This week is a very special Election Day edition of Photo of the Week! Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held a rally Monday night in Reynolds Coliseum, while Republican candidate and real estate developer Donald Trump held a rally in Dorton Arena. Staff photographer Adam Schmidt captured this great shot of musicians Jon Bon Jovi and Lady Gaga during their performance at Sec. Clinton’s rally. While Sec. Clinton was projected to win the election by most polls, victories in Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and North Carolina gave Mr. Trump the 270 votes needed for a victory. To stay up to date on all Agromeck’s national news…
This week’s Photo of the Week is a special deadline edition. Agromeck Photo Editor Bryan Murphy chose this photo, by staff photographer KayDee Gawlik, out of all the shots included in the spreads submitted this deadline – that’s over 50 pages of event coverage, interviews, student profiles, news reporting, and more! Here’s what Bryan had to say: “The first thing that caught my eye about this photo is the perspective. The photographer framed the girls climbing such that the ground is not in the photo. This gives the effect that the climbers are extremely high up in the sky. The second part of this photo I really liked is that…
Agromeck Photo Editor Bryan Murphy said: “For the NC State football team’s home opener against William and Mary, half of the action took place before the game in the parking lot while students and fans tailgate. A handful of tailgaters go all out with huge grills, big tents for dancing, and huge speakers to get fans excited before heading into Carter-Finley Stadium. Fans braved storms hours before the game to continue tailgating and get ready to support the Pack in the home opener. This photo puts the viewer in the middle of the tailgate, and the visible steam from the grill almost gives you a taste of the sizzling burgers.”
Agromeck Photo Editor Bryan Murphy said: “Academic Adviser for Exploratory Studies Mindy Sopher, is the subject of the Agromeck’s July profile. For this year’s edition we have decided to use studio lit portraits as the style for all of our profiles. Using this style allows for complete control over the lighting but also requires the photographer to have great ‘camera talk’ skills. ‘Camera talk’ is simply how the photographer engages with their subject to evoke a certain emotion or facial expression. This portrait of Mindy Sopher shows off her genuine smile and captures her bubbly personality. “
Photo Editor Bryan Murphy said: While everyone loves a great action shot at a sporting event, they can be a bit repetitive after a while. A lot of times the more compelling photos are found away from the action and help tell the story in a way everyone can relate to. In this photo, Frank Pierce and his two sons Andrew and Austin catch a ball tossed to them by a player in between innings. the smile on the little boy’s face captures why many of us care about sports in the first place – for the love of the game.
Co-Photo Editors KayDee Gawlik and Bryan Murphy said: Capturing the excitement in Anthony’s face is the main strength of this photo, and focusing on that wonder. Nick was able to shoot the picture at eye level of the subject, allowing the viewer to see through the subject’s point of view. Framing the picture through use of the surrounding convention attendees allows the pointing subject to lead the viewer’s eye across the picture.
This portrait of Sophie was taken by the Agromeck Photo Editor, Kai F. McNeil. “After listening in on interview between her and Eliza, and meeting her myself I tried to craft a portrait that would match her soft features, creative and captivating spirit. I used a reflector and natural light to eliminate some of the shadow of her face and give her eyes highlight. This definitely has to be one of my favorite portraits of this year.”
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.