Salmonella, by Josh Bielick Technician Photo Editor Sarah Tudor said: Josh’s photo, which ran in the Technician Aug. 31, is an excellent example of taking initiative of a photo assignment that did not have a lot of direction. The focus of the photo is clearly the eggs, which is important, because the photo could have easily been on the lab assistant. The photo also depicts the issue of the eggs being studied, which related to the article.
Giving Blood, by Jordan Moore Agromeck Photo Editor Marisa Akers said: Jordan’s photo, which ran in the Technician Monday, Aug. 23, was chosen because of his interesting use of selective focus and low depth of field. Photographers have shot blood donation events over and over again, but Jordan thought about the photo from a different angle and made it stand out from the others that have been taken. The photo shows the interaction between the doctor and patient and focuses on the blood donation itself, without hiding the typical focus point — Cho’s face. Overall, the photo proves that there is always room for creativity, even in repetitive assignments.
[lwegallery] John Cooper Elias, Agromeck yearbook editor: Michele had a tough task this year as the yearbook photo editor, but she did a great job. She managed the photo staff all year, and she helped us produce a high-quality product that we are all proud of. The most impressive thing about Michele was that while she had to deal with managing the photo staff she continued to grow as a photographer and shoot some of the best pictures I have ever seen from her during this year.
[lwegallery] Saja Hindi, Technician editor: “David Mabe has easily become one of the most essential staff members we have. He is not only a great photographer but is also very dependable. David has also really helped out the section editors with online multimedia and has become a valuable resource to everyone on staff.”
[lwegallery] Saja Hindi, Technician editor: Luis has consistently been one of our most dependable photographers. He gets his assignments in on time, picks up last-minute assignments and is always willing to help. He works with the section editors to come up with ideas and works with new photographers to help them critique their photos. He has taken a leading role in producing audio and photo slideshows this semester and keeps working till he gets the job done.
[lwegallery] Dreier Carr, senior photographer: “[Tim] has really contributed to maintaining or improving the quality of photography in a tough semester with a young staff. Tim is a talented photographer who will take assignments and come back with some really great and original shots.” John Cooper Elias, Agromeck yearbook editor: “As a new photographer he showed the willingness to take almost any assignment, including ones given on short notice. He also showed a desire to want to improve, especially with his caption writing, and he is willing to work with the staffs to make the photography better.”
[lwegallery] Cosgrove is a graduating senior in electrical engineering and computer engineering, and he is in his second semester on staff. “In all the chaotic mess that are the Student Media offices, we still produce some of the best publications in the country, and I’m proud to work for them,” John Cosgrove said.
[lwegallery] Dreier is a freshman in electrical engineering and he is in his second semester on staff. “Dreier is an ambitious shooter with a lot of natural talent. He constantly shows improvement and potential in all his work,” Rob Fisher, photo editor for the Technician, said.