Polar Plunge

For this week’s photojournalism class assignment, we were told to emulate another photographer’s vision or style while covering an event.

That is not easy.

It’s pretty much the most daunting assignment you could be given. Especially when the photographer has to be from VII Photo Agency.

I chose Stefano de Luigi.

His photos are kept even and with a lot of space. His horizons are mostly straight and his subjects are mostly centered. The space around his subjects gives a good feel for the environment, which gives the viewer a feeling a feeling of being there.

The thing I found strange about his images, though, was the high percentage of photos with people with their head turned to the camera. Many photographers look for great faces – they can make or break a photo. De Luigi, however leaves them turned away and it doesn’t hurt his photos at all.

Here are a few others I took in the short time I had at Polar Plunge.

One Response to Polar Plunge

  1. Tony Hogrefe says:

    This is great. It feels like you’re running right along with them.

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For this week’s photojournalism class assignment, we were told to emulate another photographer’s vision or style while covering an event.

That is not easy.

It’s pretty much the most daunting assignment you could be given. Especially when the photographer has to be from VII Photo Agency.

I chose Stefano de Luigi.

His photos are kept even and with a lot of space. His horizons are mostly straight and his subjects are mostly centered. The space around his subjects gives a good feel for the environment, which gives the viewer a feeling a feeling of being there.

The thing I found strange about his images, though, was the high percentage of photos with people with their head turned to the camera. Many photographers look for great faces – they can make or break a photo. De Luigi, however leaves them turned away and it doesn’t hurt his photos at all.

Here are a few others I took in the short time I had at Polar Plunge.

One Response to Polar Plunge

  1. Tony Hogrefe says:

    This is great. It feels like you’re running right along with them.

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Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *