New Work: Photography 1

Such an amazing group of young photographers that have made their way through Photography 1 this past semester!  I could have easily shown 20 more images but limited the post to these nineteen.  I am looking forward to seeing many of these fine students in Advanced Photography over the coming semesters!!

 Lauren Barr, sophomore

 Tharin Brown, sophomore

 Genevieve Akins, sophomore

 Bailey Turner, sophomore

 Alexandria Brant, sophomore

 Katie Kapp, junior

 Chelsea Thatcher, junior

 Andrew Tenholder, sophomore

 Fabian Correa, sophomore

 Madison Hemmer, sophomore

 Victoria Schwinn, sophomore

 Natiya Bisnauth, sophomore

 Jake Gregg, senior

 Eric Pasley, senior

 Clarae Simmons, junior

 Kahlia Henderson, sophomore

 Drew Dickes, sophomore

 Rita Kerschman, junior

Payton Templeton, sophomore



I See What You Did There...

(via past T. West advanced photography student Savannah Abbott)

A New Look!

Now that the Photosynthesis blog just passed its 3rd anniversary, it was about time for a facelift.  I hope you don't mind the new look.  I think it is a blessed improvement!  Especially now that the images and videos are much larger on the main page.  You can still click on them to view them larger and in a slideshow, but if you are not much of a clicker than you can enjoy the images as they are.

If you have any suggestions, please feel free to leave them in the comments section of this post.  Thanks!


Aerial Photographs of the UK...in 3D!

 The Angel of the North sculpture, Jason Hawkes

[via www.boston.comDo not adjust your monitor. You're looking at 3D photographs by Jason Hawkes of sites around the UK.  You'll need some 3D glasses, and fortunately, they're easy to make yourself.  Jason shares some tips for shooting from a helicopter, as well as making images in 3D: "I normally fly in a Eurocopter AS355 which is a five seater machine.  I sit in the back wearing a harness and we usually take off the doors before flight.  I shoot on Nikon D3X and D3S using lenses from 14mm up to 300mm. (3D) Rigs on helicopters are a nightmare, especially as I might use three different types of helicopters in a week.  In the end I found with a little trial and error its just as easy to shoot with a single camera as long as you get the timings spot on.  Once you have the images you just use some standard Anaglyph software to integrate the shots and you end up with these stereoscopic images.  When viewed with chromatically opposite lenses you perceive the images as having three dimensions." -- Lane Turner

 Stonehenge monument, Jason Hawkes

 Christ Church at the University of Oxford, Jason Hawkes

The London Eye, Jason Hawkes

Wells Cathedral, Church of England, Jason Hawkes


New Work: Advanced Photography

I am so proud to present yet another batch of extraordinary photographs from this semester's advanced photography students!!  If it is possible, you must come by and look at all of these photos in C307...they are incredible to view in person!  And, as always, please feel free to leave comments for the students at the bottom of this post...they would greatly appreciate it.

Patrick Lacy, junior

Brittney Childers, junior

Natalie Bender, senior

Isaac Hockenbarger, junior

Alexis Gonzalez, junior

Ashia Gordon, junior

Kody Wade, senior

Salvador Munoz, junior

Michael Keatley, senior

Kelsey Haflich, senior

Johnny Hays, junior

Kyler Collins, junior

 Melanie Yates, junior

 Sarah Press, senior

 Courtny Lane, junior

 Mitch Montague, senior

Chris Harris, senior

Emily Ferlemann, senior


New Work: Advanced Photography

As critique #2 is now behind us it is incredible to see how much the Topeka West advanced photography students are growing.  Their work is becoming stronger and I am excited to see what they present at the next critique!!

 Clayton Werner, junior

 Samantha Wise, senior

 Klayton Edwards, junior

 Emily Ferlemann, senior

 Kheryssah Resendez, junior

 Megan Ayers, senior

 Biance McClure, junior

 Kyler Collins, junior

 Alexis Gonzalez, junior

 Taylor Anderson, senior

 Maribeth Emmert, senior

 Brittney Childers, junior

 Samantha Scott, senior

 Dalton Lierz, senior

 Ashia Gordon, junior

Kody Wade, senior

Please feel free to walk into C building and view these photographs first hand, and if you feel like it leave a comment at the bottom of this post...the students would enjoy reading the feedback!