January 18, 2013

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The Best of Texas High School Photography Volume III Features Work From Former and Current Texas High School Students

Texarkana, TX – The work of thirteen former and current Texas High School Commercial Photography students have been featured in the Association of Texas Photography Instructors (ATPI) latest publication – The Best of Texas High School Photography, Volume III.

Students include: Ruth Arnold, Heather Ellis, Marian Hill, Amy McCoy, Mackenzie Morrow, Hannah Patterson, Caerdwyn Phillips, Kaitlyn Porterfield, Caroline Prieskorn, Haley Rushing, Brianna Sellers, Lorin Vega and Morgan Walker.

Over 26,000 images were considered for the book, representing student entries from the last four years of ATPI Fall and Spring contests. The 160-page book is available for viewing at:

The Texas High School Commercial Photography program, under the direction of Clint Smith, was established in 2007. The program not only teaches students how to create photography, but exposes them to multiple career paths through the photographic arts. Students enrolled in the program receive training in photojournalism, portraiture, digital imaging and commercial photography. They learn the basics of photography, commercial composition, print making and finishing.

Students get hands-on experience by photographing all school related and district events for use in school and district publications and meet the challenges of real-world environment by producing a photographic product that is marketable to commercial and media outlets.

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