My Top 5 Journalistic Photos
After hearing about this event from a friend, I was confident that I could get some unique and interesting photos. The element of water played a part in this shoot that I was yet to experience. I had to stay a ways away from the pool for safety reasons and to keep my camera dry. The rule of thirds used in this photo makes it aesthetically pleasing – plus it’s a super fun one! I felt lucky to capture such a special moment.
David Milam routinely comes in on Fridays to needle athletes so I stopped by the training room to see if I could capture a sports feature photo. The mood was tense because Johnson was in a good amount of pain while being needled. I felt a little insecure and odd taking pictures of someone experiencing such discomfort, but managed to quickly get a picture exemplifying leading lines.
This was one of the easier pictures to capture because Chen was already so still. I was informed that the machine in the photo was similar to an x-ray, only more powerful. I didn’t want to ask, but I was secretly worried that the rays would interfere with my phone/camera and break it somehow. Fortunately the phone is still in one piece! As far as the picture, I like the way the color of her shirt stands out against the table.
After hearing about the Jackalope Jump, I tried to brainstorm photos I could take other than the actual jump. I thought it might be cool to capture an image of someone registering and anticipating the plunge. After asking if I could stand behind the volunteer’s table, I was feeling bit awkward. The pictures I was taking of Winn were coming out blurry because of the lack of natural light and then – AhHa! – he made a joke and I was able to capture a more interesting photo with emotion and the rule of thirds.
After doing some studying on campus, I saw that the athletic nutritionists were in the building. I decided to pop my head in and was pleasantly surprised to see them working on the body fat scans. Photographing older professionals was definitely out of my comfort zone and I feel more confident with this shoot under my belt. This photo uses balance as the creative device.
That’s a Wrap!
I expected to feel pretty awkward photographing strangers. That held true! I consider myself to be outgoing, but this assignment was undeniably nerve-wrecking. Looking back, I think I would prepare more. My lack of planning mixed with the stress of shooting strangers in a new environment left me with average photos. With more preparation I should be able to attain a more complex top 5!