The Rangefinder staff picked out their two favorite photos of
the year—one sourced from Rf, one from the photo industry at
large—to share what caught their eye and why it struck them.
Editor-in-Chief, Rangefinder P H O T O ©
JOSEPH VICTOR STEFANCHIK | Rangefinder
Fully Lit: “Professor of Precision“ | May 2015
This “photo Jesus moment,” as Stefanchik first described it, was a one-off frame that he captured while lying on the ground as the birds walked
in front of his lens. I was instantly drawn in by the flawlessly balanced
composition, as well as by the scale of the roosters and the couple
behind them. Stefanchik couldn’t have framed this more pleasingly had
he posed it (he didn’t). Also appealing is the central focus here, with the
chickens and couple coexisting in the frame so perfectly.