I am Derek Livingston, a freelance sports photographer based out of southeast Kansas. I starting shooting sports in August of 2016 and by October I landed my first freelance job for the Pittsburg, Kansas newspaper The Morning Sun. Once cuts were made I moved over to the Joplin, Missouri paper, the Joplin Globe where I cover high school and college sports in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma since February of 2017. I have recently won "Photographer of the Year" for 2016 in the Best Of poll in the Morning Sun newspaper, shot the cover and additional images for the Kansas Pregame football magazine in the August 2017 edition. I've also won a Silver in the American Advertising Federation competition in Joplin, Mo. I also won Judge's choice in the Pittsburg State University "Student Perspective" competition and had all of my images(6) accepted into the gallery that will be on showcase for the whole 2017-2018 school year at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts gallery in Pittsburg, Kansas. I enjoy shooting all things, learning new techniques and working through difficult situations when trying out a new sport or event. Photography is what gives me a thrill and catching the passion and emotion out of the players is my reward.
Judges Choice-Pittsburg State University-Student Perspective photo competition
First Place- Kpreps.com Friday night 2016 photo competition
Front Cover- Southeast Kansas Living Magazine
Front Cover and Internal Photos- Kansas Pregame Magazine