Macro Image Seen As RCC Photo of the Week

Macro Photography – Focus stacking Macro assignment.
Photo by Mandy Powers
Focus stacking is a digital imaging technique using multiple images of  the same subject, each with a differently focused area of the image. Depth of field is greatly increased upon “stacking” the images using post processing software.

RCC Biocommunications Photography Students Publish “Lumen III: Impressions of Light”

The book was a collaborative project created by the students enrolled in the Creative Problem Solving class taught by Kevin Eames and is part of the Biocommunications concentration of the Photographic Technology curriculum. This is the smallest class to attempt to make a book, which is the class’s third book. Normally the Biocommunications Photography class averages between ten or twelve students. This year the class totaled four.
This project is designed to help develop problem solving, team building and communication skills. Students were responsible for the creation of the images, cover design, layout, marketing, publishing and copyright issues.  “A compilation of images might seem to be an easy project, but in reality the work consists of layer upon layer of troubleshooting, problem solving, compromise and extra work…on top of an already-busy academic schedule.” says Eames.
The book is available for purchase through Blurb, the publication company; at
Profits from this project go to the Randolph Community College Foundation for photography student scholarships. The RCC Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides a margin of excellence for Randolph Community College by building a strong relationship with the local community, acquiring and managing contributions, and funding activities that support the College. For more information about the RCC Foundation, visit
The students who worked on the project are:
Michael Gordon – Cover and Text Design
Lauren Johnson – Editor
Mandy Powers – Layout Design
Dylan Pugh – Marketing Director  

Photo Illustration of Cell Phones Dials In RCC Photo of the Week

BioCommunications Object Lighting – Cell Phone Assignment.

Photo by RCC student Mandy Powers

Just when you were feeling safe and sound, the unexpected happened upon you. What is it? Is it a choice to make? A fork in the road? A bump in the night? No…. it is the cell phone assignment! 
How do you feel about cell phones? Do they make you happy or sad? Do they bring you comfort or irritation? Whatever it is that they do to or for you, it is time to tame the beast.
Using studio lighting techniques, illustrate your feelings about cell phones. 

Sports Photography Assignment Wins RCC Photo of the Week

BioCommunications Photojournalism – Soccer.

Photo by RCC student Mandy Powers

Trinity’s Daniel Newcomer, right, jumps for a head ball against Southern Guilford’s Francisco Lopez as Trinity’s goalkeeper Mark Grant looks on in a game at Southern Guilford High School in Greensboro, NC on September 3, 2013.