BOSSIER CITY, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Bossier Parish Community Colleges has produced state and national winners every year in the SkillsUSA competition since 2017.
One student, Kendall Reynolds, has placed two years in a row. In 2022, she received a gold medal in national and national competitions.
“I was extremely excited because I competed against a few people, including my classmates, and I had seen their work and I knew they had skills. ‘wows, honestly,’ she said.
The competition includes a series of real photographic scenarios. Competitors are judged on their understanding of SLR or mirrorless cameras, production of a digital artwork, written test, portrait/commercial studio, troubleshooting skills, print contest and interview hiring.
Jennifer Robison leads the program and brings over a decade of classroom experience. She has won a campaign award from the Louisiana Bureau of Tourism and has created work for several print magazines.
Robinson says students have different goals and it’s her job to help them achieve those goals through photography. Some want to learn how to take better family photos, others want to be more artistic, and many want to make an income from photography.
The students come from all walks of life and are of all ages. They are all welcome because it is never too late to learn.
If you are interested in the BPCC photography program, click HERE to access the webpage or call 318-678-6000.
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