Community Mural Paint Day is this Saturday, December 4! This is an exciting opportunity to participate hands-on and add your brushstrokes to the amazing mural that is in-progress at 4611 Freeport Blvd. The mural is a paint-by-number design and you'll be supported by lead artist, Jaya King, and her team, Uli Smith, Nicole Keith, and... Continue Reading →
...And If you'd like to try your hand at making your own monster self portrait, either via Photoshop or via costume and lighting, or some combo, I'll give 2 points extra credit to...
American Photography Contest
There are a ton of photo contests out there, but this one is hosted in part by Photobucket, which I do like as a company. I had to search a bit to find the rules--there is an entry fee of $20 and the photos have to be taken 2019 or afterwards. If you aren't sure... Continue Reading →
Light Wands for Night Photography Heaven
For those of you who love light painting, this could be really up your alley. There are lots of cheap led wands out there, but that's the problem. They're cheap. I have to rebuy the 10 dollar ones every year or so, and the batteries crap out quickly too. Recently I saw this super cool... Continue Reading →
Tons of Viewpoint Opportunities!
STUDENT PROGRAM American River College is a member of Viewpoint Gallery, and this membership allows you to attend many events free of charge. Viewpoint created the Student Program to help accentuate the education of photo students in the Sacramento region, and it's a great way to learn more on specific topics by working artists, and... Continue Reading →
Thoughts on Creativity in Assignments
When I was in grad school, I saw a bunch of undergrad junior or senior year photo students in a panic. Suddenly they had to create their own work...and they didn't know what to do. They'd only shot assignments that teachers had given them. They didn't know where to start. They wanted someone to tell them what to shoot. But the problem is, that's not how it works out of school...