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Sometimes I get to do really cool things while I'm working.

I’m Pablo Alcala, and I work as a photographer in Lexington, Kentucky. I have one of those rare staff jobs at a newspaper where I get to take photos of just about anything interesting that happens in town. I’m in professional organizations like ASMP and KNPA.  I’m also a husband and a dad, so in all the free time I have, I do editorial and commercial freelance photography.  If it is something I just can’t work into my schedule, I will always recommend a colleague with the appropriate skill for the job.

My bachelor’s degree in photojournalism is from the University of Texas where I worked at the Daily Texan first as photographer and later as a photo editor. Between semesters I interned at the Bloomington (Ind.) Herald-Times, Palm Beach Post and Santa Fe New Mexican. After finally graduating, I interned at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Philadelphia Inquirer before my first staff job at the Vero Beach Press-Journal. After all that moving around I landed in Kentucky at the Lexington Herald-Leader where I cover daily news, high school and college sports and lots of horse racing.