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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »