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


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


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!!


(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)


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!!


 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