Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Quick Tips to Improve Photos Video

video, narration, beats by Mark M. Hancock / © NewsEagles.com
photos by Mark M. Hancock / © NewsEagles.com, The Beaumont Enterprise and/or The Dallas Morning News

Please watch and share “Quick Tips to Improve Photos.”
The companion "cheat sheet" on this blog is located here: quick-tips-to-improve-your-photos.

This version is visual hot sauce to some. There is a slower version to savor each frame. It's located at "Savory Tips to Improve Photos."

Please share and subscribe to the NewsEagles YouTube channel (it’s free and easy). Please follow this link, sign in to YouTube (or create an account) and hit SUBSCRIBE at www.youtube.com/newseagles

Although I will do some additional work in the future, this is my Magnum Opus.

Enough for now,

Friday, February 16, 2018

Savory Tips to Improve Photos



video, narration, beats by Mark M. Hancock / © NewsEagles.com
photos by Mark M. Hancock / © NewsEagles.com, The Beaumont Enterprise and/or The Dallas Morning News

Please watch and share.

This is the long form of this video. It allows viewers more time to savor each image. For a spicier version of this same presentation, please see "Quick Tips to Improve Photos." It is only about 14 minutes long. Don't blink.

The companion "cheat sheet" on this blog is located here: quick-tips-to-improve-your-photos.

Please share and subscribe to the NewsEagles YouTube channel (it’s free and easy). Please follow this link, sign in to YouTube (or create an account) and hit SUBSCRIBE at www.youtube.com/newseagles

Although I will do some additional work in the future, this is my Magnum Opus.


Enough for now,

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Know Your Rights as a Citizen Photojournalist


video, narration, beats by Mark M. Hancock / © NewsEagles.com
photos by Mark M. Hancock / © NewsEagles.com, The Beaumont Enterprise and/or The Dallas Morning News

Do you know your rights as a photojournalist?
Please watch “Know Your Rights as a Citizen Photojournalist.”


Please share and subscribe to the NewsEagles YouTube channel (it’s free and easy). Please follow this link, sign in to YouTube (or create an account) and hit SUBSCRIBE at www.youtube.com/newseagles

Saturday, January 20, 2018

What is a Photojournalist? (short video version)

video by Mark M. Hancock / © NewsEagles.com

Have you ever wondered about the why, how or what of being a photojournalist?
Please watch “What is a Photojournalist?” – the shortened version.

Also, if you’re not a subscriber please subscribe to my YouTube channel (it’s free and easy). Please follow this link, sign in to YouTube (or create an account) and hit SUBSCRIBE at www.youtube.com/newseagles

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Please Subscribe to NewsEagles on YouTube


Please follow this link, sign in to YouTube (or create an account) and hit SUBSCRIBE at www.youtube.com/newseagles

I hate to beg for subscribers, but YouTube forced me. My YouTube channel must get 1,000 subscribers by Feb. 20, or my channel is placed into video Creator limbo.

I’m also required to create an extreme amount of high-quality, unique content each year to keep the status. Since I have a surprise project happening shortly, it won’t be as high of a hurdle as it has been in the past.

Thanks and stay tuned!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Weekend 2005 video


Photos Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Music composed by Mark M. Hancock / Newseagles.com

Please see this slideshow video of Memorial Weekend events in Southeast Texas during 2005. Memorial events take place in Southeast Texas during Memorial Weekend 2005. Events include an annual memorial presentation at Heritage Veterans Memorial Plaza in Orange, Texas; the Freedom Remember Memorial Day Services at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont; and a Memorial Day program at the Golden Triangle Veterans Memorial Park in Port Arthur.

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Enough for now,

Sunday, February 21, 2016

What Is A Photojournalist?


video © Mark M. Hancock 
photos © Mark M. Hancock, The Beaumont Enterprise or Mark M. Hancock and The Dallas Morning News

This presentation is an updated version of a speech given at the New York Press Association Annual Convention in 2008. This presentation is intended for non-photojournalists and especially students considering photojournalism as a career. To see more videos, please visit and subscribe to the NewsEagles channel on YouTube. More to come. 


Enough for now,

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Lakeview Centennial vs. Rowlett basketball


photos © Mark M. Hancock and The Dallas Morning News

Lakeview Centennial's Michael Thomas-Vaughan (21) scrambles for ball control against Rowlett's Albert Coleman (50) and Nathan Hawkins (32) during a basketball game at Lakeview Centennial High School in Garland on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012.

Lakeview Centennial battles Rowlett during a high school basketball game at Lakeview Centennial High School in Garland on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. Both teams entered the game in a three-way tie for first place in District 10-5A.

Please ensure your video setting is at 1080p to see the images in high definition.

Some older slideshows and stories got eliminated from different newspapers websites. To keep images more permanently visible beyond my years, I'll move some onto YouTube. I didn't like the soundless version, so I'll add unique beats, piano or some loop combo to the background. You're welcome to turn off the volume. This is an older slideshow I hadn't posted yet. All the other older images will be posted to the actual shoot date to keep the blog better organized.


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Welcome to a new academic year

Like it or not, a new academic year has started. If you’re new to PhotoJournalism, welcome. If you’re an old timer, I’m still alive. ;-)

While I plan to fill the missing gaps with slideshows, I also plan to post slideshows (with and without sound) onto my YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/NewsEagles. Then, the images will have a home long after I’m gone. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel to see everything.

For newcomers, please read through the links at the top of the sidebar. Of primary interest should be:
Welcome to PJ 
What is a PJ? 
All PJ-related posts

Enough for now,

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Desoto vs. South Oak Cliff football


Desoto sophomore quarterback Jaylin Nelson (12) throws a controversial pass while balancing on an arm as South Oak Cliff junior Izaeh Tisby (88) approaches during a high school football game at Maverick Stadium in Arlington on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.

photos © Mark M. Hancock and The Dallas Morning News


Desoto battles South Oak Cliff during a high school football game at Maverick Stadium in Arlington on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Desoto won the game 53-13.


Please see the full YouTube slideshow.