Monday, December 31, 2007

Meet Jannet in St. Augustine, Florida

By Jannet Walsh
Here is a video I photographed, produced and edited in the historic city of St. Augustine, Fla, founded in 1565. I just pushed record and walked in front of my video camera mounted on a tripod.


The music you hear in the background is really me playing my flute in my living room and edited in Audacity. A special microphone for my flute was attached and I recorded the music with a digital recorder. I then simply copied and pasted the music "O Son Do Ar" or "Sound of Air" to create the round style of this Galician folk song. Galicia is a region in Spain where the culture of the Celtic, people from Ireland and Scotland, combine their cultures.


Photo by Jannet Walsh from "Muslims in Marion" project from 2006

Jannet Walsh
Email: Whitedogscot@yahoo.com
Online video of introduction
Collection of work: Jannet Walsh

EDUCATION

Master of Arts in photography - Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
Graduation Nov. 23, 1994.
My thesis project from Ohio University, a photojournalist's documentation of Native American in Nebraska, 1990-94, was presented several times to US school children at Department of Defense School AFCENT International School, in the Brunssum, the Netherlands and Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base, Germany, 1994-97.

Bachelor of Science - mass communication with advertising emphasis. Minor in marketing and general business. Saint Cloud State University, Saint Cloud, Minn. Graduation Nov. 21, 1986.

Litchfield High School, Litchfield, Minn. Graduation May 1982.


EXPERIENCE

Staff photographer: Star-Banner, New York Times Regional Media
Group, Ocala, Fla. General assignment photojournalist, including video production. Jan. 1998 to present.

Freelance photographer and writer: The Florida Catholic, 2005 to present.

Freelance photographer: Limburgs Dagblad, Herleen, the Netherlands, a daily Dutch language newspaper; NATO portrait contract, Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base, Germany and other Dutch language publications. Established Dutch registered photo agency JWK Foto. Former member of Dutch Association of Photojournalists. 1995 to 1997.

Staff photographer: Omaha World-Herald, Omaha, Neb. General assignment photojournalist. Served brief time on photo assignment desk. March 1990 to October 1994.

Photo internship: The Flint Journal, Flint, Mich. Fall 1989.

Photo internship: The Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Sentinel,
Milwaukee, Wis. Summer 1989.

Graduate teaching assistant: Macintosh Computer teaching assistant,
Ohio University. Spring 1989.

Staff photographer: Beatrice Daily Sun, Beatrice, Neb. May 1987 to
August 1988.
Photo internship: Monticello Times, Monticello, Minn. Summer 1986.

Photo editor: Chronicle, St. Cloud State University newspaper. Spring
1986. Staff photographer Fall 1985, winter 1985 and spring 1986.

HONORS and ENRICHMENT

Dutch: conversational level.
Spanish: limited conversational usage.

Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Contest 2008 Class B: First Place Pictorial, Third Place General News Photography

Online Spiritual Studies Certificate Program, 2 year program, from St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida. Fall 2006 until present.

Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Contest 2007, Third Place for photo essay and Third Place for portrait/personality.

Instructor and volunteer in photojournalism at University of Florida Summer Journalism Visitation Program, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Nominated for Chairman’s Award October 2006, “Muslims in Marion” multimedia project, New York Times Regional Media Group.

Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Contest 2006, Third Place for photo Illustration, Class B, for food illustration.

The Stan Kalish Picture Editing Workshop,
Ball State University, Muncie, Ind., June 4 - June 9, 2004.

Star-Banner Journalist of the Month
October 2001 and December 2003.

1991 Second runner-up Nebraska Photographer of the Year
1990 Runner-up Nebraska News Photographer of the Year

The Eddie Adams Workshop, Fall 1989. Jeffersonville, New York.

College Photographer of the Year Contest 1989,
National Press Photographers Association First Place Portrait

Nebraska News Photographers Association Contest 1988 (Division II,
15,000 circulation or less) First Place News, First Place Portrait, Second
Place feature, Third Place Feature and Third Place Portrait. Nebraska Press Association Contest 1988 Third Place Feature

Nebraska Associated Press Contest 1987 Second Place Feature

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Member of La Tuna Trinidad, Ocala, Fla., a Spanish language medieval genre band - sing in Spanish and play flute. Sept. 2007 to present.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Making world news local



By Jannet Walsh

See the video I photographed, but edited by Alan Youngblood. I only had time to photograph between two local basketball tournaments!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Princess Prep


By Jannet Walsh

View a Soundslides project of some of the dresses formerly owned by Princess Diana. I had a chance to be very close to the dresses at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, Florida.

