Category: Steve Nowland

#NCAAD2 40th Anniversary: Danny Woodhead

September 11, 2013

Division II is celebrating 40 years as a Division with the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

With that, they are honoring the Division II 40th Anniversary Tribute team with 40 student-athletes who have excelled and represent most what being a DII student-athlete is all about.

In this episode, we profile San Diego Chargers running back, Danny Woodhead, and his journey to the big leagues.

Cover shoot wins gold Tabbie award

July 2, 2013

Clarkson photographer, Stephen Nowland, was awarded the gold medal for magazine cover photography for the Tabbie Magazine awards for his work on the Summer 2012 NCAA Champion Magazine.

The magazine article, On Course to Succeed, showcases University of Washington golfer Cheng-Tsung Pan and his success in college as well as his goals for the pros.

Below are the judging comments from the Tabbie award panel:

“A very strong photograph and appealing cover. The perspective down the
aisle and contrast of his purple shirt is nice. It has a warm and friendly
look and feel to it. Having the shot in a collegiate setting versus a golf
course was a good move. Fantastic photo in a unique setting! Grabs your
attention and makes you want to know more.”

portrait photography for NCAA magazine

Fireworks and beautiful light at Coors Field

July 3, 2012

Early July means two things at Coors Field, great light for evening baseball games and fireworks. For those who have a DSLR and want to learn a few tricks to make better fireworks photos, try these tips (also, please keep in mind this is for professional firework displays only.)

1. Stabilize the camera. You’ll need a tripod or some way to keep the camera steady, most good fireworks photos happen over a long exposure, so the camera needs to be still.

2. Pre-focus the camera. The easiest way to do this is zoom your lens in as far as it will go and focus on the area you know the fireworks will be launching from, focus the camera, then zoom back out to your desired composition.
3. If you can manually control your camera, set it as follows. Sunny white balance, f11, ISO/ASA 100. The creativity comes in how long you leave the shutter open. I generally start out with longer shutter times toward the first part of the show because there are fewer fireworks and less smoke lingering in the air. As the show progresses I shorten the amount of time the shutter stays open. For example, the first photo I took at Coors Field was a 30 second exposure, the last photo I took was a a two second exposure for the grand finale.
4. Use the built in timer in the camera to take the photo. Most cameras have a timer built in so you can take a family photo etc. This helps stabilize the camera so that you don’t get blur from pushing the button down at the beginning of your long exposure.
5. For an added creativity, try zooming to different focal lengths during the show and try both horizontal and vertical photos. Be creative, that’s what makes photography challenging and fun.
Have a great fourth!

© Stephen Nowland/Rich Clarkson and Associates

©Stephen Nowland/Rich Clarkson and Associates

©Stephen Nowland/Rich Clarkson and Associates

©Stephen Nowland/Rich Clarkson and Associates

©Stephen Nowland/Rich Clarkson and Associates

©Stephen Nowland/Rich Clarkson and Associates

NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field

June 22, 2012

As a sports photojournalist the sheer essence of time is one of the most valuable commodities any of us can imagine. Time. Just the thought brings a smile to my face. To truly work a scene from the inside out while relying on each other in a collective fashion can be inspiring. Step away from the other photographers. Step away from the designated boundaries is what we did.

JD

©Joshua Duplechian/NCAA Photos

©Stephen Nowland/NCAA Photos

©Joshua Duplechian/NCAA Photos

©Stephen Nowland/NCAA Photos

©Joshua Duplechian/NCAA Photos

©Joshua Duplechian/NCAA Photos

©Stephen Nowland/NCAA Photos

©Joshua Duplechian/NCAA Photos

©Stephen Nowland/NCAA Photos

©Stephen Nowland/NCAA Photos

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©Stephen Nowland/NCAA Photos

©Joshua Duplechian/NCAA Photos

©Joshua Duplechian/NCAA Photos

RCA wins 3 Telly Awards

February 21, 2012

For over 30 years, the Telly Awards has been the premier award honoring outstanding TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and web videos and films.

With nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and foreign countries, a prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals uphold the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents.

Less than 10% of entries are chosen as Winners of a Silver Telly, the highest honor.

Take a look below at our award-winning videos:

 


 

University of Denver

February 6, 2012

One of our clients, the University of Denver, is currently in the middle of their busiest time of year for athletics. With that being said we tend to keep busy as well making images at basketball, hockey and gymnastics events throughout the week. The images below are a mashup of favorites from myself, Steve Nowland and Ryan Mckee. Enjoy.

-Josh

©Steve Nowland/Rich Clarkson and Associates

©Steve Nowland/Rich Clarkson and Associates

©Ryan McKee/Rich Clarkson and Associates

©Ryan McKee/Rich Clarkson and Associates

©Joshua Duplechian/Rich Clarkson and Associates

©Joshua Duplechian/Rich Clarkson and Associates

RCA wins 5 AVA Awards for multimedia work

January 18, 2012

The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) has awarded Rich Clarkson & Associates 5 international AVA Awards for our creative work involved in the evolution of digital communication in multimedia and video.

There were a total of 1,700 entries from around the world. 14% of entries were honored with the Platinum Award and 14% were honored with the Gold Award.

Here is a list of all platinum winners in the contest. Awards given to RCA were 2 Platinum Awards, 2 Gold Awards, and an Honorable Mention.

Please enjoy the pieces below that were awarded!



Championship moments

January 10, 2012

This weekend we produced two pieces for the BCS Championship Game in New Orleans.

First, we showed up early to document the ‘love for the game’ and the passion that drives both teams and their strong base of fans.

Secondly, as NCAA photos we turned the game into a moving time-lapse of photos showing the excitement of the game (minus the score!).

Championship weekend

December 12, 2011

It’s that time of year again when every weekend hard working athletes compete for an NCAA championship.

And this past weekend, 4 of our photographers were spread out all over the country to cover a few of the them.

San Antonio. Berkeley. Pensacola. Atlanta.

Ranging from water polo to soccer. And Division I to Division III.

Take a look and see what they were up to!

 

 

Flash Mob

November 28, 2011

Two days prior to the Thanksgiving holiday one of our clients, Denver International Airport, commissioned us to create a viral video of a flash mob group they hired during the peak hours of holiday travel. They performed twice that day to an unsuspecting crowd of airport travelers. Here’s a link to the Youtube version on DIA’s page.

-Josh