There’s a new site on the web – The East Providence High School Photography Club website! It is a Google site created by the two active leaders of the club, Austin Faria and Teddy Sanford (with help from Jessica Bartlett) and club advisor, Mr. Phillips. The website is accessible from the EPHS site, by clicking on “Activities” and then “Clubs & Organizations” or students can access the site through school Google email accounts.
The site features pictures taken by members of the club. There are sections for different categories of pictures such as people, nature, animal and seasonal photos. The site will also feature articles talking about photography tips and how to get a great shot, technology and which are the best cameras, as well as other recommended websites and photographers.
“The new website will really be the main showcase of all your photographs because it’s so much easier and quicker than printing them all out and making bulletin boards,” Mr. Phillips told the club at the first official meeting. “However, we will still do some bulletin boards like the one near the cafeteria.”
This all sounds great, but why all the fuss about pictures anyway? All it is pointing a camera and pressing a button, right? Well, many would beg to differ.
Photography is one of the number one hobbies in the US – and for good reason. It can be done anywhere, by anyone, at any time. As long as you have a camera and something you want to snap a picture of, you can have photography. And, as evidenced by EHSP’s own Photography Club, there are always people who share the interest with you.
The other great thing is that photography is an art form. For those who are artistic, but may not be the best at drawing or painting, photography is a great way to express one's artistry. With photography, being an artist does not necessarily mean being able to create images, it means being able to find them. That is exactly what photography is all about – finding beauty in unexpected places and capturing it.
The Photography Club meets on Mondays in room 138. Any student who is interested may submit photos for club exhibitions.