House built by Elijah has moved

By Jannet Walsh
Elijah Davis, age 94, celebrates his birthday after his house was moved away from a busy Ocala, Florida road. It was a delight to photograph and produce the Soundslides project you can view here. Please view his delightful day!

New convent of nuns comes to Florida


By Jannet Walsh

One of my big projects in 2007 was a multimedia package on a new convent of three Catholic sisters in rural Ocala, Florida. The project included two Soundslides projects, English and Spanish, also a video in Spanish on the day of the blessing of the convent. This was part of my entry, along with my “Muslims in Marion” project, that earned Third Place for photo essay from Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Contest 2007.

New Convent in Ocala – English verison

New Convent in Ocala - Spanish version

video

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Backyard visitors


By Jannet Walsh
I was busy eating breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, shortly after 7 a.m., my eyes were turned to see white birds flying into my backyard. My backyard must have been selected for the breakfast gathering. A flock of White Ibises were feeding in the location I once had a swimming pool. When I first noticed the visitors there were only a few birds, maybe 6 or more. When I photographed the flock, I can only estimate around 100 birds, but really it is unknown.

I knew I would only have one chance to photograph the birds. I opened my back door, pointed my camera and the flock took flight. The excitement and sound of the wings flapping was incredible! According to the U.S. Geological Survey website, usgs.gov, the White Ibis has a length of 22 inches with a 38 inch wingspan.

Misa - Mañanitas a la Virgen

video
By Jannet Walsh
View the special Spanish Mass at Mañanitas a la Virgen from Dec. 11, 2007 at Catholic Center Our Lady of Guadalupe, Ocala, Florida. This is in Spanish, but the sights and sounds cross language borders!

Por Jannet Walsh
Misa
Mañanitas a la Virgen
11 de Diciembre 2007
Jannet Walsh
©2007

Danza Azteca

video

By Jannet Walsh
View the Aztec Dancers during the Mañanitas a la Virgen on Dec. 11, 2007 at Catholic Center Our Lady of Guadalupe, Ocala, Florida. I conducted the interview in Spanish only, but you will enjoy the beautiful dancers!

Por Jannet Walsh
Danza Azteca
Mañanitas a la Virgen
11 de Diciembre 2007
Jannet Walsh
©2007

Mañanitas a la Virgen

video

By Jannet Walsh

View the Mañanitas a la Virgen, with an introduction in English and Spanish, from Dec. 11, 2007 at Catholic Center Our Lady of Guadalupe, Ocala, Florida.

Por Jannet Walsh
Rosario y Novena
Mañanitas a la Virgen
11 de Diciembre 2007

Portfolio Still Images/Photos

By Jannet Walsh
View still images from my career as a photojournalist from 1987 to present. Please visit my videos and slideshows found on the left sidebar.

video

Tragedy and destruction


By Jannet Walsh

Photos, multimedia by Jannet Walsh
The day three deadly tornados hit central Florida will be a day I will never forget. I compare it to a war zone.

I was sent the first day to photograph the destruction in the Lake Mack and Pasiley area, Feb. 2, 2007. I have been a journalist since 1987, but this would be the day that will be marked in my mind. Loved ones were searching for their family and friends. I found Father Anthony Palmese, of St. Jude Catholic Church, from Marion Oaks,Florida, also a Marion County Sheriff’s Chaplain, located at a fire station in Pasiley with the list of the dead trying to comfort those searching for the unaccountable souls. Early in the morning 11 people died when the tornados hit, only in the Lake Mack area.

The next day I returned to photograph and produce a slideshow of the Living and Dead. The stories of how loved ones were found can be heard in my presentation. You will hear stories that are unthinkable and maybe make you more thankful for your life.

Painfully Becky Nolan, pictured above, talked about her late son Jacob Nolan, age 7, and her husband William Nolan, both died in the early Friday morning tornados near Lake Mack, a romote area in central Florida on the edge of the Ocala National Forest. This photo was part of my entry that earned Third Place for portrait/personality from Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Contest 2007.

View Soundslides project: Lake Mack Three Months After Deadly Tornadoes








View a map from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of destruction
from the 3 tornados on Feb. 2, 2007 with a total of 21 fatalities covering a distance of 70 miles in central Florida.

Corpus Christi Procession


By Jannet Walsh
View the ancient procession of Corpus Christi that is finding it way back to many churches in the United States and worldwide. This is still digital images, not video, set to music with Creative Commons Usage from the artist.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve 2007


By Jannet Walsh
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in 2008. I photographed a Christmas Eve Mass at Our Lady of the Springs Catholic Church, in Ocala, Florida, complete with a video. View the video found in the sidebar on the left or below.

