Photography students at Yorba Linda High stay busy with contest, events, trips

The Canon Experience
Yorba Linda High School photography students attended a field trip to the Canon Experience Center in Costa Mesa. High-end equipment was available for guests to try out, and students attended workshops conducted by professional photographers in portrait photography with available light, portrait photography with studio lighting and close-up photography.

Yorba Linda Public Library high school art contest
“Exposed: Hidden Treasures” is an art and literature contest sponsored by the Yorba Linda Public Library designed for teens in grades 7-12. YLHS photography students won several photography prizes. First, second, two thirds and three honorable mentions were awarded to Justin Ehlen, Lucy Allee, Kyle Herbel, Tyler Kocisko, Taylor Seo, Ellie Mulree Jade Phillips.

Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce
The Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce asked that YLHS photography students submit photos of important Yorba Linda locales to be used by the Chamber. The class turned it into a project/contest, and students submitted a photo of either Shapell Stadium or the school. Kylie Sok was named the winner of the contest, and her photo was printed and made into a plaque for the Chamber of Commerce.

Photography students earned community service hours at the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce Christmas party by taking pictures of attendees by the Christmas tree with Santa. The students printed the photos onsite, put them into a holiday sleeve and handed out the photos to the guests. The attendees were most impressed by their professionalism and the excellent photographs, which can be viewed on the Chamber’s website.

Student photographers volunteered at additional Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce events, such as a social mixer at The Cookie Element, and the grand opening/ribbon cutting ceremony at Monarch 9, a new French/Vietnamese restaurant in Savi Ranch. Students are already lined up for the Chamber’s comedy event in March.

Student community service also qualifies seniors to apply for a $500 scholarship offered annually by the Chamber.

Memory Project
This is Yorba Linda High’s third year participating in the Memory Project. Photos of children living in poverty and/or in war-torn areas of the world are shared with YLHS. The students then turn those photos into artwork in the style of pop artist Andy Warhol. The artwork and a photo of the YLHS student-photographer are then sent back to the original students who are delighted to receive their personalized gift. This year’s students are from Jordan.

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