Dr Kluck gives more than medicinal guide OBU The Signal

“Youu2019ve seen the picture; Iu2019ve seen the picture. Itu2019s on every piece of advertisement handed out to perspective Ouachitonians; it encapsulates all that is Ouachita in one picture. Itu2019s an aerial shot of the Ouachita residential campus, and the picture was taken by none other than Dr. Wesley Kluck, vice president for student affairs and campus physician. Dr. Kluck is among Ouachitau2019s most visible and involved staff members. He can be seen at any sporting event, in his clinic or in his office in Student Services. Over his time on Ouachitau2019s campus, his photos have become a staple of Facebook, Twitter and any other social media Ouachitonians use. Klucku2019s photography skills are the culmination of a lifetime interest in the art of photography.
u201cMy mom used to say that when I was a little kid I had a little Kodak throwaway camera, one where you could take pictures,u201d Kluck said. u201cThen I got a box camera that you held and looked down to see the image you were going to capture.u201d
This charming begi
ing would start a lifetime of work that would lead to some amazing photography.
u201cI guess I got interested even more as a student at Ouachita, but I didnu2019t take the class or anything,u201d Kluck said.
When Kluck got into medical school, which already required much reading, Kluck really delved into the art of taking the perfect picture.
u201cIn the late seventies, I was in med school, and I started reading books on photography. I would take what I learned and go out and practice. Except, I could only practice two or three times, instead of 200 or 300 like you would be able to today,u201d Kluck said.
Kluck got married in 1980 and took an important step in his photography career. That was when he got his first professional camera.
u201cIt was a Canon A1, and at the time it was professional quality,u201d Kluck said.
As Klucku2019s interest was growing, technology was advancing, and it made the process of photography smoother.”

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