Multimedia - "Muslims in Marion"



By
Jannet Walsh

In 2006 my big project for the year was a multimedia project, both still images and audio, producing three SoundSlides shows on local Muslims living in the county of Marion, in Ocala, Florida. The project was one of my more challenging attempts in journalism, but the hard work had a great outcome. The project “Muslims in Marion” multimedia project was nominated for the Chairman’s Award October 2006 from the New York Times Regional Media Group and was part of my entry that received the Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Contest 2007, Third Place for photo essay, along with New convent of nuns comes to Florida multimedia project.

The photo above is one that I took myself at the local Ocala Islamic Center, in Ocala, with one of the young ladies after photographing in the women’s prayer room. I made the photo by simply turning my camera around facing us, and started shooting. In the realm of photojournalism schools, this is called a “Hail Mary” shot as is only with a prayer you can get the photo, as you are not looking in the viewfinder!

I am wearing a hijab, or in Arabic meaning cover, that was pinned and “fashioned” by one of the ladies I meet. I only wore the scarf or veil in the prayer rooms. I must say I was delighted to have the access to make the beautiful photos you can see in my project.

View project “Muslims in Marion” found in the left sidebar or below - Videos and Soundslides Projects
Muslim Daily Life Part 1 of 3
What is Islam? Part 2 of 3
Spiritual Journey Part 3 of 3

Friday, December 21, 2007

Battle in St. Augustine


By Jannet Walsh

North Marion High School might have lost against St. Augustine High School, 35-0, in St. Augustine, Florida in the state semifinal Class 3A game, but only winners were on field.

There was great excitement and energy of the band, football players and the crowd at the semi final game. What I was found the most interesting is how the players handled themselves, even in defeat. All the players and coaches gathered in the middle of the field for a prayer at the end. From the location I was taking my photos I was not able to understand the words being said. Many teams would have only wished to have reached the state semifinals, but will never have the chance. It might be easier to win, but maybe more to learn in defeat.

Decisive Moment La Guadalupana


By Jannet Walsh
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 – 2004) is known as the father of photojournalism. The famous French photographer really gave birth to the style of photography that is used today by newspaper photographers because of his use of his 35mm camera and this “street style” of photography. The phrase “decisive moment” is associated with this famous photojournalism pioneer. The moment you take or make a photograph really does matter!

I recently had a “decisive moment” while photographing Father Alfonso Cely, a Dominican friar from Colombia, at Catholic Center Our Lady of Guadalupe, in rural Ocala. I have created an audio slideshow to tell more about the particular moment.

Princess Diana Remembered


By Jannet Walsh
My personal account of visiting Paris 5 weeks after the death of Princess Diana in 1997 while living in the Netherlands.

Read my written story on ocala.com.


Read about my life's work, education and more. . .

Biography – Jannet Walsh


Uploaded on authorSTREAM by jannetwalsh




Email: jannetwalsh@gmail.com
Biography
Online video of introduction in English and Spanish
Collection of work: Jannet Walsh


Résumé / Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Master of Arts in photography - Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
Graduation Nov. 23, 1994.
My thesis project from Ohio University, a photojournalist's documentation of Native American in Nebraska, 1990-94, was presented several times to US school children at Department of Defense School AFCENT International School, in the Brunssum, the Netherlands and Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base, Germany, 1994-97.

Bachelor of Science - mass communication with advertising emphasis. Minor in marketing and general business. Saint Cloud State University, Saint Cloud, Minn. Graduation Nov. 21, 1986.

Litchfield High School
, Litchfield, Minn. Graduation May 1982.


Minnesota native Jannet Walsh, a staff photographer of the Star-Banner, a New York Times-owned regional daily newspaper located in Ocala, Florida, has nearly 21 years of experience as a photojournalist, both nationally and internationally. Conversing in the Dutch language while freelancing with Limburgs Dagblad, a daily newspaper in Herleen, the Netherlands, is her greatest personal and career triumph. She traveled to the Dominican Republic 2006 to brush-up on her Spanish skills and continues to work on her Spanish at a local Spanish mission in Ocala. Seeking a smorgasbord of knowledge is this curious redhead‘s passion. View Jannet’s résumé or curriculum vitae and still photo portfolio online.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Dominican Republic 2006


By Jannet Walsh

View photos from my trip in 2006 to the Dominican Republic.

Résumé / Curriculum Vitae

By Jannet Walsh


View PowerPoint Presentation - Jannet Walsh

Uploaded on authorSTREAM by jannetwalsh

Here is a video, English and Spanish, I photographed, produced and edited in the historic city of St. Augustine, Fla, founded in 1565. I just pushed record and walked in front of my video camera mounted on a tripod.


