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  • Open House for Careers in Photography

    Saturday, May 10th
    05/10/2014
    Open House

    Saturday, May 10th
    12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

    ARE YOU READY TO...

    • Meet professional photographers, artists and business people who love to teach?
    • Take part in actual studio shooting sessions? Learn about our new still/motion video program?
    • See our design lab and imaging theater, envied by today's top professional photographers?
    • Hear how we train our graduates to be successful storytellers in today's imaging world?
    • Talk to our current students about their passion for photography and why they chose Hallmark?

    THEN LET'S GET STARTED!

    Call us now at 413.863.2478 or RSVP online to tell us you will join us.

  • Hallmark Graduate’s Photo Spoof Goes Viral

    04/14/2014
    News

     

    Photography schools
    Photo by Cy Cyr

    Hallmark Institute of Photography graduate Cy Cyr (Class of ’96) made the news this week after he spoofed Golf Digest’s controversial cover photo of Paulina Gretzky.  The cover came under fire from female golfers who thought that it was offensive to have a model instead of a female golfer on the cover. Cy Cyr, an Orlando-based photographer who has done work for Golf Digest, responded by shooting a group of his male friends in the same pose and outfit.

    His take on the cover went viral. The Today Show, USA Today, CBS Sports, and many other news outlets featured Cyr’s photograph. While the photograph of middle-aged men pokes fun at the Paulina Gretzky cover, Cyr has nothing but respect for the photographer who took the shot, Walter Iooss, who Cyr calls his “photography idol.”

    Since graduating from Hallmark, Cyr has made a name for himself photographing portraits of athletes, celebrities and businessmen. His work has been featured in numerous publications including Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone Magazine, and of course Golf Digest. He’s shot portraits of Shaquile O’Neal, Michael Phelps, and Mitt Romney.

  • Special Events Planned for April through August

    04/09/2014
    News

    Starting April 19, 2014 and lasting through August, Hallmark will be hosting a series of special events relating to Admissions, Financial Aid, Housing, and strengthening your submission for the One Shot Scholarship contest.

    The Special Student Events planned throughout this period of time are designed to help you with one or more of the following:
    •    Financial Planning – “How To Pay To Go To College”
    •    Review of your photo and essay submissions in the scholarship contest
    •    Securing Guaranteed School Approved Housing
    •    Scholarship Opportunities
    •    Relationship Building Among Student Body
    •    Establishing Initial Connection With Resident Faculty
    •    Introducing someone you may want to attend school with

    Certain of the events have limited availability for seating so you are encouraged to register early to ensure your spot.

    Please visit the Admissions Special Events page to see specific event dates, learn more about each event and to register to attend.

  • Two Hallmark Alumni Featured in Snow Boarder's Top 22 Terrain Park Photos of the Week

    03/28/2014
    News

    Zach Kelsey (June, 2013) and Gus Noffke (June, 2008) each had two photographs included in Snow Boarder Magazine's Top 22 Terrain Park Photos of the Week.  

    We're always proud when we come across one of our alumni's published work, so when it is two in the same publication — we get really excited!

    You can check out a number of images from Zach's final portfolio in this Outstanding Achievement gallery from 2013.

  • Congratulations Kelly Horn (Class of June 2013)

    03/26/2014
    News

    All of us at Hallmark Institute of Photography are excited and proud to share a wonderful article we found about Kelly Horn Photography published in the Pike County Courier

    Since graduation, Kelly has been working to build her studio in Milford, PA and clearly has been using the marketing and business classes she took while at Hallmark.  She has been using social and traditional media to get attention to her business and build a strong base of clients.

    Kelly was as awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award for Highest Professional Portfolio Excellence for her final portfolio.

  • Hallmark to Host Red Cross Blood Drive

    03/10/2014
    News

    Did you know?

    • Blood cannot be manufactured, it can only come from healthy volunteer donors.
    • Only 5% of the eligible population donates blood, supporting the other 95%.
    • The biggest users of blood are cancer patients.
    • The #1 reason why most people don’t give blood is because they’ve never been asked. Consider yourself asked!


    The Red Cross Blood Drive takes place at Hallmark's Educational Center on Monday, March 10th 10am - 3pm. Many staff, faculty and students have already signed up to donate. This blood drive is open to the public and appointments can be set by contacting the Red Cross directly at 800-922-4376. For more information about donating, please visit redcrossblood.org.

    When you give blood, you give another birthday, another date, another dance, another laugh, another hug, another chance.

  • Open House for Careers in Photography

    Saturday, March 8th
    03/08/2014
    Open House

    Saturday, March 8th
    12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

    ARE YOU READY TO...

    • Meet professional photographers, artists and business people who love to teach?
    • Take part in actual studio shooting sessions? Learn about our new still/motion video program?
    • See our design lab and imaging theater, envied by today's top professional photographers?
    • Hear how we train our graduates to be successful storytellers in today's imaging world?
    • Talk to our current students about their passion for photography and why they chose Hallmark?

    THEN LET'S GET STARTED!

    Call us now at 413.863.2478 or RSVP online to tell us you will join us.

  • Hallmark Announces Distinguished Panel for February 2014 Year-End Final Portfolio Review

    02/20/2014 - 02/21/2014
    Other Event

    Hallmark Institute of Photography is pleased to announce the selection of three world-class photographers as panelists for the October 2013 Year-End Final Portfolio Review. The Final Portfolio Review will be held in the auditorium of Hallmark's Educational Center on Thursday & Friday, February 20th and 21st, 2014.

