Brenda years earlier, I had another life-altering moment while shooting homecoming portraits on October 1, 2001. My wife Natalie had already told me about a guy named Chris Radcliffe who worked for her at the Information Desk in the Powell Building. She said, "He is a real sweetie and if I could bottle him up and save him for a daughter someday, I would. He's also really interested in photography." As I was sitting in Conference Room C of the Powell Building that evening, bored out of my mind, waiting for homecoming contestants to trickle in for their portrait, I kept noticing this guy walking by really slow, checking out my studio lights. After his third pass-by I told him to come and talk to me. Once again, the rest is history! Chris was my longest tenured student, and he eventually got the University Photographer's position when I left in early 2004. Ironically, I had the job nine years and two months, and Chris was in the job nine years and five months. Just like with Brenda, I'm proud that I was able to give him a start, but he has since then blazed his own trail, having become a lighting guru and what I would consider an expert in Lightroom. After leaving Eastern, Chris has created a very successful freelance business that has literally taken him around the world.

Finally, my last student photographer who was there to help me turn out the lights on my last day was a guy named Chuck Vance. Chuck was the second student who influenced my music tastes when he unknowingly introduced me to a little indie band called Guster. Most people have never heard of Guster but they made a huge impact on me when I reached mid-life and was looking for something new to listen to. Chuck now goes by Charlie and is a CEO in northern Kentucky. 

I was blessed to have some great talent to work with in my nine years at Eastern, and I like to think that I had a positive impact on them as well. Or at least I hope I did. 

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Shannon Ratliff covering EKU Baseball, Spring 1996

I did a portrait with Chris and Brenda in the studio in February 2003, when Brenda came back to Kentucky for her mother's funeral. 

Brenda and I, Summer 2018. She always comes to see me when she's back in Kentucky. I'm proud to have always been her mentor, her impromptu father at times, and always a trusted friend. I don't talk to her often, but when we do talk we never hang up the phone without saying "I love You!" It's just that kind of enduring friendship! She still calls me "Boss Man" to this day. 


Brenda holds her Dad's original Canon camera that brought her into my office in 1996, along with a
copy of Time Magazine from 2016 with one of her photos inside.

Chris Radcliffe was Sigma Chi president while he worked for me, and now my son Cameron is the current Sigma Chi president. I love how things come full-circle. The great thing about having students come and go like a revolving door was they kept me young, not only in how they dressed but also with music. Chris introduced me to the music of Ben Folds. Our running joke is I used to make fun of the shoes that he wore, only to turn around and buy the same shoes a year later. In many ways, Chris was ahead of his time...well, maybe he was just ahead of my time.

Natalie always wanted to bottle Chris up and keep him for our daughter Laura, who was a newborn at the time!

Sometimes I could con Chris into being a model for stock photos. 

 Even after I left EKU and moved onto the freelance world, Chris and I continued to work together. We made several trips across Kentucky, including a couple of magazine assignments to the Red River Gorge, Wise, Virginia, and my family farm in Carter County, above. 

Tim Webb Photography, Kentucky Corporate, Commercial, & Editorial PhotographerTim Webb Photography, Kentucky Corporate, Commercial, & Editorial Photographer When Chris worked for me he and Nolan would argue over who actually owned a Sponge Bob Square Pants stuffed animal that I kept there for Nolan. A few years later Chris took this really cool remote-fired photo of all three of us with a camera mounted behind the basket in Alumni Coliseum. 

Richard Garland...the man, the myth, the legend!

Kevin Martin covering EKU Football Media Day, August 6, 2002.

Tim Webb Photography, Kentucky Corporate, Commercial, & Editorial PhotographerTim Webb Photography, Kentucky Corporate, Commercial, & Editorial PhotographerMe and Kevin Martin
Photo by Mark Cornelison


Kevin, seen here with Eastern Progress adviser Dr. Libby Fraas, in April 2003. This photo meant a lot to me because Doc, as everyone called her, was not only one of my former advisers, but she was also a good friend and my greatest mentor. She could be a real ball-buster when she needed to be. And believe me, if you were one of her editors and you missed deadline she would dock your pay in a heartbeat. And when you only made $45 a week, that really cut into your beer-budget for the week. Anyone of us who came out of The Eastern Progress was well prepared to work at any newspaper in the country thanks to Doc. This photo meant a lot to me because Kevin was attending from the "University of Doc" the same as I had 12 years earlier. 

Tim Webb Photography, Kentucky Corporate, Commercial, & Editorial PhotographerTim Webb Photography, Kentucky Corporate, Commercial, & Editorial PhotographerMe and my fellow former Eastern Progress Photo Editors at the 2009 Kentucky Derby. Left to right, Kevin Martin, Class of 2001; me, Class of 1992, Mark Cornelison, Class of 1989, and Rob Carr, Class of 1986. In May 2009 the four "Big Fishes" from Eastern Kentucky University and former photo editors of The Eastern Progress, Kevin Martin, myself, Mark Cornelison, and Rob Carr worked the Kentucky Derby together. (Never mind the fact that Corn has a spire growing out of his head!)

at the fairgrounds Thursday October 16, 2003. Photo by Kevin Martin. at the fairgrounds Thursday October 16, 2003. Photo by Kevin Martin. at the fairgrounds Thursday October 16, 2003. Photo by Kevin Martin. I held a rare staff meeting with my student photographers on October 21, 2003. Little did I know at the time, that three months later I would be turning over the reigns to Chris Radcliffe, who is seen in the bottom left corner with his Nokia phone. It's also interesting to see the evolution of my office decor over time. It was such a great office to work in each day!

Chuck Vance, center, walking across campus at Horny Corner. Student's today don't have a clue where Horny Corner is located because the center of campus has changed so much. 

Chuck posing with Amber Jones (Kennoy), who is now with WKYT Channel 27, for stock photos in the library, March 2003. 

 

 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & Editorial Photographer A Kentucky Corporate Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2022/2/jones-305-2 Wed, 02 Feb 2022 20:17:30 GMT
Jones 305 #1 https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2022/1/jones-305-1 I was recently working on a project for EKU's Alumni Office for a magazine project that they're doing on Coach Roy Kidd. As I was diving into my EKU digital archive which officially began on the morning of August 2, 2001, and officially ended on January 23, 2004, I found a few gems that had fallen through the cracks at the time. I call this blog post Jones 305 because that's where my existence as a photographer was for a little over 9 years. EKU changed my life and changed who I was as a photographer. It was there that I first realized the importance of photography's most important element...light. Sadly, I had never given light it's due diligence before this time in my career.

I graduated EKU on December 12, 1992, with a degree in Journalism. After graduation, I went back to my hometown in Clay City and worked for my hometown newspaper, The Clay City Times. I came back to work for my alma mater almost two years to the day later on December 1, 1994. I was like a kid in a candy store working in a darkroom and office that was designed by Kodak in 1969 when the Jones Building was constructed. 

My time at EKU totally shaped my career as a photographer because I went into the job as a boy and came out as a man, several hundred thousand photos later. I left EKU on January 23, 2004, and dove head-first into my own business as a freelance photographer. I will always love Eastern Kentucky University as both a former student and a former employee, and I will always appreciate the opportunity that Kentucky's school of opportunity gave me.  


My first digital picture with an SLR camera came at 9:02 A.M. on August 2, 2001. I was unpacking and setting up my brand new Nikon D1X digital camera when our graphic designer Don Rist came through to get his morning coffee and stopped for a photo. Sadly, Don past away just a few months ago. 
  My second picture, a few minutes later, was of my computer desk in my office.


Jerry Wallace was the writer and the walking rock-n-roll encyclopedia in the office.

Our director Ron Harrell on the phone in his office. 

Jerry and I got to travel with the football team to Oregon State University in 2002. We got up early the day of the game and visited the Oregon coastline.

I had yet to master the art of the selfie in 2002.


A mere shadow of myself covering the 2003 homecoming parade.

I decided not to shoot the Three Doors Down concert in April 2003, and instead sat next to another co-worker from our office Karen Lynn.

My former editor at The Eastern Progress and roommate in Frankfort during the spring semester of 1992, Terry Sebastian. Terry was back on campus in 2002 as Gov. Paul Patton's Press Secretary. 

Jerry and I helping to plant a tree in front of the Cammack Building.


I was really active with the University Photographer's Association of America, seen here at our annual symposium
at Kent State with a side trip to Cleveland and the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. I brought the symposium to EKU the following year. 

It's funny to think about now, but with one leg still in film and one leg in digital, I really was a pioneer in the Digital Revolution. I literally kept a film camera, left, and a digital camera, right, in my bag for a while in 2001. Where I started in photography at such a young age, I still have more time with film & chemicals, 23 years, than I do digital, 20 years. 


I always wanted to do a coffee table book on the best bathrooms on campus. My personal favorite was the men's restroom
in the Burrier Building because that building had the Home Ec classes and was full of girls, which meant the
men's room was always open.

I got to meet the venerable White House Correspondent Hellen Thomas in May 2002. She gave the best commencement address that I ever heard while at EKU. 

Tim Webb Photography, Kentucky Corporate, Commercial & Editorial PhotographerTim Webb Photography, Kentucky Corporate, Commercial & Editorial PhotographerPhoto by Tim Webb
My last official photo as EKU's University Photographer was of chemistry professor Tom Otieno on January 22, 2004.
The following day was my last day. Ironically, our two sons Chris and Cameron would go on years later to become best friends.
It all comes full-circle!


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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & Editorial Photographer A Kentucky Corporate Commercial Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2022/1/jones-305-1 Thu, 20 Jan 2022 14:36:02 GMT
The Sorta Tornado https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2022/1/the-sorta-tornado I achieved one of my life-long goals on Saturday. Well, sort of. I've always wanted to photograph a tornado but I've never had the opportunity. I've never had a desire to be a storm chaser, or anything like that, but I've always enjoyed shooting bad weather. I've shot thunder storms, lightning storms, wind storms, snow storms, and ice storms. And I've covered the aftermath of a few tornadoes, but never the tornado itself. I've even had nightmares about capturing a tornado on film or chip. The one thing that each nightmare had in common was that I was presented with an opportunity but my camera wouldn't focus and eventually I would have to give up and run for my life. 

Yesterday, shortly after the UK bowl game against Iowa started, the tornado sirens went off and within a few minutes this funnel cloud formed within a mile of my house here in Richmond. Shortly after I shot this video it transformed from a funnel cloud into an EF-1 tornado that hit Union City and other parts of northeastern Madison County. 

One of my greatest photography mentors is Sam Abell, who grew up in Ohio, but had family from LaRue County Kentucky. Sam left Ohio and came to the University of Kentucky in 1967 and produced the greatest two-volume yearbook that the university has ever seen. In 1970, the year I was born, he landed with National Geographic and went on to lay the roots of a phenomenal career in photography. His 2002 book The Photographic Life inspired me to leave my position as EKU's University Photographer and pursue a career on my own. In that book, Abell talks about the influence that his Dad had on him as a young photographer. Our stories are similar in that both of our fathers peaked our interest early in life with make-shift darkrooms in our homes. In the book, Abell also talks about the basic photographic concepts that his father shared with him, one of which, is that bad weather makes good pictures.   

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer A Kentucky Corporate Commercial Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2022/1/the-sorta-tornado Mon, 03 Jan 2022 15:14:02 GMT
Behind-the-Scenes with Covid Providers https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/12/behind-the-scenes-with-covid-providers Several times during this past fall, I got to work on a special project documenting behind-the-scenes with Covid providers at Baptist Health in Corbin, Lexington, and Richmond. This included the National Guard soldiers who came in to help with non-essential jobs that would then free up medical staff, as well as providers in the intensive care units. 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/12/behind-the-scenes-with-covid-providers Sat, 25 Dec 2021 21:28:38 GMT
#75 https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/11/-75 If you keep up with my photo blog then you know that I've been chasing my 75th cover photo with Kentucky Living Magazine the past few years. I got to number 60 in April of 2018. Honestly, I thought it would take longer to get here, just because I never know and have no control over the magazine's production schedule. Number 75 is a great story about a Korean War Veteran named Joe Graber from Somerset. It was perfect a blue-sky day with a veteran in uniform at a national cemetery! I couldn't have scripted it any better. 

I have no idea of how many total stories I've shot for Kentucky Living over the years, other than a lot, because most weren't cover stories. Just know, there's something special about a cover photo! And as I count the 75, I'm not including those from the Washington Youth Tour, because I've done several hundred of those covers since 2009, and they're in their own little category. The 75 are true statewide covers, with the first one coming in July 1992.

It came from an article that I wrote for Dr. Liz Hansen's Magazine Writing class at Eastern Kentucky University in the fall of 1991, about a volunteer rescue team in the Red River Gorge in my home of Powell County. Then Kentucky Living editor Gary Luhr spoke to our class one day that fall and Dr. Hansen suggested that I pitch my story him. After class, I stood in the back of the room on shaky knees and gave him my spill as a college student who didn't have a lot of confidence at the time. I wish I knew the date because I'm a historian at heart and it turned out to be such a milestone in my life. Gary liked it and told me he would pay me $200 for the story and photos...if I could provide them. I was thinking, "Well hell-yeah I can provide photos!" I was scared to death a few weeks later as I repelled over a cliff in the Red River Gorge to the get said photos, but I wasn't going to pass up my big opportunity to get published in a real-live magazine.

And the rest is history.

We did the shoot early in the spring of 1992 and the magazine cover ran a few months later in July 1992. I was on Cloud 9 when the magazine came in the mail. Along with my parents, I showed it to anyone who would look at it! Forget the $200. I was actually published in a magazine. My dreams had come true! Later that summer, I put the $200 toward my wife's engagement ring.