The music you hear in the background is really me playing my flute in my living room and edited in Audacity. A special microphone for my flute was attached and I recorded the music with a digital recorder. I then simply copied and pasted the music "O Son Do Ar" or "Sound of Air" to create the round style of this Galician folk song. Galicia is a region in Spain where the culture of the Celtic, people from Ireland and Scotland, combine their cultures. Please take a look at my work history along with video samples and links to my work.




Photo by Jannet Walsh from "Muslims in Marion" project from 2006

Jannet Walsh
Email: jannetwalsh@gmail.com
Biography
Online video of introduction in English and Spanish
Collection of work: Jannet Walsh

EDUCATION

Master of Arts in photography - Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
Graduation Nov. 23, 1994.
My thesis project from Ohio University, a photojournalist documentation of Native American in Nebraska, 1990-94, was presented to US school children at Department of Defense School AFCENT International School, in the Brunssum, the Netherlands and Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base, Germany, 1994-97.

Bachelor of Science - mass communication with advertising emphasis. Minor in marketing and general business. Saint Cloud State University, Saint Cloud, Minn. Graduation Nov. 21, 1986.

Litchfield High School, Litchfield, Minn. Graduation May 1982.


EXPERIENCE

Staff photographer: Star-Banner, New York Times Regional Media
Group, Ocala, Fla. General assignment photojournalist, including video production. Jan. 1998 to Oct. 17, 2008.



Freelance photographer and writer: The Florida Catholic, 2005 to present.

Freelance photographer: Limburgs Dagblad, Herleen, the Netherlands, a daily Dutch language newspaper; NATO portrait contract, Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base, Germany and other Dutch language publications. Established Dutch registered photo agency JWK Foto. Former member of Dutch Association of Photojournalists. 1995 to 1997.



Paris Crash site 1997 recalled, above, and written story

Staff photographer: Omaha World-Herald, Omaha, Neb. General assignment photojournalist. Served brief time on photo assignment desk. March 1990 to October 1994.

Photo internship: The Flint Journal, Flint, Mich. Fall 1989.

Photo internship: The Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Sentinel,
Milwaukee, Wis. Summer 1989.

Graduate teaching assistant: Macintosh Computer teaching assistant,
Ohio University. Spring 1989.

Staff photographer: Beatrice Daily Sun, Beatrice, Neb. May 1987 to
August 1988.
Photo internship: Monticello Times, Monticello, Minn. Summer 1986.

Photo editor: Chronicle, St. Cloud State University newspaper. Spring
1986. Staff photographer Fall 1985, winter 1985 and spring 1986.

HONORS and ENRICHMENT

Dutch: conversational level.
Spanish: limited conversational usage.

Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Contest 2008 Class B: First Place Pictorial, Third Place General News Photography

Florida Society of Newspaper Editors 2008 Competition, Third Place Online Slideshow, Division C, “Sgt. Crow Remembered.”

Online Spiritual Studies Certificate Program, 2 year program, from St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida. Fall 2006 until present.

Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Contest 2007, Third Place for photo essay and Third Place for portrait/personality.

Instructor and volunteer in photojournalism at University of Florida Summer Journalism Visitation Program, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Nominated for Chairman’s Award October 2006, “Muslims in Marion” multimedia project, New York Times Regional Media Group.

Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Contest 2006, Third Place for photo Illustration, Class B, for food illustration.

The Stan Kalish Picture Editing Workshop,
Ball State University, Muncie, Ind., June 4 - June 9, 2004.

Star-Banner Journalist of the Month
October 2001 and December 2003.

1991 Second runner-up Nebraska Photographer of the Year
1990 Runner-up Nebraska News Photographer of the Year

The Eddie Adams Workshop, Fall 1989. Jeffersonville, New York.

College Photographer of the Year Contest 1989,
National Press Photographers Association First Place Portrait

Nebraska News Photographers Association Contest 1988 (Division II,
15,000 circulation or less) First Place News, First Place Portrait, Second
Place feature, Third Place Feature and Third Place Portrait. Nebraska Press Association Contest 1988 Third Place Feature

Nebraska Associated Press Contest 1987 Second Place Feature

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Member of La Tuna Trinidad, Ocala, Fla., a Spanish language medieval genre band - sing in Spanish and play flute. Sept. 2007 to present.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Videos, Soundslides, photos and more, oh my!


By Jannet Walsh
This is a blog to display my videos, audio slideshows and photos. I hope more than just my friends and family will take a peek at my work. Please tell me what you think!

video

View my video "Hail Mary" photographed in Ocala, Florida.

View one of my Soundslides project from Amrit Yoga Institute, Salt Springs, Florida. Learn more about Soundslides to produce simple audio slideshows.