3/31/2016

New Work: Digital Photography 1

Alright!  A new batch of Digital Photography 1 students have completed their trial by fire by passing their photography 1 exam and capturing images on the Topeka West campus and around the Topeka area.

As always, I am very proud to share these freshly-edited images with you and hope that you take the time to browse through the gallery and share our blog with other students, friends, and family! And if you recognize any of the student names feel free to give them a high five in class.  They'd appreciate the kudos.

Enjoy the gallery!




 Spencer West, junior





 Tenzin Haight, junior





 Yannick Robinson, senior





 Mikhayla Murray, sophomore





 Francisca Rodriquez, sophomore





 Jarred Poort, sophomore





 Damien Riley, sophomore





 Tanner Skrdlant, sophomore





 Chris Ellis, sophomore





 Alyson Rumbley, sophomore





 Ian McCall, junior





 Regan Neeley, sophomore





 Max Brewer, junior





 Alex Crowl, sophomore





 Trey Irwin, sophomore





 Marvelle Yates, sophomore





 Mariea Hilton, junior





 Dylan Tidwell, sophomore





 Sydney Adame, sophomore





Rachel Wooten, sophomore





3/21/2016

Update: 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

For only the second time, in the 20 years that I have been teaching at Topeka West, a photography student's Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Gold Key image has been accepted into the national show!!

Please extend a HUGE congratulations to Topeka West junior photography student Idely Alarcon whose image, Profound Thoughts, has been awarded an additional Gold Key National Medal and will be included in the 2016 Art.Write.Now. National Exhibition and Student Showcase to be held in New York City (June 2-12)!!


Idely Alarcon, junior          Profound Thoughts, National Gold Key Medal


Some additional facts from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards include:

  • This fall and winter, students across the country and from places abroad submitted nearly 320,000 works of art and writing to the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
  • Nearly 18,000 works earned regional Gold Keys and advanced to New York City for national adjudication.
  • Of those Gold Key works, just 2,400 received National Medals! YOUR work is one of the top 1% of art and writing submitted to the 2016 Scholastic Awards! 


Again, congratulations to Idely!  We are extremely proud of her!!  

To view the other award winners at this year's regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards held in Wichita, KS please click -----> here.





3/15/2016

New Work: Digital Photography 2 & Advanced Photography

The second round of critiques for the Digital Photography 2 and Advanced Photography classes have come and gone as well as half of the spring semester.  Where has the time gone?!?

Luckily for me, and you (our audience), the Topeka West photography students are continuing to produce some of the most amazing images in the last few years!  I hope that our students continue their creativity throughout the remainder of the semester.  I hope you are super-excited to view this most recent gallery...I think you will really enjoy it!!

{small reminder...feel free to click on any image to see it larger or to view the images in a clickable gallery}



 Mitch Edmonds, junior          Advanced Photography, Low Light concentration



 Emma Bell, junior          Advanced Photography, Abstract concentration



 Brooke Province, senior          Advanced Photography, Portraits concentration



 Hannah Bronaugh, junior          Digital Photography 2, Letters & Numbers project



 Christian Brown, junior          Advanced Photography, Low Light concentration



 Tori Payne, junior          Digital Photography 2, Letters & Numbers project



 Collin Werner, sophomore          Digital Photography 2, HDR project



 Viktoria Schupp, junior          Digital Photography 2, Self Portrait project



 Madison Meseke, junior          Advanced Photography, Blue concentration



 Nick Ketter, junior          Digital Photography 2, Abstract project



 Rider Heymans, senior          Digital Photography 2, Self Portrait project



 Ariana Austin, sophomore          Digital Photography 2, Low Light project



 Vanessa Hogg, junior          Advanced Photography, Letters & Numbers concentration



 Sierra White, junior          Advanced Photography, Portraits concentration



 Idely Alarcon, junior          Advanced Photography, Balance concentration



 Jasmine Lang, junior          Advanced Photography, Abstract concentration



 Civana Patterson, junior          Advanced Photography, Film/Analog concentration



 Dante Banks, senior          Advanced Photography, Colorization concentration



 Octavion Johnson, junior          Digital Photography 2, Abstract project



 Caleb Hatfield, sophomore          Digital Photography 2, HDR project



Josh Freerksen, junior          Advanced Photography, Landscape concentration