Posts Tagged ‘California’

Mike Greener Photography recognized by the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspapers Contest

Mike Greener Photography recognized by the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspapers Contest

I’m a little late with getting this good news posted but I was thrilled to learn that a couple of big projects I worked on while at my last newspaper, The Daily Republic, was recently recognized by the California Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspapers Contest. Reporter Barry Eberling and I won first place for our year-long documentary […]


Steelhead Fly Fishing on the Eel River and Redwood Creek in Northern California

Steelhead Fly Fishing on the Eel River and Redwood Creek in Northern California

My mini vacation/moving road trip has come to an end. Tomorrow I start my new job as a staff photojournalist at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle newspaper in Bozeman, Montana. As I was leaving California, I managed to squeeze in one last steelhead fly fishing trip with my buddies Kara, Allison and Ryan for a two […]


California Curtain Call

California Curtain Call

Well the final hours of my last day as a Daily Republic staff photographer have come and gone. I’ve had a great 3 1/2 year run covering the Solano County community here near the San Francisco Bay Area. I did a lot of growth here as a shooter and now I look to the horizon […]


A look back on December 2011 in Fairfield California

A look back on December 2011 in Fairfield California

Man where did the year go? To tell the truth I’m glad to be over with it. It has been a long year of doctor visits and general soreness with my injuries from my Christmas 2010 car accident. I’m looking forward to the new year. Looking back on my work for December I feel like […]


Fall Colors around Fairfield California

Fall Colors around Fairfield California

Upon my return to work recently after my bout with pneumonia, I was given a fun, but hasty assignment by my photo editor. Often times planned scheduled stories won’t work out for some reason or another which leaves the management to scramble to fill the void. Such a time came a week or two ago, […]


Photographing the Big Blaze – Macro Plastics container fire in Fairfield, CA

Photographing the Big Blaze - Macro Plastics container fire in Fairfield, CA

Yesterday went from a pretty lax assignment day to a full on spot news intensity over a six alarm fire at a plastic factory in Fairfield, California. I wasn’t thinking much about it as I made my way out towards Travis Air Force Base. Nine times out of ten fires around here are small or […]


Up in the Air in June

Up in the Air in June

June has always been a point in the year where change comes about in Fairfield. Schools are letting out for the summer and the daily work at my newspaper shifts from the sports and education reporting into a more laid back summer mode. It’s a chance to divulge more time to long term stories. I […]


Reflecting on my newspaper photos from May 2011

Reflecting on my newspaper photos from May 2011

And I’m back. I took a little break from the blog this month. So much has been going on in my neck of the woods. Here are some of the images I made this month that stood out to me. I felt pretty good about the images I made. I’ve been doing a lot of […]


San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographer 2011 Awards Banquet

San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographer 2011 Awards Banquet

It is a very humbling experience for me when my photography is recognized by my photographic peers. On Sunday evening at Scott’s restaurant in Oakland, California, a couple of images I made last year at my position as a staff photojournalist at the Daily Republic newspaper in Fairfield, California were honored at this year’s San […]


Getting Back into my Groove

Getting Back into my Groove

I feel like I am starting to get back into my photo groove at my staff job here at the Daily Republic newspaper. My back has been feeling a lot better and with it I have been going out a lot more on my own to feature hunt and explore the area. I’ve been pretty […]


Taming a Wild Turkey

Taming a Wild Turkey

Yesterday my assignment was to photograph a wild turkey that was being rehabilitated by our local Suisun Wildlife Center. He had had his wings clipped by someone hoping to have him for a Thanksgiving day dinner. Tom the Turkey, as he is called around the center, somehow escaped and is now healing at the center […]


A Year in the Marsh – Preparing for the Hunt

A Year in the Marsh - Preparing for the Hunt

A look into the preparation of of the California Farms Duck Club and their efforts to create habitat to sustain their life-long love of duck hunting in the Suisun Marsh. For the past couple of months, a reporter from my newspaper and I have started working on a year long documentary project focusing on the […]


Steelhead fishing on the Klamath River

Steelhead fishing on the Klamath River

After a grueling summer long hiatus from fly fishing, I finally remedied the situation. Last weekend I met up with my good buddy Ryan Peterson of The Fly Shop and The Big Pull for a weekend fishing for steelhead along the banks of the Klamath River in Northern California. I spent most of my time […]


Image Featured in the new Flyfish Journal

Image Featured in the new Flyfish Journal

I checked the mail the other day to find that the newest edition of The Flyfish Journal issue #3 has been published. It’s exciting because I had another one of my photographs published as a double truck in the opening spreads. I’ve been with these guys from the beginning and I am anxious to see […]


The Return of Prep Football and the Portrait Machine

The Return of Prep Football and the Portrait Machine

Well after a long summer, football season has finally arrived. Things are starting to get busy around the paper with the dawn of the new school year. Prep sports are getting underway and my newspaper, like so many others, does an annual prep football preview section to ring in the new season. I was assigned […]


A Small Piece of the Puzzle – Studying Large mouth Bass in the Delta

I recently did a story on my roommate Anna who is doing a study for her University of California Davis ecology grad program on large mouth bass in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. It is a pretty cool study aimed at determining what effects the non-native bass are having on the native fish like the endangered […]


August and Everything After

Another collection of photographs from a very overdue post. August like July was an incredibly slow month for us here at the paper. I have been taking the opportunity to put together a newer version of my Shopping for Dynamite book about the six month journey through South America with my brother Eric. The book […]


California Reconnaissance

California Reconnaissance

Ever since landing my job in Fairfield, California I have been hard pressed to get the time to go fly fishing. Regardless of the direction I could head, it would be a solid 2-3 hour drive to get to some decent trout streams. And with that knowledge, there always seemed to be something else occupying […]


Tahoe Sightseeing

A couple weeks ago, my morena Clara and I along with my two roommates Zach and Anna made a trek to Lake Tahoe to hike up Mt. Tallac. There was a great view from the top.