About Gen Baugher


I began taking pictures when I was a sophomore in college in 1952; my first camera was a 35 mm Argus 3C.  I majored in Journalism at the University of Missouri, where I learned the basics of photojournalism from Cliff Edom, who originated the idea of photo essays when he  began the annual Missouri Photo Workshop in 1949.   After I graduated with a B.J. degree in June 1955, I got a job as a photographer for the Columbia Daily Tribune, working with Larry Graebner, an experienced newspaper photographer.   In 1968, I was a student in the first class of the Glen Fishback School of Photography where I was introduced to the grey card as a tool for calculating the correct exposure with a hand-held exposure meter. Fishback taught us some of the secrets he learned from Ansel Adams who was famous for his photos of Yosemite. In those days, every amateur photographer wanted to be just like Ansel Adams.

The photo on the left at the top of the page shows me and my daughter Cindy. On the right is Main Street in my home town Chamois, MO and me at the Eagle’s Nest in Germany.  


My photography experience