UGA Photojournalism at the Petit Le Mans

The American Le Mans Series has posted photos from our weekend workshop at the Petit Le Mans. After spending 16 hours at the track, the Advanced Photojournalism class had captured 55 gigabytes worth of data, totaling somewhere over 25,000 photos of the 10-hour-long endurance race at Road Atlanta.

Four professionals came in to help for the day – freelance Robin Nathan, Billy Weeks from the Chattanooga Times Free Press

 (who shot a video on the Volkswagen support race, as well), Woody Marshall from the Macon Telegraph and Fred Metzler from Canon USA. The students were able to shoot for an hour or two, then head into an editing room to download and get feedback, then head right back out to apply what they learned.
This was the third year that I took the students there, and it’s always a highlight for them. Special thanks to the Georgia Press Association who funded the program and Canon USA who helped with technical support.

Mark E. Johnson

3 Responses

  1. Wow, the students got some great shots! They are extremely lucky to have such an outstanding opportunity.

    As a 2004 alum, I’m gutted to have missed the opportunity by 1 year. Still, its a great program, and I’m proud its at my school.

  2. Great work! Kudos to the students and professional editors for all the hard work that went into this project… always, great job to Mark Johson for building a fine photojournalism at UGA. Go Photo Dawgs!!!

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