Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Ford Lowcock has had a long and distinguished career as a photographer and photography instructor at Santa Monica College, and though he has retired from SMC as a full-time professor, he will bring his many skills and talents to Community Ed beginning in July. Leaving behind a stellar 23-year career on the main campus during which, […]

By Alice Meyering, Program Coordinator of Community & Contract Education We’re excited to announce the three finalists for our Fourth Annual Photo Contest — and YOU get the opportunity to choose the winner by voting at this link to your ballot. Voting continues until noon Tuesday, June 5, with the winner and runners-up announced shortly thereafter. Once again […]

SMC Community Ed is excited to announce that it is offering a new photography class this winter, Lifestyle Portraits, and the very talented Steve Anderson will be teaching it. The course begins this Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. A lifestyle portrait by Steve Anderson In the early years at his studio, Steve’s photography included a blend of food, high […]

By Alice Meyering, Program Coordinator of Community & Contract Education Victoria Bleeden’s “Golden Flight” is the winner of the 2017 Student Photo Contest As our third Annual Community Education Student Photo Contest comes to a conclusion, as always, I am filled with wonder of how this little contest of my imagination has grown to be […]

“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 […]

Ed Mangus has big plans for his photography students. Mangus – a Los Angeles native who has taught a wide variety of photography courses at SMC Community Ed since 2006 – is currently working with program administrators on two major proposals. The first is to create a 2017 Community Ed calendar featuring student images. The […]

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 […]

Photo instructor Ed Mangus is one of the 20 instructors who will be on hand to meet and talk to at the Open House Jan. 23. (Photo by Luis Herrera, one of Mangus’ students) By Alice Meyering, Program Coordinator of Community & Contract Education Following up on the success of our 2015 Open House, we are […]

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 […]