• Photo of the Week

    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…

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    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.

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    Photo of the Week | Feb. 4-8

     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.

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

    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.

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    Photo of the Week | Jan. 21-25

    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…

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    Photo of the Week | Jan. 14-18

    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!

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    Photo of the Week | Jan. 7-11

    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.