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Shorthorn photographer Ashley Bradley wrote,

Alumnus Riyad Elmasri will bring some of his art to the Downtown Front and Center on Saturday and will also play music. Though he tries to make money off of both his talents, he said it’s more about the craft.

Bradley photographed Riyad Elmasri as part of her features story over the Downtown Front and Center festival in Arlington.  Elmasri, an artist that creates sculptures with welding, had a several of his works throughout his backyard.  
"Originally I asked him if I could take a pictures of some of him with his artwork and also with his instruments but when I passed by this piece I really liked it and asked him if he could climb in there.  I didn’t really like the picture at first, but by playing around with the settings on the camera, upping the ISO and changing the aperture, I was able to get the lighting how I wanted it," said Bradley.
By putting Elmasri inside the sculpture Bradley was able to create a natural frame within the frame of the photograph.  This draws the viewer into the photograph and gives it more depth and intrigue.  The late afternoon light cascading down one side of his face made the image higher in contrast and more dramatic.
Check out the full story and more photographs.

Shorthorn photographer Ashley Bradley wrote,

Alumnus Riyad Elmasri will bring some of his art to the Downtown Front and Center on Saturday and will also play music. Though he tries to make money off of both his talents, he said it’s more about the craft.

Bradley photographed Riyad Elmasri as part of her features story over the Downtown Front and Center festival in Arlington.  Elmasri, an artist that creates sculptures with welding, had a several of his works throughout his backyard.  

"Originally I asked him if I could take a pictures of some of him with his artwork and also with his instruments but when I passed by this piece I really liked it and asked him if he could climb in there.  I didn’t really like the picture at first, but by playing around with the settings on the camera, upping the ISO and changing the aperture, I was able to get the lighting how I wanted it," said Bradley.

By putting Elmasri inside the sculpture Bradley was able to create a natural frame within the frame of the photograph.  This draws the viewer into the photograph and gives it more depth and intrigue.  The late afternoon light cascading down one side of his face made the image higher in contrast and more dramatic.

Check out the full story and more photographs.


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Shorthorn photographer Richard Hoang wrote,

Architecture juniors Bernabe Longoria, center, and Samantha Richardson, right, peel off tape from a wooden bench after spray-painting it as architecture  assistant professor Wanda Dye supervises Monday outside of the Fine Arts Building. Students from the School of Urban and Public Affairs and the School of Architecture are working together to provide benches and structures for the Downtown Front and Center event, which will take place on Saturday.

Color is a seductively powerful way to grab the viewer’s attention and capture it.  This is the very reason that Richard Hoang’s wildart of these students with spray-paint is such an impactful image.  The vibrant spray-paint immediately snares the attention of anyone walking by the newspaper rack (which, yes, this is the front page photograph of Wednesday’s issue).
When asked how he found the photograph Hoang said, “After walking around campus I decided to go into the wood shop in the Fine Arts Building and as I was looking around I saw these stools they were making.  I kept searching outside and found these guys spray-painting and I saw it as an opportunity for color.  I was reminded of fruit rollups when I saw the tape covered in paint.”
The same pop of color that drew Hoang to the site in the first place is a very useful compositional element to draw viewers to the final image.

Shorthorn photographer Richard Hoang wrote,

Architecture juniors Bernabe Longoria, center, and Samantha Richardson, right, peel off tape from a wooden bench after spray-painting it as architecture  assistant professor Wanda Dye supervises Monday outside of the Fine Arts Building. Students from the School of Urban and Public Affairs and the School of Architecture are working together to provide benches and structures for the Downtown Front and Center event, which will take place on Saturday.

Color is a seductively powerful way to grab the viewer’s attention and capture it.  This is the very reason that Richard Hoang’s wildart of these students with spray-paint is such an impactful image.  The vibrant spray-paint immediately snares the attention of anyone walking by the newspaper rack (which, yes, this is the front page photograph of Wednesday’s issue).

When asked how he found the photograph Hoang said, “After walking around campus I decided to go into the wood shop in the Fine Arts Building and as I was looking around I saw these stools they were making.  I kept searching outside and found these guys spray-painting and I saw it as an opportunity for color.  I was reminded of fruit rollups when I saw the tape covered in paint.”

The same pop of color that drew Hoang to the site in the first place is a very useful compositional element to draw viewers to the final image.


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Shorthorn photographer Richard Hoang wrote,

A neighbor catches his breath before proceeding to cut a downed tree on Wednesday on Thorncliff Drive in Arlington.

The day after a series of tornadoes hit the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex there were several citizens in Arlington trying to recover from the devastation to their homes. Neighbors and volunteers from throughout the area rose to the challenge and supported their communities.
Here, Shorthorn photographer Richard Hoang photographs the neighbor of someone who’s home was damaged.  The neighbor was helping to cut and remove tree debris from the yard.
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Shorthorn photographer Richard Hoang wrote,

A neighbor catches his breath before proceeding to cut a downed tree on Wednesday on Thorncliff Drive in Arlington.

The day after a series of tornadoes hit the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex there were several citizens in Arlington trying to recover from the devastation to their homes. Neighbors and volunteers from throughout the area rose to the challenge and supported their communities.

Here, Shorthorn photographer Richard Hoang photographs the neighbor of someone who’s home was damaged.  The neighbor was helping to cut and remove tree debris from the yard.

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Shorthorn photo editor Michael Minasi wrote,

Linguistics senior Allan Bradshaw, a member of Arlington Socialists, protests warfare Tuesday afternoon outside of Arlington City Hall.  Bradshaw and about 15 members from various organizations and causes showed up for the protest against war.

A lot of the events that photographers are forced to face day to day can be rather mundane, but they still need to make compelling photographs out of them.  This was a particular situation in which the protest was very small, and could have been easily looked over.  Focusing on a single person in the crowd and waiting for the perfect expression or glance can make it - or break it.
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Shorthorn photo editor Michael Minasi wrote,

Linguistics senior Allan Bradshaw, a member of Arlington Socialists, protests warfare Tuesday afternoon outside of Arlington City Hall.  Bradshaw and about 15 members from various organizations and causes showed up for the protest against war.

A lot of the events that photographers are forced to face day to day can be rather mundane, but they still need to make compelling photographs out of them.  This was a particular situation in which the protest was very small, and could have been easily looked over.  Focusing on a single person in the crowd and waiting for the perfect expression or glance can make it - or break it.

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Shorthorn photographer Casey Holder wrote,

Dontae Robison, president of the UT Arlington NAACP, leads the March of Hoodies through the Library Mall on Monday at noon. The march is protesting the perceived injustice of Trayvon Martin’s killer George Zimmerman being allowed to walk free.

The Shorthorn showed up in full force to the rally with several reporters and photographers documenting the event step by step.  Along with great photographs, Shorthorn photographers created a video to capture the event in motion.
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Shorthorn photographer Casey Holder wrote,

Dontae Robison, president of the UT Arlington NAACP, leads the March of Hoodies through the Library Mall on Monday at noon. The march is protesting the perceived injustice of Trayvon Martin’s killer George Zimmerman being allowed to walk free.

The Shorthorn showed up in full force to the rally with several reporters and photographers documenting the event step by step.  Along with great photographs, Shorthorn photographers created a video to capture the event in motion.

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Shorthorn photographer Ben Ohene wrote,

Graduate student Swapnil Tambadkar gets hosed down Saturday afternoon during the Holi Festival.  The festival is held annually to mark the beginning of spring.

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Shorthorn photographer Ben Ohene wrote,

Graduate student Swapnil Tambadkar gets hosed down Saturday afternoon during the Holi Festival.  The festival is held annually to mark the beginning of spring.

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