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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 Casey Holder wrote,

Theater arts junior Bridie Corbett talks to the voices in her head, as the mother in the student directed play, WASP during rehearsals Tuesday night in the Studio Theater. Steve Martin wrote this critique on the social culture of the 1950’s in the early 1990’s.

Art lesson: color theory.  Geniuses from eons ago studied color, and came up with a color wheel that explained the relationships of colors to each other.  Colors are divided into two categories: cool and warm.  By combining the warm stage lighting on the actress above, and the cool colors from the old image in the projection, Holder was able to create a dynamic and visually appealing photograph.  
When asked how he got to the photograph, Holder said, “I had been shooting all night with the 70-200 and I wanted to get some variety so I put on the 30 prime.  It gave me the opportunity to get closer and it put her in the foreground and the projection in the background.”
The wider lens gave the composition more room to breath, and for Casey to get close enough to create the low down perspective and get all of the elements in the photograph to come together.
He said, “The lighting for the play, WASP, was done very well, and she has a very warm lighting on her.  I like how she looks warm and inviting and how it contrasts with the background which is an almost blue.  It has that ‘Pleasantville’ vibe and makes her seem so much more alive compared to the cliche’ 50’s scene behind her.”

Shorthorn photographer Casey Holder wrote,

Theater arts junior Bridie Corbett talks to the voices in her head, as the mother in the student directed play, WASP during rehearsals Tuesday night in the Studio Theater. Steve Martin wrote this critique on the social culture of the 1950’s in the early 1990’s.

Art lesson: color theory.  Geniuses from eons ago studied color, and came up with a color wheel that explained the relationships of colors to each other.  Colors are divided into two categories: cool and warm.  By combining the warm stage lighting on the actress above, and the cool colors from the old image in the projection, Holder was able to create a dynamic and visually appealing photograph.  

When asked how he got to the photograph, Holder said, “I had been shooting all night with the 70-200 and I wanted to get some variety so I put on the 30 prime.  It gave me the opportunity to get closer and it put her in the foreground and the projection in the background.”

The wider lens gave the composition more room to breath, and for Casey to get close enough to create the low down perspective and get all of the elements in the photograph to come together.

He said, “The lighting for the play, WASP, was done very well, and she has a very warm lighting on her.  I like how she looks warm and inviting and how it contrasts with the background which is an almost blue.  It has that ‘Pleasantville’ vibe and makes her seem so much more alive compared to the cliche’ 50’s scene behind her.”


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Shorthorn photographer Richard Hoang wrote,

Marketing sophomore Destiny Price, left, rehearses her dialogue before being filmed for a new promotional video for UTA on Monday in the Architecture Courtyard. The video will be used as the new welcome video that will be shown to prospective students. 

With over 33,000 students, 10 different schools and colleges and over 180 degrees programs, it is impossible for every student to see everything going on everyday.  Luckily, The Shorthorn has its photographers prowling the campus looking for everyday slices of life.  Photographer Richard Hoang found this gem while walking around the Architecture Courtyard.

Shorthorn photographer Richard Hoang wrote,

Marketing sophomore Destiny Price, left, rehearses her dialogue before being filmed for a new promotional video for UTA on Monday in the Architecture Courtyard. The video will be used as the new welcome video that will be shown to prospective students. 

With over 33,000 students, 10 different schools and colleges and over 180 degrees programs, it is impossible for every student to see everything going on everyday.  Luckily, The Shorthorn has its photographers prowling the campus looking for everyday slices of life.  Photographer Richard Hoang found this gem while walking around the Architecture Courtyard.


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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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