Technician deputy photo editor John Joyner said: In this photo, Greg used several techniques to put together an excellent photo from the Study Abroad fair. Using a wide aperture, he was able to include the two students in the background flanking the model Eiffel Tower to add context to the photo, but they were sufficiently defocused so as to not distract. Additionally, through the use of a wide angle lens, he was able to enhance the emphasis placed on the model. Finally, the symbolism of the model itself does a very nice job of telling you what the two students were learning about – something foreign – and the pamphlet…
Technician photo editor Natalie Claunch said: Instead of uploading a safe picture of the Vanzant behind the podium, Chris captured a moment that portrayed the passion of the speaker. This gives us a much better idea of Vanzant’s personality and is visually interesting. Chris placed Vanzant on the right third and used a relatively shallow depth of field that allows us to focus on Vanzant, but see the audience as well. Good work!
Agromeck photo editor Katherine Hoke said: The way Max framed this photo is both interesting and dynamic. The spiral line of the chair draws viewers’ eyes around the image and towards subject. Max did a nice job of filling the frame while still providing context. The photo also works well because it spotlights a student’s experience in the newly constructed Hunt Library on Centennial Campus.
The Columbia Scholastic Press Association named the 2012 Agromeck yearbook a Crown award finalist. The organization will present all finalists with a Gold or Silver Crown award during the College Media Association Spring Convention in March. The book, edited by Kathryn Glaser, also won Best of Show for yearbooks of 300 or more pages at the Associated Collegiate Press convention in Chicago, Ill. in November. Since 2004, editions of Agromeck have won five Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker awards and three Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Crown awards, two of the highest honors bestowed upon collegiate publications.