Photo of the Week | April 22-26

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Photo by Joannah Irvin. Elizabeth Rich, a model in Art to Wear, gets makeup applied during the preshow routine. Rich was a model in the "Creatures of the Deep" collection designed by Sarah Edens and Lindsey Sherrill, a junior and a senior in fashion and textile management.

Elizabeth Rich, a model in Art2Wear, has makeup applied during the pre-show routine. Rich was a model in “Creatures of the Deep,” a collection designed by Sarah Edens, a junior in fashion and textile management, and Lindsey Sherrill, a senior in fashion and textile management.

Technician Photo Editor Natalie Claunch said:

I picked Joannah Irvin’s photo because it is behind-the-scenes coverage of an event N.C. State hosts every year– Art to Wear. We usually see runway shots from this show, which highlight the fashion, but this photo shows us the preparation before the big moment. Joannah’s choice of framing includes the sparkles and shiny collar on Elizabeth, so we can tell this is no ordinary makeup job. Placing the makeup artist in the upper right corner and not leaving us with just a floating hand with a brush was also an excellent touch that leads us right to Elizabeth’s face.

Photo of the Week | April 15-19

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Senior in mathematics Jason Massey climbs a popular route at the Three Bears Gulley at Pilot Mountain State Park near Pinnacle, N.C. "Climbing's a great way to get out of the big city and relieve a good amount of stress," Massey said. "You don't think about anything but your next move. It's also a good excuse to go to some really cool spots that most people don't even know exist."

Senior in mathematics Jason Massey climbs a popular route at the Three Bears Gulley at Pilot Mountain State Park near Pinnacle, N.C. “Climbing’s a great way to get out of the big city and relieve a good amount of stress,” Massey said. “You don’t think about anything but your next move. It’s also a good excuse to go to some really cool spots that most people don’t even know exist.”

 

Agromeck photo editor Katherine Hoke said:

Greg Wilson’s photo is a great example of what a feature photo should look like. He captured different, visually striking and relevant student activity in a creative way. Not only did Greg go off campus to get this shot, but he suspended himself in the air above and behind the subject. This allowed him to include both the climber and the belayer in the frame. This gives the viewer a perspective that even those who were rock climbing with Massey would not have seen. The photo is relevant because of the caption. In the most stressful time of the semester, rock climbing is how Massey finds peace.

Photo of the Week | April 8-12

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Sophomore infielder Jake Armstrong attempts to catch a fly ball during the game against Virginia Tech, Friday April 5, 2013. The Wolfpack battled the Hokies for six scoreless innings to a victory of 8-7 in the fourteenth inning, and went on to win all three games in the weekend series.

Sophomore infielder Jake Armstrong attempts to catch a fly ball during the game against Virginia Tech, April 5. The Wolfpack defeated the Hokies 8-7 in fourteen innings and went on to win all three games in the weekend series.

 

Technician Deputy Photo Editor Ryan Parry said:

This week’s photo of the week goes to Technician Photo Editor Natalie Claunch’s picture of Jake Armstrong preparing to make an outfield catch at the Virginia Tech baseball game. We don’t often capture the moments in the outfield, but when we do, this is how they should be done. The moment captured is clearly one that shows that Armstrong is about to make a catch and the base runner in the foreground provides more clarity for the situation. The arm of the runner provides somewhat of a framing effect on Armstrong and draws your eye toward the action that’s going on in the outfield. Natalie was also able to dial in her exposure when switching from harsh lighting at the plate to clear sunlight in the outfield. Although it ran too cropped in the paper, the original image is how it should’ve run.

Photo of the Week | April 1-5

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Claustrophobic bike lane on Hillsborough Street. Photo illustration by Greg Wilson.

Claustrophobic bike lane on Hillsborough Street.

 

Technician Deputy Photo Editor John Joyner said:

Greg Wilson did a nice job here of thinking outside the box to get this shot. Using a GoPro, he was able to get the shot from an angle that would have been very hard to get otherwise. Getting a shot from onboard the bike lent an intimacy to the photo that a shot from the third person would not have had. Additionally, the moment shown, with the bus passing on the left and a car parked ahead, adds an almost claustrophobic element to the photo. These elements combine to make a strong photo taken from an unusual perspective, and this week’s photo of the week.

Photo of the Week | March 18-22

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Taylor Jones, a junior in microbiology, and Lisa Angermeier, a junior in animal science, check out the poultry science club’s live exhibit in the Brickyard March 18. The exhibit, as a part of Agriculture Awareness Week, illustrated the genetic improvements made in meat-producing chickens over the past sixty years through selective breeding techniques alone.

 

Agromeck photo editor Katherine Hoke said:

Caide Wooten did a great job of capturing the essence of Agricultural Awareness Week, an event Student Media covers annually, in a different way. His consideration of composition, perspective and lighting coupled with the moment of emotion on the students’ faces makes the photo work. He utilized the texture of the fencing in a non distracting way which emphasizes the barrier between students and the animals they are interacting with.  This photo shows the excitement students felt from seeing farm animals from the point of view of the chickens who seem less than enthused about being showcased on the Brickyard.

