The personal blog of photojournalist Noah Darnell.

Presiding over a presidential appointment…

Presiding over a presidential appointment…

This week bore entirely too much political mentions and tensions. Only days before the national elections, I get an unusual call: “Are you available to cover a press conference?” Now this wouldn’t be unusual almost anywhere else, but considering the University at which I work has almost never had a single press conference as long

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Some are days of plenty…

Some are days of plenty…

Some days go by without making very many images. Professionally, that is. I attempt to make at least a few images every day – I have for two years now, religiously every day. Then, there are days with loads of photos… More from the magazine article, of course… still more to come, too! The image

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Wrapped in beauty…

Wrapped in beauty…

“Once upon a time, I wanted to know what love was. Love is there if you want it to be. You just have to see that it’s wrapped in beauty and hidden away in between the seconds of your life. If you don’t stop for a minute, you might miss it.” ~Quote from the movie

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Teachable moments…

Photography is not difficult. It is easy to press the button. Turn it on, auto, point, click. Its why I appreciate my friends in my photography class I teach at the University. There are a large portion in that classroom that really, genuinely want to learn this stuff. They pay attention, absorbing the things I

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Funny the way it is…

Take a good long look at this photo of the day… How many photos have you seen of Africa with a guy or a kid walking down a street? Too bad this isn’t Africa. It’s Alabama. Not too dissimilar, wouldn’t you say? It may be interesting to note: the top photo taken 6 July 2010

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Summer mornings…

Summer mornings in April… …you shoulda seen the video. The 7D rendered those droplets beautifully… too bad my non-tripod hands made it unattractive. Stay tuned, -Noah D.

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The hunter becomes the hunted…

Well, not quite… but I, the photographer, got up to speak in front of a LOT of people today. I mean, I’m not one to get nervous, really, but 3000 people can make anybody a bit nervous. But it was senior speech week when 5 seniors are chosen from my university to speak in front

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Keeping it down…

As many thousands of photographs I take of this “Spring Sing” thing that’s going on, I am trying my hardest not to post any on-stage shots. I might have failed the other day (March 30), but TECHNICALLY he wasn’t on stage. 😉 So, since that’s consuming my days, I’m gonna post things that are around

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Its all about the images…

…and not about the words. So here’s a load of photos – a BIG load – with very little wordage. Please be patient for them all to load! Oh, and if you’re on Facebook, please CLICK HERE and give me the benefit of the pageview. Please? Besides, the images are better on the real webpage,

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This says to me, “Contrast.”

Twenty-eight random strangers. I see this and I see contrast. A paddle-wheel captain… …a gardener… …a grandmother and her granddaughter… …an eccentric pair of men smoking cigars… …Emily… …a man from the Netherlands… …a girl at a hotel desk… These are the people I had the privilege to meet Wednesday. I’m a photojournalist. I’m a

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It is good to stretch yourself…

It seems as though I have been shooting a lot of portraits lately… which, honestly, is a great great thing. I love stretching my comfort level with various equipment. My heart lies with natural, ambient light… …but I could get used to this flash thing. I think the select was this one: My friend Philip

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The Other Side of a large production…

For those of you on the cast/crew who wondered, “Why is that dude still here? Does he really need that many photos?” maybe here’s a bit of an explanation:Shooting backstage at a concert is a unique experience. But, shooting backstage during all parts of a production is, what I would honestly call, somewhat of an

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