Staff Spotlight: Scott Glime

Marketing Web developer excels at photography

Scott Glime, 43, works as a Web developer in the Marketing and Communications department at Dakota County Technical College. Scott is also a DCTC alumnus, having earned an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Photographic Imaging Technology in June 2017. The program was renamed Photography in early 2018.

Scott Glime

Scott Glime

“I began taking an interest in photography in the summer of 2014,” said Scott, who decided getting his two-year degree was the ideal way to expand his technical and artistic know-how—and take better and better photographs, ones he could exhibit and sell.

“YouTube can only bring you so far,” Scott added. “Having a structured class curriculum that takes you from capture to image presentation is a learning format that can’t be attained anywhere else.”

Scott is a leader in the college’s PHOTONS Club and helps out with the Photography blog. He has also participated in seven North Shore Workshops—fall, winter and spring—conducted by Darrell Tangen, an instructor in the Photography program.

North Shore Workshops are in-the-field shootouts designed to propel intermediate photographers up the spectrum in creative, artistic and technical proficiency. The workshops include lectures, presentations and discussions with tips on metering difficult scenes and effective use of equipment along with advice for shooting waterfalls, landscapes, sunrises, wildflowers and close-ups—the latter known as macro photography. Workshops conclude with a slide show and detailed critique of each student’s 10 best digital photos.

Winter 2017 North Shore Workshop

North Shore Workshop Winter 2017

Scott Glime landscape gallery

More about Scott…

Originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin, Scott graduated from Green Bay Southwest High School, class of 1992. Before starting his job at DCTC in 2011, he worked as a financial aid officer at Metropolitan State University for nine years.

Scott’s duties in Marketing keep him busy updating and revising the flagship websites of two colleges, DCTC and Inver Hills Community College. He enjoys working with people on campus and looks forward to new challenges that pop up virtually every day. He noted that the most difficult part of Web development is keeping up with evolving technology and unending updates. Luckily, he has the same knack for IT as he does for photography.

“I love my job,” he said.

Three words that describe you as a person:

When he’s not working, studying (he’s pursuing his A.A.S. degree in Software Development) or taking photos, Scott spends quality time raising four children with his wife, Tiffani. Their oldest child is Duncan, 13, followed by Bailey, 11, Myles, 9, and Isabela, 6. The family has one dog, India, a 7-year-old multipoo. Scott also enjoys astronomy—he has his own telescope—and playing his Ibanez acoustic guitar.

In April 2018, Scott and Tiffani are heading for Iceland on vacation. They have rented an Airbnb at the base of Kirkjufell Mountain, one of the most photographed spots in Iceland. Scott and his wife also plan to visit Diamond Beach, aka Jokulsarlon Beach, on the island’s southern coast.

Scott Glime life gallery

Scott Glime useful links…

Bond Falls

Bond Falls

Faculty perspective…

Darrell Tangen, DCTC Photography faculty, began teaching at the college in 1988. Darrell was recognized as the college’s Outstanding Instructor of the Year in 1997 and 2004.

Darrell Tangen

Darrell Tangen

Darrell has an M.S. in Education from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, a B.S. in Adult Education from the University of Minnesota and an A.S. in Technical Communications from Anoka-Ramsey Community College.

Darrell’s real-world industry experience includes five years as a technical operations manager and trainer for Proex Photo Systems, one year as a photolab trainer at Rabbit Photo in Australia, and 10 years of corporate training and management experience with Pako Corporation, a manufacturer of photo processing equipment.

“It has been a pleasure to have Scott as a student over the last two years,” Darrell said. “I’ve always encouraged students to network and promote their photography outside of the classroom—and as usual Scott has stepped up and made us proud. He has always been willing to take on challenges, enter contests with his photography and help other students in the program. It’s exciting to be a part of his success and show off his accomplishments, including winning three awards at the 2018 TCPPA Competition.”

2018 TCPPA Competition

Scott took part in the 2018 Twin Cities Professional Photography Association (TCPPA) Competition and brought home three awards, one first and two seconds with three different printed-and-mounted photographs.

