Photography is a crucial part of our society in today’s age. Whether you’re planning on being a professional wedding photographer or you just want to spice up your Instagram account, taking Digital Photography is a great starting point. Not only will you get hands-on training with professional-style DSLR cameras, you’ll learn the compositional skills and techniques necessary to make any photos look better.
“A lot of people that have big followings on Instagram are shooting with their phone, but they know how to create an interesting image,” Digital Photography teacher Chuck Laiti said, “and there’s a lot of teachable techniques that people can use to enhance their pictures and make them look more interesting.”
Taking Digital Photography is also a requirement for other courses, like Advanced Photography and Yearbook, and it’s highly appreciated if a student has photography experience in Journalism and Advanced Publications.
Laiti said that one of students’ favorite activities in his Digital Photography classes is when they get to roam around campus with the DSLR cameras to work on their various photo projects, “Any time we get out of the Big House, students like that.”
In this digital age, we document our lives through photos, and Digital Photography is a great elective to consider regardless of if you’re looking to go into the photography field or not.