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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Advanced student contest
Best of Show
Best Fine Art Nude
Best Studio Lighting
Best Group Portrait
Best of Show
Best Conceptual Strength
Best Interesting Lighting
Best Urban Scape