Life: Through the lens of Dr. Wesley Fennell, RCC Photo Graduate

Dr. Wesley Fennell holds a photograph of Dora Atlas he made to honor her contributions to Our Daily Bread soup kitchen as the organization celebrated its 25th anniversary recently. (Erik Buxton/The Courier-Tribune)

Dr. Wesley Fennell of Asheboro, a graduate of the Portrait Studio Management 
Photography Concentration at Randolph Community College 
is featured in this article from the Courier-Tribune:


Small Town, NC Liberty Show at Liberty Library

The Photojournalism II class hosted an opening night at the Liberty, NC Library on March 5th for their Small Town, NC show and book launch. The show will be open to the public during normal library hours through April. The book can be ordered at: Blurb (click to open the link!)


Professional Portraiture II RCC Photo of the Week

Photo by RCC student Elizabeth Moore
 Students were permitted to photograph the subject of their choice to wrap up the mini-semester before heading off to their internships.


Alumni Profile - Natalia Weedy

                                                                    Photo by Natalia Weedy

By the time Natalia Weedy was ready to continue her education in 2000, it was a clear to her that she would want to attend either an art or technical school. After searching all of the top photography schools across the country, Natalia admits to being impressed with the Randolph Community College photo department’s “superior facilities,” including the dark room labs and was really attracted to film and it’s processes.     
Natalia began her education interested in product photography, driving her towards the commercial concentration, however, going through the program and her internships with Peter Barrett and Jim Erickson where she was able to help with a lot of their shoots and retouching, her interest took a turn toward Lifestyle photography. Natalia graduated from the commercial concentration in 2002. Since 2007, Natalia has been working as a free-lance photographer, traveling for work, building her portfolio and challenging herself. She has two part time employees helping her to manage both production and marketing. She states, “I end up studying and producing a lot of shoots…I really enjoy happening upon a moment and documenting it and incorporate that into commercial work rather than directing it all.” 
Natalia stressed the importance of internships as part of her education. She explained how the program, “well prepared me for the internships- it was definitely an awakening to what the world of photography is like.” She went on to add how one thing she learned on these internships that she could not learn in a classroom was client reactions and interaction, dealing with professionalism and not only communication in person, but written correspondents as well, helping to prepare her in furthering her own career as a photographer.

                                                          Natalia Weedy

Story by Sarah Martin, Class of 2015
As part of the Fall Journalism class, the Photojournalism students interviewed and wrote a short profile story on a Randolph Community College Photography Program graduate. We will feature a new profile each month over the next year.


NCPA Awards

The North Carolina Press Association held it's Annual Awards dinner on Thursday, Feb. 26 - Congradulations to all our alumni recognized!

Hugh Morton Photographer of the Year was awarded to RCC alumni Jerry Wolford!
This award, sponsored by The High Country Media Group, honors the late Hugh Morton, former owner of Grandfather Mountain. The award recognizes a photographer's body of work for the contest year.