Student Union - Emily Spartz
2000, Lacey Eastman, All Rights Reserved
Emily is in the second
year of the photography program at the two-year college. She will graduate
offers courses in portrait, commercial, and digital photography, and they
teach you everything from the basics of operation on all formats to lab
work and lighting. They also teach the business end of photography; right
now I'm taking a studio operations course that includes material
on knowing how to price your work. There's also instruction on communications
skills and writing a resume."
© 2002, Emily Spartz
"It was just
a lark that I picked the photography program. I was looking at the school's
art programs, but when they showed me the photography department, I thought,
this would be good for me. I'd studied art in high school, but I
didn't know if my art work was good enough."
"A career in
commercial and portrait photography. I enjoy the story-telling aspect
of portraits and the illustrative aspect of commercial photography."
"Dorothea Lange. You can see the emotion in everything she did."
is my way to be creative without drawing or painting. You still have to
be artistic, have a style and the technical skills. I think photography
is just another way to be an artist. There are so many different ways
you can be creative with photography."
The Complete Picture
was `silverware,' and I added everything else. I styled the
photo, the food, did the lighting, then processed and printed the photographs."
Emily Spartz was recommended
to us by Keith Grothem, photography department chairman at Ridgewater
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