    The Year-end Portfolio Review process represents the culmination of a student's 10-month professional photography training at Hallmark.


    The panel members, iconic dance photographer Lois Greenfield, award-winning wedding photographer Scott Zuehlke, award-winning commercial photographer Simon Alexander, each exemplify the top of his or her individual imaging disciplines. These three panelists, along with Hallmark's artist-in-residence Gregory Heisler, will provide feedback during a 30-minute round-table discussion with each student.

  • Guest Speaker: Victor Ha

    01/31/2014
    Speaker

    Victor Ha is a former professional photographer that has transitioned into understanding the complexities of HDSLR filmmaking and overcoming the various challenges involved with making a transition from shooting stills to capturing video. Victor takes a very practical approach in helping other photographers make the transition to HDSLR video by leveraging their photographic knowledge into filmmaking prowess.
     

    More information: http://www.hdslrvideoshooter.com

  • Guest Speaker: Diana Balthazar

    01/24/2014
    Speaker

    Owner of Humanuniform, Diana Baltazar is both an Art Director and Stylist. Her experience in varied media such as painting, sculpture, textile and photography informs her work in the fashion world. Her clients include VOGUE Italia, Macmillan Publishers Ltd., The Greenshows, Z!NK Magazine, and many more. Diana splits her time between NYC and PDX.


    More information: http://www.dianairisbaltazar.com

  • Alumni Roundtable

    01/21/2014
    Other Event

    photography schoolWe are once again lucky enough to have some of our highly successful graduates back to speak to the Classes of 2014. An annual event, the Alumni Roundtable is a chance for students in the February, June and October graduating classes to follow the photographic journeys of graduates that have paved the way before them. Current students will hear about the challenges alumni faced after Hallmark and how they built their own businesses or escalated their career by working for an established photographic entity.

  • Guest Speaker: Monte Isom

    01/10/2014
    Speaker

    Being based in New York advertising photographer Monte Isom has seen no limit to where he takes pictures and how far they can go. With clients in 8 countries he keeps busy flying around the globe to meet with and photograph international superstar athletes and movie stars. "The subject has to feel comfortable in front of the camera," says Monte. "The most important thing is allowing the photo shoot to be their time...while still getting exactly what the client needs." Isom is able to put nearly any subject at ease with his charismatic personality and infectious laughter. Often heroic and dramatically lit Isom's images evoke a response from his subjects that tells a story or gives insight into their persona. Repeatedly advertising clients such as Ford, Nike, Adidas, Sprite, Citibank, EA Sports and HBO have trusted Monte to capture their voice in photos. His work appears regularly in Sports Illustrated, Men's Health, Men's Journal and Ski Magazine.


    More information: http://monteisom.com

  • Guest Speaker: Onne van der Wal

    01/09/2014
    Speaker
    Canon

    Onne van der Wal of Newport RI will share his imagery and story about his passion for sailing, and how he turned it into a successful career with his second passion, photography. One of the prestigious Canon Explorers of Light, Onne is an inspiration to any of us whose passion for photography is becoming their life's mission.


    More information: http://vanderwal.com

  • Orientation for the October Class of 2014

    01/08/2014
    Other Event

    Wednesday, January 8th
    Our Orientation program commences with registration, followed by a formal presentation introducing our facilities, faculty, and staff. We'll also introduce our new class to some of the highlights we have planned for them during their 10-month journey. Our afternoon session will undoubtedly be filled with inspiration as Hallmark's very own Artist-in-Residence, Gregory Heisler, arrives at Hallmark to kick off our prominent Guest Lecturer Series. He will share his iconic imagery and passion from his illustrious career. gregoryheisler.com

    Thursday, January 9th
    Thursday's morning session focuses on fostering an educational environment with a spirit of mutual respect, cooperation, and integrity, throughout our 10-month training program. The afternoon session features a presentation by renowned photographer, Onne van der Wal. Onne of Newport RI will share his imagery and story about his passion for sailing, and how he turned it into a successful career with his second passion, photography. One of the prestigious Canon Explorers of Light, Onne is an inspiration to any of us whose passion for photography is becoming their life's mission. vanderwal.com

    Friday, January 10th
    Our final day of Orientation begins with an introduction into the unique educational training process that leads our students to success in the still and motion photography and imaging arts fields. Our Orientation Week comes to a close with what promises to be an inspiring presentation by New York advertising photographer, Monte Isom. Isom has seen no limit to where he takes pictures and how far they can go. With clients in 8 countries he keeps busy flying around the globe to meet with and photograph international superstar athletes and movie stars. "The subject has to feel comfortable in front of the camera," says Monte. "The most important thing is allowing the photo shoot to be their time...while still getting exactly what the client needs." Isom is able to put nearly any subject at ease with his charismatic personality and infectious laughter. Often heroic and dramatically lit Isom's images evoke a response from his subjects that tells a story or gives insight into their persona. Repeatedly advertising clients such as Ford, Nike, Adidas, Sprite, Citibank, EA Sports and HBO have trusted Monte to capture their voice in photos. His work appears regularly in Sports Illustrated, Men's Health, Men's Journal and Ski Magazine. monteisom.com

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