Author Archives: Blake Madden

Student Showcase May 4th (4 – 7 pm)

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The McDowell Tech Advertising & Graphic Design program will have a Student Art Show during the month of February at MACA (McDowell Arts Council) in downtown Marion, NC. The reception will be Wednesday, February 8 from 5:00-7:00 pm. There will … Continue reading

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Life Magazine Photographer Visits MTCC Photographic Technology

Former Life magazine staff photographer Michael Mauney visited with students in the photographic technology department at MTCC recently to view student work and to show his own work from his prolific career. Mauney got his start in photography at The … Continue reading

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2016 Student Slideshow

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McDowell High School Visit

Photography instructor Blake Madden paid a visit to McDowell High School to speak with Myra Morgan’s graphic design students about photography. Here, Madden explains the technique to one of the classes during a demonstration on how to light portraits, in … Continue reading

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Fall Classes Begin Soon

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Career Fair

¬©2016 Michael Lavender MTCC hosted the McDowell County Schools’ Fifth Grade Career Fair recently¬†at the Universal Advanced Manufacturing Center. Second year photography student, Kim Higgins, talked with potential future photographers during the event.

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A Photographer’s Story of “Luck” and Horses

  by Sarah Ernst I had a lucky day out shooting but a lot of thought went into the “luck”. Photographing horses tends to be like that…you can shoot for hours and not get anything usable..they just aren’t always photogenic … Continue reading

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Free Nix Collection of Plugins

Google is giving away its suite of Nix plugins that work with Lightroom, Bridge, and PhotoShop. Download free here… https://www.google.com/nikcollection/

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McDowellTech Photo Program mentioned in American Photo Magazine

Is Darkroom Photography Still Relevant?  

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