Assistant Professor and Pulitzer Prize-Winner Bill Foley Teaches June Photography Workshop in the Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab

by Stephanie Schuck | Jul 07, 2015

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 A group of 13 photography enthusiasts joined Bill Foley, Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer and assistant professor of fine arts/photography at Marian University, in the Nina Mason Pulliam (NMP) EcoLab for a photography workshop exploring light and composition on June 6. It was a diverse group ranging in experience and age from high school to retirement.

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The workshop started with a brief introduction and instruction by Foley, who used his own work as an example. He explained how the direction, intensity, and quality of the light have an impact on our photographs, and discussed proper framing (composition) techniques. Participants used a wide range of devices, from phones to point and shoot and digital SLR cameras. Foley stressed that a good photo can be taken from any device if you know how to use the light and frame your subject properly.

After the slide presentation, the group headed out for the rest of the morning to practice on the many beautiful subjects and scenes found in the NMP EcoLab.

Afterwards, participants were able to (and encouraged to) share what they had captured with the group. As you can see, participants captured beautiful images.

Look for more photography workshops (photography at night, fall colors, and winter scenes, to name a few) to be popping up soon on the NMP EcoLab’s website.

For more information, contact Stephanie Schuck, restoration ecologist, at We hope to see you at our next EcoLab event!

The photos used in this story were taken during the class. Place your cursor over each photo to see who captured the image.

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