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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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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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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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