2016 Congressional High School Art Competition

For the past 5 years the Topeka West photography program has entered pieces to the Congressional High School Art Competition that is sponsored by Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins.  And for the past 5 years Topeka West has consistently placed in the top four places!

I am pleased to announce that once again a Topeka West photographer has placed in the top 4...and that student is senior Adriana Lane who received 2nd place for her panorama titled A Day at the K!! Congratulations Adriana!!

Adriana Lane, senior          A Day at the K, 2nd Place

Additionally, the top 30 pieces are currently showcased on Congresswoman Jenkins' Facebook page and visitors may vote for their favorite online piece.  Topeka West students that have been selected for the top 30 are:

Emma Bell (who had 2 pieces selected!), junior
Christian Brown, junior
Adriana Lane, senior
Rylan Prieb, senior
Brooke Province, senior

Please visit Lynn Jenkins' Facebook page -----> HERE  and vote for your favorite piece from the 2016 Congressional High School Art Competition online gallery!!


New Work: Digital Photography 2 & Advanced Photography

As this spring semester begins to come to a close, so do the posts from the Photosynthesis blog.  This will be the last post of the year for new work from the Digital Photography 2 and Advanced Photography classes.  There will still be another post from the Digital Photography 1 classes and we will close out the year by saying goodbye to our fantastic seniors that have shared their work with everyone over the past school year.

As always, the blog will start up again in the fall with plenty of fresh new images from our Digital Photography 1, Digital Photography 2, & advanced photographers!!

Enjoy the gallery!

 Grace Cole, junior          Advanced Photography, Portraits concentration

 Collin Werner, sophomore          Digital Photography 2, Nature project

 Hannah Bronaugh, junior          Digital Photography 2, Self-Portrait project

 Christian Brown, junior          Advanced Photography, Low Light concentration

 Josh Freerksen, junior          Advanced Photography, Landscapes concentration

 Brooke Province, senior          Advanced Photography, Portraits concentration

 Chase Schulman, senior          Advanced Photography, HDR concentration

 Mitch Edmonds, junior          Advanced Photography, Low Light concentration

 Emma Bell, junior          Advanced Photography, Abstract concentration

 Mikaela Hanson, junior          Advanced Photography, Macro photography concentration

 Idely Alarcon, junior          Advanced Photography, Balance concentration

Dante Banks, senior          Advanced Photography, Colorization concentration


New Work: Digital Photography 1

Is the semester flying by or what?  This semester's Digital Photography 1 students are really starting to shine, of course this spectacular weather Kansas has been seeing has definitely helped!  Great weather makes for great photography!!

I hope you enjoy this second gallery of work created by our Topeka West students!  Feel free to tell them that you viewed their images if you have them in class.  I know they'd appreciate the kudos!!

{also, remember to click on the images if you'd like to zoom in!}

 Fabian Hernandez, sophomore

 Mariea Hilton, junior

 Chris Ellis, sophomore

 Francisca Rodriguez, sophomore

 Robert Smith, sophomore

 Regan Neeley, sophomore

 Sydney Adame, sophomore

 Chase Cropper, senior

 Dawson Tauer, sophomore

 Nayeli Galicia-Hernandez, sophomore

 Keegan Schleuning, sophomore

 Dylan Tidwell, sophomore

 Aly Rumbley, sophomore

 Kris Keeling, sophomore

 Daniel Panuco, sophomore

 Tanner Skrdlant, sophomore

 Laura Lopez, sophomore

 Ian McCall, junior

 Arianna Halladay, junior

Chris Velazquez Lopez, sophomore