I photographed several more stories for Kentucky Living in the early 1990s, but it wasn't until I had given my notice and was resigning my job as University Photographer at EKU in December 2003 that the magazine's current editor called me out of the blue. His name was Paul Wesslund. It truly was a God-moment because I knew in my heart that it was time for me to leave EKU, as great as it had been, but I had no earthly idea how I was going to make a living as a freelance photographer and support my family of a wife and three kids. So when Paul called and asked me to shoot a cover story on the All-A Classic basketball tournament that was held annually at EKU, I did a little happy dance while I was talking to him on the phone, trying to maintain a sense of coolness and calm. Even though my insides were turning to jelly, I still had to maintain a sense of professionalism, HA!

Paul Wesslund has since moved on to the greener pastures of retirement, but I can honestly say that the staff of Kentucky Living, at any point of my tenure with them has always set the bar for journalistic excellence. The irony of that is, technically, they're a PR magazine, but they have always been the epitome of sound community journalism and cutting-edge design. Editor Anita Travis, Managing Editor Shannon Brock, and their three designers, Katy Hurt, Kacey Harmeling, and Jessica Hawkins continue to set the bar so high! 

Who knows. Maybe I'm making too much out of all of this. Maybe if I'm lucky I'll make it to 100 cover photos someday. One of my mentors is the great Annie Lebovitz, who spent her career churning out cover photos for Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair. If I had studied algebra in high school the way I've studied the photographic work of Annie Lebovitz I'd be a freaking rocket scientist! I'm no Annie Lebovitz. But I'll always appreciate the importance of a good cover photo.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & Editorial Photographer A Kentucky Corporate Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/11/-75 Tue, 02 Nov 2021 02:24:16 GMT
The Year of the Curly Horse https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/10/the-year-of-the-curly-horse It has been a good year for the Curly Horse photo that I took in Lawrenceburg in February of 2020. I won another national award with it, as well as the service dog photos from Maysville, December of 2020. I shot both of these stories for Kentucky Living Magazine, and won the awards of Best Portrait Photo and Best Photo Essay with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. I know that contests can be subjective but it's always nice to be recognized for your work, especially outside of the state of Kentucky. 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer A Kentucky Corporate Commercial Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/10/the-year-of-the-curly-horse Tue, 12 Oct 2021 14:26:33 GMT
5:51 A.M. 8-31-2020 https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/8/5-51-a-m-8-31-2020 I’m pretty sure my Dad is somewhere up in Heaven today hanging out with Princess Diana, talking about how they both left this earth on August 31st. It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since he passed. I said it last year and I’ll say it again this year, life is temporary and life is fragile, but life does go on…with or without us.

We were truly blessed to have him in our lives for 73 years. I took this photo of his shadow a few months before he died on one of his last visits to my house in Richmond. I knew exactly what I was doing when I took it because I knew the inevitable was somewhere close in front of us. But I had no idea until after he died just how big that shadow really was. I miss you Dad.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) commercial & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/8/5-51-a-m-8-31-2020 Tue, 31 Aug 2021 16:10:37 GMT
Not Puking With Officer Don https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/8/not-puking-with-officer-don I love the adventure of doing aerial photos from a helicopter, especially when it's done right with the door off. But usually, for me, that adventure comes at a price. Looking down through a camera lens while the pilot is turning and banking usually sends my head one way and my stomach the other way. Pilots have had to make a quick trip to the ground more than once for me to get off and puke! The last time was in a cow pasture somewhere near Boonesboro. And to make matters worse, as I run out of the chopper with my head down, I get to breath in a nice ration of fuel fumes from the engine, which makes it even worse. 

I got to go up recently and do some shots of downtown Lexington with Officer Don. He was a super nice guy. It was the only time that I've never gotten sick, which means he was either a really good pilot or I'm getting better at it. Or both. 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/8/not-puking-with-officer-don Tue, 17 Aug 2021 17:56:37 GMT
Lee Kiefer Wins Gold https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/8/lee-kiefer-wins-gold I was excited to see Lexington’s Lee Kiefer win the gold medal in fencing this year at the Tokyo Olympics. I had the opportunity to meet and photograph Lee back in 2012 while she was training for the London games as a high school student at Dunbar. She was such a sweet and humble young lady. She went on and placed 5th at the 2012 London Games and was 10th at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/8/lee-kiefer-wins-gold Wed, 11 Aug 2021 13:09:57 GMT
Sweet Bonita https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/7/sweet-bonita  I look forward each summer to getting some time away at Bonita Springs, Florida, where my mother and father-in-law have a little retirement home. Most of the Snowbirds that stay there go home for the summer and we have the place to ourselves with the beaches just a few miles away. I love to leave my big boy camera at home and just have fun with the Hipstamatic app on my phone. While we were there, the kids flew in and out, and we got to experience a Cat 1 Hurricane. It wasn't too bad, but I can still say I was in a hurricane. 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/7/sweet-bonita Mon, 26 Jul 2021 14:36:28 GMT
Hanging With Tim Farmer https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/7/hanging-with-tim-farmer As an avid hunter I've always admired Tim Farmer, who hosted KET's Kentucky Afield for 20 years. Part of that admiration comes from the fact that he's from Carter County, which is where I hunt on my two farms, and where my parents were born. But I admire him mainly, because of his perseverance and attitude toward life after a motorcycle accident left him with only partial use of his right arm. He continued to hunt and fish! He is well known for his ability to shoot a bow and arrow, using his teeth. 

After retiring from the Department of Fish and Wildlife, Tim created a cooking show called Tim Farmer's Country Kitchen, along with his wife Nicki and their daughter Kelli Kinman, who is a videographer and editor for the show. The Emmy-nominated show is about cooking, farming, canning, gardening and smoking and preparing meats, and, like Kentucky Afield has risen to the top of KET’s most popular shows.

I had a chance back in April to photograph Tim and company as he "threw together" some fisherman's stew. It was amazing watching him work, while we exchanged stories, and then to actually sit down with him and eat a bowl. And yes, it was delicious.

It never gets lost on me at how lucky I am to meet the people I meet and go the places I go. God and camera have been very kind to me.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/7/hanging-with-tim-farmer Tue, 06 Jul 2021 16:37:23 GMT
Best of Show https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/6/best-of-show When I first got serious about photography, while I was growing up in Powell County, I used to enter photos in the Powell County Fair every year. I won several first place ribbons, but I was never able to achieve the one prize that I wanted most, and that was Best of Show. It took many years, but I finally won a Best of Show in 2017 with a national organization called the Cooperative Communicators Association. This takes in all co-ops in the country, not just the electric cooperatives that I work for here in Kentucky. The award in 2017 was for a time-exposed night photo of East Kentucky Power's Cooper Station, a power plant in Burnside. 

This past week I won my second Best of Show with the same organization, this time with a photo that I took for Kentucky Living Magazine of a breed of horses known as Curly Horses playing in the snow in Lawrenceburg in February of 2020. I guess it says something about patience and endurance, and that good things come to those who wait. 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/6/best-of-show Fri, 11 Jun 2021 16:53:07 GMT
A Matter of Pride! https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/6/a-matter-of-pride I've got to admit, it was pretty cool seeing so many of my photos on Coach Kidd's Matter of Pride Wall when I was back on campus recently. Covering the end of his career was a highlight of my career, especially the hundreds of miles and many hours I spent chasing his 300th win at the end of the 2000 season and the beginning of the 2001 season, only to see it finally happen here in Richmond, just three days before 911. 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/6/a-matter-of-pride Wed, 02 Jun 2021 19:41:40 GMT
Rocking the Dress! https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/5/rocking-the-dress When Laura brought her prom dress home from Miss Priss back in March I knew that it was a special dress, and I wanted to do a photo shoot that lived up to the dress. It totally reminded me of a black wedding dress. I wanted to help make up for the fact that the Class of 2021 couldn't have a junior prom last year and has missed out on so much more because of Covid-19. I cashed in a few favors and took her to an old mansion that is still fully furnished and hasn't been lived in since the 1960s. I wanted plenty of time to work it so I took her out of school a couple of days before the actual prom, and spent almost three hours shooting. She was a trooper as we endured a warm day in an old house with no air conditioning.

A few notes about the shoot...
1. The bath tub was her idea. I told her about Annie Leibovitz's famous shot of Whoppie Goldberg in a bathtub of milk. 
2. She didn't exactly get my humor, but I told her on the phone shot to say in a really hick accent, "Sarah, this is Andy can you get me Floyd?"
3. The old trunks in the attic were still full of clothes, shoes, and hats. 
4. Casting her inside her own shadow in the mirror was a complete accident, although, I will take credit. 
5. The dirty foot was also her idea. She said it was a good contrast to the lace.
6. The street photos are in Lexington on prom night with her best friend Paige. Both of these beautiful girls were unfortunately dateless and decided to go eat together in Lexington before the dance. 

 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/5/rocking-the-dress Fri, 14 May 2021 21:41:08 GMT
Almost There https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/4/almost-there The little girl who burped out her ABCs during her Pre-K screening is about to graduate high school. It's so hard to believe that my last child is almost out of school. I slowed her down long enough to do a few more senior portraits a few days ago. 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/4/almost-there Wed, 28 Apr 2021 12:51:29 GMT
The Face of COVID https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/4/the-face-of-covid Regardless of what your political beliefs are. Whether you believe in COVID or not. Whether you believe in wearing a mask or not. It doesn't matter. Nobody can deny that the year 2020 will go down in history as one of the most bizarre years ever! And it will forever be symbolized by the mask. The mask became an icon of the year 2020. So, I wanted to document "the year of the mask" for some of the clients that I work for. Even with that, I use the word "work" loosely because COVID put me completely out of business in only eight days during March. Luckily, a few of my main clients trickled back. 

I called this project "The Faces of COVID." I kept the ground rules pretty simple with black and white on a black background. I used all available light with East Kentucky Power, but then I set up a studio for Baptist Health Richmond. East Kentucky Power will feature it in their upcoming annual report and Baptist Health printed 16x20 images and displayed them at their regional COVID vaccination center, and have plans to eventually make it a permanent display inside the hospital. This will make three permanent displays for me inside Baptist Richmond. They already have my 2009 Faces of Madison County photo essay hanging near the emergency room, and I have several Kentucky scenic photos hanging throughout the hospital as well. 

To see the compete collection, please visit my portfolio.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/4/the-face-of-covid Sat, 17 Apr 2021 16:51:20 GMT
Speed Graphic with Corn https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/4/speed-graphic-with-corn Recently, I got to hang out with and eat lunch with The Mark Cornelison! Really, I just wanted it for his Speed Graphic! Other than looking fat as mud, I loved the photos that he did of me with my Dad's 2003 Convertible Mustang GT. I've kept it true to him after he died, even down to the CD's in the disc changer. He loved the Forest Gump Soundtrack, Jimmy Buffet, and CCR! A few days before he died we took his cross necklace off of him and it now hangs from the rearview mirror. 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/4/speed-graphic-with-corn Wed, 14 Apr 2021 04:43:46 GMT
A Scary Kind of Fun https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/3/a-scary-kind-of-fun Is it possible to be scared and have fun at the same time? I did last weekend when I did photos with the Powell County Search and Rescue Team at Natural Bridge State Park. They lowered me over the side of a cliff for a good angle. My heart was racing the whole time, but it was a lot of fun!

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) Commercial & Editorial Photographer A Kentucky Corporate Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/3/a-scary-kind-of-fun Sun, 07 Mar 2021 15:45:46 GMT
The Ice Storm of 2021 https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/3/the-ice-storm-of-2021 I didn't venture out too much, other than the trip to Salyersville with East Kentucky Power, and a trip to check on my house and farm in Olive Hill. I stopped off and talked to my Dad while I was there and he said they hadn't had any power outages in Heaven and that the Wifi there was out of this world! Here a few Hipstamatics.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/3/the-ice-storm-of-2021 Mon, 01 Mar 2021 18:34:10 GMT
A Little Fun in the Snow https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/2/a-little-fun-in-the-snow Laura and I took a few minutes and did some snow portraits at Elmwood on Eastern's campus. She's such a serious person!!!

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) commercial & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/2/a-little-fun-in-the-snow Thu, 25 Feb 2021 18:20:04 GMT
Covering Ice Storm Damage https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/2/covering-ice-storm-damage It's been a while since I've got to cover storm damage. Kevin Osbourn and I travelled to Magoffin County in Eastern Kentucky for East Kentucky Power yesterday as crews worked to repair broken transmission lines and poles. Most of this lineman crew has been working nonstop since the first ice storm hit nine days ago on February 10th. Kevin and I had the pleasure of delivering lunch, 30 double cheeseburgers and fries, to these heroes working to get the lights back on!

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/2/covering-ice-storm-damage Fri, 19 Feb 2021 17:28:57 GMT
#71 https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/2/-71 I got photograph a really compelling story about Jim Warner of Flemingsburg, and his service dog Maurice for the February issue of Kentucky Living Magazine.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) Commercial & Editorial Photographer A Kentucky Corporate Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2021/2/-71 Fri, 19 Feb 2021 16:21:59 GMT
#70...but whose counting!?! https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/12/-70-but-whose-counting I've always told the editors at Kentucky Living Magazine that if a photographer ever tells you that they don't care about getting a cover shot to fire them! Because they're lying to you! It may seem arrogant but I never ran into a photographer who didn't enjoy being published. It's just part of it. It completes the editorial process and brings it all full circle. This cover shot of Evelyn Ballard helping to decorate her family Christmas tree with homemade ornaments that her mother Amanda made from her father's shirts, who had recently passed away, was my 70th cover shot for the magazine. My first one was back in July 1992. 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/12/-70-but-whose-counting Sun, 13 Dec 2020 16:17:22 GMT
Curly Horses https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/12/curly-horses I had to wait almost a year before I could publish this photo that I took last February for Kentucky Living Magazine. Sometimes, you know a picture is a good image the very moment that you snap the shutter, before you ever see it on a screen. That's the way it was with this one. After the shoot was over I knew which one I was looking for when I downloaded my cards...and it didn't disappoint! There was a certain majesty about it. 

