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.
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.
Technician Deputy Photo Editor Ryan Parry said: This week’s photo of the week goes to Technician Photo Editor Natalie Claunch’s picture of Jake Armstrong preparing to make an outfield catch at the Virginia Tech baseball game. We don’t often capture the moments in the outfield, but when we do, this is how they should be done. The moment captured is clearly one that shows that Armstrong is about to make a catch and the base runner in the foreground provides more clarity for the situation. The arm of the runner provides somewhat of a framing effect on Armstrong and draws your eye toward the action that’s going on in the outfield. Natalie…
Technician Deputy Photo Editor John Joyner said: Greg Wilson did a nice job here of thinking outside the box to get this shot. Using a GoPro, he was able to get the shot from an angle that would have been very hard to get otherwise. Getting a shot from onboard the bike lent an intimacy to the photo that a shot from the third person would not have had. Additionally, the moment shown, with the bus passing on the left and a car parked ahead, adds an almost claustrophobic element to the photo. These elements combine to make a strong photo taken from an unusual perspective, and this week’s photo of…
Technician Photography Editor Natalie Claunch said: Photo of the week goes to Tyler Andrews for his shot of the Panoramic Dance Project dress rehearsal. Tyler was able to effectively expose the photo for highlights and shadows, creating a dramatic effect to the moment of the dancer balancing herself. Her pose fills the entire frame, and creates a leading line from her leg to her outstretched fingers that add to the intimacy of the moment.
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.
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…