The Talon

Nicholas West

Nicholas West, Director of Photography

Nicholas West is the director of photography and co director of broadcast for The Talon News. Outside of Talon Nick likes to drive cars, hang out with friends, and go to Waffle House.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Association of Texas Photography Instructors 2020  Fall Photo Competition 

  • First place in Advertising Photography
  • Second place in Architecture Photography
  • Honorable mention in Cellphone Photography
  • Honorable mention in Environmental Portrait Photography
  •  Honorable mention in Sports Action Photography
  • Third place in Time Exposure Photography

Dallas Morning News Student Journalism Competition (Spring 2021)

  • First place in Sports Photography
  • Finalist in Sports Photography
  • Finalist in Feature Photography
  • Most Valuable Staffer

Interscholastic Press Conference Competition (ILPC) (Jan 2021)

  • First place in Sports Photography
  • First place in Entertainment Photography
  • First place in Feature Photography
  • First place in Portfolio Photography

ILPC Tops In Texas 1A-6A Competition (2021)

  • Best Sports Photo 
  • Best Portfolio
  • Best Film/Documentary

UIL Young FilmMakers Festival (2021)

  • Third place in Documentary Film (contributor) 

Texas Association of Journalism Educators Fall Fiesta (Oct 2021)

  • Second place in onsite “Framing” Prompt competition
  • First place in onsite “Fall” Prompt competition
  • First place in Portfolio Category

National Student Press Association (Nov 2021)

  • First place in Best of Show Broadcast Program (contributor)
  • Fourth place in Best of Show News Website (contributor)

National Student Press Association Photo of the Year (Nov 2021)

  • Second place in Sports 
  • Honorable mention in Sports 
  • Third place in Feature Photo 

National Student Press Association (NSPA/JEA) (Nov 2021)

  • First place in Photojournalism Storytelling (onsite competition)
  • First place in Group Photo Story (onsite competition)

Association of Texas Photography Instructors Fall Competition (Dec 2021)

  • Second place in Photo Story
  • Honorable mention in Advertising
  • Honorable mention in Architecture
  • Honorable mention in Documentary/Street 
  • Honorable mention in Portfolio
  • Honorable mention in Travel

UIL Young FilmMakers Festival 2022

  • Fifth place in Documentary Film (Writer/Director)
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Portfolio

January 28, 2022

BMX In Austin

January 28, 2022

Skating In Lewisville

January 28, 2022

U.S. Moto GP Weekend

January 28, 2022

Skating In New York

January 28, 2022
A shopper adds towels to his cart as supplies quickly dwindle at a Target in Flower Mound, Texas on Feb. 20, 2021. (Nicholas West / The Talon News)

Supply and Demand

March 15, 2021
Julian Molina, the first adaptive BMX rider to compete against able-bodied riders in the X Games Real BMX, practices his skills at House Park in Austin, Texas on March 8, 2021. (Nicholas West / The Talon News)

Sports Photo

March 10, 2021
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