Minus the two Polar Vortexes from 2014 and 2015, there just isn't much opportunity for good winter shots in Kentucky anymore. 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/12/curly-horses Tue, 08 Dec 2020 00:50:43 GMT
A Hipstamatic Time Warp https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/10/a-hipstamatic-time-warp I've literally been living in a time warp for the past three months. The Hipstamatic app on my iPhone is one of my favorite toys! It allows me to always have a camera with me, and just have fun and be creative. We left for Bonita Springs, Florida at the end of June and stayed a couple of weeks in a place that Natalie's parent's have down there. I flew home on Tuesday, July 7th and texted my parents, letting them know that I had landed, and on Wednesday, July 8th my Mom told me that my Dad had been in bed for the past five days, fighting his battle with cancer. I knew in my heart that this was the beginning of the end.

It's only 45 minutes from driveway to driveway between here and my parent's house in Clay City, and I'm sure I missed a couple of days of going over there, but not many! Most of these pictures reflect the priceless two months that I got spend in my old house, getting to experience the dying process with my Dad, and offer what support I could to my mother. 

I'm not going to explain every photo but here a few explanations from the top...getting in some beach time with my girls in Florida. Coming back home to do a little work, thank God, because work has been pretty scarce this year! One job took me to Fort Wayne, Indiana with LinkBelt cranes to set a bridge. Travelling during the COVID-era isn't what it used to be. All I can say is...don't pass up a rest area when travelling. I found a picture of an obviously-possessed baby hanging in my parent's bedroom! I took a picture of my feet one morning after spending the night at my parent's house. It seemed weird to be back there every day and night for the first time since 1993, even to the point that it seemed out of place for me to be back home in Richmond. If I was home, I felt like I needed to be back in Clay City. I love the photo that I took of Dad with Natalie and Mom in his bedroom. I came to realize that his good days were actually measured by his bad days, and the fact that he had a smile on his face made it a good day! A basket of rocks from our travels all over the country sits on the back of our commode and is my view when I pee everyday. 

Cancer really does suck! Even our dog Slinky is dying of cancer right now. 2020 can't end fast enough for me! Dad's temporary grave marker in the Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill is really close to a little boy's grave named Gary Carroll who died in 1949. My grandmother Jessie Bell used to take me to the cemetery when I was little and I always loved looking at his grave because he was a little boy like me. So I can't go to that cemetery without looking at his gravestone. 

Lastly, my Dad worked for four different telephone companies starting in 1969 so he had the opportunity to collect several scissor and knife pouches that cable repairmen use during his career, and at the same time, when you deer hunt as many years as we have as a family, you have the opportunity to collect a lot of antlers. 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/10/a-hipstamatic-time-warp Thu, 08 Oct 2020 22:47:23 GMT
My Mentor, My Dad https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/9/my-mentor-my-dad It's taken me about a month to find the words to make this post after my Dad lost his four-year battle with cancer on August 31, 2020. He was the reason that I became a photographer. Most people look at me funny when I say I've been doing photography since I was in second grade, but it's true! And I owe all of that to my Dad. I'll borrow a few words from the eulogy that I wrote for his funeral... "of all of his hobbies, I like to think that it was by the pure Grace of God that he decided to set up a black and white darkroom in our living room in the winter of 1978. Because it was there that he introduced me to one of the great loves of my life and eventually to my career, with the art of photography! He developed a photo of a flooded barn in Clay City that was taken during the epic flood of 1978. I set my Star Wars X-Wing Fighter down just long enough to watch that barn magically appear in the developer tray, and I have literally never looked back since then. It was truly a life changing moment that I had with my dad.

Dad then gave me an old Agfa viewfinder camera that was 100 percent manual! There was no light meter. Just f-stops, shutter speeds, and a manual focus ring that taught me to judge the distance from the camera to the subject. And with that, Dad unknowingly gave me one of the greatest gifts of my life, he taught me how to read light. Of course, none of us thought anything about it at the time, but to a photographer light is everything!

We'd be driving down the road and he'd say, "Tim Bo, what's your camera settings for that house over there? I'd think about it and say something like, "f-8 at 250???" He'd say, "Yeah, that's pretty close." To make matters worse, he started me out on slide film, so I really did have to learn how to read light at a young age, or none of my photos would've ever turned out right.

Both of my parents supported me as I followed my dream of becoming a professional photographer. Ultimately, they gave me the one thing that no one will ever be able to take away from me...an education!

The photos above are of the Agfa camera that's now in my office, the flooded barn that got it all started, and a photo from a few days later, which is undoubtedly the first photo that I ever took in my life, a photo of the man who introduced me to all of it, a picture of my Dad sitting on the couch in our den in Clay City, Kentucky, during the snowy winter of 1978.

 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/9/my-mentor-my-dad Tue, 29 Sep 2020 20:50:26 GMT
A Foggy Situation https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/8/a-foggy-situation I'm definitely pro-mask, but it does make work interesting with safety glasses!

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/8/a-foggy-situation Tue, 18 Aug 2020 18:27:31 GMT
Creating a Storm https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/6/creating-a-storm Every now and then I get to totally create the scene of a photo. I would never be able to do this with photojournalism or some of the event photography that I do, but with some types of corporate work I get to take 100 percent control of the situation to tell the visual story that I want to tell. I've always been inspired by the works of Annie Leibovitz who shot for Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair for many years, and Mark Cornelison here locally, who used to work for the Lexington Herald-Leader and now with UK. Both are phenomenal photographers who do more than create images, they create moods and themes for their photos. Both are true artists!

Here are a few images and a couple of behind-the-scenes videos of a shoot that I did for East Kentucky Power as we set up a storm scene with Clark Energy linemen Richard Steele and Chad Cline in Winchester a couple of weeks ago. Wet pavement at night always makes for good reflections. I used some yellow and orange gels to play off the caution lights on the truck, and the Good Lord tossed in a few ominous clouds for good measure!

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/6/creating-a-storm Mon, 29 Jun 2020 20:54:52 GMT
How COVID-19 turned Kentucky's Meat Industry Upside Down https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/6/how-covid-19-turned-kentuckys-meat-industry-upside-down As a deer hunter I've used local meat processors for a long time, but I had never photographed them before. COVID-induced food shortages this spring has made a lot of people want to be less dependent on grocery stores, especially for their meat. Because of this, Mom & Pop style meat processors, like Pennington Farm in Rowan County and Appalachian Meats in Morgan County have now become very popular with people who would normally buy all of their meat at grocery store. Appalachian Meats is so backed up because of COVID demands, they can't process any new orders until Spring of 2021. 

Here is the cover story that I photographed for the June 2020 Kentucky Living Magazine.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/6/how-covid-19-turned-kentuckys-meat-industry-upside-down Thu, 11 Jun 2020 16:55:48 GMT
Nolan & Kelsie's Wedding https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/6/nolan-kelsies-wedding Nolan and Kelsie turned their big wedding into a small private wedding at my grandmother’s church in Olive Hill on May 16th. Planning a wedding during a pandemic has been crazy, but they made it happen, even through Plan A, Plan B, Plan C, and Plan D! I never thought I would photograph my own kid's wedding. I don't recommend it because it sucked! I either had to be Dad or Photographer, but I wasn't able to be both at the same time. A person can only occupy one space at a time. A good friend of mine, Kellie Carter, was supposed to photograph the original wedding, but the Corona Virus changed all of that. So I did it out of default. 

The wedding was supposed to be in a perfect circle that was mowed out of a hay field at my grandparent's house, with Nolan and Kelsie standing in the middle of the circle, while their family was socially-distanced around them. Because of a couple of rainstorms at the last minute we had to move it a half mile up the road to the church. We were thankful and blessed that we had a solid backup plan. The church worked out beautifully, but we weren't prepared to go there on the fly, so Natalie and I wound up getting ready, literally about 30 minutes before the wedding started, and both of us were drenched! At the end of the day, it all worked out great, and I now have a daughter-in-law! #itheewebb

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/6/nolan-kelsies-wedding Mon, 08 Jun 2020 15:42:19 GMT
Say No to Drugs Kids! https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/6/say-no-to-drugs-kids The last couple of years I've had to opportunity to volunteer photos for the Madison County Youth in Action anti-drug posters that go in the Madison County high schools. 


 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/6/say-no-to-drugs-kids Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:17:03 GMT
Damn You COVID! https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/5/damn-you-covid I guess you could say that March 6, 2020 was my last normal day. I put my wife and daughter on a plane early that morning for spring break in Florida. My work calendar was full of projects for a busy spring, and I was in the middle of two large projects for East Kentucky Power. My calendar started evaporating on Monday, March 9th and by Tuesday, March 17th my entire business had disappeared. 

Here are a few images of the work I was doing for East Kentucky Power when the world turned upside down. I had been documenting a large overhaul at their Spurlock Station Power Plant in Maysville and a series of environmental portraits of their brand ambassadors. 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/5/damn-you-covid Tue, 05 May 2020 19:38:56 GMT
#65 https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/4/-65 I got my first Kentucky Living Magazine cover photo in July 1992. This current issue is my 65th cover. It's a great magazine that reaches over one million Kentuckians, and the staff has always been phenomenal to work with! They are top shelf!

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/4/-65 Thu, 30 Apr 2020 18:43:45 GMT
Pizza Planet https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/4/photo-by-laura I usually don't get in front of the camera, but I had to set up a garage studio for one of Laura's school projects. Afterwards, she returned the favor. 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/4/photo-by-laura Sat, 25 Apr 2020 16:37:56 GMT
My Daddy's Shadow https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/4/my-daddys-shadow My Dad left his shadow on the side of my house at sunset.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/4/my-daddys-shadow Sun, 19 Apr 2020 14:51:18 GMT
A Reflection of Work https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/4/a-reflection-of-work I did a small job today for UK Healthcare. I felt like it was my first day back to school. I got up early. I showered. I even put on good clothes, like in the olden days. It felt good!

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/4/a-reflection-of-work Thu, 16 Apr 2020 21:24:21 GMT
Missing Baseball Season https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/4/missing-baseball-season

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/4/missing-baseball-season Wed, 15 Apr 2020 22:50:52 GMT
Celebrating Easter Morning COVID-19 Style https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/4/celebrating-easter-morning-covid-19-style

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/4/celebrating-easter-morning-covid-19-style Mon, 13 Apr 2020 16:09:43 GMT
Negative Cameron https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/4/negative-cameron Yesterday was my son Cameron's 19th birthday. I went looking through some old negatives trying to find some baby pictures that I may not have printed years ago. The search made me realize how much I miss the film process!

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & editorial photographer a kentucky corporate commercial tim webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/4/negative-cameron Sat, 04 Apr 2020 20:10:40 GMT
The Super Moon of March 9th https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/3/the-super-moon-of-march-9th

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & Editorial Photographer A Kentucky Corporate Commercial Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/3/the-super-moon-of-march-9th Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:10:49 GMT
The Teddy Bear Hunt https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/3/the-teddy-bear-hunt I usually walk around my neighborhood at least once a day for exercise, and I began noticing all these stuffed animals in the windows of homes along my route. My daughter Laura explained it to me, saying families were putting them out for viewing to create a socially-distant-friendly type of scavenger hunt for all the kids in the neighborhood as they walked with their parents each day to combat Coronavirus-induced cabin fever. So, we hopped on the band wagon and put out her little pink bear, nicknamed Pink Bear, that I bought for her in the hospital gift shop when she was born. In some ways, it captures the loneliness and isolation that people are feeling these days. 

You know I'm bored when I spent 30 minutes photographing a teddy bear in our picture window. 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & Editorial Photographer A Kentucky Corporate Commercial Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/3/the-teddy-bear-hunt Wed, 25 Mar 2020 05:52:01 GMT
Championship Games https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/3/championship-games I love covering the emotions of a championship game! I've always been of the belief that athletes are there to preform before an audience, otherwise they'd be home playing in their driveways. Once they step between the white lines it becomes a game. The raw emotion found in the jubilation and dejection at the end of a championship game are just as much a part of the game as the opening tip. That's why they play the game! Once they step off the court they can have their privacy back.

Here are a few shots of St. Henry winning the All-A Classic in January, and Franklin County taking the 11th Region over Scott County a couple of weeks ago...you know, back when life was still normal. 

Franklin County celebrates after beating Scott County 57-53, during the finals of the girls 11th Region, Friday, March 6, 2020, at EKU's McBrayer Arena in Richmond. Franklin County celebrates after beating Scott County 57-53, during the finals of the girls 11th Region, Friday, March 6, 2020, at EKU's McBrayer Arena in Richmond. Scott County's Kenady Tompkins, left, and Malea Williams, right, fight for a rebound against Franklin County's Patience Laster during the finals of the girls 11th Region, Friday, March 6, 2020, at EKU's McBrayer Arena in Richmond. Scott County's Kaylie Wise and Franklin County's Jasmine Simpson fight for the ball during the finals of the girls 11th Region, Friday, March 6, 2020, at EKU's McBrayer Arena in Richmond. Scott County's Morgan DeFoor drives around Franklin County's Jasmine Simpson during the finals of the girls 11th Region, Friday, March 6, 2020, at EKU's McBrayer Arena in Richmond. Scott County head coach Steve Helton cheers on his team against Franklin County during the finals of the girls 11th Region, Friday, March 6, 2020, at EKU's McBrayer Arena in Richmond. Scott County's Malea Williams grabs a rebound over Franklin County's Patience Laster during the finals of the girls 11th Region, Friday, March 6, 2020, at EKU's McBrayer Arena in Richmond.

