Turners Falls, MA (PRWEB) September 12, 2007
At precisely 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 5th, Hallmark Institute of Photography (http://hallmark.edu) opened its doors to welcome its largest and most diverse class ever to begin its 10 month training program in its Professional Photography program. Two hundred and thirty (230) individuals representing 41 of our United States (including Puerto Rico) and 8 other countries entered for registration. Enthusiastic staff and faculty welcomed the eager yet anxious students. The Class of 2008 follows in the footsteps of other recent classes with the female count (154) more than doubling that of the males (76). Students range in age from 16 - 57 with educational backgrounds from high school diplomas and GED equivilencies to Masters degrees. While some are attending right out of high school, there is a significant number continuing their education or changing careers.
Hallmark's unique educational program continues to draw interest from all over the world! It's simply amazing to know that Italy, England, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Brazil, India, Canada and Singapore have all chosen Hallmark and have made the trip to the tiny, rural town of Turners Falls, in scenic Western Massachusetts. The town is now busting with energy and excitement as students begin canvassing the area with their equipment on a mission to create incredible images! Moving vans have made their way back to the rental agencies and some serious work is about to begin!
Hallmark Institute of Photography provides a real world, serious approach to professional photographic education, where training is completed within ten months. Its objective is to successfully educate and graduate professional image-makers with the technical, artistic and business skills necessary for success. Upon completion of the 10-month program, graduates can expect to open their own photographic business or fill preliminary or advanced employment positions in the diverse and competitive marketplace of today's professional imaging industry. Hallmark uses only the most up-to-date technology, highly experienced and qualified staff, and a logical and realistic set of standards and processes, providing each student with the tools they need to succeed. For more information, visit http://hallmark.edu.