The personal blog of photojournalist Noah Darnell.

Planting homes…

Planting homes…

On Saturday of Homecoming, the new student housing on campus was christened. But of course, Homecoming is capped off with a football game. . . The game, honestly, was ridiculous: Harding won 76 to 23. Not even reasonable… Fumbles and interceptions and blocked field goal attempts… It was the highest scoring game I’ve ever shot.

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Good games come…

Good games come…

So the games have begun. And even though nobody can see the torch from out here, there’s plenty to see out here. Like the much unloved Water Polo! They have a little video that plays before each game explaining the rules to laypeople – like me – who might have been confused how they taught

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Sport and stuff…

Sport and stuff…

Like a back-lot set used in a post-apocalyptic movie, the 2004 Athens Olympic stadium sits mostly abandoned east of downtown. The whole campus is immense. The group took a tour of it on bicycles. But not before training with Greek coaches. These coaches, some former Olympic athletes, demonstrated and taught proper form for a handful

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Still got it…

Still got it…

A highly underrated part of photography is the Decisive Moment. Street photographers talk about it a lot. Sports photographers rely on it. But, by and large, it is a learned and practiced skill. I haven’t shot fast-action sports in about 6 months. This was certainly not professional, by any means, but at least I’ve not

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Winning, queens, and not the end…

Winning, queens, and not the end…

Anyone who actually knows me, I don’t put too much thought into athletic competitions. I’ve never yelled at the television because a team was losing or winning if I even watch it at all. And it is not because I don’t know anything about it. Shooting my fair share of football, volleyball, soccer, baseball, rugby,

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Variety never gets old….

Variety never gets old….

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ~Confucious I was told early on by my mentor Jeff Montgomery, the only thing that is really the same every day with photography is the fact that almost every day is different. This fact is addicting to me.

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Grass in still…

Grass in still…

I hope the recent swath of black and white images on the blog have not dampened your mood any. Well, this one is back to the usual photojournalism. Sports photography, no less. Yay action shots. I’ve never been an overly ambition sports shooter, but working for the university through college and till now, I’ve really

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The coming of a home…

The coming of a home…

For all intents and purposes, Homecoming is one of those weeks/weekends that allow for photographs that represent what the university really could be. Its when all the parking lots are full, the sidewalks and quad are crowded with people, and the crowd in the stadium exceeds capacity. And its the day when the football team

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What happens at football…

What happens at football…

…does not stay with football. I kinda like shooting football, but I really enjoy shooting what goes on around football. Touchdowns a’plenty at the game this afternoon. Touchdowns and stolen touchdowns… We had quite a few interceptions robbing them of a couple extra points. But… always drawn back to the quieter moments. Stay tuned, -Noah

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Putting in your time…

Putting in your time…

One of the most important things I learned earlier in my career (I still feel like I’m just starting out, anyway) was the idea of putting in my time doing certain things to be able to get through to the good stuff later on. In the hundreds and hundreds of thousands of images I’ve taken

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Nighttime insanity… (Oct.14, PartB)

Nighttime insanity… (Oct.14, PartB)

I only began to realize how fast time passes when I started photographing repetitious events. I’ve photographed this event 4 times in a row. I care very little about sports, not following them to any great degree, but things like Midnight Madness and the first football game of the year… these mark time. Midnight Madness

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Grassy boot…

Grassy boot…

Mo’ sports than I know what to do with these days… I mean, its soccer and all… headers and such. And all that jazz. Seems that I’m shooting lots o’ sports these days. Stay tuned, -Noah D.

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