Turning a Photographic Eye on ColoradoJune 1 | Posted by editor | News, Towns, Union, White Tags: North GA Technical College
Blairsville, GA – Taking advantage of a unique opportunity, five students and recent graduates of the North Georgia Technical College Photography program traveled to Colorado to work on strengthening their portfolio and increasing their photographic eye.
The group arrived into Denver and photographed Red Rock Canyon and Amphitheater. For many this was the highlight of the trip both for landscapes and architecturally.
“We were fortunate to have a group of 30 individuals using the amphitheater as a work out tool,” commented recent graduate Sarah Chambliss. “It was the coolest thing to see people running stairs and doing reverse pushups in a location that you see on TV.”
Others felt the Chapel at the Air Force Academy was the highlight of the trip. The group stayed most of their trip at the Glen Eyrie retreat. Work was done to update a brochure for the resort and provide images for its new website. Mick McCormick, marketing director for Glen Eyrie, said the quality of this photography exceeded his expectations and he is looking forward using these images for years to come.
Photographers that went were Crystal McConnell of Hiawassee, Rebecca Wood, James Wood, Richard Hayes and Sarah Chambliss of Cleveland. Photography instructor Jeff Gulle of Sautee also made the journey.
“The day we went to Pikes Peak we were told that we should get there and back promptly as the helicopters would not be allowed up due to weather,” said Gulle. “While on Pikes Peak it was sunny but then shifted to rain then snow and did the cycle one more time. The oxygen is only 57% so working was very tedious. The students excelled in these conditions and I was very proud of them. Most days were 12 hour days but we had a few 15 hour days stacked in there.”
For more information on the Photography program of study at NGTC, contact Jeff Gulle at 706-754-7883 or visit www.northgatech.edu.
Photo: (L-R) Jeff Gulle, Sara Chambliss, Rebecca Wood, James Wood, Richard Harris, and Crystal McConnell.