12/10/2012

New Work: Digital Photography 1

As the end of the semester, and the conclusion of the very first semester of Digital Photography 1, draws near, I can honestly say that this has been a fantastic class to begin the transition from film to digital photography for beginning photography students!

Please enjoy the gallery of new images and I hope you are looking forward to seeing more from these talented students next semester!


Hazara Leon, senior


 
 Chelsea Thatcher, senior



 Louis Nava Ramirez, senior



Kodie Hufford, junior




 Chelsie Wilson, sophomore



 Destinee' Wheat, junior




 Kasey Helms, junior



 Kyler Collins, senior





 Taylor Hollis, junior



 Flo Hummel, senior





 Klayton Edwards, senior



 Justin Cochran, junior




 Patrick Lacy, senior




11/27/2012

Racing with Legos!!

Hyundai has just released a commercial showcasing their new Veloster Turbo racing on a landscape made entirely out of Legos!  The commercial was created using stop-motion photography...1000s of photographs shown in rapid succession.  I realize that this commercial doesn't have much to do about photography...but it was too fun not to share!!


11/18/2012

New Work: Advanced Photography

Critique #3 is already over? This semester is definitely flying by! The advanced photography students are determined to out-photograph one another...creating, yet another, spectacular gallery of images!


 Taryn Wilkerson, senior



 Carson Taggart, senior



 Jaron McConnell, junior



 Hannah Simmonds, senior



 Danielle Phelps, senior



 Klayton Edwards, senior



 Patrick Lacy, senior



 Tressa Sands, junior



 Kasey Helms, junior


 
 Melanie Yates, senior



 Tharin Brown, junior



 Flo Hummel, senior



11/10/2012

Bryan Adams: Behind the Lens

Bryan Adams (yes, THAT Bryan Adams), famous for his 1980's hits Cuts Like a Knife and Summer of '69, has been a celebrated portrait photographer for years.  Enjoy this short video about Adams' career, his photography, and why he is more comfortable behind the lens.


11/04/2012

New Work: Digital Photography 1

This semester marks a turning-point for the Topeka West photography program.  A new class has started titled Digital Photography 1.  All the same photography concepts learned in Photography 1 are being taught, but instead of using film and the dark rooms students are learning on a digital SLR and Adobe Photoshop.  Students are also encouraged to use their own digital point-and-shoot cameras or their cell phone cameras.  The idea is that art can be created on multiple digital platforms.

This semester's class is small (compared to my traditional Photography 1 classes) but, in time, many more sections of Digital Photography 1 will be offered.  So enjoy this small collection of images from a very unique class!


Kyler Collins, senior



Kasey Helms, junior



Destinee' Wheat, junior



Klayton Edwards, senior



Hazara Leon, senior



Chelsea Thatcher, senior



Patrick Lacy, senior



Chelsie Wilson, sophomore



Flo Hummel, senior



Justin Cochran, junior



Louis Nava Rimirez, senior



Kodie Hufford, junior



Taylor Hollis, junior



10/28/2012

Fear Factory



Just in time for Halloween...and, to make you laugh!  Located in Niagara Falls, Canada, Nightmares Fear Factory has created a hilarious souvenir for their guests. 

At one point in the attraction [...] the groups come to a spot where they trigger a Nikon D80 camera and flash at the exact moment where they encounter some unknown fright that is so scary it provokes grown men to hide behind their wives and friends to jump into each other’s arms.  The idea for the photos was inspired by photos of people yelling as they ride rollercoasters.

The idea for the images was so successful that Fear Factory created a Flickr account to share all the horror and fun.  Click -----> here to view more!!







and my personal favorite...

 

10/17/2012

New Work: Advanced Photography

It is hard to believe that the 1st quarter has passed so quickly!  This semester's advanced photography students are grinding away and creating some spectacular work that easily maintains the level of expertise that Topeka West High School has become to be known for.  See for yourself!


 Patrick Lacy, senior


 Jed Cromer, senior


 Kaitlyn Evans, senior


 Gunnar Martin, senior


 Nick Brosemer, senior


 Klayton Edwards, senior


 Rebekah Harding, senior


 Kyler Collins, senior


 Flo Hummel, senior


 Alex Lewis, senior


 Ashia Gordon, senior


 Courtny Lane, senior


 Melanie Yates, senior


 Tharin Brown, junior


 Danielle Locey, junior


Natiya Bisnauth, junior