Agromeck Co-Photo Editor, Ryan Parry said: This week’s photo of the week is from staff photographer Kamakshi Arora. Kamakshi is a newer photographer that took on a difficult assignment in the Double Barrel Benefit. She did a great job though, coming back with this photo of the lead singer of Lonnie Walker performing. The emotion on his face as he sings makes this picture a step above the rest. Her lighting was done well and the photo is sharp as it should be. Overall, this photo is a great show of her photographic abilities.
Agromeck Co-Photo Editor, Ryan Parry said: This week’s photo of the week is from staff photographer Nick Faulkner. Nick shot the gymnastics meet against North Carolina and took a different approach for regular action photos. In this photo, Nick got low and caught Courtney Bisbe as she’s flipping while on beam. The low angle shows a new perspective for this shot and takes in the atmosphere of Reynolds Coliseum.
Agromeck Co-Photo Editor, Chris Rupert said: This week’s photo of the week was taken by Tyler Andrews. Tyler took a portrait of Emily Meineke, an Ph.D. candidate in entomology. Tyler did a great job setting up this portrait. He placed the subject in an interesting location that adds to the story of the photo, but doesn’t distract from the subject. Tyler used three flashes in this setup; setting up the main and secondary flashes to her left and right, and used a third flash to help bring out the background. Using this technique Tyler made the subject pop from the background.
Agromeck Co-Photo Editor, Ryan Parry said: This week’s Photo of the Week is by Technician Photo Editor Caide Wooten. Caide covered the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration in Talley Student Union’s new State Ballroom and took full advantage of the visual elements available in the room. For a speaker shot, this photo stands out from the rest because of the speaker addressing the crowd with both her words and her hands. The NC State sign in the background provides a strong visual background that fills the dead space in the photo. Caide’s shot stands out from the rest of the photos by offering a straight on view of the speaker.
Agromeck Co-Photo Editor, Chris Rupert said: This week’s photo of the week was taken at the Hunar Revolution Fashion Show by Technician’s Photo Editor, Caide Wooten. Three photographers shot this event and all came back with great photos but this one really stood out from the rest. There is both great emotion and action. Caide did a great job using negative space here. The photo is sharp and the blacked out background really makes the dancer pop off the page. Too often photographers focus only on shooting models on the runway when covering a fashion show. This photo is a great example of what else you can find when covering…
Agromeck Co-Photo Editor, Ryan Parry said: This week’s Photo of the Week is a basketball photo by John Joyner. Winter break brought a lot of basketball to PNC Arena in Raleigh and with that came some amazing shots from our staff. John’s photo stood out because of the action going on in the photo. Basketball provides plenty of opportunities to catch a player driving for a layup, but here John caught Trevor Lacey leaping toward the basket in a wide shot. Shooting wide in basketball isn’t as easy to do, but it works extremely well in this shot. Not only does if have great action, but it also has great…
Agromeck Co-Photo Editor, Chris Rupert said: “This week’s Photo of the Week is a portrait by Tyler Andrews. Tyler did a great job with this portrait and it is a great example of using multiple strobes in a portrait. Tyler took this portrait outside of Bostian Hall while the level of ambient light was at a minimum. To supplement the lack of natural light, Tyler used several strobes to light up the subjects and background and the darkened background really helps the subjects pop.”
Agromeck Photo Editor, John Joyner said: “This week’s Photo of the Week is Joseph Phillips’s feature photo from last Monday’s Technician. This photo is a great example of what we look for in a feature photo; Joseph found an interesting story and depicted it in a visually interesting way. The use of light in the photo is extremely strong; Joseph used the light table as a softbox, pulling the reader’s eye onto the subject’s face. Looking around your environment for interesting light sources is a great way to find a better photo, and that’s exactly what Joseph did here.”
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.
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.