Tag Archives: Richard Adkins
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WTVD Live Truck Catches On Fire

From: Richard Adkins (Fayetteville, NC). A Satellite News Gathering van belonging to Durham TV station WTVD caught fire Sunday evening. The van was parked at the station’s Fayetteville news bureau. According to the Fayetteville Fire Department, the van was heavily damaged but not destroyed. No cause has been determined. Captain Jay Leonard with the Fayetteville […]

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The Richard W. Adkins Collection

The Richard W. Adkins Collection

In the midst of asking for writers, I dug into the b-roll.net archives. I found many classics that haven’t seen the light of day in a while. They may be a little dusty, but they’re still worth something. Before there was such a thing as a “blog,” a chief photographer from WRAL-TV was the first […]

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ANTON BAUER UltraDAYlight

ANTON BAUER UltraDAYlight

Sing it with me! “Here comes the sun, Here comes the sun, and I say… it’s all right…” In these times of ’60’s musical sell-outs perhaps Anton-Bauer should consider this George Harrison ditty as a way to sell one of its newest products. The UltraDAYlight is the latest addition to Anton-Bauer’s Ultralight camera-top light system. […]

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Richard’s Rules of Travel

Richard’s Rules of Travel

From: Richard W. Adkins, WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC Let’s face it, no matter what we say, we all got in this business for just one reason. It’s a cool job! And there is nothing cooler than traveling on the company budget. But before you pack the camera gear and cash the travel check, I’ve got a […]

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The Mind of Meikle

The Mind of Meikle

From: Richard W. Adkins, WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC In a not so quiet neighborhood, in a not so ordinary house, not so far from the TV tower farm, Robert Meikle is a not so average guy. “Welcome to the laboratory!” Meikle jokes, or rather half jokes… OK, he’s really not joking at all. “At least I’m […]

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ABOVE The call of duty

ABOVE The call of duty

From: Richard W. Adkins, WRAL-TV Raleigh, NC It’s just before dawn. A breeze is blowing from the south and even though the sky is dark, you can tell the clouds are weaving a blanket high above. “It makes for an interesting sunrise,” figures Gil Hollingsworth as he snakes up the spiral staircase to the roof. […]

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The Good Ol’ Days

From: Richard W. Adkins, WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC Remember the Good Ol’ Days? No, not the days of film, I mean the other good Ol’ days. The days when you and I and most other mid-life TV ‘togs showed up bright eyed and high spirited for our first News Photographer job. Boy, those were the days! […]

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