Left to right, St. Henry's Luke Maher, Alex Daniel, Wyatt Vieth, Jude Bessler, and Corey Shea, hold the championship trophy after beating Frankfort 77-70, during the finals of the boys All-A Classic, Sunday, January 26, 2020, at EKU's McBrayer Arena in Richmond. St. Henry celebrates with the championship trophy after beating Frankfort 77-70, during the finals of the boys All-A Classic, Sunday, January 26, 2020, at EKU's McBrayer Arena in Richmond. St. Henry's Wyatt Vieth shoots past Frankfort's Chaz Austin, during the finals of the boys All-A Classic, Sunday, January 26, 2020, at EKU's McBrayer Arena in Richmond. Frankfort head coach Chris O'Bryan pleads with the referee against St. Henry in the finals of the boys All-A Classic , Sunday, January 26, 2020, at EKU's McBrayer Arena in Richmond. St. Henry head coach David Faust reacts to the crowd after beating Frankfort 77-70, during the finals of the boys All-A Classic, Sunday, January 26, 2020, at EKU's McBrayer Arena in Richmond.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & Editorial Photographer A Kentucky Corporate Commercial Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/3/championship-games Mon, 23 Mar 2020 21:18:26 GMT
COVID-19 https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/3/covid-19 Action. Reaction. Overreaction. It doesn't matter at this point. This is the new reality!

 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) Commercial & Editorial Photographer A Kentucky Corporate Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/3/covid-19 Tue, 17 Mar 2020 13:41:16 GMT
"Give Me a Camera Pops" https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/3/-give-me-a-camera-pops I love this photo!!! My good friend and mentor Vickie Miller took this of Nolan and I when Powell County won the 14th Region in 2003. I was shooting the post game awards and Nolan looked up at me and asked me for a camera, since I had two. Makes sense to me!

 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/3/-give-me-a-camera-pops Mon, 16 Mar 2020 15:00:41 GMT
A Few Random Hipstamatics From My iPhone https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/3/a-few-random-hipstamatics-from-my-phone

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/3/a-few-random-hipstamatics-from-my-phone Sat, 14 Mar 2020 20:06:23 GMT
Nolan & Kelsie https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/3/nolan-kelsie I got to do a few photos with Nolan and Kelsie in the early November snow with the autumn leaves still on the trees. 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/3/nolan-kelsie Thu, 12 Mar 2020 19:20:00 GMT
Chamber Day 2020 https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/3/chamber-day-2020 It's always fun to see over 1,600 of the Who's Who in Kentucky politics and business come together in early January to roast each other as the General Assembly comes back into session. 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/3/chamber-day-2020 Thu, 12 Mar 2020 19:16:13 GMT
Cruising the Caribbean https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/3/cruising-the-caribbean It's been almost four years since I updated my photo blog, so I thought it was time to add in some new work.

Natalie and I took the family on a Caribbean Cruise over Christmas break. We got to see a so many beautiful places, while we were in the Dominican Republic, Saint Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Grand Turk. San Juan in Puerto Rico was my favorite place because the street scenes were beautiful. We came off the ship and went to Disney for a few days, while we were waiting on WWIII with Iran, and COVID-19 had not made the news yet!

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/3/cruising-the-caribbean Thu, 12 Mar 2020 16:36:25 GMT
Governor Andy Beshear's Inauguration https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/3/governor-andy-beshears-inauguration It's been almost four years since I updated my photo blog, so I thought it was time to add in some new work. These are few images from Gov. Beshear's Inauguration December 10, 2019. 
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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) Commercial & Editorial Photographer A Kentucky Corporate Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2020/3/governor-andy-beshears-inauguration Thu, 12 Mar 2020 15:14:44 GMT
The 2016 Boys Sweet 16 https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2016/4/the-2016-boys-sweet-16 Covering the KHSAA/Whitaker Bank Boys Sweet 16 was a blast as always. There were several good games, even a few close games. I had covered the 11th Region the week before, so I had the pleasure of following Lexington's Paul Lawrence Dunbar all the way to the title. Here are a few highlights:

The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament, at Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY, March 17, 2016.
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The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament, at Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY, March 18, 2016.
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The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament, at Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY, March 17, 2016.
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The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament, at Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY, March 17, 2016.
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The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament, at Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY, March 16, 2016.
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The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament, at Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY, March 16, 2016.
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The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament, at Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY, March 16, 2016.
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The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament, at Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY, March 16, 2016.
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The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament, at Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY, March 16, 2016.
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The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament, at Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY, March 16, 2016.
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The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament, at Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY, March 17, 2016.
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The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament, at Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY, March 17, 2016.
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The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament, at Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY, March 20, 2016.
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The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament, at Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY, March 20, 2016.
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The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament, at Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY, March 20, 2016.
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Dunbar's Taveion Hollingsworth (11) scores two of his game-high 21 points over Scott County's Cooper Watts (44), right, and Michael Moreno (24), left, during the boys 11th Region tournament finals, Monday, March 7, 2016, at EKU's McBrayer Arena in Richmond. Dunbar celebrates at mid-court after beating Scott County 51-39, during the boys 11th Region tournament finals, Monday, March 7, 2016, at EKU's McBrayer Arena in Richmond. Dunbar celebrates with the championship trophy after beating Scott County 51-39, during the boys 11th Region tournament finals, Monday, March 7, 2016, at EKU's McBrayer Arena in Richmond.   

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & Editorial Photographer A Kentucky Corporate Commercial Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2016/4/the-2016-boys-sweet-16 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:59:06 GMT
The Nature Challenge https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2016/4/the-nature-challenge My colleague Michael Clevenger of the Louisville Courier-Journal recently challenged several of us to post some of our better nature photography on Facebook. I want to thank Michael for nudging me and others in our small photography community to dig out some of our nature stuff, because really we're all people photographers, which is what made this fun. Some of my friends thought I was nominated for a really prestigious award, but it was just Facebook fun, which is something we can all use. Here is what I posted during the 7-day challenge.
 


Day 1: Antelope Canyon, June 2001. I've been fortunate to photograph the American Southwest several times. The slot canyons of Page, Arizona are one of my favorites. You're walking out in the middle of the desert and then drop down into a hole in the ground. The color and light are awesome.

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Day 2: Yosemite National Park, July 2012. While our family was on a 30-day RV trip across the northern part of the United States, Natalie Webb and I detached the van took a quick side trip to Yosemite. I've always been a huge fan of Ansel Adams, so going to visit his studio in Yosemite was definitely a bucket list trip. We were there in the middle of the day, and the light was horrible on most of the places that Adams made famous, but as we were leaving the park that evening I found this really cool sunset shot. I hope to make it back and spend more time there in the future.
 

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Day 3: Torrent Falls, Wolfe County, February 26, 1989. This one goes way back. This was one of the first good photos that I ever took, or that I at least considered a wall hanger. I was shooting pictures for my photography class at Georgetown College, and everything on the contact sheet for this roll of film (for those of you born after 1995, feel free to look up what film is on Wikipedia) was junk, either over exposed or underexposed. But there was this one good picture in the middle of the roll. I was like, "Holy Crap! How did that get there?" Torrent Falls forms a really cool ice-wall several feet tall when the temperatures drop below freezing for several days. I shot it from behind the falls. I remember the exact date because later that night I went to Rupp Arena and saw Bon Jovi in concert. With words like Bon Jovi and film, I've really dated myself.

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Day 4: Indian Shores, Florida, July 7, 2006. When ever a thunderstorm rolls in on your beach vacation, there's only one thing to do...go inside and take a nap! But, before nap time, I hung out with the pelicans and grabbed few shots as this storm was coming in across the water.


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Day 5: Grand Canyon, Arizona, March 1996. One of the highlights of my life was three backpacking trips to the Grand Canyon during the mid-1990s. They were sponsored as EKU wellness trips and lead by former EKU professor Wayne Jennings. We would drop over on Sunday morning smelling good, and hike back out Thursday, stinking really bad. My Dad went with me on the first trip in 1996. Mom and Dad both made the second trip in 1997. Natalie Webb was set to go in 1997, but was pregnant with our first child Nolan Webb. All four of us made the third trip in 1999, as Dad and I went rim to rim that year. I'm very proud to say that I've hiked over 100 miles in the Grand Canyon. But the best part of all, was making and meeting a lot of life-long friends from the group of people that went on these trips.

This was one of the first photos that I took actually down in the Canyon, along the South Kaibab Trail, March of 1996.


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Day 6: Chimney Rock, Red River Gorge, August 8, 2004.

A nature photography challenge wouldn't be complete without a photo from the Red River Gorge. The funny thing is, I grew up not from there in Clay City but hardly ever went when I was younger. Then after I moved to Richmond I spent a few years going back and photographing it whenever I could. I shot that whole project on slide film, so technically it was the last time I ever used film. The last day I shot up there, April 21, 2006, I had half of a role left in my camera, so I decided to keep it instead of developing it, since I knew it would probably be my last roll of film ever, and it was.

One of the golden rules of nature photography is that bad weather makes for great pictures. I went to the Gorge one evening with my friends Chris Radcliffe and Karen Lynn. Right as we got on the Mountain Parkway it started raining. We went on and when it finally quit raining a big heavy fog set in. I shot it pretty hard, then packed up to go back to the car. Then out of nowhere, as the sun set, all of the white fog turned pink. It only lasted a few minutes, and I don't think I have ever unpacked my equipment as fast as I did that night because I knew it wouldn't last long.

 

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Day 7: McGlone Creek, Carter County. I saved my favorite place for the last day. This is my farm in Carter County, where my Mom and her four brothers were raised (technically they lived up the road, but in my eyes it's all the same farm.) The little house is where my grandfather was raised, and is now my deer-hunting shack, where we stand around eating bologna sandwiches and Vienna Sausages, and laugh at the same old deer stories that we told last year, and the year before that. Somebody once commented that this picture reminded them of the Little House on the Prairie. I'll take that!

The second photo is actually on my uncle's portion of the farm, but it's good example of how a bad day deer hunting can always be salvaged with a photograph. I don't think I have ever been hunting without a camera.

 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) Commercial & Editorial Photographer A Kentucky Corporate Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2016/4/the-nature-challenge Tue, 05 Apr 2016 18:49:30 GMT
State Swimming & Diving https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2016/3/state-swimming-diving Here a few shots from this year's KHSAA State Swimming & Diving Championships a few weeks ago in Louisville. As I do the different state tournaments each year, I love the slogans that each one has. I saw a shirt this year at swimming and diving that said, "Try doing your sport while holding your breath!"

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) & Editorial Photographer A Kentucky Corporate Commercial Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2016/3/state-swimming-diving Fri, 11 Mar 2016 15:55:53 GMT
State Wrestling https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2016/2/state-wrestling I always love shooting state wrestling each year in February. It's without a doubt the most intense sport I've ever seen. And, the state meet practically goes non-stop for two days. You can see from the photo at the bottom of this post that wrestling is my biggest gear event of the year. It takes 8 lights and 9 remotes to light four mats and the awards area, which takes about two hours to set up and tear back down.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2016/2/state-wrestling Mon, 29 Feb 2016 16:29:11 GMT
Chamber Day https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2016/2/chamber-day Kentucky Chamber's Chamber Day always kicks off the new year for me. This year was over 1,500 whos-who from Kentucky's political and business scene, gathered at Heritage Hall in Lexington for a political roasting of the legislative leadership and the governor, to kick off the 2016 General Assembly.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2016/2/chamber-day Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:05:07 GMT
Hemp Production in Kentucky https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2016/1/hemp-production-in-kentucky Here is my cover shot from this month's Kentucky Living, on Hemp Production in Kentucky. 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) Tim Webb A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2016/1/hemp-production-in-kentucky Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:30:59 GMT
Governor Bevin's Personal Photographer https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2016/1/governor-bevins-personal-photographer I had the pleasure to serve as Gov. Matt Bevin's personal photographer at his inauguration back in December. It was a 27-hour treadmill, that gave me a front row seat to a piece of Kentucky history. One of the highlights came several days later when First Lady Glenna Bevin sent word to me that her favorite photo was a really nice candid moment that I captured of her and the governor dancing in the rotunda that evening after the Grand March. My favorite photo(s) were the ones of Gov. Bevin looking out the archway of the capitol, with the light on his face before the public swearing-in ceremony, along with Chief Justice Menton, and Gov. Beshear.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2016/1/governor-bevins-personal-photographer Wed, 06 Jan 2016 20:03:40 GMT
Psych! https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/12/psych Tim Webb Photography, Kentucky, Corporate, Commercial & Editorial PhotographerTim Webb Photography, Kentucky, Corporate, Commercial & Editorial PhotographerPhoto by Tim Webb With all this talk about Pitino and the post-game crowd at Rupp this past Saturday, it reminds me of a photo that I took after the 2008 game. A fan in the student section came over to the rail, with his hand held out, like he wanted a high-five, and kept yelling, enthusiastically (as if he liked him), “Coach Pitino, Coach Pitino!” As Pitino walked by and held out his hand, the fan pulled his hand back and yelled, “Psych!”

 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/12/psych Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:00:51 GMT
What Mankind Left Behind: Shirts in the Wind https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/12/what-mankind-left-behind-shirts-in-the-wind Photo by Tim Webb I used to do an on-going photo series called What Mankind Left Behind. The rules were it had to include things that were man made, abandoned, and once part of someone's livelihood. I even had a collection of it hanging in EKU's Library for several years. While I've gotten away from it, I saw something a few weeks ago on my way back home from Clay City along KY Hwy. 82 that I couldn't pass up. It was an old house that has been abandoned for several years, and it is finally starting to fall in. The front walls have fallen down, exposing some clothes that were hanging on the second floor, like they were put there yesterday. It's just another example of how time marches on, with or without us!

 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/12/what-mankind-left-behind-shirts-in-the-wind Wed, 16 Dec 2015 20:35:54 GMT
R.I.P. 457 https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/12/r-i-p-457 Covering a funeral is always hard, but it was an honor and a pleasure to document the funeral, and events leading up to the funeral, of Richmond Police officer Daniel Ellis for his family, knowing that much of that day would "be a blur."

