Posts Tagged ‘Fairfield’

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 […]


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 […]


My 2011 Best of Photojournalism photographs

My 2011 Best of Photojournalism photographs

The final hours are counting down for 2011. What a year. For me it was a rebuilding year both professionally and physically. I started out the year with being hit by a car while out on assignment for my newspaper and the result has been an intensive year of doctors visits, pain management and rehabilitation. […]


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 […]


I’ll be Home for Christmas – Military Dad Surprises Daughter on stage at her Holiday Dance Recital

I'll be Home for Christmas - Military Dad Surprises Daughter on stage at her Holiday Dance Recital

Yesterday evening I covered a tear jerker of a story for my newspaper. We found out late in the day that a Travis Air Force Base military dad was going to be surprising his 4-year-old daughter and wife by coming home early and show up at the daughter’s dance recital here in downtown Fairfield. His […]


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, […]


November Update

November Update

Here are some of my favorites photographs from November at my newspaper staff job. I had a rough November. For two and a half weeks I was sick at home with pneumonia. I must say it was a well needed rest and I’ve been feeling much better both physically and mentally. I’m incredibly backed up […]


August and Everything After – An update of my photojournalism work for August 2011

August and Everything After - An update of my photojournalism work for August 2011

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 […]


Newspaper Photos from April 2011

Newspaper Photos from April 2011

Howdy guys. Well, it was a pretty slow April around the newspaper. But I wanted to share some of my favorite shots from this past month. Thanks for looking. Cheers to warm weather. -M


Marching into Spring

Marching into Spring

March was been a busy month for me. In addition to working at my staff position at the Daily Republic newspaper in Fairfield, I have also been developing my wedding photography business on the side. Between meeting other wedding vendors in the area, getting a new wedding photography logo and building up a new wedding website, I […]


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 […]


Waller’s Rally – A local skateboard maker takes his future into his own hands

Waller's Rally - A local skateboard maker takes his future into his own hands

Here is a multimedia video I just completed about a finish carpenter that defied the failing economy by turning his childhood fun into a modern-day longboard skateboard venture. I’m pretty excited about this post. For the past month I have been working night and day on this multimedia project. I found Bob Waller, of Waller’s […]


Back to Their Loving Arms. The Troops Come Home.

Back to Their Loving Arms. The Troops Come Home.

Last week I was sent out to Travis Air Force Base to photograph the arrival of the California National Guard’s 49th Military Police Brigade after their year of deployment to Iraq. This isn’t the first time that I’ve documented a troop arrival. But this time was a bit different in that our fair Gov. Arnold […]


A Brief August Update

A Brief August Update

Well, summer is winding down here in sunny Fairfield and we are all looking forward to the start of the new school year. Here are a couple photographs that I made over the last couple weeks.


A Lazy July

It was pretty incredible. June seemed like such a busy month for assignments and then July came around and instantly there was almost nothing. It has been a blessing and a curse. Good because I have been avoiding going out into the 100 degree heat of Fairfield and have instead been devoting my time to […]


Light Pollution – How Solano County uses Light at Night

Here is a recent documentry project I finished up here at work. I have included the page layout from how it ran in the paper too. Best, -M Artificial light allows Solano County residents to continue doing the tasks of daily life long after the sun sets. But the luxury of light comes at a […]


In Training

Well the weather here in Northern California is finally clearing up. We have had a ton of rain and it has forced a lot of my photo sessions indoors. Over the last week or so many of my assignments have revolved around individuals learning something new. The first two images were taken of a local […]