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Sept. 23 – Virtual Juried Exhibition
September 5 @ 19:00 - 21:00 PDT
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Special Assignment: Tools and Utensils (Open Category)
Greg Cooper is an assistant professor of journalism at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. Cooper graduated in May 1996 from Western Kentucky University with a double major in photojournalism and anthropology. After three years working as a picture editor in Ohio, Cooper returned to his native Ventura County, this time to pursue his Master’s Degree in Photography at Brooks Institute of Photography, where he graduated in December of 2004. Cooper taught Visual Journalism at Brooks from 2003 until its close in 2016.
Ralph Clevenger grew up on the coast of North Africa and began diving in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea at the age of 7. He studied zoology and worked as a diver/biologist for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography before attending Brooks Institute of Photography. Ralph specializes in commercial photography and video of eco-travel, wildlife, and underwater subjects. He is the author of the book “Photographing Nature”, and was a faculty member at Brooks Institute for over 33 years. Since retiring from teaching, Ralph has joined CCCC. Owing to his deep professional and teaching experience we continue to ask him to serve as a guest pro judge. To see his work check out www.ralphclevenger.com or his Instagram portfolio at @ralphwildshot.
Charles Henry for 30 years before retirement, I was a freelance writer who took all the photos to illustrate my articles. I specialized in agriculture and natural resources working throughout the Western United States and Canada and have published more than 2,000 articles during my career. But now I consider myself an intermediate amateur photographer. I began taking photography seriously for my Technical Journalism degree in college. I had a wonderful photography professor that would return from summer break every year and show us his checks from National Geographic, Travel and Leisure, Newsweek, and other publications that took photography seriously. He inspired a love for the medium that only gets stronger as I age. I have always shot Canon equipment and today work with a mirrorless Canon RF 5 and all the various gear that makes this camera fun to use. I also have my first drone and am enjoying the terrifying experience of using it as a 200-ft, tripod. I really like to work in the nature/landscape/wildlife/wild and domestic flower areas the most, although I am open to most anything. My wife, Nancy, and I love to mountain bike, hike, read, enjoy cultural events, travel a bit, and the Central Coast of California. We feel fortunate to be able to live in Colorado most of the year and California for the winter months.