There's a solar eclipse coming on the first day of school. That could be ominous, but I've decided that it's a pretty cool way to kick off the semester. If you want to know more about it, check out this article by the LA times: http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-sci-solar-eclipse-2017-map/ However, there are a few important details: don't look at... Continue Reading →
It's exams week. I have been grading nonstop since students turned in portfolios. I have no brain left, no energy left, and I have a feeling students are just as stressed. When I saw this, it was light a candle in the dark, sugar for my soul. Exams week sucks. So...kittens. Here's the article I... Continue Reading →
Saw Craig make this post about his Fashion photography class. You guys really need to take that class next time around when it's offered, as I have recently heard him pondering retirement! :O Check out his blog at the link below. Took my photography class to Ansel Hoffman Park Sunday and had a great photography session with Linda Alvarez... Continue Reading →
I've gotten a bunch of emails from major companies lately, and I realized that many photo companies are hoping that the euphoria of the semester ending will translate into you spending a bunch. (cue evil laughter) I don't personally remember spending anything when I was done each semester--I'd just blown all my money on prints and portfolio supplies. But incase you hit the lottery jackpot, here's a few of the highlights...
I know that a lot of digital students are putting together their portfolios, and are also printing many of their images for the first time. It can be a frustrating task for the uninitiated, but it is ultimately a really important one; even in the digital world with flickr, instagram, 500infinity, there are still some... Continue Reading →
Our annual student art competition is up and ready for viewing at the James Kaneko Gallery (just around the corner from our classroom). This year the juror was Shelly Willis, who was the Director of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission from 2012 until 2017. The first reception and first award ceremony for the student... Continue Reading →