New Work: Advanced Photography

I'm a bit late with showing off this body of work (since they were turned in last December, before Winter Break), but....better late than never!  As usual, my students from last semester turned in some amazing photography!!  Please feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of the post to show your support.  More new work by this semester's students will be posted in a few weeks.  Their first critique is right around the corner!

Travis Jenson, senior

Vicky Phelps, senior

Dylan Rogers, senior

Brett Sidesinger, senior (cyanotype)

Jonathan Brooks, junior

Kyle Owen, senior

Emily Ferlemann, junior

Natalie Bender, junior (digital panorama)

Grace Phelps Hyphen Roper, senior

Alexa Bowen, junior (digital manipulation)

Anthony Flippo, senior


Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 2011

Congratulations to those students whose work was accepted to the 2011 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Kansas regional show!  Over 40 photographs were entered to the show and 7 were accepted and received awards.  The images (that are shown below) will be on display at the Wichita Center for the Arts from January 25 through March 6.  The two pieces that were awarded Gold Key awards will compete against other Gold Key winners from across the United States for a chance to be displayed at the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards held in Washington, D.C. later this year!

Anna Wenner, Senior
Fire in the Night, Gold Key Award

Emily Amyotte, Sophomore
Trunk, Gold Key Award

Anthony Flippo, Senior
Lutra, Honorable Mention Award

Travis Jenson, Senior
Aromatherapy, Honorable Mention Award

 Vicky Phelps, Senior
Arabesque, Honorable Mention Award

 Vicky Phelps, Senior
Sworn to Secrecy, Honorable Mention Award

Ryan Scott, Senior
Loopholes in Limbo, Honorable Mention Award


Time-lapse Photography

Time-lapse photography (<--- click on the link to read more about it on Wikipedia!) is a really amazing photographic technique.  Time-lapse photography appears to be like video but at its essence it is still photography.  Like video, multiple "frames" are taken and viewed in rapid succession.  Depending on how much time has "lapsed" hundreds to possibly tens of thousands of images can be used to create the final image.  Actions or events that would take hours to happen stream by in mere minutes, speeding up the world and sometimes making the mundane incredibly fascinating!!

Please enjoy these 5 awesome examples of time-lapse photography that I (and many of our students) have viewed over the past year:

Iceland, Eyjafjallajokull-May 1st and 2nd, 2010 by Sean Stiegemeier

Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse 2010 by William Castleman

Her Morning Elegance by Oren Lavie & Eyal Landesman

Aurora Borealis by Tor Even Mathisen

The Longest Way 1.0 by Christoph Rehage