Odds & Ends

Wisconsin photographer’s guide to election day coverage

by Michael P. King, Secretary, Wisconsin News Photographers Association Next Tuesday, June 5, droves of Wisconsin voters will head to the polls to decide the political fates of Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger Tom Barrett in the historic gubernatorial recall election. In almost ritualistic fashion, reporters and photojournalists across the state will […]


Gracie Joles, 7, fighting tumor

Gracie Joles, whose parents David Joles and Elizabeth Flores worked at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and now at Minneapolis’ Star Tribune, is undergoing radiation for an aggressive, inoperable brain tumor. They ask for your thoughts and prayers. A February 4, 20011 benefit has been organized to help raise funds for medical costs. Read the KSTP.com […]


WNPA welcomes you to the new site

WNPA welcomes you to the new site

It’s been a long time coming. Welcome to the new Wisconsin News Photographers Association website. Front page – you’ll see our carousel, the big visual centerpiece showcasing the latest member work. A few other content wells serve as the home for the latest Wisconsin photography news. This new site is all about bigger pictures, more […]


WNPA website to get facelift

WNPAonline.com is getting a facelift. The new WordPress-based site is in development and we hope to launch it within the next month. We’ll be looking for projects to feature, views to publish, and if you have an RSS-enabled blog we want to include you on our new blogroll/feed aggregator. We also plan to have an […]


Photo Night – North

Join us Monday evening, April 19, 2010, for some food and drink at the first Photo Night – North in Appleton at Fratello”s Waterfront Restaurant, at 501 West Water Street. We”ll gather in the private dining area next to the bar at 7pm. Fratello”s – like all Appleton establishments – are smoke-free. Going forward, Photo Night […]


Report: WNPAʼs annual business meeting produces a plan for the future

This yearʼs WNPA business meeting came at a critical time. More than a dozen members and the Board talked for 40 minutes last month at our convention in Milwaukee. They addressed issues such as declining membership, declining participation in contests and the annual convention, and declining traffic on our Web site. It was generally agreed […]


The APPM conference

Are you a Director of Photography, a photo or multimedia editor? Do you manage visuals in any way at your publication? The APPM conference in St Louis will be full of great information and ideas for you. People are getting excited in St. Louis and it’s not just about baseball. The APPM conference will be […]


Eddie Adams documentary to screen in Chicago

Eddie Adams documentary to screen in Chicago

“An Unlikely Weapon” is going to be released in Chicago and Minneapolis soon. Here is the link for info: http://tiny.cc/aHEhS


Nominations needed for 2009-2010 WNPA board

Nominations needed for the 2009-2010 elections for the WNPA board.  We need one WNPA member to nominate one of the four selected below to represent WNPA, and another WNPA member to second the nomination to make it official.  Please make your vote in the comments area of our Website. Evan Siegle of the Green Bay […]


Steve Apps takes second place in Pro Football Hall of Fame Photo Contest

Steve Apps takes second place in Pro Football Hall of Fame Photo Contest

Steve Apps (of the Wisconsin State Journal) took second place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Photo Contest. Steve’s photo “Illegal Contact” won second place in the action category. Green Bay Packers’ Al Harris was called for Illegal Contact on this 35-yard pass from Detroit Lions’ Dan Orlovsky to John Standeford in the 4th […]


Blog reveals Green Bay Press-Gazette as Gannett’s most profitable paper

The Gannett Blog, an independent daily journal about Gannett Co. Inc., run by Jim Hopkins, a former editor and reporter for over 20 years in the Gannett newspaper co., recently published a report revealing the profit margins and advertising revenue from each of the papers in the Gannett newspaper chain.  Hopkins does not reveal his […]


Covering the campaign? Ante up

With election day only a few days away, media organizations have their plans set for covering local, state and federal elections. For those covering the presidential campaigns at their respective election-night parties, incurring charges is probably nothing new. For this election, however, both campaigns are asking media organizations to up their ante. One campaign is […]


New Photographers Bill of Rights drafted

The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council in partnership with the Wisconsin News Photographers Association drafted a new Photographers’ Bill of Rights. Here is the preface from the Bill of Rights: PHOTOGRAPHERS IN WISCONSIN have the same rights of access as other citizens; if the general public can photograph or videotape a location or event, the […]


Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council

The WNPA needs a member to volunteer to represent the WNPA for the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council.  Currently Doug Wojick of the Stevens Point Journal is a WNPA representive for the council.  Hank Koshollek has spent years on the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council  representing WNPA and has stepped down from that poisition after […]


News photographer dad to the rescue

Rick Wood, a photojournalist at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, has an interesting tale when he went to a wedding that his daughter was in during a weekend off work. He brought his camera to the wedding just for fun, but ended up saving the day. This is what Rick had to say of the experience: […]


Welcome to the new WNPAonline.com!

A major redesign for WNPAonline.com is now here, showcasing a number of new features and drastically changing the presentation of information online. There are better photo galleries incorporating Lightbox, a new-ish gallery browser. The membership page has been updated, and will allow users to add custom information and e-mail other users directly from WNPAonline.com The […]


Driving in the White Death

Last weekend I had a little inspiration to write the first blog entry in a long while. It might be a rehash of something that gets discussed a million times here in the great white north but it gives me a chance to tell a story that is only funny after the fact. Maybe someone […]


These answers give true picture of what I do

By Mike De Sisti The Appleton Post-Crescent The following is a column I wrote that answers some more frequent question I get on the job as a photojournalist. This column ran in Mike’s weblog Real to Reel, which appears on the Post-Crescent web site. This article originally appeared on the site on July 16, 2007. […]


A new addition to the Koshollek family

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photographer Joe Koshollek is a father for the second time. Zachary Alan Koshollek was born at 8:57am on Wednesday, July 11. He comes in with a weight of 9 pounds 1 oz and is 20.5 inches. One of the proud grandparents is Capital Times photographer Henry Koshollek.


Bring a quote, share your good advice

When I was busy constructing this year’s WNPA Photographer of the Year image galleries, I ran into this great quote by Ansel Adams, “There are two people in every picture, the photographer, and the viewer.” I thought it was meaningful because despite the effort, equipment, instinct and luck in making the picture, it’s still up […]


John Alley and the Secret of Kodak

John Alley talks about the origins of the name Kodak and its ties to Wisconsin during the 2007 WNPA Convention held in Milwaukee, Wis. at the Milwaukee Art Museum. [brightcove:1155109446]


What’s your best photo from this year?

With a majority of this year’s contest deadlines visible in the rear-view mirror, we can take the time to reflect on the work we have created in 2006. Some of our work saw the light of day in print or online. Most of it may be spinning on some hard drive back at the office, […]


What type of camera do you use?

What type of camera do you use on your day job, and are you happy with it? Is it your own, or is it company-supplied equipment? Share your thoughts.


A Message from Joyce Guldan

Dear WNPA members, Please accept my belated thanks in honoring  the memory of my husband, Dale through your generous gift of  co- sponsoring  the photo exhibit of the Dale Guldan Collection at V.P. gallery of Fine Photography, in Milwaukee . Your sponsorship provided for a generous contribution which was put to good use in providing […]