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  • Info Session and Tour

    Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 5-7pm
    08/06/2015
    Open House

    Info Session and Tour on Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 5-7pm

    Come visit our Educational Center and see what we’re all about.

    During this special evening event, you’ll be able to:

    • Tour of our unique facility and we'll show you all the tools you’ll learn on when training at Hallmark.  
    • Talk to staff and students about what makes this training so special. 
    • Hear how we train our graduates to be successful storytellers in today's imaging world. 
    • Learn what opportunities are available to Hallmark graduates and where some of our recent graduates are working.

    Hallmark works and so do our graduates.

    RSVP here!

Past News/Events

 
  • Info Session and Tour

    Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 5-7pm
    07/16/2015
    Open House

    Info Session and Tour on Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 5-7pm

    Come visit our Educational Center and see what we’re all about.

    During this special evening event, you’ll be able to:

    • Tour of our unique facility and we'll show you all the tools you’ll learn on when training at Hallmark.  
    • Talk to staff and students about what makes this training so special. 
    • Hear how we train our graduates to be successful storytellers in today's imaging world. 
    • Learn what opportunities are available to Hallmark graduates and where some of our recent graduates are working.

    Hallmark works and so do our graduates.

    Light refreshments will be available during the event.

    RSVP here!

  • Graduation

    June Class of 2015
    06/26/2015
    Other Event

    After 10 months of hard work and determination, the June graduating Class of 2015 is about to step out into the professional world of photography with loads of knowledge and talent! Join the faculty, staff, and alumni of Hallmark, as well as distinguished members of the photographic profession, in honoring the accomplishments of the Class of 2015. This event is open to the general public. If you are interested in attending, please contact us.

    We are very pleased to announce that our Keynote speaker for graduation is Gregory Heisler.

     


    Gregory brings to Hallmark a wealth of experience drawn from his lifetime career as a New York City based photographer. Gregory's portraits have graced the covers of numerous magazines, including Life, Esquire, Sports Illustrated and, most notably, over 70 issues of Time Magazine, including many of Time's Person of the Year covers. In addition to photographing three U.S. Presidents, he has also photographed numerous world leaders, celebrities and sports personalities. Along with his industry knowledge, Gregory brings a warm and humorous personality that allows students to relate to him and creates an exceptional learning environment

  • Hallmark Announces Distinguished Panel for June 2015 Year-End Final Portfolio Review

    June 15-18, 2015
    06/15/2015 - 06/19/2015
    News

    The Year-end Portfolio Review process represents the culmination of a student's 10-month professional photography training at Hallmark. During the Portfolio Review process, the review panel will critically analyze each individual student portfolio to determine whether or not it possesses the necessary technical and artistic skills that qualify the student for employment in field of professional photography and imaging.

    Panelists this year are:
    Simon Alexander, a portrait photographer and currently Director of VIP Accounts at Adorama Rental Company in New York City. Simon is a portfolio reviewer for The Eddie Adams Workshop, Eyeist.com, ASMP, APA, and NYC Fotoworks. Most importantly, he is a mentor and consultant for independent photographers working closely with them to perfect their portfolios and photographic style.

    Michelle Bernstein has worked in the advertising industry for twenty years, and brings a wealth of experience to the portfolio review panel, not only as a commissioner of commercial photography, but also as a producer of many high-profile advertising campaigns. In her current role as the VP Director of Art Production at Grey Heathcare Group based in NYC, she researches and hires photographers, video directors, talent illustrators, buys stock photography and has been the driving force behind many successful award-winning campaigns.

    Ian Christmann is a 1996 alumni who has a unique perspective on Hallmark student portfolios, having had one of the top 10% portfolios in his graduating class. Currently a resident of New Haven, Connecticut, Ian takes on a wide range of clients and projects. He priortizes working on non-profit projects that respond to some of the world's more fundamental needs: health, education and human rights. In addition, Ian has expanded his business to include portraits, wedding work, and commercial projects as well.

  • 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.

  • 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/

  • 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 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/
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