General New – Brid Fahey

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I enjoyed the general news assignment, I felt it was a little more structured than the feature assignment. I chose to take pictures of a SLUperbowl practice because I really like that it’s a charity game that benefits not only the SLU Greek community, but also Sigma Phi Epsilon’s philanthropy.

This is my favorite photo from my shoot because I feel it captures the emotion of the coach very well of him watching his team.¬†Although there was a photo of him standing, I really like this angle because it captured him reflecting on the team’s effort at the end of their practice. I really wish the people in the background would’ve been practicing, however, I do like that the other coach on the field is giving directions to the players.

Alexander Vavra – General News

I am fond of this picture due to the unique visual perspective I believe it provides. Not only does it bring the audience to up close to a sculpture, most likely viewed from afar, but it uses the sculpture as a lens as well. The photo also uses the element – layering since it has a strong point of entry (the sculpture) and background information (Olaf) providing a sense of place for most dog owners living in downtown Saint Louis. One aspect that could make this photo even better is if I would have taken an extra step back. I was debating whether to stay close to the sculpture or allow more background on either side of the sculpture. I think if I would have provided less of the sculpture it would have made the photo more pleasing visual representation, since the sculpture shapes could be contrasted more with the background.

Olaf, at the sculpture park, on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014.

Olaf, at the sculpture park, on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014.

Eric Sage

I selected this photograph primarily for the point of entry and the natural flow towards the protesters. Additionally, this picture was selected, because it highlights an ongoing community issue. The photograph was taken from eighty feet above the action and offers a great Birdseye view of the interaction between police and protesters.

Protest in the tower grove Are on South grand, on Thursday Night, Oct. 23, 2014, Saint Louis, Mo.

Protest in the tower grove Are on South grand, on Thursday Night, Oct. 23, 2014, Saint Louis, Mo.

Achraf Yacoubou-Features

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Out of all three pictures I think this is the one that stood out to me the most because this is what injured athletes go through behind the scenes. People are used to only seeing them on the court or or the field but I just like how I was able to capture the photo in a birds eye view because I thought it probably would be best that I did. One of the problems that I have while taking photos are the lighting and the focus hopefully I can keep progressing each and everyday.

Brid Fahey – Features

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This is my favorite photo out of the three. My favorite part is the texture and colors in the frame. Although it was hard with all the over head lighting, I like that the human element is darker than the aisle of food. However, I do wish I could’ve gotten a closer, and more personal picture of the subject. This photo assignment definitely posed a new set of challenges, however, I feel the features assignment will make the next assignment more understandable.

Austin McBroom

Out of the three photographs, this one in particular is my favorite photo. Not only is this photo the most natural but it is also the most appealing. I really like how I was able to capture him in motion, in the process of eating. Although, I was I could of gotten a lower warms eye view angel, so that I didn’t cut off the drink and the plate. The way that we were seated made it hard to do so. I also would like for the lighting to be better. I tried my best to use the light behind him but the lights were really low in the restaurant, which made it difficult. Overall, his facial expression along with the setting of the picture does a good job expressing Tanner Lancona’s eating habits.

Dylan Devine

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This is a photo of my brother, Shane. I like the lighting a lot but he was in the middle of talking so he has a strange expression on his face. I ended up not using the photos I took of Shane for the project because I had a hard time telling him how to pose and all of that. I think that both of our unease can be read through the photos I took that day.


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