After a year and a half of the Huntington High School photography program’s darkroom being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it opened up earlier this school year to the delight of students.
The teenage photographers studying with art teacher Pamela Piffard in the program were welcomed back into the darkroom for the tactile experience of processing and printing their own images. Photo classes have been working hard all year producing some “truly breathtaking” photographs, the teacher said.
The Huntington High School photography program is reaching new heights
“For the first time since the early 2000s next year’s incoming freshmen will have an opportunity to take the Intro to Photography class, which in the past had only been open to grades 10-12,” Mrs. Piffard said. “I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to work with the freshmen.
The Huntington High School photography program offers students three levels of classes. Upon entering the program students in the Introduction to Photography class learn the ins-and-outs of how a camera works, the creativity of image making and hands on darkroom skills. After completion of that course, they can enroll in Advanced Photography, which builds upon the skills they already know while also learning how to use Adobe Photoshop as a digital darkroom.
The third year of high school photography offers students the opportunity to take Advanced Placement 2D Photography where they can work on self-directed projects to build a body of work to present to the AP board.
For more information, send a message to Mrs. Piffard at firstname.lastname@example.org.