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Take a Picture; It Might Last Longer

TAKE A PICTURE; IT MIGHT LAST LONGER

Photography Club is somewhere you can express your interests through pictures. According to the dictionary, the definition of photography is “the art, application, and practice of creating durable images.” Photography is an art, it can be so beautiful at times when taken the right way.

Greenway’s photography club is run by Mrs. Bowling, who also teaches a photography class. The club lets you have more experience in working with photography than in the class. The participants of the club work on assignments when they are not taking pictures for the events that are going on around the campus.

Mrs. Bowling took the time out of her club period to give me a quote that inspires her, “If life gets blurry, Adjust your focus.”

I  had the chance to talk with photo club member senior Vicki Li.

What is your favorite part of photography club?

Vicki said, “My favorite part of photography club would have to be being able to learn about something that I am interested in and not being forced to have to learn it.”

What is your favorite type of photography to take?

“I love taking candid pictures and portraits of people,” she stated.

What do you like about photography club?

Vicki said, “I like the fact that photography club lets me keep a small piece of life in a picture because one day that picture is all you are going to have left.”

The picture shown above was taken by Vicki Li.

What is one thing you learned about that has surprised you?

She also has stated that “I was really surprised when I found out a lot of photographs are staged and edited and are not in the moment pictures. I mean, I know some photography needs to be edited and staged to make it look better, but it looks so much better if it is not.”

Do you see a difference between the photography class and the photography club?

“Yes, I do see a difference. The class is something that most people go to so they can get a good grade because they think it is easy, but the club is much different. We can express ourselves more freely through our work. Also, we most likely have more projects,” she said.

Do you see a difference between the photography class and the photography club?

Junior Isabelle Donnell told me that “the difference between the club and the class is that in the club there are more projects while the class is based on principles.”

What is one thing you learned about that has surprised you?

She said “I was surprised about how much I can do with photoshop

What is your favorite type of photography to take?

“I mostly like to take abstract pictures, but I also like close up and nature pictures,” she said.

The picture above was taken by Isabelle Donnell.

What is your favorite part of photography club?

She stated, “My favorite part would have to be how lenient Mrs. Bowling is towards the work and how fun this club is.”

Is photography difficult?

“It depends on what the projects are. I have done some projects that were difficult, but I always make it through it,” Isabelle said.

What is your favorite type of picture to capture?

Senior Annika Stayer replied by stating, “I really like taking pictures at sporting events. I also like to take still life pictures.”

Still, life pictures are pictures of stationary objects. These type of pictures are typically a small group of objects.

Can you see a difference between the photography class and the photography club?

“Yes, I can tell a difference in these two. In the club, everyone in it is more driven to take photography and in the class people are just there for the grade. I mean, yes, some are really interested in photography, but most are not. Most just want a class that will be easy for them,” Annika stated.

The picture that I have placed above was captured by Annika Stayer.

What is one thing you are surprised about that you have learned in this club?

“I would have to say one thing I am surprised about would be taking raw pictures and being able to edit them raw. Raw pictures are pictures that have not been processed yet,” she said.

What is your favorite part about taking pictures?

“My favorite thing about taking pictures would have to be the fact that I can tell a story through one image. I love to capture through others’ eyes in photography,” Annika stated.

I also sat down with the president of Greenway’s photography club, senior Kaylee Cossey, and asked her a couple of questions about her experience.

What type of pictures do you take?

“I have taken all sorts of photography in this club. It all depends on the assignment we are doing.”

Why do you like photography?

“I love taking pictures. I love to capture the moment. I love taking pictures that aren’t staged,” she told me.

What is your favorite part of photography club?

“My favorite part of photography club would have to be everyone working together as a whole. No one is on their own and it amazes me how every single person in here helps others when needed,” she stated.

How difficult is photography?

Kaylee said, “Photography is not that hard. As long as you have your camera set to the right settings and you consider which angle the shot should be taken in, then you should be good to go.”

What is one thing you learned about that has surprised you?

“One thing that has surprised me is working with the strobe lights. They are really cool to work with. I love how we use them in our shoots.

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