Viewpoint Student Program

The Viewpoint Student Program was created to provide students with an educational resource that gives them valuable industry information, feedback, and support in a semi-professional environment.  Viewpoint is offering a program to help high school and college students grow and build their art, meet other students in their chosen field of study who share their interests, and join a thriving organization dedicated to the photographic arts.

For students interested in becoming a Member of Viewpoint, the annual fee is only $20 and entitles members to attend all monthly Print and Portfolio nights; to submit work for possible entry into the student exhibition, to submit their work for possible exhibition in the annual Members Show, field trips organized for members and discounted fees for various workshops and travel trips, and invitations to the Member Receptions at each new monthly exhibit.

NEW to the Viewpoint Student Program is a Workshop Scholarship Fund which provides 20 free half-day workshops held at Viewpoint for full-time high schools students and part time or full time college students with a photography major. This new fund is has been generously provided to Viewpoint through a private family contribution. The fund will be reviewed annual for renewal. Click here for more details.

Student lectures are intended to supplement a student's school experience by offering talks and demonstrations on areas of photographic interest, topics and techniques.  Lectures and demonstrations are given by people experienced in their field.  Viewpoint strives to make these lectures relevant to areas of study.  Suggestions for speakers are always welcome.

For more information, contact Diana Proctor at:


All students are invited to attend Viewpoint’s Student Lecture Series. These free lectures are for college and high school students and will be held online through Zoom or other virtual means until Viewpoint can safely hold events in the gallery. Viewpoint members are invited to attend as well. Details will be sent out in eblasts and to faculty on various campuses.



Meeting ID: 862 6758 9148

Passcode: 902109

Thursday, December 2, 2021
6:45 p.m. - 8:30pm
Presenter: KIRK KEELER

During this lecture, Kirk discusses the importance of making photography a practice – especially if you are wanting to make a career out of it.  He will show examples of taking photography techniques that are initially learned, then making these a regular habit to convert them from skills to art statements.  He will also discuss how two of his biggest photo heroes – Ansel Adams and Galen Rowell – started out with their love of photography and became successful artists by way of regular practice.

Kirk Keeler is a photographer and educator in the Sierra Nevada of California. For a decade he lived and worked in Yosemite as an independent landscape photographer and as a staff photographer and workshop director for The Ansel Adams Gallery. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at locations including, Ansel Adams Gallery, Viewpoint Gallery, Stellar Gallery, and the annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City, California.  His work has been published in Lonely Planet and Cyclocross Magazine.  He has received awards from the Yosemite Renaissance Exhibition, Photographer’s Forum Magazine and he was honored to have his “Storm and Rainbows Over Little Yosemite Valley” chosen for the 125th Anniversary Yosemite Commemorative Poster. He is currently working on an ongoing project with the National Parks and climate change.

Kirk Keeler leads day and weeklong landscape photography workshops both in the field and in the studio.  You can view his work and contact him at

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Kenneth Meyers
Meyers Investment Group of Baird

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Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is the proud recipient of a SMAC Cultural Arts Award grant.

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Diane Tempest

J.B. Jones



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