MSJC Photo Exhibition at Menifee Valley Campus

STUDENTS CAPTURE AWARDS 
 
The MSJC Advanced Student Photography Exhibition is open now through June 7 at the Menifee Valley Campus. Some of the student photography is for sale.
 
The exhibition fulfills project work and participation requirements for about 45 students that have spent three or more semesters in the photography program. It also includes a competition that is judged by Keith Hanz, associate professor and MSJC Photography Department chair.
 
Paula Dominguez won both Best of Show and first place with “Rescue” a black and white snapshot of a small, fragile bird.
 “Paula has an accomplished photographic eye and an impressive sense of composition – the orchestration of elements in the frame,” explained Hanz.
 
Linda Wolfe placed second and Hanz has taken notice of her innate creative acumen.
 
“She has incredible sensitivity through the view finder and her portraits, in particular, carry professional visual impact,” he said.
 
Third place overall winner was Laura Rundell.
 
“Laura has great energy and infuses her images with that energy,” said Hanz. “Laura’s studies here at MSJC have given her great visual and information age skills.”
 
Hanz offers about 20 categories for the students to focus on with their works, such as portrait, landscape, floral and more.
 
Denise Imbriaco’s work titled “Haunted” received a ribbon for Best High Dynamic Range or HDR. The process involves merging one or more identical images with different exposures.
 
Joyce Bennin placed first with her portrait of Priscilla Navidad. She also received a ribbon for Best Urban Scape.
 
Hanz said that each semester he has students that impress him with their growth and development in his classes.
 
“I especially like to see those that are intimated by my demand for effort, creativity and visual literacy as well as those timid with regard to the technology, survive, succeed and flourish,” he said.
 
Hanz judged photographs based on technical mastery, print and presentation quality, composition, visual impact, conceptual strength, creative fortitude and the window/mirror test.
 
“Does the audience see through the image to the photographer or to the subject matter – and how engaging is this experience?” asked Hanz.
 
The exhibition is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays in Room 923 of the 900 building on the Menifee Valley Campus, 28237 La Piedra Rd. Menifee, CA 92584.
 
For more information contact Melissa Ott at 951-639-5684 or mott@msjc.edu
 

 

 

Photography Department

Advanced student contest

Spring 2012

 

Best of Show

Paula Dominguez

 

 First Place

Paula Dominguez

 

Second Place

Linda Wolfe

 

Third Place

Laura Rundell

 

Honorable Mention

Laurel Jeninga

 

Honorable Mention

Kayla Gordon

 

Honorable Mention

Christine Tsakonas

 

Best Fine Art Nude

Linda Wolfe

 

Best Landscape

Joey Fink

 

Best Product

Stephanie Sigafoss

 

Best Studio Lighting

Vanessa Small

 

Best Portrait

Joyce BenNin

 

Best Portrait

Cindy Neal 

 

Best Group Portrait

Scott Nogrady

 

Best of Show

Paula Dominguez

 

Best Nature

Scott Nogrady

 

Best Conceptual Strength

Cindy Neal

 

Best HDR

Denise Imbriaco

 

Best Action

Viviene Pencin

 

Best Architecture

Gina Crandell

 

Best Interesting Lighting

Jeanette Hatch

 

Best Macro

Diane Parrott

 

Best Abstract

Kayla Gordon

 

Best Floral

Laurel Jeninga

 

Best Floral

Randy Salcedo

 

     Honorable Mention

Joey Fink

 

Best Urban Scape

Joyce BeNnin