Tag Archives: Richard Adkins

Embracing a New Technology

From: Richard W. Adkins, WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC High Definition Television is a reality. But the push for programming has out paced the development of equipment. That means there is more an emphasis on good solid photography than ever before in the video world. A true HDTV edit suit offers little more than a few simple […]

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My Flight Through Floyd

My Flight Through Floyd

From: Richard W. Adkins, WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC I love what I do. I love it on many levels. And one of the reasons I love it is because things are never the way you think they will be. I headed in for work on Wednesday thinking I was bound for the barrier islands. Floyd was […]

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Two kinds of Smuckers

Two kinds of Smuckers

From: Richard W. Adkins, WRAL-TV Raleigh, NC I learned a lot about my coworkers last week or maybe I learned nothing. But one thing is for sure, I have a new perspective on some of  them. You see, last week was my week on Lighthouse duty. Way back in February the News Director called me […]

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HDTV: The shape of things to come

HDTV: The shape of things to come

From: Richard W. Adkins, WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC Television News Photographers are a peculiar breed. Often they are portrayed in movies or TV shows as blue jeans and t-shirt wearing college dropouts with a bizarre need to see dead bodies. Or sometimes Hollywood likes to make them out to be mind-numb shooters who don’t know news […]

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What Do You Want?

From: Richard W Adkins, WRAL-TV Raleigh, NC What do you want in a Chief Photographer? I try to be the type of Chief Photographer I would want to work with. But at times I just don’t understand what people expect out of me. Here is what one photographer wrote, I want to learn more! ************ […]

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Jack Packs

From: Richard W. Adkins Meet Jack. Jack makes packs of snacks. Jack’s packs of snacks are called Jack-Packs. This tongue twisting Suess-like tale is not a children’s story of simple sentence, rather it’s a novel of survival through North Carolina’s violent hurricane history. Jack Edwards, 20+ years of a camera on his shoulder, now sits […]

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Accurack

Accurack

From:  Richard W. Adkins Real men don’t eat quiche. And real News Photographers don’t use auto-focus. While you might find some of the hardened photogs at Sunday Brunch covertly enjoying a broccoli quiche, most News Photogs resist the temptation of allowing a tool to help them frame and focus a shot. So when the developer […]

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