EHS student goes behind the lens


ELKINS — An area youth has combined his talent with one of his passions to begin taking photographs for The Inter-Mountain.

Fifteen-year-old Logan Comer, of Elkins, got behind the lens for the newspaper earlier this summer as a freelance photographer and hit the ground running.

He said his passion for photography began when he was 13 years old after he saw people taking photos at Snowshoe Mountain Resort while visiting his older sister, Britney West.

“I was in Snowshoe and I saw everyone was messing around with (photography). I was like ‘I’d like to get into that,’ and I looked into it,” he said, adding he has used Nikon brand cameras since he got into the hobby.

“My first camera was a Nikon D3000, and after that I got the (Nikon) 3400, and now I’m using a Nikon D7100 right now.”

He said he began by shooting nature, wildlife and portraits.

“I took pictures of mostly anything that could be photographed,” Comer said.

A sophomore at Elkins High School, Comer mainly shoots sporting events for The Inter-Mountain, ranging from football games to soccer matches, volleyball contests to the 81st Mountain State Forest Festival Irish road bowling competition and strongman contest earlier this month.

“I like watching all the different sports,” Comer said. “It would probably have to be soccer that I like the best.”

“Logan has tremendous talent and also great technical ability for a 15-year-old photographer,” said Brad Johnson, executive editor of The Inter-Mountain. “He has a great attitude, and he really seems to enjoy photographing sporting events.”

Comer said he hopes to pursue photography as a career. When he’s not capturing moments in time, he also enjoys playing guitar.