Beautiful photography of laughing kids and marching bands and fair parade floats fill the daily Log Cabin Democrat this week as well as online photo slideshows of the county's festivities.
In this age of sharing photos and cell phone cameras, it seems easy enough to take a snapshot. Not everyone with a knife is a surgeon and not everyone with a cell phone is a photographer. I'm learning to appreciate photo art more. The patience and skill needed to find the right angle, light and action to make a good photo takes talent and Courtney Spradlin's got it.
Now enhance the digital photography age with a little music and moving pictures and you've got video. How Eric White, the Log Cabin's videographer, can make a humdrum event look like the best thing since the ball dropped in Times Square, I'll never know. I've heard about how important the film editors are in the movie business and after seeing Eric in action, I believe it.
I'm seeing the news differently now too. Will a news story be best illustrated with a graphic, a photo or a video? Mother, may I have all three? If it's a perp standing outside a courtroom, send a photographer. And the next time someone drops the 'f-bomb' at the Quorum Court meeting, we need it on video.
Are you a man-on-the-street videographer or photographer? Your kid scoring a touchdown or on a ride at the fair or a cool local event....put it on YouTube and let us know about it or email us a link to share to firstname.lastname@example.org.