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Photography of Al Camp, Stu Levy, Ken Smith, Pat Morrissey,
Paul Roark, Lynn Radeka
Camp receives six awards from SPJ
     The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle's news staff swept two photography categories in the Society of Professional Journalists' Inland Northwest chapter "Excellence in Journalism" awards June 10 in Spokane.
     Chronicle staffers also took several other news and photography awards.
     The chapter's 2005 contest covered eastern Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana.
     Al Camp took first place in the photo page photography category with a rodeo feature, "Demers bonks broncs." He also took third place for "Tonasket hooks Chinooks," a state football page.
     The news staff took second place in the category for a weather-related picture page, "Winter wonderland."
     Camp took first and second places in sports photography for "Omak brings home the gold" and "Moberg barrels to first," respectively. Chris Thew took third with "Thrown for a twist," a rodeo photo.
     In feature reporting, Thew took third place for "Street painting spurs call for permanent memorial," a story about Jessica Marshall's painting of the street near where her father, Omak Police officer Mike Marshall, died in the line of duty in 1998.
     Camp took second in feature photography for "Calm before the storm," and third in criminal justice reporting for "Mother calls for stiffer penalties."

Camp receives awards from WNPA
     Camp, who is news editor and writes/photographs sports at The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle, took first place in color feature photography for "Polar Expressions," a photo of Okanogan High School students flying into frigid water at the annual Polar Plunge.
     A photo page by Camp, "Suicide Race goes Trigger happy," took first place in the color photography division for best photo essay.
     Camp took a second place award among the combined group III and larger papers' IV entrants in color photography for his photographer's portfolio. Photographers submitted several photos covering a variety of topics.
     "Peak action and emotion strong in each photo," said the judges' comments. "Very consistent work and good editing."
     Camp also took third in the best overall sports section or page, group III. "Very good layout," wrote the judges. "Writing is clean and (section has) good content."
     The newspaper took third place in general excellence.
     General excellence honors came in circulation group III, for papers with circulation of 5,001-9,000. Judges examined overall design, advertising, news coverage and community events, photos and graphics, and the opinion page.
     "Outstanding local coverage," wrote judge David Cox of the Villager Journal/Areawide Media in Arkansas. Journalists from WNPA's counterpart in Arkansas judged the WNPA better newspaper contest.
     The Chronicle also was cited for "dramatic sports shots" and "well-written editorials and a lively letters section."
     The Chronicle's Okanogan Country Vacationland tourist publication took first place in the special sections, promotion of tourism category. The entire staff shared the award.
     Western Rendezvous, published just before the Omak Stampede, took first place in the special sections, topical category. The staff shared the award.
     Camp provided numerous photos for both special publications.

Inland Empire SPJ presents four awards to Camp
     June 4, 2005: The Chronicle's Al Camp took four awards in the Inland Northwest Society of Professional Journalists' annual contest.
     Awards were announced June 4 in Spokane.
     Camp took first place in the photo page photography category for coverage of the 2004 Suicide Race, "Suicide Race goes Trigger happy." He also took second place in the category for "Rodeo stock proves hard to ride."
     In the sports photography category, Camp took the top two places for his coverage of a Tonasket Founders' Day Rodeo bull riding accident that claimed the life of Jeremy "Dokey" Ives last June.
     "Tragedy strikes Tonasket Rodeo" took first place, and "Cowboy killed in bull accident" took second.
     The contest was open to non-daily newspapers in eastern Washington, Idaho and Montana. There also were categories for daily newspapers, college newspapers and broadcasters.

Camp adds new images
     Oct. 23, 2004: Today I added 40 new photos in portfolios for 2004, 2003 and 1995. I had a lot of picture/negatives laying around the darkroom and decided I would clean up. I lagged getting all online for a variety of excuses, though my wife being ill last summer severely limited my time to work in photography. I will be adding comments as I have time to go back through my exposure notes.
     My tracker indicates there may be some college (Wyoming?) students visiting. Welcome all. Just wish I knew why I was listed in college syllabus?