Jim Colton Guest Critique | Photo of the Week | March 11-15

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Juniors C.J. Leslie and Lorenzo Brown and senior Richard Howell cheer after a dunk by freshman guard Rodney Purvis to end the first-round ACC Tournament game against Virginia Tech March 14. The Wolfpack defeated the Hokies 80-63 at the Greensboro Coliseum. Photo by Ryan Parry.

 

Former Sports Illustrated Photo Editor and Photography Consultant Jim Colton said:

There’s often a misconception about sports photography that the best pictures are of peak action — buzzer beaters, slam dunks, etc. — but sometimes when all that action is happening in front of you, the better picture is actually behind you! Reaction is often better than action. And photography is about capturing the moment. When North Carolina State defeated the Virginia Tech in Greensboro this week, photographer Ryan Parry was acutely aware of this possibility as he captured the spirit of the game with a compelling reaction photo of the Wolfpack bench as they celebrated their first round ACC Tournament win. The emotion and body language is evident in the players and the photo is anchored with the crowd doing the same in the background, giving the image depth and dimension. Even the celebration in its infancy on the part of the player in the middle, looking like he’s doing the Michael Jackson “Thriller” dance, adds another interesting element to this dynamic image.  Ryan Parry nailed it!

Photo of the Week | Feb. 25-March 1

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David Buffaloe, instrument shop supervisor at the Bio&Ag Research Shop.  Portrait by Tyler Andrews 2/27/2013

David Buffaloe, instrument shop supervisor at the Bio&Ag Research Shop.

Technician deputy photo editor Ryan Parry said:

This week’s photo of the week is Tyler Andrew’s portrait of David Buffaloe, the instrument shop supervisor at the Bio&Ag Research Shop. Tyler was able to light the subject perfectly through external flash and the natural lighting of the shop. He also took the time to get to know Buffaloe and you can tell he did so because of how comfortable Buffaloe looks and his pose in the portrait. Tyler was also able to use a second external flash to light the background of his subject that shows that he’s standing in front of stacked metal sheets that would be used often in a shop like the Bio&Ag Research Shop. Overall, Tyler executed the portrait extremely well, capturing the subject and his workspace all in a well-lit shot.

Photo of the Week | Feb. 11-15

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Madison Murphy, a junior in English, observes Ash Wednesday Feb. 13. Ash Wednesday is a Catholic holiday which is the first day of Lent and marks the preparation for the Easter celebration. "I am used to getting weird looks," Murphy said. "I've been doing it my whole life."

Madison Murphy, a junior in English, observes Ash Wednesday Feb. 13. Ash Wednesday is a Catholic holiday which is the first day of Lent and marks the preparation for the Easter celebration. “I am used to getting weird looks,” Murphy said. “I’ve been doing it my whole life.” Photo by Joannah Irvin.

 

Technician Photo Editor Natalie Claunch wrote:

Instead of taking a ‘mugshot’ of the subject straight on, Joannah took the photo from above. It is successful because Joannah was able to frame the ashen cross with the subject’s hair and eyes without a distracting background, leaving no doubt as to the subject of the photo. Another reason this feature is photo of the week is because it covers religion — something that is very prevalent on campus but often gets overlooked by Student Media.

Photo of the Week | Feb. 4-8

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The fourth floor of Gardner Hall houses the N.C. State Insect Museum. While small in size, the museum holds more than one million insects. Visits can be arranged by contacting Museum Director Bob Blinn. Photo by Georgia Hobbs.

 

Agromeck Photo Editor Katherine Hoke said:
Georgia did a nice job of photographing the University’s insect museum. This photo is effective mainly because of composition. The multicolored butterfly creates a striking break in pattern from the yellow butterflies surrounding it.  The two large insects on either side work as framing elements to create leading lines that draw the readers eyes from the bottom to the top of the image. This photo is a wonderful example of when macro shots are appropriate in photojournalism.

Photo of the Week | Jan. 28-Feb. 1

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Fullsteam Brewery's head brewer Chris Davis is the mastermind behind the new Cackalacky beer, a ginger pale ale that the brewery hopes to sell at the national level.

Chris Davis, by Ryan Parry

Agromeck photo editor Katherine Hoke said:

Ryan’s environmental portrait of Fullsteam Brewery’s Chris Davis is dramatic and well-executed. By photographing the subject in a storage room rather than at the bar, the viewer gets to see a part of the brewery they might not normally have access to. Davis’s confident position on the kegs makes it clear that Ryan took time to talk to Davis and make sure he was comfortable. Although the focus photo is a bit soft, the photographer’s use of lighting and filling of the frame was very effective.