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Graduate Spotlight

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I looked at Hallmark 6 years before it was the right time for me to enroll. It was a long road to get here, spanning most of the globe, and so worth the wait and the miles. The facilities and equipment are second to none, but what makes the school are the instructors. I'll miss the instructors even more than all the amazing gear. I can't believe how far we've come and how much we learned in this short year. Leaving, I know I have the skills necessary to be successful wherever I want to be and in whatever I want to do. When you commit to life at Hallmark, you commit to ten of the best months of your life--and possibly a caffeine addiction!
Megan Walton
Class of 2011

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    Student Kelly makes a chart to keep track of all of her many projects that are in production for her year-end final portfolio.

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    Students got an education on copyright, trademark and protecting their images from The Copyright Zone guys Jack Reznicki and Ed Greenberg.

    The incomparable wedding duo Justin and Mary Marantz shared the secret to their success with our students.
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    Students work hard to build a set to get exactly the right mood for an art historical reference photograph.
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    Our guest lecture series wrapped with a strong and moving presentation by Mr. Sam Abell.
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    Working with instructors, students from the January group work on portraits for their Phase II final assignment.

    What's Happening at Hallmark

    • Guest Lecturers: Jack Reznicki and Ed Greenberg

      Hallmark welcomes guest speakers Jack Reznicki and Edward Greenberg, co-authors of the book The Copyright Zone. Jack, the former president of Professional Photographers of America and Ed, a leading New York copyright attorney, will help guide students through the legal jungle of copyright law and arm them with the legal and business knowledge that professional photographers and visual artists need.

    • Guest Lecturers: Justin and Mary Marantz

      Justin & Mary Marantz are an internationally renowned wedding photography duo, who travel the globe shooting weddings, teaching, & inspiring other small business owners. Justin and Mary value education and with that, Justin graduated with a BFA in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology and Mary received a double BA in Political Science & Philosophy from West Virginia University, a masters in Moral Philosophy from the University of Hertfordshire, UK, as well as a JD from Yale University. They have put on their “Walk Through a Wedding” Workshops worldwide including London, Australia, Germany & The Netherlands, took their “What’s Next Tour” across the country on a tour bus, authored their first book- The Guide, presented at international conferences including WPPI and The Dutch Wedding Congress, were featured in Inside Weddings, Style Me Pretty & Martha Stewart, co-founded twin wedding blogs The Black Tie Bride & The Well Groomed Groom… and drank way more Starbucks than any normal person should. And they’re just getting warmed up!

    • Guest Lecturer: Sam Abell

      Sam Abell has worked with the National Geographic Society since 1970 and is one of the more overtly artistic photographers among his magazine peers. He has lectured on photography and exhibited his images to audiences throughout the world. Sam is widely known as a speaker that will tell an involving story with a quiet, compelling demeanor. His philosophy regarding the meaning of photography in our lives will resonate with everyone who hears him.

    • Guest Instructor Molly Baxter

      Alumna Molly Baxter built a successful local portrait business photographing events and portraits, with an emphasis on high-volume sports photography. She will share her business organization, and the discuss the logistics of photographing sports and school photography.

    • Phase II Studios

      The October graduating class spends the rest of the week in studios and labs working on images for their Phase II Final assignment.

    Are You Serious About a Career in Photography?

    Call: 413-863-2478


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