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Enlightened Lens 2014

Images by Palomar College Photography Students
January 10th - February 28th
Reception:
Friday, January 17th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

The City of San Marcos Community Services is featuring a new photography exhibit at the Hearth Gallery in the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive.  The exhibit is open Monday through Friday January 10 through February 28 from 8am-8pm.  A reception for the artists will be held Friday, January 17 from 6-8 pm.  Light refreshments will be served and it is free.

 Enlightened Lens is a juried exhibition of over sixty photographic works all made by students in the Palomar College Photography Program.  Three faculty members judged over 170 images entered by students from beginning to advanced status to create this annual show.

 The works in this exhibition represent a variety of processes including digital and film-based, color and black and white, and traditional and alternative techniques. The widely differing content of these images exemplify the breadth of the program.  Much of the work on view will be for sale.

 For more information about the Hearth Rotating Art Gallery, visit www.san-marcos.net or call 760-744-9000 x3503.

For information about the Palomar College Photography Program contact faculty member Donna Cosentino @760-744-1150 x3628. 

For more information contact:
Donna Cosentino at dcosentino@palomar.edu

 Photography - THE PROGRAM

Photography DepartmentThe Photography Program at Palomar College offers students the opportunity to study photography from beginning to advanced levels in a variety of areas, including fine art, editorial, and commercial photography. The program stresses development of creativity while offering a firm grounding in basic skills, technical knowledge, and applications. Students can earn an Associate in Arts Degree or a Certificate of Achievement in Photography. Additionally, the courses will satisfy lower division requirements for transfer to four-year institutions or photographic specialty institutions.

FOR COURSES REQUIRED TO EARN A DEGREE OR A CERTIFICATE, PLEASE CHECK THE PALOMAR COLLEGE CATALOG WHICH IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THE COLLEGE BOOKSTORE.

PROGRAM ADVANTAGES

Palomar's photography instructors are experienced professionals in their field. The instructional facility includes two black and white darkrooms, a color lab, and studio, as well as work areas for film processing and print finishing. The department is committed to maintaining excellence in the quality of instruction and contemporary standards in creative approaches.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The Palomar College photography department prepares students for employment in a wide range of field-related careers from professional photography to photographic lab services, or prepares students to pursue individual free lance artistic careers.

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK

The photographic and imaging industry continues to be one of the largest industries worldwide. It will grow even more considering new developments in electronic digital imaging, and there will be many opportunities for employment for the skilled photographer and the visually literate.

Palomar Community College in San Marcos, California has a well-known and highly respected photography department that has managed a vigorous and varied program for over fifty years.

 

Enlightened Lens was juried by the photography faculty from nearly two hundred photographs entered by students from beginning to advanced status. The seventy works in this exhibition represent a variety of processes including digital and film-based, color and black and white, and traditional and alternative techniques.  The widely differing content of these images exemplify the breadth of our program.

 

The student population in the Palomar Photography Department is comprised of a diverse group in age, interest and background, and they come from all areas of North San Diego County and beyond. Their goals range from exploring career options to life enrichment. In addition to acquiring strong technical skills, students are encouraged to pursue their own expressive personal vision as evidenced by the work displayed in this exhibition.

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