Category Archives: Photography

Travel writing :: Wichita Eagle article on Branson

Branson Ferris Wheel in Missouri

Ferris wheel in Branson, Missouri. Photo by MeLinda Schnyder.

Headline: A new view of Branson
Subject: what’s new in Branson
Work: provided article and photography
Publication date: September 2016
Outlet: The Wichita Eagle special section called Fantastic Fall
Link: http://www.kansas.com/entertainment/article102182962.html

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Travel writing :: Wichita Eagle article on National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

The National Toys and Miniatures Museum in Kansas City.

The National Toys and Miniatures Museum in Kansas City. Photo by MeLinda Schnyder.

 

Headline: Big fun at KC’s toys and miniatures museum
Subject: National Museum of Toys and Miniatures in Kansas City
Work: provided article and photography
Publication date: August 2016
Outlet: The Wichita Eagle
Link: http://www.kansas.com/living/travel/article93916232.html

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Travel writing :: Wichita Eagle article on minor league baseball

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Getting autographs at an OKC Dodgers game at the stadium in Bricktown. Photo by MeLinda Schnyder.

Headline: Regional minor league baseball offers major fun
Subject: options for minor league baseball in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Nebraska
Work: provided article and photography
Publication date: May 2016
Outlet: The Wichita Eagle special section called Perfect Summer
Link: http://www.kansas.com/entertainment/article74997637.html

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Photography :: olloclip 4-in-1 photo lens system gallery

Disclaimer: Verizon provided a three-week olloclip 4-in-1 photo lens system loaner so I could try it out with my iPhone 5s. Views (and photos) of the product are my own.

I had a blast playing around with the wide angle, fisheye and two macro lenses. While I had the loaner, I happened to take a road trip from Wichita through Beaumont, Kansas, and on to Bentonville, Arkansas, plus another trip to Oklahoma City — so I had plenty of chances to try out the lens at ballparks, historic homes and gardens and many other stops along the way.

The wide angle gave me twice the field of view of my normal iPhone lens, which came in handy many times. The fisheye made for some fun images; one of my favorites is of an alley with a mural. The macro lenses were great for closeups of flowers and baseballs.

Here are a few of my favorites.

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Photography :: Midwest Living online gallery

MidwestLiving_Kauffman photoI was in Kansas City in November gathering research for travel articles and had the chance to visit a friend who works at The American Royal. I left the Kansas City Stockyards in the West Bottoms area that is west of downtown close to 5 p.m., and as I was driving east on I-70 I noticed that the light was very cool on the downtown buildings. I drove past the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. About a mile down the road, I decided it was worth battling rush hour traffic to get off the highway and go back to get a photograph of the setting sunlight bouncing off this stunning building.

I didn’t know my way around the building and couldn’t immediately see a good place to park (there was quite a bit of traffic by now). I knew that I was in danger of missing the light so I finally just pulled into what looked like a service entrance for the building across the street, jumped out and found a safe(ish) place to stand while capturing a few images of the Kauffman Center.

I took photos with both my iPhone and my Canon DSLR. I posted one from my phone on Instagram and just last week an editor at Midwest Living magazine noticed it while gathering Instagram images for a gallery on Kansas City landmarks. I was happy to give the magazine permission to use the photo for their online gallery!

Now…how about an article to go along with more photos for your magazine? 🙂

Below is a screenshot of the gallery featured on the homepage of MidwestLiving.com. I was excited to be included in it and thrilled to find out my photo was the cover image. You can view the magazine’s full Kansas City gallery here: http://www.midwestliving.com/travel/missouri/kansas-city-missouri/20-kansas-city-instagram-photos-we-love-1/

You can follow me on Instagram — @ms_pix.

 

MidwestLiving photo screenshot

 

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