Camp receives Miles Turnbull photo award

Chronicle photo by Al Camp

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     Al Camp took several awards Sept. 18 at the 2004 Washington Newspaper Publishers Association better newspaper contest including the Miles Turnbull award for the best picture in the state at a weekly newspaper.
     Camp, who works at The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle, won with a photo of the wild horse race at the 2003 Omak Stampede.
     The late Miles Turnbull, a former WNPA president, was publisher of the Leavenworth Echo for many years.
     Camp also took first place in black and white sports photography for a photo of youngsters trying to catch a baseball by any means, including a hat, and first place in color photography-best portrait for a photo of Jonathan Abrahamson hugging the winning Suicide Race horse in 2003.
     He took first and second places in the color photography-best sports category for the wild horse race photo, first, and a Suicide Race runoff photo of Les Moses flying upside-down off his horse, second.
     Camp won third place for the best overall sports section/pages.
      The newspaper took several other honors, including the top honor in the state for a weekly newpaper's Web site.
     Camp helps maintain the web site with Ray Little, with posting of photos and stories.
     The Web site award of excellence competition included one winner and was open to member newspapers of all sizes. WNPA serves Washington's community newspapers.
     Judging was based on overall design, use of graphics and artwork, type fonts, ease and speed of navigation, quality of the site as a platform for news and special Internet features.
     "The Omak Chronicle had a no-frills layout and design that made it easy to navigate and read," wrote the judges. "There were quite a lot of photos to accompany the stories, which was a change from several of the other sites that did not include photos.
     "The site was easy to surf, and having all the headlines down the left made it easy to scan and choose which story to read," the judges continued. The site "also loads quickly, which is a plus for the lazy and easily distracted Internet surfer."
     Also impressive were the amount of news stories included on the site, according to the judges.
     "I felt like I got a good look at the community," said the judging sheet.
     The Chronicle's Web site, which is updated daily, is at www.omakchronicle.com

Radeka included in landscape book
     Aug 7, 2004: Lynn Radeka and 37 other noted photographers including Christopher Burkett and Michael Fatali appeared in the new high-quality book "The World's Top Photographers: Landscape." The book contains (issued Oct. 2003) several of Lynn's black and white images along with text written by author Terry Hope. Published by Rotovision as part of their Modern Masters series. The book is available in fine bookstores or head on over to Amazon.com

Camp sweeps SPJ sports photo awards
     May 8, 2004: Al Camp, who works on the weekly The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle newspaper, swept first, second and third place in sports photography at the Inland Northwest Society of Professional Journalists' annual contest.
     The contest draws entries from eastern Washington, Northern Idaho and western Montana. There are no circulation breakdowns, just divisions for daily and non-daily newspapers.
     The Chronicle also won the general excellence award for best non-daily newspaper. Judges viewed last July 23, 30 and Aug. 6 issues, which included coverage on the Crestview Fire, its aftermath and pre-Stampede activities.
     The award recognized The Chronicle's news staff: Dee Camp, Al Camp, Susie Ives, Roberta Donnor, Ed Merriman and Elizabeth Widel.
     First place in sports was a Suicide Race runoff photo of Les Moses upside down in a tumble off his horse; second place for a basketball photo, and third place for a photo of a Stampede wild horse racer getting stomped by a horse.
     He took second place in the personality profiles writing category for a story on actor Jack Black's Tonasket-area family.
     Camp also took third in photo page for a page dedicated to the Colville Confederated Tribes' hatchery near Bridgeport, and third in feature photography for coverage of the aftermath of a storm last fall that wiped out sections of the North Cascades Highway.

Bob Hallock added to gallery
     Jan. 24, 2004: Bob Hallock, a physics professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, was added as a photographer at SeeingLight Gallery.
     He favors black-and-white prints often created with large format cameras, though he's been known to use color to capture fall color.
     Hallock's images center mainly on the northeast and specifically in Massachusetts.


Chronicle photo by Al Camp

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Suicide Race photo is finalist
     Jan. 14, 2004: A Suicide Race photo showing Les Moses hanging on tight to his reins and crop by Al Camp was one of four top winners in Publishers' Auxiliary's first 2004 photo contest.
     Publishers' Auxiliary, a weekly trade paper published by the National Newspaper Association, runs the contest on a quarterly basis. A photo from the Cedar Rapids Gazette in Iowa took first place.
     The other three winners, including Camp's entry, were not rated by placing.
     Camp's photo of Moses was taken during a runoff race for the World Famous Suicide Race in August.