Kentucky State Police investigate the scene of a shooting where a Richmond police officer was shot Wednesday morning, November 4, 2015.
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Kentucky State Police trooper Robert Purdy talks to the media about a shooting that involved a Richmond police officer Wednesday morning, November 4, 2015, at 517 Ballard Drive, in Richmond.
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James Winkler looks on from his Ballard Drive apartment in Richmond, while Kentucky State Police hold a news conference about a shooting that involved a Richmond police officer, Wednesday morning, November 4, 2015.
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Former Richmond police officer Joe Johnson, left, now with the Berea Police, cries in the arms of Richmond police officer Josh Petry. A prayer vigil was held Wednesday night, November 4, 2015, in front of the Richmond Police Department, in honor of officer Daniel Ellis, who was shot in the line of duty earlier in the day.
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Local law enforcement officers from Madison County are the center of a prayer vigil, Wednesday night, November 4, 2015, in front of the Richmond Police Department, in honor of officer Daniel Ellis, who was shot in the line of duty earlier in the day.
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Local law enforcement officers from Madison County are the center of a prayer vigil, Wednesday night, November 4, 2015, in front of the Richmond Police Department, in honor of officer Daniel Ellis, who was shot in the line of duty earlier in the day. The group was gathered around Ellis' cruiser.
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Several hundred people, including police and emergency officials from Madison County, hold a prayer vigil around the police cruiser of Richmond police officer Daniel Ellis, Wednesday night, November 4, 2015, in front of the Richmond Police Department. Ellis was shot in the line of duty earlier in the day.
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Derek Thomas, a sergeant with the Madison County Sheriff's Department, consoles Krista Farthing during a prayer vigil for Richmond police officer Daniel Ellis, Wednesday night, November 4, 2015, in front of the Richmond Police Department. Ellis was shot in the line of duty earlier in the day.
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Several hundred people, including police and emergency officials from Madison County, hold a prayer vigil around the police cruiser of Richmond police officer Daniel Ellis, Wednesday night, November 4, 2015, in front of the Richmond Police Department. Ellis was shot in the line of duty earlier in the day.
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Richmond Police Officer Donovan Nolan, center, stands with his head bowed, during a prayer vigil for fellow officer Daniel Ellis, Wednesday night, November 4, 2015, in front of the Richmond Police Department. Ellis was shot in the line of duty earlier in the day.
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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/12/r-i-p-457 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 14:51:51 GMT
All Systems Failure: UK vs. Tennessee https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/11/all-systems-failure-uk-vs-tennessee Here are a few shots from Kentucky's lackluster performance against Tennessee Saturday night.

Kentucky's Patrick Towles takes a hard hit in the second half from Tennessee's Todd Kelly Jr. Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington.
(October 31, 2015)
Kentucky Coach Mark Stoops looks at the scoreboard in the first half against Tennessee Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington.
(October 31, 2015)
Kentucky's Jabari Greenwood fumbles against Tennessee's Max Arnold Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington.
(October 31, 2015)
Kentucky's Dorian Baker makes an acrobatic catch over Tennessee's Cameron Sutton Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington.
(October 31, 2015)
Kentucky's Courtney Miggins makes a tackle against Tennessee's John Kelly Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington.
(October 31, 2015)
Tennessee quarterback hands off to Jalen Hurd in the second half against Kentucky Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington.
(October 31, 2015)
Kentucky's Mikel Horton is upended by the Tennessee defense in the second half Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington.
(October 31, 2015)
Kentucky running back Mikel Horton runs against Tennessee in the first half Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington.
(October 31, 2015)
Tennessee quarterback throws a 75-yard touchdown to Josh Malone in the first half against Kentucky Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington.
(October 31, 2015)
Kentucky's Patrick Towles runs for a touchdown in the first half against Tennessee's LaDarrell McNeil Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington.
(October 31, 2015)
Kentucky's Patrick Towles runs for a touchdown in the frist half against Tennessee Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington.
(October 31, 2015)
Kentucky's Boom Williams hurts his arm on a run against Tennessee's Justin Martin in the first half Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington.
(October 31, 2015)
Tennessee's Jalen Hurd runs the ball against Kentucky's Mike Edwards Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington.
(October 31, 2015)
Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs runs out of bounds with the ball in the first quarter against Kentucky Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington.
(October 31, 2015)
Dennis Jones, with the television crew is dressed for Halloween Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington.
(October 31, 2015)

 

 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/11/all-systems-failure-uk-vs-tennessee Wed, 04 Nov 2015 20:31:16 GMT
American Pharoah Arrives in Lexington https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/11/american-pharoah-arrives-in-lexington I missed out on the Derby and the Breeders Cup this year, but I did get to spend about 30 seconds, up close and personal with American Pharoah last week when he landed at Bluegrass Airport.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/11/american-pharoah-arrives-in-lexington Mon, 02 Nov 2015 16:05:21 GMT
Fogged In On the Ohio https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/11/fogged-in-on-the-ohio Every now and then it's both good and fun for the creative brain to put down my Nikons and get creative with the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone. I had the opportunity to work on a tug boat last week, doing some scenic fall photos of Spurlock Station, but what I got instead of pretty fall colors was a fog bank so thick thick I could barely see anything. So I spent a couple of hours shooting with my phone while I waited for the fog to burn off.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/11/fogged-in-on-the-ohio Mon, 02 Nov 2015 15:58:01 GMT
Governor's Debate https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/10/governors-debate I'll be glad when this is over. Here are a few shots from the gubernatorial debate last weekend at EKU's Center for the Arts in Richmond. 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) Tim Webb A Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/10/governors-debate Thu, 29 Oct 2015 19:32:23 GMT
Baptist Health Richmond Ad Campaign https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/10/baptist-health-richmond-ad-campaign Here are the end-products of an ad campaign that I shot for Baptist Health Richmond back in the summer, as well as a preview publication on the governor's race for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/10/baptist-health-richmond-ad-campaign Tue, 27 Oct 2015 15:07:13 GMT
Dancing with the Spaniards https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/10/dancing-with-the-spaniards I was going through some archive work last week and ran across these shots from the Alltech Symposium back in May. These were shots of Kentucky Night at the Horse Park. The group from Spain really knew how to party, and at one point took my camera and made me part of the celebration.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) Tim Webb A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/10/dancing-with-the-spaniards Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:26:24 GMT
If the Glove Fits https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/10/if-the-glove-fits I liked this shot of a little guy trying on a lineman's glove at the East Kentucky Power Safety Fair back in September. East Kentucky Power takes their safety protocols seriously. They're safety program has become a national model among electric utilities. It's even rubbed off on me and my bad habits at home and on the job. It dawned on me one day that my eyes are the most important tool that I have as a photographer, and that I need to protect them. I can always buy new cameras, but I can't buy a new set of eyes. So I now keep safety glasses with me all the time and actual use them.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/10/if-the-glove-fits Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:55:51 GMT
Kentucky Living Magazine Work https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/9/kentucky-living-magazine-work I've had a busy year with Kentucky Living Magazine. The best thing about working for Kentucky's largest publication is that I get to travel all over this gorgeous state of ours, meeting and photographing some very interesting people.




 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) Tim Webb A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/9/kentucky-living-magazine-work Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:10:26 GMT
Hope https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/9/hope About twice a year I get to be involved with an organization called Flashes of Hope. It's where professional photographers can donate their time to do portraits of kids with cancer or other diseases that require them to be in the hospital or receive treatments at the hospital. I did it several years at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, but starting last year, I've been working with the Lexington Chapter at the UK Children's Hospital. It's a very rewarding experience to say the least!

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/9/hope Tue, 29 Sep 2015 14:17:13 GMT
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/9/rowan-county-clerk-kim-davis Regardless of how you feel about Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, gay marriage, and the United States Supreme Court, one thing is certain, Kentucky is in the middle of monumental history right now. Here are some images that I shot for the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Gay rights activist Hexie Mefford protests outside the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead Tuesday morning, against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' refusal to issue marriage licenses.
(September 1, 2015)
Mike Reynolds of Morehead, waives the Christian Flag outside the Rowan County Courthouse, in support of county clerk Kim Davis.
(September 1, 2015)
David Moore argues with Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis after her office denied a marriage license for him and his partner David Ermold, Tuesday morning at the Rowan County Courthouse.
(September 1, 2015)
Gay rights supporters demonstrated outside the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead Tuesday morning.
(September 1, 2015)
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, argues with David Moore and David Ermold, after they were denied a marriage license at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead.
(September 1, 2015)
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis argues with David Moore and David Ermold, after they were denied a marriage license at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead.
(September 1, 2015)
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, goes back to her office after arguing with David Moore and David Ermold, after they were denied a marriage license at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead Tuesday morning.
(September 1, 2015)
David Moore hugs a supporter in the Rowan County Clerk's office, after he and his partner David Ermold were denied a marriage license by county clerk Kim Davis' office Tuesday morning.
(September 1, 2015)
Supporters of Kim Davis chant in support of the Rowan County Clerk after Davis denied marriage licenses to two same sex couples Tuesday morning.
(September 1, 2015)
Supporters of Kim Davis chant in support of the Rowan County Clerk after Davis denied marriage licenses to two same sex couples Tuesday morning.
(September 1, 2015)
David Fletcher of Mount Vernon, stands in support of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis outside the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead Tuesday morning.
(September 1, 2015)
Gay rights activists rally against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in front of the courthouse Tuesday morning.
(September 1, 2015)
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis speaks to the media at the front of the courthouse Monday morning, saying she will not interfere with her deputy clerks, but she will not personally issue or authorize marriage licenses.
(September 14, 2015)
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis speaks to the media at the front of the courthouse Monday morning, saying she will not interfere with her deputy clerks, but she will not personally issue or authorize marriage licenses.
(September 14, 2015)
Rusty Thomas, with Operation Save America of Waco, Texas, rallies the crowd in support of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis Monday morning at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead.
(September 14, 2015)
Rusty Thomas, with Operation Save America of Waco, Texas, rallies the crowd in support of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis Monday morning at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead.
(September 14, 2015)
Alan Hoyle of Charlotte, North Carolina, rallied with several others in support of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis Monday morning at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead.
(September 14, 2015)
April Miller, left, and Karen Roberts, center, are denied a marriage license by Rowan County Deputy Clerk Kim Russell Tuesday morning.
(September 1, 2015)

Rowan County Sheriff Matt Sparks talks with David Moore, center, about the legal possibilities after Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' office denied Moore and his partner David Ernold a marriage license.
(September 1, 2015)

Dan Holman of Keokuk, Iowa, and Nancy McFarland of Coshocton, Ohio, demonstrate outside the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Monday morning.
(September 14, 2015)

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was back to work in her office Monday morning at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead.
(September 14, 2015)
A bumper sticker in support of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis outside the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead.
(September 14, 2015)
Shannon, left, and Carmen Wampler-Collins conduct an interview with CNN before receiving their marriage license at the Rowan County Courthouse.
(September 14, 2015)

  

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/9/rowan-county-clerk-kim-davis Fri, 11 Sep 2015 14:52:53 GMT
A Wild Night to be a Kentucky Republican https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/5/a-wild-night-to-be-a-kentucky-republican It was a wild and emotional night for Republican gubernatorial candidate James Comer. At first he was in third place and down 10,000 votes in Tuesday's primary election. Then he came back with 99 percent of the vote in to go up by 30 votes. 30 votes in a state-wide election, only to eventually lose by 83 votes to Matt Bevin. Needless to say it was a roller coaster of a night for him and his supporters at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort. Here are a few shots that I did covering it for the Louisville Courier-Journal. Oh...and for all his supporters who hate the CJ, don't kill the messenger. I'm just a freelancer from Richmond. 

Shadows are cast on a James Comer campaign sign in the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort, as supporters wait for results on the governor's race Tuesday night.
(May 19, 2015)
Hannah Mann celebrates as James Comer made a comeback against Matt Bevin, before eventually losing by 83 votes in Tuesday night's Republican gubernatorial primary. Comer said he will seek a re-canvas.
(May 19, 2015)
Bob Heleringer, center, reacts as James Comer made a comeback against Matt Bevin, before eventually losing by 83 votes in the Republican gubernatorial primary. Comer said he will ask for a re-canvas.
(May 19, 2015)
Bob Heleringer hugs former state representative Lonnie Napier after James Comer made a comeback against Matt Bevin in Tuesday night's gubernatorial primary. Comer would eventually lose by 83 votes but is seeking a re-canvas.
(May 19, 2015)
James Comer supporters Hannah Mann, left, and Anna and John Pitcock Bob Heleringer, celebrate as James Comer made a comeback against Matt Bevin, before eventually losing by 83 votes in Tuesday night's Republican gubernatorial primary. Comer said he will seek a re-canvas.
(May 19, 2015)
Bob Heleringer, center, reacts as James Comer made a comeback against Matt Bevin, before eventually losing by 83 votes in the Republican gubernatorial primary. Comer said he will ask for a re-canvas.
(May 19, 2015)
Oldham County Judge Executive David Voegele and his wife Mary Lee celebrate during Tuesday's gubernatorial primary, as James Comer made a big comeback against Matt Bevin. Bevin eventually won by 83 votes.
(May 19, 2015)
James Comer speaks to his supporters at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort Tuesday night, saying he will ask for a re-canvas after losing to Matt Bevin by only 83 votes.
(May 19, 2015)
James Comer speaks to his supporters at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort Tuesday night, saying he will ask for a re-canvas after losing to Matt Bevin by only 83 votes.
(May 19, 2015)
James Comer speaks to his supporters at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort Tuesday night, saying he will ask for a re-canvas after losing to Matt Bevin by only 83 votes.
(May 19, 2015)
James Comer speaks to his supporters at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort Tuesday night, saying he will ask for a re-canvas after losing to Matt Bevin by only 83 votes.
(May 19, 2015)
James Comer speaks to his supporters at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort Tuesday night, saying he will ask for a re-canvas after losing to Matt Bevin by only 83 votes.
(May 19, 2015)

 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/5/a-wild-night-to-be-a-kentucky-republican Fri, 22 May 2015 16:33:17 GMT
A Most Memorable Season https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/4/a-most-memorable-season Here are a few images from UK's incredible run this year. We may have lost a heart breaker on the edge of perfection, but one thing is certain, UK is once again relevant!

