Instructor: Jim Gabbard

Jim Gabbard
Biography: Jim Gabbard has a BA in English from Indiana University and works full time for Purdue University Fort Wayne as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Art and Design. In addition to his teaching, he also serves part time as the Director of the Garrett Museum of Art. He has over 15 years of experience in the wedding and portrait photography industry, having owned and operated his own studio prior to teaching. Currently, his work has been centered on theme-based ideas and concepts as he explores the area of fine art photography. He regularly exhibits in various galleries and museums in the United States and internationally. His work has been accepted into juried exhibitions, which included themes such as black and white, landscape, portraiture, and the human figure. He has self published six books of his photography and has been published nationally in Black and White Magazine.

Classes by this instructor


Introduction to Photography
Learn how to take better photos, regardless of the type of camera. Topics such as composition, lighting, and exposure will be discussed in order to gain a better understanding of photography.
September 26, 2024 to October 24, 2024, Visual Arts Bldg Rm 209