Topeka West Student Websites: Update

I just found out a couple of days ago that Topeka West graduate Heather Mabry ('08) started her own photography website. She created the site on Weebly.com. The layout is very clean, the photos are crisp and clear, and, best of all, it's free!

Check out Heather's photography website here ----> Heather Mabry Photography

Over the past year I have showcased other Topeka West students' websites/galleries as they have become available. I suggest that you visit these sites as well...our students would definitely appreciate the support!

Brian Slater's ('97) website ForwardsBackwards

Josh Mishler's ('00) website Juxtaposed Machines

Caitlin Seals Schwanke's ('07) website Caitlin Seals Schwanke Photography

Erik Boeselager's ('10) photostream on Flickr

Maci Loughrea's ('11) photostream on Flickr (also, view it here via Fluidr)

and Anna Wenner's ('11) gallery on Deviant Art

Amazing talent...each and every one of them!! Know of another T. West student who has a photography website or gallery online? Let me know. I'll include the link in the next update. And, please feel free to leave a comment about the artists' work....they'd love it!!


Nikon Announces the New D3100

Still thinking about purchasing that new digital SLR camera but want one that will last for awhile? It's time to think about the new Nikon D3100!

  • 14.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor
  • includes a 18-55mm VR (vibration reduction) image stabilization lens
  • full 1080p HD cinematic video
  • fast 11-point autofocus system
  • a full 3-inch LCD monitor
  • ISO sensitivity 100-3200, expandable to 12800
  • 6 automatic exposure scene modes
  • compact and lightweight design
  • $699.95

To read more about this amazing camera click this link --------> Nikon D3100


The World's Largest Digital Photograph...for now!

Photographers at 360World have created the most amazing panoramic photograph using the city of Budapest as their subject. The image is so massive it is mind-boggling to put into perspective!

Consider this: most consumers carry around a digital point and shoot camera that creates images around 10-12 megapixels. What is a megapixel? A megapixel equals 1 million pixels (a pixel being the smallest element in a digital image). So if you are shooting with a 10 megapixel camera, each image you create (theoretically) contains 10 million pixels. Following so far? The image of Budapest shot by 360World is almost 70 gigapixels. That's almost 70 billion pixels!!

Look at the image above. See those buildings on the horizon? Click here to zoom into the windows on those buildings. Really...go ahead!! Mind-boggling!!

To watch a video of how this incredible image was created click on the Making Of tab on the website (directly below the image)...interesting!