Mitchell Alcala was raised in southwest Missouri spending his childhood cattle ranching and exploring Mark Twain National Forest. After receiving an Associates of Science in agriculture from a local community college, Mitch headed out west and landed in Stillwater, Okla. While in Stillwater, Mitch received both his Bachelors and Masters in Agricultural Communications from Oklahoma State University. He also refined his passion of photography when a chance encounter found him as a staff photographer at the O’Colly, the student newspaper.
At the O’Colly Mitch found a true love of photojournalism and sports photography. His love of photojournalism led Mitch to obtain internships at Agricultural Communication Services and the Oklahoman, where he learned, developed and polished his photography skills under the tutelage of many amazing photographers. Mitch currently lives in Guthrie, Okla. with the love of his life, his wife Kendra. In his day job he works as a graphic designer at a great school, and at night he’s commonly found on the sidelines at Oklahoma State University’s athletic events for OstatePhoto.com.
Mitch loves to work with people in coming up with and createing interesting, fresh and fun pictures. He specializes in sports photography, photojournalism assignments and editorial style portraits. Mitch has been published in the New York Times, Oklahoman, Tulsa World, Chicago Tribune, Holstein World, Country Women and more. Through his time at Oklahoma State University, Mitch won multiple student photography awards through Agricultural Commentators of Tomorrow and the Livestock Publication Council.