With a level of instruction and opportunity that rivals what many colleges offer, Valor’s photography program is truly unique amongst high schools.
Every student is welcome to explore and develop their photography skills. Or, for greater depth, consider our Visual Arts Conservatory opportunities.
Written by: Ben Beyers Photos by: Jilian Buretz, Caleigh Schwarz, Sydney Swientisky, Ben Beyers, Mr. Von Qualen This year was a fantastic year for photo trips! We went to three different states and every class got the opportunity to have a trip that met the intensity appropriate for the class level. For the final trip […]
Congratulations to the following students who received REGIONAL Gold Keys in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: Grace Collins, Elaina Hollister, Luke Mason and Sean Traynor. The pieces of student art awards (pictured below) are currently on display at the Denver Art Museum. REGIONAL Gold Key work is currently being considered for national […]
Being surrounded by all the beauty that is Colorado, it can be hard to realize how much more beauty there is in the surrounding states. So what better way to take advantage of that beauty than to experience it first hand! Photography II students took an exciting trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico last month. […]
Viewers are thrown back in time when looking upon the Era photos produced by the Photography 2 classes. These photographers staged, costumed and edited photos in order to depict an authentic scene from an era of their choosing. These photos are intended to not only provoke thought within the viewer, but to provide insight as […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]