Associate Professor, Christine Flavin traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota in November with students from the AD 417 Photography Seminar: Commercial Studio Lighting. The group toured professional commercial photography studios where they met with successful photographers, studio directors and stylists. They also visited the print study areas and exhibition venues at the Minneapolis Art Institute and the Walker Art Center. In addition, executives from the American Society of Media Photographers met with the students. They assisted them by describing plans for the next step in starting a career in commercial photography after graduation which included practical information on internships, assistantships and starting one’s own business. Photograph at right shows students speaking with Jeff Schmieg at the Gamut One Studio.