Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New to the photo program at GVSU?

Calling all new photo students!!
Are you new to the photo program at GVSU? Please make every effort to attend the photography program’s orientation.

Where: Lake Superior Hall, Room 114
When: Monday, August 27th, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Why: To meet faculty and fellow students and discuss your future as a photo major

Potential Topics for Discussion

• What we expect from you as a photo major
• What you can expect from us as your teachers
• How to succeed in the program
•What kind of opportunities there are
•What kind of supplies you will need
• What kind of career options are out there
• And whatever else is on your mind

Pizza and Pop will be served. You don’t need to stay for the whole time and it’s okay to walk in late. Please don’t cut class for this but do your best to make it. We look forward to meeting you.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tonight! ART21

Stop by LSH 154 for ART21


More info here

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Chances Are You Suck

Or: Why you should probably ignore comments when you post your images online.

Read this. Do it now, I'll wait here:

Also something to think about next time you're in a critique and the effort of thinking critically seems to hard or you don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. You don't have to be mean to give a thoughtful critique, but you'll never be able to do it until you stop worrying about hurting feelings and start worrying about helping your colleagues improve their work.

Do you want to improve your work even if it means sometimes being told that you suck? Will you believe it when you hear it?

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Winter Chicago Trip!

Visit the Art Institute of Chicago with the GVSU Photography Department March 1st, 2012.

Sign up and pay in full by FEBRUARY 2nd to join a group rate. This is a unique opportunity to see work featured at the Art Institute, join faculty on the fall semester visit and experience the windy city first hand.

Sign up on Victoria Veenstra’s office door: #277, Lake Superior Hall

Art Institute Admission: $10.00
South Shoreline Train: $16.50 RT

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Couple of Links for a Monday

“It was important to step back and understand that cameras didn’t make these photos, photographers made these photos” - Tim Mantoani

"In 2008 Lee Jeffries, an amateur photographer and accountant by profession, began photographing homeless people. His portraits may be uncompromising, but they are also beautiful" 

What are you looking at? Where do you find inspiration?