MIPA-MJEA • November 2, 2021 • https://mipajournalism.com/4125/featured-posts/october-photo-of-the-month-winners-announced-5/
October Photo of the Month winners announced
Liberty High School varsity football players, senior Caden Krutsinger, senior Mike Capria, senior Charlie Dipoto, senior Tyler Liniger, junior Corbin Martin, and senior Cam Lawson practice on October 26 at the Liberty High School football field. The team has put forth an immense amount of effort towards making the best of this season. "The key factor towards our dedication to the team has mainly been the environment we've made for ourselves. Having each other's support encourages us to work our hardest," junior varsity player Sam Pisciotta said. (caption by Kalea Faubion)
First Place: Harrison Graham, Liberty High School
Judge’s Comments: This is a very clever and unique approach to getting a different perspective on football. It offers the viewer an opportunity to put themselves into the opposing team’s point of view, which they wouldn’t otherwise get unless they were a player on the field. The photographer also did a nice job of positioning the camera so the helmet doesn’t block out any crucial elements in the picture, like faces or the football.
Second Place: Faye Ross, Kearney High School
Judge’s Comments: There is an intensity to this photograph that comes through without the viewer even being able to see the subject’s face. The photographer did a great job of incorporating different composition elements such as rule of thirds, leading lines, selective focus and repetition. It would be nice to have a bit more breathing room on the bottom of the image right under the coach’s name, but the focus and story of this image is clear to the audience.
Third Place: Ava Musgraves, Webster High School
Judge’s Comments: The photographer did a nice job of getting a different angle for this shot. By keeping low, none of the action is lost, and that bit of blur adds movement to the picture. The framing is just slightly off; try approaching this shot as a vertical image instead of a horizontal.