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2015/4/a-most-memorable-season Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:49:56 GMT
2014 KHSAA Sweet 16 https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2014/5/2014-khsaa-sweet-16 Covington Catholic players, and fans, storm their way to the state title. 

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Scott and Kyle Bottoms become the first father and son duo to officiate a Sweet 16 game together.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2014/5/2014-khsaa-sweet-16 Mon, 05 May 2014 15:06:46 GMT
Kentucky vs. Louisville Baseball https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2014/5/kentucky-vs-louisville-baseball Louisville's Kyle Gibson (14) celebrates with teammates after hitting a two-run homerun in the second inning against Kentucky.
(April 1, 2014)
Kentucky pitcher Dylan Dwyer started Tuesday against Louisville.
(April 1, 2014)
Louisville Assistant Coach Kyle Cheesebrough talks to Logan Taylor at first base during the top of the second against Kentucky.
(April 1, 2014)
Kentucky's Micheal Thomas celebrates with teammates after scoring against Louisville in the second inning.
(April 1, 2014)
Kentucky's Thomas Bernal is tagged out at home plate by Louisville's Kyle Gibson in the bottom of the fifth inning.
(April 1, 2014)
Kentucky's Thomas Bernal is tagged out at home plate by Louisville's Kyle Gibson in the bottom of the fifth inning.
(April 1, 2014)
Kentucky's JaVon Shelby waits for a late throw as Louisville's Grant Kay slides into second in the top of the third inning.
(April 1, 2014)
Kentucky's Thomas Bernal (46), right, celebrates with teammates at home plate, after hitting a three-run homerun against Louisville in the bottom of the fourth inning.
(April 1, 2014)
Louisville's Grant Kay hits a single in the fifth inning against Kentucky, but was later thrown out at the plate.
(April 1, 2014)
Grant Kay is tagged out at the plate in the fifth inning by Kentucky's Micheal Thomas.
(April 1, 2014)
Several hundred fans turned out to watch Kentucky and Louisville play at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
(April 1, 2014)

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2014/5/kentucky-vs-louisville-baseball Mon, 05 May 2014 15:05:41 GMT
2014 KHSAA State Archery https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2014/5/2014-khsaa-state-archery Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2014/5/2014-khsaa-state-archery Mon, 05 May 2014 14:45:13 GMT
NCAA Selection Sunday with EKU https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2014/5/ncaa-selection-sunday-with-eku The EKU Colonels celebrated when their name was announced on CBS, during their Selection Sunday Celebration at the EKU Center for the Arts, Sunday, March 16, 2014.
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EKU's Tarius Johnson, left, and Orlando Williams, right, wait to see where the Colonels will play in the NCAA Tournament, during the Selection Sunday Celebration at the EKU Center for the Arts, Sunday, March 16, 2014.
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EKU Coach Jeff Neubauer celebrates with his wife Karen, during the Selection Sunday Celebration at the EKU Center for the Arts, Sunday, March 16, 2014. The Colonels will play Kansas in the opening round in St. Louis.
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EKU Cheerleader Leah Thomas cheers as the Colonel basketball team is introduced, Sunday, March 16, 2014, during the Selection Sunday Celebration at the EKU Center for the Arts.
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EKU President Michael Benson gives the Eastern sign during the Selection Sunday celebration at the EKU Center for the Arts, as the Colonels learned their destiny in the NCAA Tournament, Sunday, March 16, 2014.
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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2014/5/ncaa-selection-sunday-with-eku Mon, 05 May 2014 14:35:30 GMT
2014 KHSAA State Swimming & Diving https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2014/5/2014-khsaa-state-swimming-diving Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2014/5/2014-khsaa-state-swimming-diving Mon, 05 May 2014 14:30:02 GMT
2014 KHSAA State Wrestling https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2014/5/2014-khsaa-state-wrestling This is by-far the most intense state tournament that I cover each year.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2014/5/2014-khsaa-state-wrestling Mon, 05 May 2014 14:21:14 GMT
The 2014 All-A Classic https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2014/4/the-2014-all-a-classic This year's tournament in January was an anniversary of sorts. I've been covering the All-A Classic for Touchstone Energy for 10 years. It was one of the first jobs that I did when I left Eastern Kentucky University to go out on my own in January 2004.

 

GLASGOW VS. LOUISVILLE HOLY CROSSGLASGOW VS. LOUISVILLE HOLY CROSSLouisville Holy Cross's Emily Alexander shoots over Glasgow's Bree Glover, during the opening round of the girls Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Wednesday, January 29, 2014.
Photo by Tim Webb

SAYRE VS. LESLIE COUNTYSAYRE VS. LESLIE COUNTYSayre's Hannah Brady shoots against Leslie County, during the opening round of the girls Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Wednesday, January 29, 2014.
Photo by Tim Webb

HARLAN VS. UNIVERSITY HEIGHTSHARLAN VS. UNIVERSITY HEIGHTSUniversity Heights' DeNayia Holmes shoots over Harlan's Jordan Brock, during the opening round of the girls Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Wednesday, January 29, 2014.
Photo by Tim Webb
BISHOP BROSSART VS. MORGAN COUNTYBISHOP BROSSART VS. MORGAN COUNTYMorgan County's Montana Cheek (10) and Bishop Brossart's Madison Eisenman (12), fight for a loose ball, during the opening round of the girls Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Wednesday, January 29, 2014.
Photo by Tim Webb
ELLIOTT COUNTY VS. LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMYELLIOTT COUNTY VS. LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMYLexington Christian Academy's Trevor Hill shoots over Elliott County's Logan Nickell, during the opening round of the boys Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Thursday, January 30, 2014.
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UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS VS. LOUISVILLE HOLY CROSSUNIVERSITY HEIGHTS VS. LOUISVILLE HOLY CROSSUniversity Height's Lamontas Johnson shoots around Louisville Holy Cross' Dominique Mack, during the opening round of the boys Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Thursday, January 30, 2014.
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BETSY LAYNE VS. GLASGOWBETSY LAYNE VS. GLASGOWBetsy Layne Head Coach William Newsome gives his team instructions, during the opening round of the boys Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Thursday, January 30, 2014.
Photo by Tim Webb
CORDIA VS. CARROLL COUNTYCORDIA VS. CARROLL COUNTYCordia's Anthony Tagaloa grabs a rebound against Carroll County, during the opening round of the boys Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Thursday, January 30, 2014.
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CORDIA VS. CARROLL COUNTYCORDIA VS. CARROLL COUNTYCarroll County's Jacob Wise lands in press-row after chasing a loose ball against Cordia, during the opening round of the boys Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Thursday, January 30, 2014.
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NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC VS. TRIMBLE COUNTYNEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC VS. TRIMBLE COUNTYTrimble County's Erin Gonterman scrambles for a loose ball with Alexus Mayes, left, and Stephanie Lewis, right, of Newport Central Catholic, during the quarterfinal round of the girls Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Friday, January 31, 2014.
Photo by Tim Webb
BISHOP BROSSART VS. DANVILLEBISHOP BROSSART VS. DANVILLEDanville Head Coach Judie Mason pleads her case with Referee Jamie Gatewood, during the quarterfinal round of the girls Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Friday, January 31, 2014.
Photo by Tim Webb
BISHOP BROSSART VS. DANVILLEBISHOP BROSSART VS. DANVILLEDanville's NeNe Chenault and Morgan Verst fight for a loose ball, during the quarterfinal round of the girls Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Friday, January 31, 2014.
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Bishop Brossart's Sarah Futscher, center, is consoled by teammates, Abby King, left, and Abby Stadtmiller, right, after blowing a sizable lead, losing to Danville 60-58, during the quarterfinal round of the girls Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Friday, January 31, 2014.
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LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY VS. LOUISVILLE HOLY CROSSLEXINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY VS. LOUISVILLE HOLY CROSSLouisville Holy Cross' Aaron Stahl grabs a rebound over Matt Rose of Lexington Christian Academy, during the quarterfinal round of the boys Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Friday, January 31, 2014.
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Green County's Dominique Compton drives the lane against Newport Central Catholic's Grant Moeves, during the quarterfinal round of the boys Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Friday, January 31, 2014.
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NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC VS. DANVILLENEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC VS. DANVILLEDanville's Cameron McPherson shoots around Ansley Davenport (3), left, and Stephanie Lewis (12), during the semifinal round of the girls Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Saturday, February 1, 2014.
Photo by Cameron Webb
NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC VS. DANVILLENEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC VS. DANVILLEDanville Head Coach Judie Mason celebrates with assistant principal Wade Stanfield after beating Newport Central Catholic 71-59, during the semifinal round of the girls Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Saturday, February 1, 2014.
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NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC VS. DANVILLENEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC VS. DANVILLEDanville's Cameron McPherson (12) celebrates with Essence Grey (22), after beating Newport Central Catholic 71-55, during the semifinal round of the girls Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Saturday, February 1, 2014.
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LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY VS. NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLICLEXINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY VS. NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLICNewport Central Catholic's Zach Pangallo shoots over Lexington Christian Academy's Matt Rose, during the semifinal round of the boys Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Saturday, February 1, 2014.
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LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY VS. NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLICLEXINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY VS. NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLICLexington Christian Academy's Trevor Hill walks off the court after losing to Newport Central Catholic 78-49, during the semifinal round of the boys Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Saturday, February 1, 2014.
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GLASGOW VS. DANVILLEGLASGOW VS. DANVILLEGlasgow's Allie Champan, right, and Danville's NeNe Chenault collide at mid-court, during the finals of the girls Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Sunday, February 2, 2014.
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during the finals of the girls Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Sunday, February 2, 2014.
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GLASGOW VS. DANVILLEGLASGOW VS. DANVILLEGlasgow's Shalika Smith, left, and Bree Glover, right, celebrate after beating Danville 53-43, during the finals of the girls Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Sunday, February 2, 2014.
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GLASGOW VS. DANVILLEGLASGOW VS. DANVILLETournament MVP Shalika Smith holds the championship trophy after beating Danville 53-43, during the finals of the girls Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Sunday, February 2, 2014.
Photo by Tim Webb
NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC VS. CORDIANEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC VS. CORDIACordia's Christen Cunningham is fouled by Newport Central Catholic's Ben Weyer, during the finals of the boys Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Sunday, February 2, 2014.
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NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC VS. CORDIANEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC VS. CORDIANewport Central Catholic assistant coach Jimmy Pangallo kisses his nephew Zach after beating Cordia 72-61, during the finals of the boys Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Sunday, February 2, 2014.
Photo by Tim Webb
NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC VS. CORDIANEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC VS. CORDIANewport Central Catholic's Tanner Moeves, left, and Jacob Smith, right, kiss the championship trophy after beating Cordia 72-61, during the finals of the boys Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, in Frankfort, Sunday, February 2, 2014.
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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) Commercial & Editorial Photographer A Kentucky Corporate Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2014/4/the-2014-all-a-classic Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:44 GMT
The Alltech Celebration of Song Christmas Concert https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2014/1/the-alltech-celebration-of-song-christmas-concert Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) Commercial & Editorial Photographer A Kentucky Corporate Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2014/1/the-alltech-celebration-of-song-christmas-concert Wed, 01 Jan 2014 15:56:26 GMT
State Competitive Cheer https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2014/1/state-competitive-cheer Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb

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My former high school classmate Donna Bliss Perkins, second from left, helped lead the Letcher County Central squad to third place in the medium category. 


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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2014/1/state-competitive-cheer Wed, 01 Jan 2014 15:51:29 GMT
The Faces of Lung Cancer https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2014/1/the-faces-of-lung-cancer I first started working on The Faces of Lung Cancer project for the Kentucky Cancer Program back in June. I photographed nine lung cancer survivors all over this part of the state, from Monticello, to Hazard, Grayson, Flemingsburg, Morehead, Florence, Lexington, Salyersville, and Corbin. I did a similar project in 2010 with colon cancer survivors, in which I shot environmental photos in color. This time I did black and white studio shots. The exhibit was officially opened on December 9th at the Markey Cancer Center at the University of Kentucky.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2014/1/the-faces-of-lung-cancer Wed, 01 Jan 2014 15:37:18 GMT
Alltech National Horse Show https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2014/1/alltech-national-horse-show Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2014/1/alltech-national-horse-show Wed, 01 Jan 2014 15:22:21 GMT
EKU Volleyball Poster https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/12/eku-volleyball-poster  It had been a long time since working on an EKU athletic poster, but I was asked to work on the volleyball poster this year.

 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/12/eku-volleyball-poster Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:54:25 GMT
USAA/American Legion Ad Campaign https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/12/usaa-american-legion-ad-campaign This job sort of came out of nowhere back in the September. I hooked up with Campbell Ewald, an ad agency out of Detroit, and USAA Insurance out of San Antonio, to photograph a family of veterans in Louisville. It was part of a campaign that produced a magazine wrap that would go around the January issue of the American Legion Magazine.

