Before digital cameras came along, you had to set your "F stop" to the proper setting to have the right exposure for your photos. There was a saying among photojournalists: "F8 and be there."--set your camera to F8, and get to the scene ready to go. Not that much has changed, really.

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WW II photographer Robert Capa

Saturday, October 2, 2010


At the end of the football game at Center Friday night, after the last Smith Cotton pass fell incomplete and the game was won, there was this wonderful celebration that took me by surprise. I grabbed the camera and "shot from the hip."

As I considered the scene before me, my eye was drawn to a Center coach talking to two players. As I framed the shot, he embraced the two young men...

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