12/17/2015

New Work: Digital Photography 2 & Advanced Photography

This is it!  The end of the semester.  The last post from this semester's Digital Photography 2 and Advanced Photography classes.  It is unbelievable how fast this semester zoomed by!  It is also sad that a few of our advanced students will not be returning to grace us all with their amazing photography.  We certainly wish them well and continue to embrace their love of photography!

Once again, please enjoy this fantastic gallery of images from our Topeka West students and I wish everyone a very merry winter break and a fantastic beginning to your new year!!  See you in January!


 Mikaela Hanson, junior          Advanced Photography, Repetition concentration





 Christian Brown, junior          Digital Photography 2, Low Light project





 Dante Banks, senior          Digital Photography 2, Letters & Numbers project





 Rylan Prieb, senior          Advanced Photography, Yesteryear concentration





 Emma Bell, junior          Digital Photography 2, HDR project





 Brittany Cooper, senior          Advanced Photography, Selective Colorization concentration





 Idely Alarcon, junior          Advanced Photography, HDR concentration





 Adriana Lane, senior          Advanced Photography, Macro photography concentration





 Abby Miller, junior          Digital Photography 2, Colorization project





 McKenna Sawyer, senior          Digital Photography 2, Abstract project





 Cameron Gaudreau, junior          Digital Photography 2, Abstract project





 Thaina Austin, senior          Digital Photography 2, Low Light project





 Mitch Edmonds, junior          Digital Photography 2, Abstract project





 Marisol Tolan, senior          Advanced Photography, Portrait concentration





Grace Cole, junior          Digital Photography 2, HDR project





12/14/2015

New Work: Digital Photography 1

Well...here we are!  It is actually Finals/Culminating Activities Week, or, what we call, the end of the semester.  The Digital Photography 1 students had a great semester, especially with the weather, and are finishing up their final projects this week.

What a way to end the semester with the largest gallery yet of Digital Photography 1 images!  30 photographs to leave you with inspiration and awe.

Please enjoy!!  (And have a fantastic Winter Break...I believe we all deserve it!!!)




Coban Gonzales, junior



 Viktoria Schupp, junior



 Ariana Austin, sophomore



 Breeanna Scott, sophomore



 Lidia Moreno, sophomore



 Emma Palmer, sophomore



 Collin Werner, sophomore



 Brandon Craig, senior



 Kentrell Warnow, sophomore



 Bailee Hanshaw, sophomore



 Sydney Watkins, junior



 Drew Williams, sophomore



 Hunter Locey, senior



 Madison Whitmer, sophomore



 Devon Hanna, senior



 Chaniyah Walker, junior



 Claire Perry, sophomore



 Sydnee Parsons, sophomore



 Natasha Leibold, sophomore



 Gabriel Mosqueda, sophomore



 Adam Bourne, junior



 Taylor Huff,  freshman



 Hunter Kado, sophomore



 Haley Grissett, sophomore



 O'Sheana Oates, junior



 Columba Herrera, sophomore



 Elda Flores, junior



 Jamie Hauser, senior



 Caleb Hatfield, sophomore



 Chloe Nold, sophomore



11/30/2015

2016 Kansans...As Talented As You Think! High School Art Competition

Please extend a huge congratulations to seniors Marisol Tolan and Adriana Lane whose photographs were selected as finalists in the 2016 Kansans...As Talented As You Think! high school art competition.

Marisol is a finalist in two categories:  her image Mystic placed in the Color Photography category and another image, Detente, placed in the Portrait category.  Adriana's image, Aged Piano, placed as a finalist in the Black & White Photography category.

One winner from each category will be awarded a $100 scholarship and the Best of Show, chosen from among all the category finalists, will receive a $300 scholarship!

Their photographs (shown below) will be displayed at the Native Son's and Daughter's Kansas Day Banquet on January 29, 2016.  



Again, congratulations Marisol and Adriana!!

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(Update: 12/14/2015):  A fantastic article, about this competition, appeared in the Topeka Capital-Journal this weekend!  Please click over to the online article -----> here!!





Marisol Tolan, senior          Mystic (Color Photography category finalist)




Marisol Tolan, senior          Detente (Portrait category finalist)




Adriana Lane, senior          Aged Piano (Black & White Photography category finalist)





11/24/2015

New Work: Digital Photography 1

Thanksgiving!  I can hardly believe it is almost Thanksgiving break!!  How time flies when your students are as amazing as our Topeka West students!

Here we are with yet another fantastic gallery of images from our talented Digital Photography 1 students.  If you also have these students in class, let me them know that you viewed their images on the Photosynthesis blog.  I bet you that they would really appreciate the kudos!!

Enjoy!




 Stacey Olson, sophomore



 Calista Esquer, sophomore



 Maleigha Maag, sophomore



 Ariana Austin, sophomore



 Genson Simecka, sophomore



 Angel Manderino, sophomore



 Alexus Robertson, sophomore



 Lake Johnson, sophomore



 Adam Bourne, junior



 Maria Flores, sophomore



 Haley Smith, sophomore



 Hunter Kado, sophomore



 Krislyn Collins, sophomore



 Olivia Killam, sophomore



 Ray Quigley, junior



 Kianna Stringfield, sophomore



 Mackenzie Clawson, sophomore



 Hannah Bronaugh, junior



 Yulissa Ceja, sophomore



 Alexus Martin, sophomore



 Ashley Hunninghake, sophomore



 Varinia Galvez-Ontiveros, sophomore



 Jordan Freed, sophomore



 Bailee Hanshaw, sophomore



Trentin Peterson, sophomore