Photographer Richard R. Barron

Photographer Richard R. Barron

The Ada News


Welcome to “Ask Richard,” a new feature from The Ada News and In this feature, you, our readers, are encouraged to email any photography-related questions to me, and I will do my best to answer them.

To get things started, our first question is “Who is Richard R. Barron”?

I am Richard R. Barron, Chief Photographer for The Ada News and Ada Magazine since October 1988. I also teach photography at the Pontotoc Technology Center and East Central University. Prior to coming to Ada, I was a staff photographer at The Shawnee News-Star. 

As the news photography business has changed and adapted to shifting trends and technologies over the years, I have made it my goal to stay at the forefront of my craft, imaging.

I maintain a web site with several types of photography-related pages, and they might be a good place to start if you are interested in improving your photography:

My teaching blog:

My photo blog:

My photojournalism blog:

Our travel blog:

So send your photography questions to I look forward to hearing from you!

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