The news story that I want to talk about with this photo is the opening of BU’s new Admissions Building, located at 233 Bay State Road. The new building is opening in mid-March, and I photographed a BU Admissions Coordinator giving BU tour guides their own private tour of the new building and facilities.
I thought the topic for the photo story was a good one, because the timing is relevant (the building is opening in just a few weeks), and it’s also something that’s pretty big and exciting for the university. I like this photo in particular for several reasons. To start, I like the idea that a group of students who normally give tours were on a tour themselves! I also really liked the colors in the photograph – the red on the wall had a nice warming effect on Angelina’s face. Some of the other students’ faces were a little overexposed from the bright outdoor lighting, so I used a burn tool on Photoshop just to take down the brightness a little bit.
Something else I liked about the photo was the set-up of the crowd. As I was taking pictures of the tour, I found it difficult to take a good photo when most students had their backs to me, or when I couldn’t see Angelina clearly in the crowd. This photo was nice because everyone was spread out on the staircase, and I can very clearly see Angelina’s face, as well as all the students who are facing her. The lines and the glass of the staircase also served as a cool visual – they showcase the modernity of the new building, and add something unique to the photograph.
Let me know what you think of this picture, or if you have any suggestions!