Topeka West Photo Show at Wolfe's!

Images created by 20 Topeka West photography students have been chosen to be shown at Wolfe's Camera Shop (located at 7th & Kansas Ave. in downtown Topeka) starting May 2 and lasting throughout the summer!

Chad Sidesinger (an employee at Wolfe's and parent of Brett Sidesinger, a past advanced photography student) presented an opportunity to have Topeka West images showcased inside the store.  Working with Sondra Harkness, another Wolfe's employee, 20 images were chosen from those displayed on the Photosynthesis blog during this school year.  A varied selection of Digital Photography 1, Digital Photography 2, and Advanced Photography pieces have been chosen to represent our photography program during the May 2nd First Friday Art Walk.  Wolfe's will stay open late to accommodate those enjoying the early-evening activities.  Professional photographer Jean Hutchinson (Ottawa, Kansas) will be showing her work if students would like to discuss their mutual love of photography.

All Topeka West students, staff, faculty, and supporters of the arts are encouraged to come see the show (5 - 8 pm), and bring your credit/debit cards or checkbooks because each piece is for sale!!  See below for a small selection of the pieces that will be displayed:

Tressa Sands, senior


Rylan Prieb, sophomore


Dylan Lierz, junior


Kennedy McDaniel, junior


Jenna Glaze, senior


New Work: Digital Photography 2 & Advanced Photography

So good!  So GOOD!!  Wow!  The Digital Photography 2 class and Advanced Photography classes participated last week in their most successful critiques this semester!  It was such an impressive display of images that I have decided to increase the number of images shown this time.  I just had to share the incredible imagery our students are producing.


 Mikaela Gibbs, senior          Advanced Photography, Collage

 Drew Dickes, senior          Advanced Photography, HDR

 Brenton Lambert, senior          Advanced Photography, Black & White

 Fabian Correa, senior          Advanced Photography, Portraiture

 Kelly King, senior          Advanced Photography, Mixed Media

 Tyler Johnson, senior          Advanced Photography, iPhone

 Jaden Titsworth, sophomore          Digital Photography 2, HDR project

 John Alejos, junior          Digital Photography 2, Letters & Numbers project

 Kegan Love, junior          Digital Photography 2, Low Light project

 Laura Dicus, junior          Digital Photography 2, Nature project

 Caitlin King, senior          Advanced Photography, HDR project

 Andrew Larsen, senior          Digital Photography 2, HDR project

 Jared Scrinopskie, senior          Advanced Photography, HDR

 Cheyenne Johnson, junior          Advanced Photography, Impossible Film

 Gavin Alejos, senior          Digital Photography 2, HDR project

 Makayla Auldridge, junior          Advanced Photography, Letters & Numbers project

 Jonathan Williams, sophomore          Low Light project

 Alex Gourlay, junior          Digital Photography 2, Letters & Numbers project

 Sean Trail, junior          Digital Photography 2, Abstract project

 Vanessa Sastoque, junior          Advanced Photography, Low Light project

 Sara Strouse, junior          Digital Photography 2, Nature project

 Baylee Parsons, junior          Digital Photography 2, Letters & Numbers project

 Christina Morrissey, junior          Advanced Photography, Macro

Eddie Heinisch, junior          Digital Photography 2, Letters & Numbers project

 Alex Reid, sophomore          Digital Photography 2, Low Light project


New Work: Digital Photography 1

I am overly impressed with the progress that the Digital Photography 1 students are making this semester.  Their images show a wide range of creativity, craftsmanship, and diversity of subjects for such a small group of students.  I am excited to see what they have in store for the remainder of the semester!  As always, please enjoy this small selection of work and be sure to leave a comment or mention their image if you also have the student in class.   I am sure they would greatly appreciate the kudos!

 Hunter Akers, sophomore

 Brady Teneyck, junior

 Taylor Martinak, sophomore

 Brooke Province, sophomore

 Samantha Wright, senior

 Kaela Boeselager, junior

 Conner O'Brien, junior

 Jesus Rodriguez, sophomore

 Sara Coen, sophomore

 Illena Arellano, junior

 Adrian Aguilar, junior

 Makayla Heald, junior

 Alanie Stalcup, junior

 Drew Dahm, junior

 Parker Erikson, sophomore

 Adrianna Zuniga, junior

 Derek Wood, senior

 Bruce Gonzales, sophomore

 Emily Jacobson, sophomore

 Kelsie Pase, sophomore

 Ben Hawkins, senior

 William Bach, junior

 Taylor Contreras, sophomore

 Alea Utz, junior

Alex Amyx, sophomore