Heather Leiphart, photojournalist

June 30, 2010

Clips, Upcoming Projects, Job Search

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As a reminder, please be sure to check the “blogroll” of links along the right side of the page, which contains a link to all of my published articles as well as information about me and a link to my portfolio.

Also check back for updates on my latest project: 9 to 5 in West Texas, as well as a photo essay where I will be following the handmade creation of a cowboy boot over two weeks with Alan Bell, one of the best bootmakers in Texas.

For the remainder of the summer I will be staying here in Abilene, Texas working for the Abilene Christian University website, editing web content, writing spotlight articles and taking spotlight portraits. I also might have a few weddings, portraits and freelance in the works. It should be a great summer… as long as I remember sunscreen.

I am currently searching all over the United States for a staff  photographer or steady freelance position at a community newspaper. My ideal paper will allow me to  shoot and edit video, write stories and do some web and page design sometimes as well. So far, I have lived near Philadelphia, Nashville and Dallas, and would embrace the opportunity to work somewhere new. For me, it is much more important to spend my days working at a job that I love in a new city than to settle for a mediocre job just because it is in a familiar place.  If you are an editor looking for a photographer eager to put her  new photojournalism degree and experiences to use, or know of anyone with an opening, please email me: hal08a@acu.edu. Thanks!


May 7, 2010

Swing the Lead: The End of an Era

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Swing The Lead, a well-loved punk rock band comprised of four ACU students, played its last concert April 23 before two of the members move away from Abilene.


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Updated 7/28/10

Swing The Lead, a well-loved punk rock band comprised of four ACU students, played its last concert April 23 before two of the members move away from Abilene

On the job with Daniel Johnson-Kim, editor-in-chief of the Optimist, ACU’s student newspaper.

Read my news articles here.

January 28, 2010


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River and I went for a walk in the woods on Monday. Here are some shots we were able to get before the light went away.

January 18, 2010


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Dillon (stage name Defcon) is a good friend of mine from Reading and one of my favorite models. He is working on a new CD and needed some album art, and I wanted to test my beautiful new lens (50mm f1.4) so we met up for a few photos. Unfortunately, the light went very quickly, but we still came up with several great shots. (Click to enlarge)


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A few shots from the holidays- My cousin Dan and his family for their Christmas card,  my grandmother’s 80th birthday party (her cake had 80 candles!) and my friend Emily’s Christmas photos with her siblings.

Four generations- 21, 52, 80 and 100. This photo was taken in early January at my great-grandmother’s house where she still lives independently.

November 18, 2009

Jason photo shoot- film

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Here are my favorites; click for bigger sizes.
These are all straight from the negatives; no post-production work added.

November 17, 2009

Warehouse fire on 401 Plum Street

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“A two-alarm fire burnt an Abilene warehouse to the ground Monday at 401 Plum St. Abilene firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after 5 p.m., after a passing motorist noticed smoke coming from the building and called 911.

AFD Lieutenant Greg Goettsch said he believed, based on the latest information, the fire began in the northwest corner of the 40,000 square-feet building. By 11 p.m., workers had collapsed standing walls and were removing rubble to extinguish remaining hotspots.

‘At this point we don’t have a dollar estimate of the losses, and still no injuries reported,’ Goettsch said. ‘I think we’ll be out here all night.’” Read more here.

View the full photo set here.

September 30, 2009

Read the paper from home!

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New full-page editions of the Optimist have been posted online. Here’s the link again; check it out!

September 13, 2009

Chris Nathan

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Shameless plug for my friend and favorite Nashville musician, Chris Nathan.  I hear rumor that he’s planning a tour from Nashville up through Little Rock, Austin and Dallas… he may even be playing at an ACU football game?? 😉 Definitely check him out- Facebook fan page, twitter, CDs. Please excuse the formatting issues; screens are all different sizes these days.




Pics taken at the Tin Roof in Nashville.

Chris goes on stage every Friday at 9:30 p.m.


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