South Africa Photography class returns

The students who took the Summer 2014 Art485 Digital Photography in South Africa class returned to the states last week.  The group of students and their professor, Chris Ireland, will have be spending the next few days downloading the thousands of photos taken during the trip.  The students spent a couple days in Johannesburg, South Africa, where they saw Nelson Mandela’s home in the Soweto Township.  Among other sites visited was the 2010 World Cup Stadium, the Aparthied Museum, and Nelson Mandela Square.  The students then traveled to Kruger National Park where they spent 10 days in the field photographing the wildlife and the landscape.  Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s largest game reserves at over 7,000 square miles.  There students saw the big 5 (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, and elephant) among many other types of plant and animal wildlife native to Africa.  The students were taught basic to advanced camera functions and professional image producing software.  There will be an exhibition this Fall of the student’s work in the TSU Student Center.

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