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  • Guest Lecturer Rick Souders

    04/27/2015
    Speaker

    Denver-based food photographer Rick Souders returns to Hallmark to share the fascinating world of food photography. In addition to sharing his impeccable photography, Rick, along with a team of professionals, demonstrate a live shoot and show our students the art and magic of food photography. Mr. Souders is an honors graduate from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. His award-winning photography can be seen worldwide in food and beverage advertising campaigns, print, packaging and annual reports in over 60 different countries.

    To view some of Rick's work, visit: http://www.soudersstudios.com/

  • Guest Lecturer Steve Giralt

    05/08/2015
    Speaker

    Hallmark welcomes photographer Steve Giralt, who will be presenting a talk on the Business of Commercial Photography. The lecture will give students real-world information on everything from promotion and estimating, to advice on how to get started in the industry. Steve will answer questions about who does what in the commercial world, and what students need to know on set.

    Originally from Miami, Steve studied photography at Rochester Institute of Technology, and started shooting commercially in 2002. In 2005, he was selected as one of PDN magazine's coveted 30 emerging photographers to watch. He shoots food, still life, portraits, interiors, travel and more for both editorial and advertising clients. Some of his clients include Food Network Magazine, Starbucks, JM Smuckers, Victoria's Secret, Kraft, Macy's and Woman's Day.

    Check out his website at: http://stevegiralt.com/

  • Open House for Careers in Photography

    Saturday, May 9, 2015
    05/09/2015
    Open House

    Hallmark Institute of Photography Open House May 9, 2015

    Saturday, May 9, 2015
    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.

    Check out this map for a sneak preview!

  • Guest Speakers: Jack Reznicki and Edward Greenberg

    05/19/2015
    Speaker

    jackanded.jpgHallmark 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 Lecturer: Sam Abell

    05/21/2015
    Speaker
    Canon

    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.

Past News/Events

 
  • Guest Instructor: Matthew Cavanaugh

    04/09/2015
    Speaker

    Matthew Cavanaugh from right next door in Greenfield, Massachusetts returns to wrap up his course on photojournalism and documentary photography. Cavanaugh is a photojournalist who strings for national news services like the NY Times and the Boston Globe. He spent ten years working in the DC area for the news bureaus before returning to this area with his family to continue his photo journalism and wedding career. 

    You can see Matthew's work at: http://matthewcavanaugh.com/

  • Guest Lecturer: Makeup Artist Liz Washer

    Working with a Professional Makeup Artist
    04/02/2015
    Speaker

    Professional makeup artists know to prepare a subject for the camera; from making them look like their best self, to creating visual works of art. No one understands this better than makeup artist Liz Washer, who shares her industry knowledge and an on-site demo with the class. Recognized for her natural touch and eye for color, Liz has been a fixture behind the scenes at shoots and events since 2005. In her lecture, Liz talks about HD makeup, and feature-enhancing, camera-ready makeup and grooming for commercial/editoral print and video production.

    To date, Liz's work has been featured in ads, catalogs, commercials, editorials, fashion shows, corporate productions, and independent films. Samples of her work can be found at: http://www.lizwashermakeup.com/

  • Workshop with Claire Rosen

    The Constructed Image
    03/23/2015 - 03/25/2015
    Speaker

    Claire Rosen is an photographer and video artist who blends a fine-art sensibility with commercial work to create whimsical imagery inspired by fairy tales, fables, and other children's stories. She brings her extraordinary talents to Hallmark with a 3-day intensive workshop called The Constructed Image. The workshop covers the elements involved in creating conceptual imagery with a focus on making images that are about something rather than of something.

    To see some of Claire's amazing work, visit http://www.claire-rosen.com/

  • Guest Lecturer: Andy Biggs

    03/11/2015
    Speaker
    Legion Paper

    Moab Master Andy Biggs is an avid adventurer, conservationist, teacher, and outdoor photographer whose photography celebrates the African landscape and its rich wildlife, people, and culture. With a deep respect and understanding for African wildlife, Andy unfolds the world of the Serengeti, the Okavango Detla and other wildlife-rich destinations onto our doorstep with striking emotional depth. His photographic safaris allow the traveler to not only enhance their understanding of photography, lighting, and wildlife, but to develop a life-long admiration for Africa 's beauty and culture.

    To see Andy's work, visit: http://www.andybiggs.com

    More Information: http://www.andybiggs.com/
  • Open House for Careers in Photography

    Saturday, March 7, 2015
    03/07/2015
    Open House

    Hallmark Institute of Photography Open House March 7, 2015

    Saturday, March 7, 2015
    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.

    Check out this map for a sneak preview!

