Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Video: Arizona’s Demolition Boat Race

Video: Arizona's Demolition Boat Race

This was a story a year in the making. Nearly a year ago a friend who competes in demolition derbies called to tell me about this crazy race he drove in called a waterless boat race. Drivers drag fiberglass boats around a soapy asphalt track, trying to take out each other’s boats. The last driver […]


Favorite Photos of 2010

Favorite Photos of 2010

2010 Photos of the Year – Images by Pat Shannahan It was an interesting year to be a photographer in Arizona. This is a collection of my favorite photos I made during 2010. When I look back on the year, I can’t help but think it was the year of SB1070, Arizona’s tough immigration law. […]


Photographing Four Football Games in Three Days

Four Football Games in Three Days – Images by Pat Shannahan I just finished a stretch of shooting four football games in three days. On December 1, I photographed Arizona State University’s overtime upset over the University of Arizona in Tucson. It was certainly the closest Territorial Cup I have ever shot. One of my […]


Election Night

I love covering election nights. I love the anticipation you feel before the results are released. I love the challenge of making tight deadlines. I love trying to capture the emotion of people who are passionate about the issues. Last night I covered the GOP election night party at the Hyatt in downtown. Photog Michael […]


Cardinals vs. Saints

Cardinals vs. Saints

Cardinals vs. Saints – Images by Pat Shannahan Sunday I photographed the Arizona Cardinals upset over the New Orleans Saints. It was an odd game to shoot as Arizona’s defense scored more touchdowns than the offense, and they still won. It was quarterback Max Hall’s first NFL start. You could tell at the end of […]


Prep Football

I love shooting with this Canon 1Dmk4. It’s really changing the way I can shoot prep football. Photographers know that prep football’s challenge is that the dark lighting conditions put your shutter speeds on the border between stopping action and showing motion. Fractions of a second can make the difference between freezing a player in […]


Great Blue Heron

Yesterday I photographed a media tour of the new dams at the Tempe Town Lake. Workers are finishing installing new dams after one of the old ones ruptured. On my was to the dam I noticed this great blue heron sitting on top of one of the dams like a king looking over his subjects. […]


Lone Wolf Rancher

Lone Wolf Rancher

AZ Rancher – Images by Pat Shannahan Maryann Pratt is one of a kind. I visited her ranch several times for a story I worked on with Arizona Republic reporter Dennis Wagner. She lives off the grid by herself on the Mazatzal Wilderness, working over 100 cattle on an allotment so large it takes three […]


Editorial Photography Portfolio

Editorial Photography Portfolio

Editorial – Images by Pat Shannahan This is a collection of some of my favorite images made while working as a newspaper photojournalist in Arizona and in Mississippi.


Covering Arizona’s New Immigration Law SB1070

Covering Arizona's New Immigration Law SB1070

SB1070 Arizona’s New Immigration Law – Images by Pat Shannahan The summer of 2010 will certainly be remembered in Arizona as the summer of SB1070, also known as Arizona’s new controversial immigration law. The nations eyes turned on Arizona as both sides of the immigration debate held protests and counter protests. It was an interesting […]


From Grunt to Graduate

From Grunt to Graduate

From Grunt to Graduate – Images by Pat Shannahan My photo story From Grunt to Graduate follows a high school student through his final days at Project Challenge, a residential program for high school drop outs run by the Arizona National Guard. Project Challenge is designed to teach “youth at risk” life coping skills, academics, […]


When Life and Death Meet

When Life and Death Meet

When Life and Death Meet – Images by Pat Shannahan When Veronica Cellis was diagnosed with cancer, doctors gave her no treatment options that allowed her to keep her baby. She decided to refuse treatment so her baby might live. By September, the cancer had moved to her brain leaving her brain-dead. Doctors kept her […]


Arizona’s Wine Country

Arizona's Wine Country

AZ Wine Country – Images by Pat Shannahan I’m convinced that grapes like beautiful scenery. Each time I go to photograph Arizona winemakers, their grapes are growing in some of Arizona’s prettiest places. Republic reporter Richard Ruelas and I traveled around the state talking to winemakers about their efforts to make Arizona a great place […]


Glen Canyon Panoramic Photos

Glen Canyon Panoramic Photos

Easily, my favorite travel story I have worked on in Arizona was when I kayaked the part of the Colorado River through Glen Canyon. To really get a taste for the experience you can check out the 360-degree interactive panoramic photos I made during the trip. This was my first kayaking experience, so I brought […]