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Graduate Spotlight

Kayley Kristin Hoddick Headshot

Even within the first week of Hallmark I knew I had made the right decision to move across country and further my photographic education. Upon my arrival at Hallmark I already had a bachelor's degree in fine art photography, but Hallmark pushed me to a level I never even thought was possible. The instruction here is incredibly in depth and expands your way of thinking, creating and most importantly seeing. Hallmark has taught me to actually see light. Now I cannot watch t.v. or go to the movies without noticing the light and observing how it adds depth, dimension and character to a scene. Hallmark has given me the confidence to move forward with my goal of opening my own studio and the knowledge to create a stellar image from start to finish. When I look back at my pre-Hallmark photographs I chuckle at how terrible my Photoshop skills were and smile at how far I have come.

My favorite part of Hallmark is the intimate community of instructors and guest lecturers. Everyone is here for your success and is rooting for you every step of the way. The instructors go above and beyond to make sure everyone is on a path to success and I will miss them dearly. I am sad to leave such a thriving community, but cannot wait to see what is in store for my classmates and my career. Thank you Hallmark!

Kayley Kristin Hoddick
Class of 2012

What's Happening at Hallmark

  • Color Lecture

    The focus this week is on color harmony in photographs. Instructor Todd Verlander discusses the color wheel, and the psychology of color.

  • Shelburne Falls Field Trip

    Students take a trip to scenic Shelburne Falls, where they look for different color combinations to shoot for an assignment.

  • Business Writing

    Instructor Shelley Nicholson shows students the proper way to write a business letter for maximum impact and results.

  • Stock Photography

    Students bring their ideas from the last class to be discussed and made into a production sheet for Stock Photography class.

  • Graduation!

    Congratulations to the newest Hallmark graduating class of 2014! We expect big things from these students, and are excited to watch their careers unfold. We are proud to add these accomplished photographers to our Hallmark alumni family.

  • Special Guest: Mike Erhmann

    Sports photographer Mike Erhmann is our Keynote speaker for graduation, and he will also spend the next morning lecturing to our current class.  Mike got his professional start interning for ESPN The Magazine in New York, after graduating from Hallmark Institute of Photography in 2001. He then moved on to work as an assistant to Hallmark’s very own Visiting Artist, Gregory Heisler. Following his time with Greg, Mike joined the staff at ESPN The Magazine full time in the photo editing department. He then worked as a busy freelance sports photographer before taking a job with Getty Images and moving to Miami. Mike travels on assignment for Getty, shooting numerous sports teams, which takes him all over the country and the world.

This Week in Pictures

David Turner photo

David Turner photo

Students enjoy the gorgeous New England fall backdrop.

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