  • Guest Lecturer: Michael Zide

    02/25/2015
    Speaker

    In the world of black and white landscape photography, Michael Zide has a most selective eye. He possesses that rare quality of artful seeing, bringing his sensitivity to gesture and mood to every image. Luxurious and tactile, his work elicits a visceral response. Mr. Zide lectures on the concept of personal vision, and shares his extraordinary body of fine art landscape work with the current class.

    To view some of his images, please visit: http://www.michaelzide.com/262933/marthas-vineyard/

  • Guest Lecturer: Craig Cohen

    02/13/2015
    Speaker

    Hallmark Institute of Photography is pleased to welcome Craig Cohen, of powerHouse Books, a world-renowned and critically acclaimed independent publisher specializing in fine art, documentary, pop culture, fashion and celebrity books. Craig, executive publisher at powerHouse, will introduce the concept of personal projects to photography students at Hallmark on Friday, February 13.

    Craig joined powerHouse in 1996, a year after Daniel Power founded the firm, and became a partner in 2000.  While other publishers were publishing classic art books, powerHouse released Back in the Days by Jamel Shabazz and launched the street fashion genre with photos taken on the street of people who discovered a new style of dressing, posturing, attitude. Craig has also produced such titles as the groundbreaking Vivian Maier: Street Photographer; Life is Paradise by Francisco Clemente; Women Before 10 a.m. by Véronique Vial; Crosstown by Helen Levitt, The Destruction of Lower Manhattan by Danny Lyon and Take Ivy by Y. Yahashida.

    Craig has worked with a diverse collection of artists, such as Phil Stern, Harry Benson, Larry Fink, Steve Schapiro, Mike and Doug Starn, Ron Galella, Richard Misrach, Elizabeth Peyton, George Condo, Jeff Bridges, John Cohen and Peter Sutherland, among others.

    Learn more about powerHouse Books at: www.powerhousebooks.com

  • Guest Lecturer: Dani Klein-Williams

    02/05/2015
    Speaker

    Hallmark Institute of Photography is pleased to announce that Hallmark Graduate and boudoir photographer, Dani Klein-Williams, will return to Hallmark as a guest lecturer on Thursday, February 5, 2015.  Klein-Williams, a 1999 graduate of Hallmark will give a talk entitled, "Why Sales Are Sexy," in which she uses the metaphore of dating, courting and building a relationship, to explain how she promotes her photography business. 

    Dani Klein-Williams is owner and lead photographer at Dani Fine Photography, a successful studio in Northampton, Massachusetts, specializing in boudoir photography as well as weddings, portraits, editorial and advertising work. She will also speak to the Hallmark students and relate her journey from when she graduated, lacking a clear direction to current day and having a successful studio. 

    Dani Fine Photography has grown from 10 boudoir shoots the first year to about 400 annually. Although Dani and her team take many of the portraits in their Northampton studio, they have traveled all over the country for assignments. They’ve done celebrity boudoir sessions and their work for La Perla, the high-end lingerie brand from Italy, has been widely published. They also market their work at bridal expos, and the studio is in The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.

    To see more of the studio’s work, visit the website: www.daniphotography.com.

  • Alumni Roundtable to Address Classes of 2015

    01/20/2015
    Other Event

    photography schoolWe are once again lucky enough to have some of our highly successful graduates back to speak to the Classes of 2015. An annual event, the Alumni Roundtable is a chance for students in the 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 Lecturer: Onne van der Wal

    01/15/2015
    Speaker
    Canon Explorers of Light

    Hallmark Institute of Photography is proud to welcome award-winning nautical, sailing and yacht photographer Onne van der Wal, a Canon Explorer of Light, to speak to the current class of photography students. He will appear in Hallmark's main auditorium on Thursday, January 15, at 1 p.m.

    Born in Holland and raised on the water in South Africa, van der Wal has made a living shooting his passion of boats and the sea since 1987. He began his career as a professional yacht photographer while sailing with the 1981-82 Dutch Whitbread Around the World Race Team on their winning boat, FLYER. Since then, his photography assignments have taken him around the world, from the Norwegian Arctic to the Caribbean to Antarctica. In 2003 he photographed an expedition to retract the steps of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton in the Falkland Islands.
     
    Today, he has an office and gallery in Newport, Rhode Island, and he spends summers photographing the world-class yachting scene there. The rest of the year, he travels the world to capture images for private yacht photography and commercial clients. He also does extensive video work - another reason for his lecture to Hallmark's students.

    The members of Canon Explorers of Light include dozens of the world’s most influential photographers and cinematographers, each a master of their creative specialty. They use Canon EOS photographic equipment, and they share their photographic passions and technical expertise through personal appearances, seminars and gallery showings.

    To read more about Onne van der Wal and see more of his work, visit his website at www.vanderwal.com.

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