Scott Glime Q & A

Scott Glime

Scott Glime

What is your favorite kind of photography and why?
Landscape and nature photography. There is just so much beauty in the natural world; I love the challenge of finding and photographing it.

What is the most rewarding aspect of photography?
Seeing the emotions and reactions of others when they view my work.

What would you most like to accomplish as a photographer?
If I could get my work seen and followed on a national level, that would be pretty remarkable.

Three words that describe you as a photographer:

What’s the one thing every photographer should know?
Always look for the story in every composition.

Who’s your favorite photographer?
Nick Page

What person has influenced your life the most?
My wife, Tiffani

What do you consider your greatest challenge so far?
Balancing family life, a full-time job, and still being able to consistently pursue my photography.

What do you consider your greatest achievement so far?
Winning Best Photography Portfolio at the DCTC Spring 2017 Portfolio Show

What’s the best photo you’ve ever taken?
“Horsethief Lake Sunrise.” Getting up before dawn on a family vacation, heading to a location I’d never been to, and capturing that moment of color in the Black Hills of South Dakota over Horsethief Lake was incredible.

What kind of camera do you use?
Pentax K-1

What kind of camera would you buy if money didn’t matter?
Hasselblad X1D-50c Medium Format Mirrorless DSLR (only $9,250 or €7,480)

Scott at Portfolio Show and May 2017 Commencement gallery

More about Photography at DCTC…

Photography is a creative visual industry that requires highly trained professionals. This in-depth program offers you the opportunity to discover and assimilate all major aspects of photography, including:

  • Hands-on application of image capture
  • Lighting
  • Computer software
  • Portraiture
  • Print production

Required courses in design skills, video, color management and business principles round out your learning experience as you prepare to enter the industry as a professional photographer. Whether you choose to start your own home-based business or work as photojournalist or photographer for a commercial organization, you will find that your education at DCTC gives you the foundational and advanced technical skills you need to succeed in this competitive field.

Award pathways
Upcoming North Shore Workshops

PHOT 1370: North Shore Photography Workshop
Fall 2018, Section 81

September 27 through September 30, 2018

PHOT 2620: Advanced North Shore Photo Workshop
Fall 2018, Section 81
October 12 through October 15, 2018

North Shore Workshop Winter 2017

North Shore Workshop Winter 2017

Scott Glime portraiture gallery

Scott Glime | 21 Answers

  1. Faroe IslandsFavorite season: Fall
  2. Favorite natural feature (e.g., waterfalls, oceans, mountains, etc.): Waterfalls
  3. Favorite sport or physical activity: Backyard football with my kids
  4. Your national bird if you could have one: Dove of peace
  5. Place you would most like to visit: Faroe Islands or Utqiaġvik (Barrow), Alaska
  6. Favorite holiday: Christmas
  7. Your national mammal if you could have one: Dolphin
  8. Favorite actor or actress: Mira Sorvino
  9. Favorite band or performing artist: Failure
  10. Your personal motto if you had to have one: “Success comes from hard work and a little luck.”
  11. Coolest thing in the world: Gazing up at the stars on a dark night
  12. Scariest thing in the world: Torture
  13. Favorite all-time TV show: MacGyver (1985–1992)
  14. Favorite all-time movie: UHF
  15. One thing you most want to accomplish in life: 1,000 followers on Instagram
  16. Most precious material possession: Hmm, my iPhone, I guess. It’s something I couldn’t live without.
  17. First thing you would buy if you won the $1.5 billion Powerball: I’d pay off our mortgage.
  18. Dream occupation: I think I’m already in it.
  19. Person you would most like to meet: Nick Page
  20. Skill you would most like to learn and master: Luminosity masking in Photoshop
  21. Humankind’s greatest challenge: Finding a way to live with and respect each other
To learn more about Photography at DCTC, contact:

Darrell Tangen
Photography Faculty

Note: Glime rhymes with "hymn," not "rhyme."

Note: Glime rhymes with “hymn,” not “rhyme.”