Geophotography: Fall 2012

The students in this course explored geology by examining rock types, bedding features, cooling fractures, fault zones, features of weathering and coastal erosion, and more. At the same time they learned the mechanics of shooting good photographs, from depth of field and composition to basic tools of post-processing.

Dr. Marli Miller, wearing a red scarf, with her students from the second GEO 199: Geophotography class in fall 2012.

The photographic experience teaches students to see and experience geologic features in more intimate ways than a lecture. As teachers, we are always looking for new ways to engage and inspire our students. The traditional lecture and lab format allows teachers to share material with large numbers of students, but the actual experience can be limited.

The mission of the Department of Geological Sciences is to educate and train a future generation of Earth scientists, advance our current understanding of Earth system through scholarship and research, and serve as a resource to the university and broader community of topics related to our planet.

Dr. Marli Miller is a tenured Senior Instructor of Geology and an accomplished photographer. Her images appear in most American introductory geology textbooks, the permanent collections of several museums, and on the covers of numerous journals and books. In 2009, Miller curated and provided the images for the Museum of Natural and Cultural History’s “Seeing Time” exhibit.

Perry Kveton

Susan LaBount

 Tanner Hirst



 Tia Hay

Zoe Wilson

 Chloe Elliot

 Drew Kelly


 Humberto Gomez

 Johannah Roake



 Kelsey Able

This course and exhibition were made possible by a generous grant from the Williams Council.

To: Geophotography Spring 2013

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