2017 Kansans...As Talented As You Think! High School Art Competition

Please extend a huge congratulations to seniors Christian Brown and Jasmine Lang whose photographs were selected as finalists in the 2017 Kansans...As Talented As You Think! high school art competition!

Christian's image, Chinese New Year, is a finalist in the Color Photography category while Jasmine's image, Big Wheels Keep On Turning, is a finalist in the Black & White Photography category.

One winner from each of the eight categories will be awarded a $100 scholarship and Best of Show, chosen from among all 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, 2017.  

Congratulations Christian and Jasmine!!!

Christian Brown, senior          Chinese New Year (Color Photography category finalist)

Jasmine Lang, senior          Big Wheels Keep On Turning (Black/White Photography category finalist)


New Work: Digital Photography 1

This semester's Digital Photography 1 students are definitely hitting their stride with just a couple of weeks left before Winter Break!  Prepare to be amazed while perusing this latest gallery of 30 new images produced by our beginning students!!

(and, as always, feel free to click on any image to view it at a larger size and don't forget to let our students know that you viewed their images on the Photosynthesis blog!!)

 Marzia Bonetti, junior

 Lauryn Davis, senior

 Matt Herman, junior

 Carlos Lucio, junior

 Kiela Griffus, junior

 Amber Kuebler, sophomore

 Brittany Lancaster, senior

 Andrew Valenzuela, sophomore

 Danielle Cole, senior

 Kasay Koontz, junior

 Erika Hazelwood, junior

 Aaron Rak, senior

 Ellie Cutler, sophomore

Joe Jacobson, sophomore

 Peyton Newby, junior

 Braedyn Lee, junior

 Taber Schrock, sophomore

 Izel Arzate, sophomore

 Kija Kahre, sophomore

 Hailey Howland, sophomore

 Blake Hartke, senior

 Quintin Hamilton, junior

 Lourdes Flores, senior

 Cameron Aldape, sophomore

 Kyler Silver, senior

 Lakiya Lyles-Jenious, sophomore

 Tanner Besenyi, sophomore

 Cheyenne Whyte, sophomore

 Riley Zook, sophomore

Madison Stratman, sophomore


New Work: Digital Photography 2 & Media Technology

Just prior to Thanksgiving break the Digital Photography 2 and Media Technology classes participated in their third critique of the semester.  Many times some of the best images of the semester are presented at this critique.  Students are really on a roll and not yet freaking out about the end of the semester!

Once again I present to you 14 images created by many extremely talented photographers!  The highest levels of creativity and the wide-ranging experimentation in the field of photography (from darkroom techniques to film photography to long-exposure photography) are certainly evident in this outstanding gallery.  Please enjoy!!

(and don't forget to click on images to view them at a larger resolution!!)

 Breanna Rose, senior          Digital Photography 2, Alt. Photo. Technique project (photogram)

 Octavion Johnson, senior          Media Technology, Friends & Family concentration

 Nick Ketter, senior          Media Technology, HDR concentration

 Madison Meseke, senior          Media Technology, Low Light concentration

 Mitch Edmonds, senior          Media Technology, Cityscapes concentration

 Jasmine Lang, senior          Media Technology, Portraits concentration

 Brittany Lopez, senior          Digital Photography 2, Colorization project

 Christian Brown, senior          Media Technology, People concentration

 Grace Cole, senior          Media Technology, Kansas concentration

 Rosalyn Taylor, senior          Digital Photography 2, Abstract project

 Natasha Leibold, junior          Digital Photography 2, Letters & Numbers project

 Jonathan Juarez, senior          Digital Photography 2, Low Light project

 Vanessa Hogg, senior            Media Technology, Colors concentration

Mikaela Hanson, senior          Media Technology, Abstract concentration


New Work: Digital Photography 1

This semester's Digital Photography 1 students are really rolling through the weeks and pumping out some incredible images!  See for yourself below...30 brand new photographs from many of our talented students!

Enjoy...and, as always, click on the images to view them larger!

 Eli Perez, sophomore

 Kija Kahre, sophomore

 Chen Lu, junior

 Joe Jacobson, sophomore

 Tulsa Ragnhall, senior

 Trevor Morrow, sophomore

 Quintin Hamilton, junior

 Kevin Corona-Maciel, sophomore

 Danielle Cole, senior

 Kayla Gonzalez, sophomore

 Caden Sell, sophomore

 Skylar Barnes, sophomore

 Jenna Gorton, sophomore

 Trae Martin, sophomore

 Aaron Rak, senior

 Marzia Bonetti, junior

 Kiela Griffus, junior

 Carlos Lucio, junior

 Alyssa Rogers, junior

 Tanner Paillette, sophomore

 Braedyn Lee, junior

 Nick Burgess, sophomore

Izel Arzate, sophomore

Christian Leon, senior

Luc Pourmirza, junior

Andrea Pagan, junior

Leslie Oates, sophomore

Blake Hartke, senior

Jasmine Miller, sophomore

Diego Ceja-Solis, sophomore