Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Poker with good friends

What is really nice about coming home is hanging out with a couple of good friends from high school. Poker is a popular pastime, and, while I'm no good, it is still a lot of fun. It gets pretty serious, as you can see, between playing our table, and multiple other tables online. Good times, good times.

Photos © Jason Lenhart

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


We had some really weird weather right around Christmas. Between rain, snow, and other wintery precipitation, the conditions were perfect for hoarfrost. Basically it's frozen fog that creates these loose crystal formations on the branches and other small object. Didn't last long cause the sun came out, but it was really pretty for a while.

Photo © Jason Lenhart

Friday, December 18, 2009

High School

Photographed a Rock Bridge girls varsity basketball game a few nights back. Thought I throw this outtake up. It just shouts "High School". If I was one of those bloggers who put music on their site that auto-starts when you load the page, "Party In the USA" would play right about now. That's because it is the song that covered halftime, when I took this shot. Yea.... High School.
Photo © Jason Lenhart

Monday, December 7, 2009

Cage Fighting

Helped my friend Chelsea photograph a cage fight for a multimedia piece for Vox. Had a great time and learned a lot about how to shoot an event like this. It was definitely challenging, but rewarding when I got the shots.

Photo © Jason Lenhart

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Why I Love My Job

This job has it's ups and downs.
For example, today a friend and fellow photoj student John Schreiber had to cover the Kahler Funeral. The former director of Columbia Water & Light murdered his wife and two daughters in Kansas. Funerals can be a very difficult thing to shoot, and the situation surrounding John's ability to get access made it even worse. To top it off, he was publicly called a "Heartless son-of-a-bitch" and that, basically, he was on the express train to hell.
Definitely a down.
But for every instance of downs, you get rewarded by meeting some very amazing people. That is why I love this job. I get to explore the community and the people in it. Today, while on an assignment for VOX magazine, I met Hamp Ford. A medical malpractice defense lawyer and, more interstingly, Gypsy Horse enthusiast. Hamp and his wife invited me into their stable and were so proud of their beloved hobby - a family, and more, of Gypsy Horses.
Definitely worth it.

Photo © Jason Lenhart

Friday, December 4, 2009

Computer Issues

Ok, so according to 3rd party program "iStat" the reason my computer has been randomly shutting itself off on me is because it likes to run up to just under 250 degrees. When it gets there, the heat sensors probably initiate the emergency shut off. The thing is, according to iStat, it can fluctuate 100 degrees in a matter of seconds...... heat sensor broken maybe? Who knows, I can manage. However, while trying to export the large version of my Final Cut video, it kept running hot and turning off. Not good. Computer isn't under warranty and there are no *true* apple stores in Columbia.


Photo © Jason Lenhart
Dilemma Solved.

Taken with my phone, too.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wild Canid Center, cont.

I have finally assembled the project into an almost-final product. You can check it out on my Vimeo site. I also thought I'd add a little out take from my shoot. Please let me know what you think of the project, and I hope you enjoy it.

Photo © Jason Lenhart