Categorized | Samantha Baker

Golden Tamers and Silver Stars

When I get a chance at half-times, I like to shoot the performing dance teams from the area high schools. I don’t always get a chance to do that, particularly if I’m on a tight deadline or have to run to other schools after I’ve shot 1/2 of a game, but when I do, it’s fun. I was a dance team member in high school, so I like checking out the choreography and technique local teams have. Looks like this year, I mainly shot Bentonville and Har-Ber (probably because I was at those games the most). Nice toe touches, ladies! It makes for a crazy shot when you’re legs look like they might kick you head!

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I'm originally from Colorado and I was introduced to photojournalism in high school while working on the school's yearbook. In 2011, I graduated from Colorado State University with degrees in journalism and art. This is my first “real-world” job, but while in college I worked for CSU's daily student newspaper and I interned for Denver-based Westword, the Colorado Eagles (ACHL hockey team) and Johnson and Wales University. I cherish analog photography and I like to shoot on a medium-format Mamyia RB67 whenever I can. While I'm not at work, I enjoy doing all sorts of physical activities, especially mud runs and Crossfit, and I love to bake desserts (which are usually consumed by my coworkers).