2022 Poly Photo Club High School Photography Awards

This was an incredible year for students at San Dieguito High School Academy as they returned to school in person after 1.5 years of remote learning. The creativity and enthusiasm channeled by these students is a force to be admired. Working on a variety of projects during the year, students became familiar with a range of photographic genres and techniques. Some of these projects included:
  • Landscape Photography
  • Macro and Abstract Photography
  • ‘Faceless’ Portraits
  • Personal Still life
  • Surreal Photo Composites

The students’ creative output was impressive and inspiring. Their photography instructor Laura Olden shared with us, “I am so proud of what the students at SDA accomplished this year. It has been a joy to see each student hone their creative voice through their photography. Each individual’s style and unique perspective shines through in their work.”

Images were submitted digitally to our club, and Poly members judged the images – a difficult task! Monetary scholarships went to the first, second, third and five honorable mention winners.

See the students’ photos at Poly Flickr link: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzQ3Rm

Yosemite Trip – People’s Choice

Poly Photo Club Yosemite Trip May 2022
A group of 23, which included 18 members, made the trip to Yosemite for three days of photography, coordinated by Josi Ross and Carol Flanagan-Corsi.
          Carol mapped out times and locations and members then designed their own journey.  From what I’ve heard, everyone had a marvelous time and brought back a whole lotta images. They were then asked to submit up to three images for a Poly People’s Choice vote.
          Forty-one images were submitted and it was difficult to decide on only three!?
          Most votes received was for an image by Steven Krause.  Second place was Laurie Abbott-Hart, and another image from Laurie took third.
          Thanks to everyone who submitted images and also to everyone who took the time to view all 41 images and place their votes!
James Woodward

Santee Lakes Sunrise Shoot

Voting for the top three People’s Choice images from the Santee Lakes Sunrise Shoot  is complete!

Many thanks to all that sent in images and to all those who took the time to view the images and send in their top three choices. And a big thank you to Carol Murdock for breakfast at her home!!

First place went to Kim SignoretPaar for her double-crested cormorant with gemstone eyes. Paul Shilling took second for his wood duck in flight and one of our newest members Frances Schnall received third for turning day into night.

The link to the gallery with creators’ names:  https://www.flickr.com/gp/polyphotoclub/BDz339