 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/12/usaa-american-legion-ad-campaign Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:51:01 GMT
East Kentucky Power Line Crew https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/12/east-kentucky-power-line-crew I love when I get the chance to photograph electric utility line crews on the job for East Kentucky Power or some of the state's electric cooperatives. Here is a shoot that I did back in the fall with the Bardstown Crew.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/12/east-kentucky-power-line-crew Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:16:00 GMT
Big Blue Madness https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/12/big-blue-madness I had never shot Big Blue Madness before this year, usually because I'm in Carter County hunting. But I was able to do it this year. It turned out to be a Murphy's Law night for me. The light was beautiful, but constantly changing. I had an 8:30 deadline, which was about 10 minutes into the men's gig. The internet wouldn't work on my laptop, which suddenly turned transmitting to Louisville into a nightmare. My phone died in the middle of it. There were no numbers on the front of the jerseys, so I couldn't identify half of them, which is a big deal with a Calipari team because they're all new! Then try throwing the Harrison twins into that mix! UK didn't pass out roster cards, and with no internet I wasn't sure how to spell some of their names, once I figured out who they were. But hey...no complaints from me. Very happy to be there!

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/12/big-blue-madness Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:09:58 GMT
Kentucky vs. Florida https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/10/kentucky-vs-florida Kentucky's Hunter Joyer misses a tackle against Florida's Trey Burton in the first half. Florida won 24-7.
September 28, 2013
Kentucky's Jojo Kemp is wrapped up by Florida's Antonio Morrison (3), left, in the second half. Florida won 24-7.
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Joker got a warm welcome from his former players at the end of the game. 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/10/kentucky-vs-florida Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:41:54 GMT
The 2013 Honor Flight https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/10/the-2013-honor-flight We were lucky to get the Honor Flight in this year before the government shutdown. But if we had gone after the shutdown, maybe we could have been one of the groups to break through the barriers and go in anyway. As usual, this is always one of my favorite assignments each year. I appreciate Touchstone Energy bringing me along each year. I love hearing the stories that these men have to tell from their place and time in World War II, and I love being a small part of their trip to Washington DC, to see the Memorials that have been built in their honor.

 It all starts in the Louisville Airport early that morning, and ends about 14 hours later.

The reception at the Baltimore Washington International Airport is always a surprise for the vets.

Several of these active duty service men and women drove 12 hours from Ft. Gordon, near Augusta, Georgia, just to greet The Honor Flight vets as they got off the plane in Baltimore. Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb Photo by Tim Webb The whole day is a great experience. But the Homecoming Parade, with about 300 people in the concourse at the Louisville Airport, tops it all off. It's something that will make even the toughest of men cry. These, and all vets fight for a cause. The Homecoming Parade symbolizes what they fight for.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/10/the-2013-honor-flight Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:28:00 GMT
Natalie's 40th Birthday Video https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/9/natalies-40th-birthday-video My wife Natalie celebrated her 40th Birthday on Labor Day. Here is a little video that I put together of her first 40 years.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/9/natalies-40th-birthday-video Thu, 19 Sep 2013 01:28:27 GMT
Kentucky vs. Louisville https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/9/kentucky-vs-louisville It was a beautiful day for football as Kentucky hosted Louisville. It certainly could've been worse, but in a lot of ways, Kentucky held their own against their brothers to the west, only losing 27-13.

Louisville's DeVante Parker scores a touchdown against Kentucky's Eric Dixon, left, and Fred Tiller, right.
September 14, 2013
Kentucky's Jordan Aumiller, left, celebrates with Alexander Montgomery, after scoring the Wildcat's only touchdown against Louisville.
September 14, 2013
Louisville coach Charlie Strong took a 10-3 lead into halftime against Kentucky.
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Louisville's Senorise Perry rushes against Kentucky's Mister Cobble, during the second half.
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Senorise Perry (32), left, celebrates with DeVante Parker after scoring Louisville's first touchdown in the first half against Kentucky.
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UK and UL fans celebrating before the game.
September 14, 2013
UK and UL fans celebrating before the game.
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UK and UL fans celebrating before the game.
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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/9/kentucky-vs-louisville Sun, 15 Sep 2013 16:14:57 GMT
Publication Covers https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/9/publication-covers Here are a few of the cover shots that I've created for various publications this year. The plastic surgery shoot was particularly fun because while I do a lot of healthcare photography, this was my first time to shoot a live surgery. It was small scale compared to some procedures, but it was still fun to gown and glove up for it.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/9/publication-covers Fri, 13 Sep 2013 03:01:56 GMT
Convocation at Berea Collge https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/9/convocation-at-berea-collge Take what I said about New Student Days at EKU, and then ditto it with the Convocation at Berea College, which I usually shoot a week later. Madison County, Kentucky is truly blessed with quality and unique higher education!

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/9/convocation-at-berea-collge Fri, 13 Sep 2013 02:51:15 GMT
New Student Days at EKU https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/9/new-student-days-at-eku One thing about it, shooting for a university helps keep you young at heart. I was the University Photographer at Eastern Kentucky University for nearly 10 years. I loved it every year when a fresh set of faces would roll onto campus each fall, and would start the process over again. I still get to go back and cover New Student Days each year in August for Eastern. It's always a fun week.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/9/new-student-days-at-eku Fri, 13 Sep 2013 02:35:12 GMT
Baptist Health Ad Campaign https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/9/baptist-health-ad-campaign This is a series of photos that I did for Baptist Health Richmond and Baptist Health Corbin, showing the economic impact that the two hospitals have on their community. 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/9/baptist-health-ad-campaign Thu, 12 Sep 2013 23:40:05 GMT
Toyota State Fair Ad Campaign https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/9/toyota-state-fair-ad-campaign I shot these photos for Toyota's booth at the State Fair this summer. 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/9/toyota-state-fair-ad-campaign Thu, 12 Sep 2013 21:12:28 GMT
Flashes of Hope https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/9/flashes-of-hope God has truly blessed me as a photographer, in more ways than I can begin to mention here. About once a year, I get the opportunity to give back with my God-given skills, to a national organization called Flashes of Hope. I get to do portraits of kids who have cancer at Kosair Childrens Hospital in Louisville, totally free of charge. The only profit margin with this assignment is felt in my heart, not my wallet. I've been doing this since 2007, and it's a life altering experience each time that I'm there. I leave with a heavy heart, but also with the realization of how lucky I am to have three healthy kids waiting on me when I get back home in Richmond. This July was a first, because I was able to take one of those kids, my oldest, Nolan, to help pack equipment and experience the day. 

Nolan volunteered his services by being a test subject for the light, and a pack mule for all my equipment.


 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/9/flashes-of-hope Wed, 11 Sep 2013 22:21:50 GMT
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Economic Summit https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/9/kentucky-chamber-of-commerce-economic-summit The political/history buff in me loves shooting the Economic Summit and Annual Meeting for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber always brings in an A-List of political speakers like Bob Woodward, James Carville and Mary Matalin, George Will, and Tim Russert, before he died. This year's speaker was former adviser of several presidents from Nixon to Clinton, and current CNN political analyst David Gergen. You don't notice it while he's sitting behind a desk on air, but he's a pretty tall guy. I also really like shooting this conference because anyone who is a Who's Who in Kentucky politics, education, and business, is in attendance. It makes for an interesting crowd.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/9/kentucky-chamber-of-commerce-economic-summit Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:39:11 GMT
UK Football Media Day https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/8/uk-football-media-day Although the season won't officially kick off for a few more weeks, first-year coach Mark Stoops and the boys are in town and getting ready for the 2013 season.

 

 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/8/uk-football-media-day Mon, 05 Aug 2013 23:16:58 GMT
Spillunking https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/8/spillunking I had the fun assignment of shooting The Wild Cave Tour at Mammoth Cave National Park for Kentucky Living back in December. Here are a few images from that trip. 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/8/spillunking Mon, 05 Aug 2013 22:31:40 GMT
The Faces of Lung Cancer https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/7/the-faces-of-lung-cancer I've worked on projects with the Kentucky Cancer program for the last three years. In 2010 we created a photo exhibit of Colon Cancer survivors, and this year we did survivors of Lung Cancer. The exhibit will be out in November, but until then here is a nice candid shot that I took of Willard Martin and his wife in Monticello.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/7/the-faces-of-lung-cancer Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:58:33 GMT
Baptist Health Richmond https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/7/baptist-health-richmond Baptist Health Richmond now has the latest and greatest heart cath lab in the state of Kentucky. I love shooting techy-looking stuff in hospitals.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/7/baptist-health-richmond Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:47:35 GMT
State Baseball https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/7/state-baseball-3 I never made it to the state tournament as a player, but I now love shooting the tournament each year in June for KHSAA. Watching the winning team celebrate on the field and hearing the songs "Don't Stop Believing," and "We Are the Champions," never gets old. Congrats to PRP on their championship. Them and Mercer County gave us a great extra-inning final. 

 

 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/7/state-baseball-3 Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:47:53 GMT
Saint Joseph Hospital Maternity Fair https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/7/saint-joseph-hospital-maternity-fair

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/7/saint-joseph-hospital-maternity-fair Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:46:04 GMT
The Kentucky Bar Association's 2013 Convention https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/7/the-kentucky-bar-associations-2013-convention-3 I work a lot of conferences in May and June. One of my favorite is the Kentucky Bar Association because of the speakers they bring. This year the Bar had former Bush Administration Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, talking about the legal events surrounding 9-11. This year's line up also included attorney's Ted Olson and David Boies, who worked against each other during Gore vs. Bush in 2000, but came together, representing Proposition 8, winning in the recent Supreme Court decision that struck down DOMA.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/7/the-kentucky-bar-associations-2013-convention-3 Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:40:59 GMT
Special Olympics https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/7/special-olympics This was my first year covering the Special Olympics state tournament in Richmond for Touchstone Energy. It's easy to take an event like this for granted, but this was truly a highlight-of-the-year for some of these folks. Natalie and I briefly kept her special needs brother this spring. I realized during that time how easy it is to take for granted the things that we do routinely everyday, until you have to help someone else do those same simple tasks. The Special Olympics came on the heals that experience, and was good timing for me and my point-of-view on life. It gave me a whole new appreciation for people with special needs.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/7/special-olympics Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:39:18 GMT
Kentucky Association of Manufacturers 2013 Energy Summit https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/7/kentucky-association-of-manufacturers-2013-energy-summit

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/7/kentucky-association-of-manufacturers-2013-energy-summit Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:23:46 GMT
Electric Co-ops https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/7/electric-co-ops A lot of my work derives in some form or fashion from the state's electric cooperatives that make up Touchstone Energy. Mostly it's for East Kentucky Power, the company that provides the power for the co-ops, or Kentucky Living Magazine. But sometimes it's for the co-ops themselves, such as ad campaigns, or their annual meetings in the spring. The co-op annual meetings are like a country fair for their members, and becomes a feature hunt for a photographer.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/7/electric-co-ops Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:05:32 GMT
Hipstamatic Photos of Washington DC https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/7/hipstamatic-photos-of-washington-dc I was in Washington DC in June with Kentucky Living Magazine to photograph Kentucky kids on the Washington Youth Tour. We did the shoot on Father's Day in front of the Lincoln Memorial. I hung out Saturday with editor Paul Wesslund, as we did some sight seeing around the city. The history buff in me loves DC and all it has to offer. I spent quite a bit of time at Section 60, one of the newer sections at Arlington Cemetery. It stands out among the other sections because the grief there is fresh. It was different seeing many of the white stones decorated with photos. There are a lot of Vietnam veterans buried there, along with many vets who didn't return from Iraq or Afghanistan. It averages between 25-30 funerals a day.

I saw one thing that really moved me. Seeing the Vietnam Memorial lined from end to end with roses on Father's Day was a touching sight. I also saw two things that I may never see again. The Washington Monument was totally encased with scaffolding, needed to make repairs from a 2011 earthquake. And the eternal flame at JFK's grave has been moved temporarily to repair the original copper lines that feed gas to it.  

As a photographer who shoots with his big boy camera and lenses daily, it's good mental therapy to get away from them and use a my iPhone. I love the Hipstamatic app, and all the effects you can do with it. So everything on my sight-seeing-day was shot with my phone.

 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/7/hipstamatic-photos-of-washington-dc Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:22:46 GMT
First Lady Michelle Obama https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/7/first-lady-michelle-obama First Lady Michelle Obama gave the spring commencement address at Eastern Kentucky University. The Obama Administration chose Eastern because of its commitment to returning veterans. Of course everyone will give you their political opinions when people like this come to town. But I think it's a great moment for any regional university to get a visit from a president, vice president, or a first lady of any political affiliation. Here are some images that I did for the Lexington Herald-Leader.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/7/first-lady-michelle-obama Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:56:08 GMT
The 2013 Kentucky Derby https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/7/the-2013-kentucky-derby It was a wet one at the Derby this year. I didn't make the race because of an accident back home, but I spent most of the day shooting a wet sloppy infield.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/7/the-2013-kentucky-derby Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:40:35 GMT
The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/7/the-rolex-kentucky-three-day-event Watching the ponies jump at the Kentucky Horse Park!

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/7/the-rolex-kentucky-three-day-event Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:59:10 GMT
"Let's Take State" https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/3/-lets-take-state I just finished round one of this year's state tournaments. This was my second season of shooting for the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Last year included several firsts for me, such as photographing wrestling, swimming and diving, and even bowling. This year was my first time covering archery.

And of course the highlight of it all was Ken-Jah Bosley hitting the game-winning shot for Madison Central over Ballard, with 5.4 seconds to play in the championship game of the Boys Sweet 16. Sports photographers live for game winning shots like deer hunters long for trophy deer. I know, because I do both. I got off three frames on the now-famous shot, but the Ballard defenders blocked me out in all three. It was a classic example of being in the wrong spot at the wrong time. Oh well...that's life.

I sat with Herald-Leader photographer Mark Cornelison during part of the Sweet 16. And we pondered the question of why we never hear the phrase anymore, "Let's take state." We never figured out why, but decided if we ever get back to state again, we're going to yell out, "Let's take state!!!"

