Get to Know Gail Nogle
Born in Troy, New York, Gail Nogle was eight years old when she was given her first camera. As a teenager she did baby-sitting for neighbors, Carol and George Skarshinki, who had a darkroom in their basement, taught Gail to use a 4×5 view camera and encouraged her blossoming interest in photography.
Beginning a Career and Life in Photography
A graduate of the prestigious Rochester Institute of Technology, Gail spent more than 14 years with Gittings Portrait Studio in Dallas, Texas where she learned to capture the extraordinary in ordinary people. She also had her share of nervous brides, stiff executives, undisciplined youngsters, and quarrelsome family groups. Pushing the right buttons on their psyches and on her camera creates exhibit-quality portraits year after year. Gail earned the degrees of Master of Photography in 1981 and Photographic Craftsman in 1996 from The Professional Photographers of America.