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From the Editor's Desk: A picture's worth

Send submitted photos to Kane County Chronicle

Ham the dog proves to be naturally photogenic.
Ham the dog proves to be naturally photogenic.

I’ve always thought I had an eye for photography. Not an especially artsy one or one that’s as good as our Photo Editor Sandy Bressner’s masterful skill set, but I know how to snap a shot that really tells a story.

As of late, other than taking photos while on vacation, all I seem to do is take photos of my dog, Ham. And although she’s an excellent model (and a very good girl), I’d like to see others’ pictures and different scenes.

Recently, I’ve been speaking to a lot of people who have come into the office or called in about their submitted photos – in one case the picture showed a vehicle rollover in Batavia and in another it was about breathtaking photos of migratory birds found stopping on their journeys in Batavia.

And something struck me. I’d like to see more submitted photography in the paper.

The photo doesn’t have to be of something particularly newsworthy, such as an auto accident or a house fire. It just has to be a good photo that you think others should see – such as a picture of a particularly photogenic Shetland sheepdog. Any type of photo – whether it is a landscape, portrait, natural scene, wildlife, still life or action scene in color or black and white – as long as it’s captivating, it may be shared online and in print.

If you’re interested in sharing your snapshots, including your own photogenic pets, you can send the photo along with the name of the person who took it and a quick caption of what’s going on in the image to editorial@kcchronicle.com.

I look forward to seeing the world through your eyes.

Zachary Van Vuren is weeklies editor for the Kane County Chronicle, Elburn Herald, Sugar Grove Herald, Kendall County Record and Suburban Life Media. Contact him at zvanvuren@shawmedia.com or 630-845-5368.

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