Wrestling is by-far the most intense sport that I cover. The winning coach always takes the plunge!!! Joe and Denny can teach us all a lesson on perspective. I went to Georgetown my freshman year of college to play baseball. While baseball for me was short-lived, it was still a great experience before I found my permanent home in Richmond, at EKU. While there, I had Happy Osborne as a PE teacher. I was really happy (no pun intended) to see the coach with so much personality and a national championship to boot, coaching on the high school level at the Sweet 16. I really loved this photo of him with his walker on the floor at Rupp, because of a fluke leg injury, working hard on Saturday night to get Montgomery County to the championship game on Sunday. They eventually lost to Ballard 59-55. After the game, I packed up my equipment and was heading home. As the Montgomery County bus rolled away in the background, there sat Happy on his little chair in the dim yellow light of the parking lot behind Rupp, waiting for his ride. I said, "Coach. I doubt you remember me, but I had you as a PE teacher at Georgetown in the Spring of 89." He said, "You got an A, didn't you?" I said, "Yep. I made my 6-minute mile on time." He said, "Well good." I said, "That was a good game tonight coach. Better luck next year."

That was not goal tending!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The shot that got away from me. But I nailed his dumb-founded reaction a few seconds later.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/3/-lets-take-state Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:41:03 GMT
When Photographers Photograph Photographers https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/3/when-photographers-photograph-photographers It's always awkward when photographers photograph other photographers. The photographer behind the camera is nervous about what the photographer in front of the camera will think about the finished product. And the photographer in front of the camera would be much more comfortable behind the camera.

I had the opportunity a few weeks ago to do a portrait session with Kentucky Nature Photographer Dean Hill at his studio in Moon, Kentucky, in Morgan County. Dean turned the wood from an old tobacco barn that was destroyed by last year's tornado, into a beautiful studio. 

Photo by Dean Hill

Photo by Dean Hill

Photo by Dean Hill

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/3/when-photographers-photograph-photographers Sat, 23 Mar 2013 23:43:13 GMT
Tornado Outbreak...One Year Later https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/3/tornado-outbreak-one-year-later I did photos last week on where things are a year after the Tornado Outbreak of 2012. Most of what I shot was in Opossum Hollow in Menifee County. Some of the homes have either been rebuilt or replaced, but there are still several that have not, with the most visible sign from last year's deadly twisters being all the downed trees that line the hillsides and backyards. I heard a lot of sad stories last week, making me realize that I've taken too many bad storms for granted over the years.

An American Flag flaps in the wind on a bathtub pipe, on what's left of the of Jill Adams' house on Opossum Hollow Road in Menifee County. The flag was placed there by a Frenchburg Job Corps volunteer.

Tim Williams describes the 2012 tornado that hit rural Menifee County. Williams and his family survived their house being blown away by laying down in the house's crawl space.

Ralph Davis uses a bandana to block the wind from his mouth that is sensitive after losing all but six teeth in last year's tornado that hit Opossum Hollow Road. Davis is describing the path of the tornado that killed his long time girlfriend Anita Smith.
 
Ralph Davis survived the 2012 tornado that hit Opossum Hollow Road in Menifee County, but his long time girlfriend Anita Smith, seen in the photo on the wall, was killed when their mobile home was blown away in the storm.
 
Davis breaks down crying as he talks about how his long time girlfriend Anita Smith was killed when their mobile home was blown away in the storm.
 
A mobile home was later donated to Ralph Davis.
 
One of Ralph Davis' trucks was blown several hundred feet over a cliff.
 
A memorial is under construction at the Menifee County Courthouse, to commemorate those killed during the 2012 tornados.
 
The community of West Liberty took a direct hit at 5:51 on March 2, 2012. Although the town has a long way to go toward rebuilding, it has come a long way in a year's time. This photo was taken from behind the hospital, Thursday, February 28, 2013. 
 

 

 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/3/tornado-outbreak-one-year-later Sun, 03 Mar 2013 23:53:50 GMT
Like Father Like Son https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/2/like-father-like-son My 11-year-old son Cameron has been going with me to the Touchstone Energy All-A Classic since he was in second grade. He asked me for a camera last year, and then this year he made pictures good enough for me to send out to the state's media, along with mine. He got pictures published in the Lexington Herald-Leader and the Cincinnati Enquirer. The Herald-Leader front page had one of his photos along with one of mine. I was really proud of that! In the picture below, he's not smiling because he likes to take pictures, but hates to be in them.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/2/like-father-like-son Mon, 18 Feb 2013 17:55:58 GMT
State Bowling https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/2/state-bowling I didn't really know what to expect the first time that I shot the state bowling tournament in 2012. From a photographer's point of view it was extremely hard to shoot because nobody ever designed a bowling alley with photography in mind. The light is horrible, but the fans are loud. It's not like bowling that you see on ESPN, where the crowd has to be quiet. The bowlers here have full blown cheering sections that never hush. I think that's why I love shooting high school sports so much. No two tournaments are ever the same. Each sport brings it's own level of excitement and has little nuances that make it unique.Tim Webb Photography, Kentucky Corporate, Commercial & Editorial Photographer

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) Bowling Kentucky State Tournament https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/2/state-bowling Sun, 17 Feb 2013 20:36:04 GMT
The Thrill of Victory https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/2/the-thrill-of-victory Sports photography is all about action photos as teams compete, but the true challenge of sports photography is capturing peak action and the game changing moment. Sometimes that moment happens after the game, like this photo of Abby Stadtmiller of Bishop Brossart. Abby hit the game winning shot at the buzzer to beat Frankfort in the quarterfinal round of the Touchstone Energy All-A Classic, January 25, 2013, in Frankfort. It was by far the most compelling moment of the tournament. Abby was fouled hard during the shot, so she is shedding tears of joy and pain.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) Editorial https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/2/the-thrill-of-victory Sat, 16 Feb 2013 14:24:13 GMT
The Sandman https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/1/The-Sandman I did a shoot recently for the Lexington Herald-Leader of Richmond native Joe Castillo and his sand art. Joe did very well with his art this summer on America’s Got Talent.














Joe and his wife Cindy at home in Richmond

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2013/1/The-Sandman Fri, 04 Jan 2013 13:11:07 GMT
The Honor Flight https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2012/11/The-Honor-Flight It’s been a while since I updated my Photo Blog. The good reason is… I’ve been busy! My schedule tends to be very predictable each year. September and October kill me in the fall. I deer hunt and rabbit hunt in November through Thanksgiving weekend. I don’t do any shopping on Cyber Monday, but nonetheless Cyber Monday marks a return to normal schedule until February. So although these next few blogs will be a little old, I still want to throw up some of the work I’ve done over the last couple of months.

I’ve had the pleasure of documenting the Honor Flights the past three years for Touchstone Energy. The Honor Flight is a program that flies World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington D.C. to see the memorials that honor them and their service to our country.

There were twenty-five veterans on this year’s trip, and their stories alone were enough to make any reality show on television today pale in comparison (not that reality TV needs any help looking stupid).

One particular vet from Louisville, witnessed not one but four nuclear bomb tests in the South Pacific aboard a Navy cruiser in 1951. They were positioned too close to the first detonation and his ship nearly capsized, while having his eye brows singed off during the blast.

Another vet served aboard the same U.S.S. Hornet that launched the Doolittle raids in February 1942. The Hornet was later sunk and he treaded water with a life jacket for 72 hours before he was rescued.

One of the best stories to come out of our trip to D.C. was with Charles Jackson Jr., a vet who now lives in Maysville, but who grew up in Fleming County. A Kentucky man named Frank Sousley helped raise the flag over Iwo Jima, and is immortalized in the famous photo by Joe Rosenthal and at the Marine Corp Memorial. Jackson graduated with Sousley from Fleming County High School in 1939 .

Many of these men never received a parade in honor of their service because they simply returned home in 1946 to places like Salt Lick, Louisville, Maysville, and Somerset, to pick up where life left off in 1941. That’s what makes this trip so special. These men saved the world but are now very feeble and vulnerable. Many of them won’t live to see Christmas. Thousands of WWII Veterans are now dying on a daily basis. I guess life comes full circle after a while. This trip is so special because this was their last hoo rah.

As I write this the week after Thanksgiving, getting the opportunity to share this trip is one of the things that I’m thankful for each year.




Passengers and local military are always there to greet us in the Baltimore Airport.




Each place that we go in Washington or Baltimore has it’s own set of volunteers called the ground crew who help.


This year we even had a police escort for the day.


Senator Bob Dole and his wife Elizabeth are usually at the WWII Memorial to greet veterans from all over the country.


The volunteers who go on the trip to help are called Guardians.


Charles Jackson Jr. in front of the Marine Corp Memorial. Kentucky native Frank Sousley
is second from left (carrying the rifle) on the memorial.


These guys love flirting with the airline attendants.


The men receive mail call from friends and family before landing back in Louisville.


The parade of several hundred people waiting on us in the concourse of the Louisville Airport is the highlight of the trip.

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2012/11/The-Honor-Flight Wed, 28 Nov 2012 07:11:56 GMT
Round 4 https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2012/10/Round-4 Here are some pics that I did of this year’s Kentucky Wildcats, for the Louisville Courier-Journal during Picture Day, back in September.


Archie Goodwin poses for photos with Photographer Clay Jackson of the Danville Advocate-Messenger,
during the UK Basketball Media day at the Craft Center in Lexington.


Nerlens Noel poses for photos during the UK Basketball Media day at the Craft Center in Lexington.


Nerlens Noel poses for photos during the UK Basketball Media day at the Craft Center in Lexington.


Nerlens Noel poses for photos with Photographer James Crisp during the UK Basketball
Media day at the Craft Center in Lexington.


Jon Hood


Julius Mays


Ryan Harrow


Kyle Wiltjer


Ryan Harrow & Kyle Wiltjer


Alex Poythress


Archie Goodwin


Jarrod Polson


Sam Malone

 


Newcomer Alex Poythress throws down a dunk between photos.


 


Newcomers Alex Poythress, left, Julius Mays, Willie Cauley-Stein, Nerlens Noel, and Archie Goodwin, pose for photos during the UK Basketball Picture Day at the Craft Center in Lexington.


Newcomers Alex Poythress, left, Julius Mays, Willie Cauley-Stein, Nerlens Noel, and Archie Goodwin, pose for photos during the UK Basketball Picture Day at the Craft Center in Lexington.


Alex Poythress (22), left, Willie Cauley-Stein (15), Archie Goodwin (10), Julius Mays (34), and Nerlens Noel (3)


Julius Mays, left, Alex Poythress, Willie Cauley-Stein, Nerlens Noel, and Archie Goodwin


Julius Mays, left, Alex Poythress, Willie Cauley-Stein, Nerlens Noel, and Archie Goodwin

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) A Kentucky Corporate Commercial & Editorial Photographer Tim Webb https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2012/10/Round-4 Mon, 08 Oct 2012 11:06:58 GMT
Western Beats Kentucky! https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2012/9/Western-Beats-Kentucky Here are some images that I shot for the Louisville Courier-Journal, of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers stunning Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium, on a flea flicker in overtime.

Chuck Franks celebrates with the Western mascot after beating UK 31-32 in Lexington.

Western's Antonio Andrews (5) and Andrew Jackson (4) run toward their fans after beating UK in overtime 32-31.

Terran Williams celebrates in the stands with the Western fans after beating UK 32-31.

Coach Willie Taggart hugs Western Kentucky University President Gary Ransdell after beating UK in Lexington, 32-31.

Coach Willie Taggart celebrates after beating UK in Lexington, 32-31.

Western's James Hervey yells to the Western crowd after beating UK 32-31, in overtime.

The Western players celebrated with fans after beating UK in Lexington, 32-31.

Arius Wright soaks in Western's 32-31 win over UK from the end zone at Commonwealth Stadium.

Western's Brett Harrington celebrates in the tunnel leading to the locker room after beating UK 32-31 in Commonwealth Stadium.

Western's Kawaun Jakes scores the winning two point conversion on a flea flicker pass from Antonio Andrews.

Western's Antonio Andrews scores the overtime touchdown that set up the winning two-point conversion against UK. Western won 32-31.

UK's DeMarcus Sweat ties the game 24-24, with 23 seconds, on a 22 yard pass from Maxwell Smith.

UK's DeMarcus Sweat celebrates in the end zone with Gene McCaskill after tying the game with 23 seconds against Western.

La 'Rod Kiing fights to stay in bounds against Western's Arius Wright on UK's last drive in regulation. Western won 32-31.

UK's Tyler Robinson is brought down by Western's Cody Lewis in the third quarter. Western beat UK 32-31.

Western's Antonio Andrews walks in the end zone past UK's Farrington Huguenin (91) and Avery Williamson (40) during the first half.

Western's Antonio Andrews walks in the end zone past for his second touchdown of the first half.

Western's Antonio Andrews celebrates in the end zone with Adam Smith, after scoring his second touchdown of the first half, putting Western ahead 17-0.

It was good seeing Walt Wells, Western's offensive line coach and running game coordinator, whom I'm first got to know when he was an assistant coach at Eastern under Roy Kidd.

You knew it was going to be a bad game when Maxwell Smith had three interceptions in the first half.

UK's Craig McIntosh kicks a field goal at the end of the first half against Western, making the score 17-10.

 

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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) Editorial https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2012/9/Western-Beats-Kentucky Sun, 16 Sep 2012 16:50:49 GMT
Million Dollar Ponies https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2012/9/Million-Dollar-Ponies September usually roles into my life with predictability, beginning with the start of UK football, Natalie’s Birthday, and the Keeneland Sales. Here a few images from the opening day of the Keeneland September Yearling Sales, where some thoroughbred colts are auctioned off for well over a million dollars.



































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tim@timwebbphotography.com (Tim Webb Photography) Editorial Keeneland https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2012/9/Million-Dollar-Ponies Wed, 12 Sep 2012 11:47:29 GMT
Kentucky vs. Kent State https://www.timwebbphotography.com/blog/2012/9/Kentucky-vs-Kent-State Here are a few of my images from the Kentucky-Kent State game.