ACC Hosts Statewide Photography Conference
For the second time ACC’s Photographic Technology Department had the pleasure of hosting the Association of Texas Photography Instructors (ATPI) Winter Conference. The full day conference featured workshops demonstrating the latest trends in professional photography.
The conference drew in more than 450 students and instructors from 41 separate high schools. Over 50 ACC faculty, staff and volunteers from ACC’s Photographic Technology, Radio Television and Film, and Visual Communication departments led dozens of hands-on workshops covering topics such as studio lighting techniques, introduction to video and advanced digital photography tools.
Participants came from high schools far and wide across the state as well as two schools from Kansas and included a mother, daughter duo that travelled from California. The mother had gifted the workshop weekend as a birthday present to her daughter who is pursuing her photographic education.
The Saturday session concluded with thirteen current ACC students and alumni who showcased their photographic portfolios. The visiting high school students said they were genuinely impressed with the quality and professionalism showcased during the review. The alumni were superb mentors, explaining their images and process at length. Our hope for the day is that we inspired the visiting students to continue their photography through higher education. It gave the alumni the opportunity to demonstrate how far their own photography has developed. Truly a win-win for all.
Photo © Babak P. Aryan, Derick Miller, Jennifer Fauteck