Camp listed in America 24/7 book
     Dec. 1, 2003: Camp was listed in the index as a contributor to the America 24/7 book released in time for Christmas sales. None of Camp's images were used in the book.
     Camp received defective flash cards sent to project photographers. About 200 images were destroyed when a card was inserted into a card reader connected to a MacIntosh computer.
     Camp's earlier pictures, which were not downloaded on a Mac, could still be used in a Washington State photo book expected to be released this spring. (One photo of two horses was used very small in the state book).

Chronicle photo by Al Camp

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Photojournalism honors awarded to Camp
     Oct. 3, 2003: Al Camp learned this week that two of his photos placed in the regional National Press Photographer Association (NPPA) photography contest. One of those photos placed third in sports at SportsShooter.com. The photos were taken in August. First place in NPPA was Les Moses, who flew upside down while holding his reins and crop during a World Famous Suicide Race runoff race. Second place went to a photo of a Wild Horse Race contestant during the Omak Stampede. The Moses' photo took third at SportsShooter.com, where it competed against top sports photos from around the world.

Camp creates rodeo gallery at SportsShooter.com
     Aug. 23, 2003: Al Camp created a special (hidden) gallery of images from the 2003 Omak Stampede and World Famous Suicide Race at SportsShooter.com. He's also got a regular gallery of sports images that he updates at least once a month.

Camp joins SportsShooter.com
     Aug. 3, 2003: Al Camp joined SportsShooter.com, where he's got a 10-image sports gallery. Follow this link to view his most recent sports images.

Camp chosen to photograph America
     June, 2003: Camp has just been invited to be one of the 1,000 photographers shooting the largest photo project in history, AMERICA 24/7. The project, which takes place May 12-18, 2003, is being produced by the original creators of the 'Day in the Life' books. Camp shot on the "A Day in the Life of Washington State" in the 1980s.
     The goal is to create a time capsule of life across all 50 states during the course of one week. In addition to the professional team that Camp has been made a part of, the organizers are also inviting students, amateurs and other professional photographers to contribute digital photos that represent their own visions of America.
     The results of this unprecedented photo shoot will be published in over 50 illustrated books (a big national book this fall and one book on every state next year) being released by DK Publishing. If your pictures are selected you get credited in the books and you get paid with some cool software. To learn more about the project, or to participate yourself, please visit: http://www.america24-7.com

Levy show runs March 6-April 12, 2003, at S K Josefsberg Studio
grid picture
Choprock Amphitheater, 1989

punch bowl falls
Punch Bowl Falls, 1981

     The S K Josefsberg Studio is pleased to present the work of Portland photographer Stu Levy, on view at the gallery March 6 - April 12, 2003.
     Please join us for a Preview Reception with Mr. Levy at the gallery Wednesday March 5, 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
     This exhibition will feature two distinct bodies of work: Gallery I will feature Mr. Levy's Grid Portraits - complex assemblage portraits of artists and notables. Gallery II will have Mr. Levy's best-loved landscape photographs plus some stunning new images of the Oregon coast.
     To preview some of the pieces in this exhibit, please visit http://www.skjstudio.com/levy/index.html
     Gallery hours are Noon - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
     403 NW Eleventh Avenue
     Portland, Oregon 97209
     Telephone 503.241.9112

Lynn Radeka produces registration system
     Photographers wishing to use a registration system should consider Lynn Radeka's Precision Registration System. It does not require punching your original negatives like the expensive, and no longer available Condit system.
     Photographers using the excellent but very expensive Condit registration systems will find Radeka's registration system is easier and faster to use, particularly when replacing negatives or masks in the glass carrier. This system is far more efficient at a price far less. Also, the former Condit systems cropped into the edge of a full 4x5 negative, which made it impossible to print the edge of an image.
     A major benefit to the Precision system is that your original negatives are never punched (the former Condit system required punching your original negatives). Only a leader strip of scrap film, taped to the extreme edge of your negative, is punched. This actually facilitates handling of your original negatives and allows all masks to be stored separately from (not taped to) your original negatives.

     Al Camp's work was featured at Tarpaulinsky.com the winter of 2002-2003 along with world-class poetry and prose.

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