Lois Jones has been teaching for The Community School of the Arts for five years and is an award winning photographer and photojournalist. A graduate of Austin Peay, she worked as a photojournalist, writer and Photo Editor for the University newspaper, The All State, for nine semesters. She has been working as a freelance photojournalist for over seven years to include The Leaf Chronicle, Clarksville Online, Austin Peay and several other papers. Lois also undertakes independent jobs when requested.
During her time at APSU, she competed and won in the Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC) two times and placed fifth in her first competition and then third in her second. SEJC ranks all the Colleges and Universities journalists and recognizes the top 10 in each field in the entire Southeast region. To be awarded fifth and then third overall for “Best Press Photographer” for the regional Colleges and Universities is truly an honor and speaks to her ability.
Hired for a PR campaign, “Mowers for Military Families” by Lawnboy Lawn Mowers, her photo for the campaign ran in many print venues and was displayed on the Reuters board in the middle of Times Square.
Lois says, “It is my goal in this class to give you the tools to take and recognize professional quality photos. I will try and address all the questions you may have and encourage you to ask them. Let’s enjoy this class and explore photography together!”