CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,
Aug. 1, 2011 – Experience the majestic landscape and abounding wildlife of Yellowstone National Park in “Yellowstone through Students’ Eyes,” the 160-page book by Southeast Missouri State University commercial photography students that can be purchased later this summer at blurb.com. “It’s full of landscapes, varying depths of field, macro shots, multiple points of view taken on the same subject, all types of photographs you can imagine,” said Kenna Williams, contributing photographer from Festus, Mo. “Yellowstone through Students’ Eyes” showcases the awe-inspiring natural wonders and diverse flora and fauna of Yellowstone Park. Photographs of the extraordinarily rare sandhill crane are featured as well as bears, bison, geysers and mudpots. “A photo taken of cowboys riding their horses against the Yellowstone backdrop really captures the ambiance of the area,” said participating photographer Jordan Barnard from Steele, Mo. The book is the result of a photography workshop for two courses, IM585 and IM505, “Independent Study in Industrial and Engineering Technology.” Each student earned three credits for completing the workshop and two additional days in the classroom. “This type of immersive course allows students to concentrate on the process of capturing and editing images in a stimulating environment with few distractions. It further allows students to have their work critiqued by colleagues who are experiencing the same scenes and environment, allowing for more in-depth and insightful critical evaluations,” said Dr. David Baird, Yellowstone workshop leader and associate professor of industrial and engineering technology. The book, published by Blurb, can be borrowed at Southeast’s Kent Library and the Cape Girardeau Public Library. The Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology will also have copies for students to view.