Ohio State Impact

Nicklaus Meadows

Nicklaus Meadows
Nicklaus Meadows

Year: Graduating autumn 2012
Major: Photography
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Nicklaus Meadows chose Ohio State for its overall reputation as a leader in academics and as a university with a strong and thriving art department. He chose photography because he loved making art and did not want a desk job. “I wanted a degree that truly meant something to me and not one I felt was safe,” he said.

Meadows received the Firestone Photography award a few weeks ago at the undergraduate show. “This scholarship is helping with the financial burden of being an art student,” he said. “Scholarships help college students more than donors can ever imagine.”

What Ohio State means to me
For Meadows, being a Buckeye means waking up every day and knowing his college education has prepared him for life and a job within his chosen field. “My goal is a great career with a popular magazine such as National Geographic, or possibly teaching photography one day,” he said.

Costs of a photography education:
Photography expenses are many, according to Meadows. On his list: a laptop, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, 35mm cameras, DSLR cameras, hard drives, tripods, countless rolls of film, memory cards, photo chemistry, stockpiles of darkroom paper, inkjet paper, film holders, frames, tacks, tape, mat board, photo cutters, paper cutters, and light meters.