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



11/17/2015

New Work: Digital Photography 2 & Advanced Photography

After three straight posts of Digital Photography 1 images I think it's time to show off what the Digital Photography 2 and Advanced Photography students have been working on.  This, I believe, is a very strong gallery of work....I hope you enjoy it as you have enjoyed the others!!



 Rylan Prieb, senior          Advanced Photography, Yesteryear concentration




 Mitch Edmonds, junior          Digital Photography 2, Low Light project




 Grace Cole, junior          Digital Photography 2, Self Portrait project




 Christian Brown, junior          Digital Photography 2, HDR project




 Adriana Lane, senior          Advanced Photography, Macro photography concentration




 Emma Bell, junior          Digital Photography 2, Nature project




 Vanessa Hogg, junior          Digital Photography 2, HDR project




 Cameron Gaudreau, junior          Digital Photography 2, Letters & Numbers project




 Alexis Brookhouser, junior          Advanced Photography, Portrait concentration




 Jasmine Lang, junior          Advanced Photography, Old Things concentration




 Emily Jacobson, senior          Digital Photography 2, HDR project




 Sierra White, junior          Advanced Photography, Rural concentration




Joshua Freerksen, junior          Digital Photography 2, Low Light project




11/05/2015

New Work: Digital Photography 1

Wow!  The Digital Photography 1 students are churning our work faster than I can post it!!  Quicker than I ever expected, the beginning students are ready to show off 25 new images created over the past few weeks.

Please, as always, enjoy this incredible gallery of photographs by our amazing students!

(Tip: Click on the pictures to enlarge.  Or, if your browser allows, view the images in a slideshow.)



 Sydney Watkins, junior



 Elda Flores, junior



 Destiny Leone, sophomore



 Alyssa Burlison, sophomore



 Coban Gonzales, junior



 Brandon Craig, senior



 Jeffrey Snook, sophomore



 Joshua Villanueva, sophomore



 Ariana Austin, sophomore



 Calista Esquer, sophomore



 Yulissa Ceja, sophomore



 Cassidy Kraus, sophomore



 O'Sheana Oates, junior



 Devon Hanna, senior



 Sydnee Parson, sophomore



 Viktoria Schupp, junior



 Brydget Miller, sophomore



 Ashley Brown, sophomore



 Kaylyne Duryea, sophomore



 Mackenzie Clawson, sophomore



 Maleigha Maag, sophomore



 Alexus Martin, sophomore



 Natasha Leibold, sophomore



 Kyle Sommers, senior



Tori Rickerson, sophomore