About Mary A. Malinconico
Educator, Artist, Technologist, Photographer
Jack of All Trades
For more than 30 years, Mary has worked in the tri-state region teaching all levels of technology and design. Mary is currently an Associate Professor at Rowan College at Gloucester County, and serves as the Program Coordinator for the Computer Graphic Art programs - Print Design and Game Design. Before Rowan, Mary was an assistant professor at LaSalle University in the computer science program. She has also taught at Philadelphia University's Instructional Technology program and Rosemont College's Digital Design program. Dedicated to teaching technology and design, Mary enjoys web design, social media and print design work. But her true love is photography...not as a working professional but as an artist !
My Photography is a means of creative expression for my soul. I am intrigued how light impacts the making of images and the artist manner that photos are created. I am fascinated how using computer graphic art software you can create digital paintings from your photographs.
I purchased my first interchangeable lens camera in 1984 when I was an intern for Women’s Sport Foundation at the Los Angles Olympic Games. I was given access to behind the scenes where I made photos of the athletes. I have been fortunate to be able to travel and photography many parts of the United States and locations all over the world.
Rick Sammon, a world famous photographer and educator has a saying: "I specialize in NOT specializing". I could not agree with a statement more. I do not specialize in one type of photography because I like to explore different subjects and this may change over time. However, my current photography work has been focused on:
- Macro photography
- Historic and Abandoned Buildings
- Architectural Photography
- National Park Landscapes
National Park Goal:
My goal is to visit all of the National Parks in the United States and Canada. I have traveled to 27 national parks, and many national seashores wildlife refuses or many other national historic sites. I can contribute my passion for the National Parks to my mother, who every summer packed up myself and my three siblings into the car and towed a pop-up camper all over the country. We learned about the different geology and natural science in each park. She would plan each trip to ensure maximum learning as we criss-crossed the United States each summer.
I take digital photos into specialized digital painting software such as PhotoShop or Corel Painter and create digital paintings using different techniques such as impressionist, oils or water colors. This combines my interests in photography and digital arts.