CRMS photography freezes moments as students use technology to learn each step of manifesting images into works of art. Photography has been offered in the CRMS art curriculum since the 1970s. Photography is offered as an academic class and has frequently been an Interim offering. Students can also pursue their photography passion by working as part of the staff on the Yearbook work crew.
Photography is a hands-on course that instructs students in the basic operations and techniques of a digital SLR camera. Adobe Photoshop is used for basic image correction as well as for creative assignments. Beyond technique, students learn that photography is also about perception, expression, and communication. Students reflect on their work and the world around them through their photographs and in a visual journal. Significant historical and contemporary photographers are also introduced and studied.
Students who are committed to advancing their knowledge and skills in photography at CRMS have the opportunity to enroll in any of the Academic, Service, and Interim programs either concurrently or consecutively, including an optional second-year academic course. Students who wish to pursue their studies following graduation can explore a myriad of colleges depending on their photographic interest, such as photojournalism or art.
Photography students have access to a “digital darkroom” complete with 9 Apple computers with the Adobe Creative Suite of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Flash as well as a professional Epson photo printer.