Category Archives: valencia

The news couldn’t come at a better time

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” ~Marilyn Monroe For those of you who have been following me in twitter and facebook you likely heard me announce just a bit ago the official news about the tenure track position at Valencia. It’s official, as of August 24, 2010 I will begin […]

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May 20, 2010 - 5:27 pm

kristy pennino - … and well deserved!!



May 21, 2010 - 11:51 am

Katie - OMG!!! thats great news Amanda!! you really truly deserve it, you have been one of the best teachers I have had in my life, your dedication and persistence is commendable! I adore you, and I am thankful for everything you have taught me. I respectfully wish you all the best in your new position… CONGRATS!!

(Oh and by the way, I also officially moved up from intern to Graphic Designer for Valencia’s Marketing & Strategic Communications Department!!!!)

Photoshop World Orlando 2010 & sketchnotes!

“Really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great.” ~ Mark Twain If it isn’t obvious, I’ve been a bit busy lately. I’ve been meaning to write a bit about the fun during my time at Photoshop World at the end of March but haven’t stopped moving since before the conference began. […]

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April 8, 2010 - 12:20 am

Aaron Fischer - These are… Amazing Amanda.

April 20, 2011 - 9:59 am

Joan - Very creative – love the sketch notes journal. Thanks for sharing.

April 10, 2010 - 10:05 am

Photoshop World Orlando 2010 Sketchnotes « Sketchnote Army - [...] Amanda Kern’s beautiful sketchnotes from Photoshop World Orlando 2010. [...]

Learning Day 2010

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” – Pericles One day a year Valencia Community College holds Learning Day. We cancel all classes, give the students the day off and all full time faculty and staff get a chance to learn. […]

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February 19, 2010 - 7:13 pm

kristy pennino - you did a great job today, amanda. :-) i really enjoyed being your student for the day.

February 20, 2010 - 9:48 am

Katie - Loved it! Got me re-energized to take more pictures of Isaiah and to try taking some different kinds of pictures of him as well. :)

If I could teach you one thing about photography, what would it be?

In just over a week I’m quite excited to be teaching for my first time at Valencia’s Learning Day. Learning day is an annual event where the college give students the day off and our faculty and staff have an opportunity to do what we love: learn! I’ve had a lot of request to teach […]

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February 12, 2010 - 11:39 am

Craig - How to take photos as good as yours!
It has been so long since I was first interested in photography. I took it as a elective in high school every year. But now with everything digital I dont even know where to begin. So I would need alot more then just 1 thing. My biggest problem was always trying to understand f-stop settings.

February 16, 2010 - 7:49 pm

kristy pennino - the importance of natural lighting for those who are ‘flash-challenged’. :-)

Behind the scenes at Help Portrait Orlando

Today I took part in Help-Portrait here in Orlando, Florida. For those of you who might not be aware, this is a photography event where well over 7,000 photographers worldwide have volunteered to take photos this holiday season with one goal: to find someone in need and take their photo. There are so many people […]

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December 14, 2009 - 10:08 pm

Daissy - WOW… It’s amazing that you guys helped with this cause :D
Way to go making a real difference this holiday season!!!

December 13, 2009 - 10:15 am

Help-Portrait Event « Erin McLain - [...] won’t post the rest of the behind-the-scenes pictures as you can find them on Amanda Kern’s blog about the event, including pictures of me at the [...]

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