Photography

With a level of instruction and opportunity that rivals what many colleges offer, Valor’s photography program is truly unique amongst high schools.

Photography Articles

New Photo Teacher Brings Wealth of Knowledge

Kevin Von Qualen is the brand new photography teacher at Valor.  So new in fact, that when I walked into his classroom to interview him, he introduced himself to me as Kevin, then quickly apologized because he is still trying to get used to being called Mr. Von Qualen by students. Originally from the Chicago… [more]

Rose & Xia Xia Senior Shows

Rose Letsinger Interview:   The Project: What is your favorite piece in your show? Rose: Oh! It’s this one of my friend Emily and it’s called “Wild Thing,” named after the song by Noah and the Whale, and it’s in this little plant shop and all these flowers and everything are shadowing her face and… [more]

Scholastics Art & Writing competition names 7 award winners from Valor Christian

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens, are now accepting submissions from students across the country in grades 7–12. For 93 years, the Awards, presented by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, have identified the early promise of some of our nation’s most… [more]

Photography 2 travels to Breckenridge to learn night photography

Learning night photography can be very difficult. What makes it so difficult? Not having a sky to shoot under. So instead of trying to shoot in beautiful Highlands Ranch we decided that traveling to Breckenridge would make for an incredible experience. The night sky was amazing. We were able to see stars for miles and… [more]