The Photo Club has made a name for itself in the GL community. Margaret Hodge, who teaches Photo 1, Photo 2, and some of the Foundations of Studio Arts classes is able to be quite hands-on as the advisor of the club with all of her experience.
Hodge’s goals as the advisor of Photo Club have allowed the club to run successfully for years. This foundation lets students enjoy “the experience of field trips, learn how to make great photos, [and] meet new people who share their interest for photography,” Hodge explained.
Senior Alex Pupo has been a member since freshman year and became this year’s president of Photo Club. Pupo wants to make sure that every member has a great experience from being a part of the club.
Michelle Hom, also a senior, has been the secretary of the photo club for two years. What she loves most about the club is how she and all of the members encourage one another to take photos, express their creativity, and have fun. Hom also notes that it is really special to see “old and new members and how they develop a love for photography”.
This year, the photo club went on the first of two field trips to Ort Farm and Hacklebarney Park on October 24. Right in time for fall, Photo Club went on a hayride, walked around a pumpkin patch, wandered through a corn maze, and saw a petting zoo. Students were able to walk around and practice their skills by learning about different perspectives and ways to capture light.
Being on the field trip allowed senior Alex Cassu to learn new elements of photography on the trip. “I got great pictures of pumpkins with the natural shadow from the sun and how to capture [her] friends through the corn plants.”
Overall, Photo Club teaches students a lot about expanding their photography skills, and has a lot of new ideas coming to do so!