During my last few years at the San Francisco Chronicle, there was a push by management to drive more readers to SFGate, the Chronicle’s website. They wanted more page hits which equals more online advertising revenue. That was great news for us photographers. We now had the opportunity to publish more photos and produce fun, multimedia packages on the web, including video.
Michael Maloney is a veteran bay area photojournalist with 37 years of shooting experience for bay area publications. He recently retired from the SF Chronicle after a distinguished 30 year career with them.
You name it and Michael has probably photographed it.
Although he was a general assignment photographer, meaning he handled all types of assignments, Michael especially enjoyed shooting sports. He’s covered four Super Bowls, the World Series, the Olympics and all kinds of major sports championships. He also has literally traveled around the world on assignment for the Chronicle, taking him to Africa, Europe, Russia, Japan, the Philippines, Australia, Mexico and Canada.
With that kind of experience, we’re fortunate to have him contribute to this blog.
Michael’s latest passion is shooting video with the new DSLRs. He will pass on that passion and knowledge on this blog and also write about his experiences at the Chronicle.
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