"Intrinsic to photography is the pleasure of discovery. Both the process and the results compel us to wonder, reflect, and reveal. Whether capturing a moment of action with the camera, watching an image appear in the darkroom, or noticing the play of light and pattern in a photograph, learning photography is fascinating. By becoming image makers and image readers, students learn powerful communication and problem-solving skills and become more equipped to navigate our increasingly challenging and visual culture." - International Center of Photography
The Drexel Photography High School Contest is open and new submissions are arriving daily! Are we looking at yours? The contest is a great opportunity to show off your work and win cash prizes. (It looks great on college and scholarship applications too!)
The contest is open to all high school students, freshman - senior. It is a great event for all students who have an interest and passion for photography.
Deadline for entries is November 13, 2020!
Samples of the pinhole photo project are below. Students created their own pinhole cameras with ordinary objects (such as coffee cans, cereal boxes, altoids cans etc...), and estimated timing of the exposure based on lighting conditions. They developed their paper negatives in the darkroom, and after producing a properly exposed paper negative, they made a contact print to create the positive image. