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Welcome to our December issue! We hope you had a great start to your holiday season and continue to have a great month. Jeffrey Stockbridge (Alumni) placed third in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2010 out of 2,400 photographers from around the world.
Relationships are Key
Joy Moody says that relationships are the key foundation to great photographs and her business. From wedding, to belly, to baby and beyond, her clients are not just clients. They become friends. "The connection I have with my clients is of utmost importance. My belly clients trust me fully to document their bodies at such an amazing time in their lives and moodybaby clients treasure all the little details and personalities that I capture in their new families. In my Bride and Groom relationships it is essential to me to have a meaningful connection and friendship prior to the wedding day. My goal is to come to the wedding feeling like a friend and knowing them as people and not just a job, it is so much more than that," states Moody.

From her home city of Philadelphia to the beaches of Mexico, Moody is at home shooting at any location. "I enjoy shooting in new and exotic places. There is a thrill to being at a location for the first time, seeing it with fresh eyes and making images unique to that specific experience. For the Mexico Wedding, the day after shoot we took a boat taxi out to Lovers Beach and only had 30 minutes to do everything we wanted to do. Having a couples confidence to work that quickly to get everything we wanted to get was a big part of that shoots success," says Moody in reference to the wedding that she shot in October in Mexico.
Outside Insight
Guest Speakers
The program has had the luxury of having a number of guest speakers come to speak with the students during the Fall term. David Leventi came in and discussed his work and work flow with the Advanced Studio class. Leventi is currently exhibiting his work Bjoerling's Larynx: World Famous Opera Houses at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR. "Bjoerling's Larynx records the interiors of world-famous opera houses, all photographed with 4x5" and 8x10" Arca-Swiss cameras to maximize detail. Architecturally meticulous, this body of work serves to historically document these national and cultural landmarks." - Leventi, artist statement

James Rosenthal spoke to the Large Format Photography sophomores about the Historical American Building Survey, a division of the National Park Service, along with two of his collegues. Rosenthal holds the position of lead staff photographer and manages, executes, and delegates all large-format photographic field assignments, and reviews donated work to meet the Secretary of the Interior standards for archival permanence. His field territory covers the entire country, and he averages three to four months per year of cumulative travel documenting the nation's architectural heritage.

Photo and Business Class students were exposed to a number of guest speakers including Gene Mopsik ASMP's executive director, Rick Davis, and many others which gave them an inside look at the business side of photography.

Seniors taking the History of Contemporary Photography class went to the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center for a tour of the exhibition True Fiction. The exhibition featured photographers such as Gregory Crewdson and Taryn Simon.
Exhibition Notices:

Noah Addis: Future Cities, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, 1521 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Jeffrey Stockbridge: Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 10, National Portrait Gallery, London. Now through February 2011.

This is the last chance for Drexel Photography High School Contest submissions. Get your submissions in for your chance at a piece of the $1,000.00 in awards.
Deadline: Monday, December 6th, 2010.

I would like to personally wish you a great holiday season. As the term is winding down, we are looking forward to instituting a digital check out system and gearing up for a busy winter term. Next month we will feature the outstanding guest list for our Commercial Photo Production course being taught by Beth Huerta, Executive Producer for Philadelphia based advertising photographer Pier Nicola D'Amico and D'Amico Studios.


Paul Runyon, Sr.
Program Director