Photo of the Week (is a video this week)

Photojournalism I - Event Coverage Video    Video by Cate Gordon

Students in the Photojournalism I class had to cover a local event, interview an official and participants, capture B-Roll and produce a 1 to 2 minute news video. (Click the photo or the link below to watch)


Time-Lapse Photography

 Click Here to Watch it.

The Multimedia Production class was assigned to create a time-lapse video that incorporated multiple views. Tim Rossland's video (click here to watch) came out great. Tim used a single Nikon D7000 camera and Adobe Lightroom, After Effects and Premiere to create this look at Greensboro.

Several students visited the nature theme for their projects. (Click the picture to play them)

Video by Cate Gordon

Video by Sarah Whelan

Video by Zoe Zielinski


Photo of the Week

 Photo by RCC student Erin Mizelle
Last week students in the Photojournalism I class were challenged to create 7 Black and White images. Erin photographed a sugar glider.

She wrote, "a sugar glider - simply because of its existence and absolute cuteness - has the animal lovers at a complete stand-still as they browse the 2014 Holiday Market on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina."


Alumni Spotlight - Stacey Van Berkel

Stacey Van Berkel graduated from Randolph Community College in 2003 with a degree in Commercial Photography. Stacey is from Canada and heard about RCC by word of mouth and how great the photography program was.
When asked about her time at RCC Stacey stated   “I worked really hard. I was there from opening until they kicked me out at 10:00pm.” One of Stacey’s favorite things about the program was seeing all of the visiting artists and photographers who came to the school. 
One of the many things that helped her become successful in her career was having the access to all of the equipment that RCC has to offer to their students. All three photography majors make you go through one or two internships during your second year. Stacey interned with Joyce Tenneson and Dasha Wright, both internships were in New York. During her time with Joyce, Stacey said that she and other interns helped Joyce work on a book called “Flower Portraits.” They also photographed Norah Jones at the Polaroid Studio in New York.
Today, Stacey is enjoying her career. “It is a very competitive and challenging career,” said Stacey. Her career has allowed her to travel all over the world. She is currently working on a personal production of a fashion shoot and three catalogs for Bernhardt Furniture.
Stacey has won many awards, including six Addy Awards as a student. She also won a National Magazine Award in 2009. “I’m really grateful for my time at RCC and for the continuing relationship with faculty and students,” Stacey adds, "It was a life changing experience for me."

Story by Carol Anne Simchik, Class of 2015

As part of the Journalism class the Photojournalism students are required to take, the students interviewed and wrote a short profile story on a Randolph Community College Photography Program graduate. We will feature a new profile each month over the next year.


Photo of the Week

Photojournalism I - Editorial Illustration. Photo by Cate Gordon

Students were assigned to create an illustration to accompany a story on overworked students using the following story line. "According to guidelines endorsed by the National Education Association (NEA), a student should be assigned no more than 10 minutes per grade level per night. For example, a first grader should only have 10 minutes of homework, a second grader, 20 minutes, and so on. This means that a student in seventh grade should have no more than 70 minutes of work each night. Yet this is often doubled, sometimes even tripled!"

Learning to use symbols for words and creating an image that did not confuse a viewer if the image is a documentary picture or an illustration were key components of the assignment. Cate created this week's Photo of the Week, all in camera, in one frame, using only one light.