Archive for the ‘Photo Stories’ Category

By Alice Meyering, Program Coordinator of Community & Contract Education Shauna Murray is the kind of student we love. In Spring 2015 she registered for her first photography class at SMC Community Ed and was so inspired she continued to take classes, not only with us but also in the academic program on the main SMC campus. […]

“Dinnertime,” Frank Damon’s winning image Congratulations to Community Ed student Frank Damon for winning our 2016 Student Photo Contest with his stunning image of sunset at the Santa Monica Pier that he calls “Dinnertime.” Frank captured his image with a Canon 5D Mark 3 camera and a wide-angle lens. The retired Pacific Palisades lawyer has […]

By Alice Meyering, Program Coordinator of Community & Contract Education Attention SMC Community Education current and former students – we want you to enter our Second Annual Photo Contest! The winning image will be the cover of the Fall 2016 class schedule. Dean Reyes’ shot of Griffith Observatory was the 2015 winner. Prizes will be awarded […]

By G. Bruce Smith Like many people, I’m amazed by the quality of photos that can be taken on cell phones. Apple has even capitalized on its iPhone photography capability by running huge billboard ads with striking images (presumably taken by ordinary citizens) and the simple but arresting caption: Taken on an iPhone. An iPhone […]

By Alice Meyering, Program Coordinator of Community & Contract Education It’s a pleasure to lead a vigorous round of applause for student Dean Reyes, who won our first-ever Student Photo Contest with his beautiful image of the iconic Griffith Observatory. But I take equal pleasure in congratulating all three of the finalists and, indeed, all of […]

(Photo by Piero Desopo) By Alice Meyering Our photography students are amazing! And they get to shoot all over Los Angeles County, thanks to the photo safaris we offer that are led by our talented instructors. Case in point: Our “On the Street with Your Camera” class this summer, taught by Ed Mangus, took students […]