Congratulations to Maureen MacGregor for winning first place in this weeks Picture of the Week Competition! Today was the last meeting for the 2014-2015 school year.
Congratulations to our winner Jaclyn Molloy for placing both first and second place in this weeks Picture of the Week Contest!
First Place: Jaclyn Molloy
Second Place: Jaclyn Molloy
In 2001 the RIT photojournalism students felt that their work deserved a show of its own. A show that celebrated the great work being done in the program. With the help of professor Loret Steinberg, What We Do was born. 14 years later, the judging and subsequent exhibition have grown exponentially. Just in my time as an officer of the RIT NPPA, I have seen, and been a part of, the What We Do judging grow from prints carefully hung with binder clips to a series of folders shown in Photo Mechanic. The exhibition has grown from the center hallway cases on the second floor of Gannett Hall to the walls of a beautiful gallery. And the prizes have come to reflect the caliber of work they reward. As the RIT NPPA has matured, so to has What We Do.
As I mentioned above, last year was a year of big changes for What We Do. We went to a digital only submissions and judging format, no longer requiring students to submit prints for the judging. We also moved the exhibition from the hallways of building 7 to the Dyer Arts Center, a beautiful gallery housed in the National Technical Institute for the Deaf on the RIT Campus. This year, in response to the growing interest many students have in picture editing, we’ve added a Picture Editing Portfolio category. The winner of this category will receive full tuition to the Kalish Editing Workshop to be held at RIT in June. The judges are top notch: We have a multimedia professor at a top J School, an editor from the New York Times, and staff photographer from the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The exhibition also has big changes. This year we are excited to announce that the What We Do winners will hang at Booksmart Studio in downtown Rochester, NY right in the heart of the Neighborhood of the Arts.
May the best photographer win.
– Maureen MacGregor, President
Submissions will be taken on April 8 from 9-11 P.M. in the PJ Lab (GAN-3140). You can find the entry guidelines here.
Judges’ lectures will begin at 6 P.M. on April 10 in McKenzie Commons in the Liberal Arts Building (LBR-1251).
The judging will begin at 9 A.M. on April 11 on the fourth floor of Gannett Hall in K-Lab (GAN-4090). Both events are open to the public.
The 2015 What We Do judges are:
Karen Cetinkaya – Picture Editor, The New York Times
Leila Navidi – Staff Photographer, The Star Tribune
Seth Gitner – Associate Professor, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
The RIT NPPA is so thankful for the continued support of Nikon Professional Services, WHNPA, Tenba, the Gitner Family, and the Kalish Visual Editing Workshop. These sponsors provide the prizes for the winning photographers and editor.
This year’s top prizes will be:
Top Portfolio – Nikon D610 with 28mm f/1.8 lens.
Top Portfolio by a returning student – The Gitner Family Scholarship $1,300.
Top Picture Editing Portfolio – Tuition to the 2015 Kalish Editing Workshop.
Winners of singles categories will receive prizes from WHNPA, Nikon, and Tenba
The Gitner Family
Congratulations to Tom Brenner for winning first place in this weeks Picture of the Week contest! Congratulations to Jaclyn Molloy as well for placing with honorable mention.
Image by: Tom Brenner
Image by: Jaclyn Molloy
Congratulations to Maridelis Morales for winning first place and Jaclyn Molloy for winning second place for this weeks Picture of the Week. Also congratulations to Tom Brenner for placing with honorable mention.
Image by: Maridelis Morales
Image by: Jaclyn Molloy
Image by: Tom Brenner
Congratulations to Tom Brenner on winning both first and second place for this weeks pictures of the month!
Images by: Tom Brenner/ Findaballer
In November junior photojournalism student Flannery Allison was chosen as a photography media trainee by the World Curling Federation and was flown to Champéry, Switzerland to photograph the 2014 Le Gruyère European Curling Championships. Here are her thoughts on the experience.
Going to Switzerland to Work for the World Curling Federation as a part of their media trainee program was an experience I will never forget. I learned a lot through the experience and improved as a photographer. Although I have been a part of the curling world for the past five years as a competitor I have not had a chance to practice photographing it. It is a difficult sport to photograph because there is no contact so you can’t get the moment when two people go for a header and bang heads which is an image carried by action. You must focus much more on the emotions that are playing out in front of you. These emotions range from the more subtle like the look of anticipation as a player waits to see where there stone ends to the more dramatic of a player yelling their heart out to their teammates to sweep so that they can make it past a stone. Along with the fact that there is less action I was also photographing the same sport for 9 days so by the second day you start to get antsy and need to find new angels and ways to shoot. Trying new things was vital to creating sucseful images while there.
I worked long days starting as early as 8 in the morning and going as late as 11 at night. Although the days were long they did not feel that way because I was busy the entire time. We would get there before the games began to prepare for the day and would shoot for the first half or three quarters of the games and then would leave to process our images and put them on the server and the WCF website so that people could see images from that day. This cycle would repeat for every draw. Being able to process the images quickly was imperative in order to keep up with the demand from our viewers. This mentality is common in world of photojournalism so it was good to learn how to work under tight deadlines. I also learned that preparation for post-processing is imperative; having all the names of the players in the system before shooting makes editing ten times faster.
Through the whole process we had some really helpful people guiding us through the adventure. My mentor’s name was Richard Grey. He is the official photographer for the WCF. He was able to find errors in my photographs that I couldn’t see. Seeing the life that is offered by a job like the one I was able to do in November made me want to come back to school and work harder so that one day I could live that life.
The winners of the week 13 Picture of the Week were Emily Kask and Bryan Bennett with an honorable mention going to Meg Oliphant. Congratulations to all three of you!
Week Eleven’s POTW first place winner is Jaclyn Molloy and second place goes to Jessica Plance. Congratulations to both of you!
Congratulations to Jessica Plance for winning first place for POTW.
Second Place: Bryan Bennett
Third Place: Maridelis Morales
Tied for Honorable Mention: Bryan Bennett and Emily Kask