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After a five-year hiatus from covering the Kentucky Derby, McClatchy News once again picked me up to photograph the start gate, turn 4 and heading into the stretch of the 145th Kentucky Derby. My math is a bit foggy but I think this was my 23rd Derby. Experience matters when you are attempting to operate […]

Broekema Photography is excited to announce a new CALL FOR IMAGES to populate the Celebrate Kentucky multimedia installation at the University of Kentucky’s Chandler Hospital. Hey photographers! Do you want to see your still photos and video displayed in an exciting installation that truly makes a difference for those who view it? Consider submitting your […]

Broekema Photography is excited to announce a call for entries for consideration of images that will be used to grace the two main entrances of the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital. We are looking for images that have been taken in Kentucky of children from newborn to 18-years-old at play and enjoying life. They can […]

I shot, edited and transmitted on deadline for the Courier-Journal in tonights football game against Morgan State. I am not sure where Morgan State is from but WKU cleaned house finishing 58-17. This was Bobby Petrino’s first home game since joining WKU’s coaching staff as Head Coach – interesting how he greeted his grandchildren on […]

My audio and reporter colleague Jon Waterhouse burns the midnight oil trying to cut an audio piece for Bonnaroo while just behind him, the lights (and thumping sound) from the R. Kelly concert illuminate our workspace. To the right was my work space. It is amazing what can be accomplished in just a few days […]

In June I had the pleasure of working the summer music festival Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn. for Bonnaroo’s web site. I was asked by Superfly’s Neal Cohen to produce eight audio slide shows during the four days I was to be on site. My audio and reporting colleague, Jon Waterhouse, and I worked out of […]

My next assignment at Interlochen was to show the process of a painting being done. Not wanting it to be an instructional video or to steal ideas from the “Happy Painter” (really, click on it if you don’t know who the Happy Painter is!) I went to my safe place and decided the best way […]

Ever since I was a kid I loved Vincent Van Gogh’s “A Starry Night” painting. I have always wanted to transfer that emotion from a painting to photo reality. Although I have seen some work done in amazing bright night locations I have not been able to make it to such destinations yet so practice […]

When it comes to shooting lightning I would say the worst way to end your day is being struck. That is why this storm was ever so awesome to photograph. There was an edge of strong stationary cold front just off to my west – by about 200 yards or less, no kidding – that […]