photo © Jonathan Heisler <@JonathanHeisler>
Press CLiP: Heisler’s
image of the DJ Pretty
Lights performing during
Weekend got picked up
in an online promotion
by the school.
STuden T Pho To oP // Jonathan heisler
My name is Jonathan heisler, and I’m a junior at Binghamton university. I am currently in the process of completing a degree
in history and am interning with university photographer Jonathan Cohen by assisting him both in the studio and around campus.
I’ve been photographing for almost eight years now and have learned about all the different aspects of photography. I’ve photographed
Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, proms, corporate events, day camps, sporting events, breaking news and concerts.
I shot this photograph of the electronic music artist/DJ Derek Smith, more commonly known as Pretty Lights, at Binghamton
university on September 22, 2011. Photographing this concert with its heavy haze, constantly changing lights and extreme
lighting differences was a great challenge. However, this proved well worth it in the end, when my picture was published online
by the university. Not only did this help me become more confident as a photographer, I became more confident with taking risks
while shooting. This particular concert helped me break away from what I was told you can and can’t do while shooting. Sometimes
breaking the rules works. It certainly worked this time.
I just opened the box with copies of
PDNedu. The story on our PhotoSynthesis
program (Project X, Fall 2011) is great, and
both my students and myself are very happy.
It is an honor to become part of a larger conversation, particularly because this project
is rooted in issues of equity and access. Your
article contributes greatly to the legacy of
the work we do. I can’t express how grateful
I am for your attention to this experience. I
look forward to our continued connection.
Guy Michel Telemaque,
Visual arts faculty
Sandra and Philip Gordon Gallery
director Boston arts academy
Thank you for the copies of PDNedu
magazine. I appreciate the article you
wrote to showcase Ball State university’s Digital Corps program (Special
report, Fall 2011) and the importance
of software certifications. as I was
previously unfamiliar with this pub-
lication, I have definitely become a
fan. Your focus on education provides
students the opportunity to learn more
about programs and opportunities that
are available and encourages them to
achieve at a high level.
Barbara Wills, associate director,
Training emerging Technologies,
Ball State university, Muncie, Indiana
I have to fight to see PDNedu these
days. unless a copy is put on my desk,
they disappear from our department office
within an hour of arrival. Students are more
curious about the educational environment, technology and the future than ever.
PDNedu informs, inspires and challenges
them to be the best image makers they can
be. Keep up the great work!
Dennis Keeley, chair,
Photography & Imaging,
art Center College of Design,
PDNedu helps place our students
within the photography community.
Through up-to-date and current-trend articles, we get to see what other students
and photo programs are doing, what’s
being emphasized and what equipment is
new and relevant to making the best work
possible. PDNedu serves a crucial role in
contextualizing our program with others.
I only wish we had it when I was a student.
Neal rantoul, professor,
head, photography program
Department of art + Design,
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