Last week I had the opportunity to take some ISU (Idaho State University) photo and video students to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks for a photography roadtrip. And, by design, two of my close friends (Robert Breshears and Tom Mitchell) from the photography department at the University of Central Missouri, were there at the same time with several of their students. It was a great rendezvous of kindred photographic spirits! Our combined students had an opportunity to exchange ideas, photograph together, and for some, enjoy bison and elk burgers in Gardiner, Montana at “The Corral“. For our group, we stayed at the Yellowstone Studies Center, which is part of the West Yellowstone Economic Council and is located in West Yellowstone, Montana. This is a great resource for universities when they bring students to Yellowstone National Park for their research and creative activities. Here’s some shots from our week at YNP and GTP!
Judy Morris (r) ISU video faculty, reviews images with Robert Breshears (c) from UCM photo faculty. ISU students Fallon, Rebekah, and John take a break from hiking.
Left to Right: Terry Ownby, Tom Mitchell, Robert Breshears in Gardiner, Montana.
John (L) from ISU, talks with photography instructor, Robert, from University of Central Missouri, at the Old Faithful geyser complex.
Jason Churba photographing Sheepeaters Cliff in Yellowstone National Park.
L to R: Judy, Natalie, Missy, Rebekah, Fallon.
Back Row (L to R): Terry, Ed, John, Jason, Judy. Front Row (L to R): Rebekah, Fallon, Missy, Kyler, Natalie.
Left to right: Missy, Kyler, Judy, Rebekah, Fallon, John.
Judy videotaping ISU photo students shooting at location Ansel Adams made famous in 1942.
Robert Breshears, photo faculty at University of Central Missouri, photographing the Morning Glory Pool, located at the Upper Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park.
Ed Ritterbush photographing bison at Yellowstone National Park.
Lower Schawbacher Landing in Grand Teton National Park
Cory Marr (r) from the University of Central Missouri, discusses using film in the digital age with ISU and other UCM students. Left to right: Nathan, Kyler, Natalie, Rebekah, and Cory.