• Photo of the Week

    Photo of the Week | April 22-26

    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.

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    Photo of the Week | April 15-19

     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.

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    Photo of the Week | April 8-12

    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…

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    Photo of the Week | April 1-5

    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…

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    Photo of the Week | March 25-29

    Technician Photography Editor Natalie Claunch said: Photo of the week goes to Tyler Andrews for his shot of the Panoramic Dance Project dress rehearsal. Tyler was able to effectively expose the photo for highlights and shadows, creating a dramatic effect to the moment of the dancer balancing herself. Her pose fills the entire frame, and creates a leading line from her leg to her outstretched fingers that add to the intimacy of the moment.

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    Photo of the Week | March 18-22

    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.

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

    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…

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    Photo of the Week | Feb. 25-March 1

    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…

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    Photo of the Week | Feb. 18-22

    Technician Deputy Photo Editor John Joyner said: Ryan did a very nice job here of capturing a moment that is familiar in a very different way. In order to get this shot, Ryan positioned himself on the opposite side of the bench from every other member of the media in attendance – including The News & Observer and myself. In doing so, he captured a familiar event – the player introductions – in a new and very impactful way. The colors, framing, and lighting all lend a very serious, almost somber tone to the frame and places significant emphasis on T.J. Warren; appropriate considering he had one of the best games of his…

  • Photo of the Week

    Photo of the Week | Feb. 11-15

    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.