I’m about a week or so away from hitting the 6-month mark of my time in West Virginia, and I think November has been the first month where i’ve started getting a grasp on this state and no longer feel like an outsider. I’ve been here long enough now to already have made some good memories and long enough to decorate my desk! That being said, November was also a good month for photos. I think I’ve shot more sports (football, soccer, basketball) in the last month or two than I have for the past 12 months combined, but I’ve also shot a decent amount of other subjects. This month I started incorporating single or multiple on-location lighting setups and hope to use them to better effect this coming month. Considering how dark it’s going to be I’m sure I’ll find a time to. Lastly, If you know me even a little, you know how passionate I am about long exposures, and i’ve been blown away by the overwhelmingly positive responses i’ve recieved from people regarding my long exposures for the Gazette-Mail. The photos that have been published so far have been photos taken on my own time for the fun of it, and to know that the publication i’m working for appreciates and embraces the use of those images means a lot. One other thing i’ll mention that was great this month was I got to volunteer at the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar. I’d like to thank Kevin, Ted, Michael and all the others who’ve been incredibly kind to me and made my time volunteering there a great experience.
Craig Hudson Photo
Craig Hudson is a photojournalist based in Washington, D.C. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Craig got his start as a a freelancer while working as a newsroom copy aide at The Washington Post. He has been a staff photojournalist at two newspapers; most recently at The Charleston Gazette-Mail, West Virginia's largest newspaper, and The Rapid City Journal in the Black Hills region of South Dakota. He also worked as a photo intern at The San Francisco Chronicle, and is an alumnus of Eddie Adams XXV and most recently the 71st Missouri Photo Workshop. He graduated from George Washington University (Formerly the Corcoran College of Art & Design) with a BFA in photojournalism in 2016.
Craig has completed assignments for publications such as Politico Magazine, HuffPo, the Associated Press & ProPublica. His work has appeared in print and digital platforms of publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, USA Today and more.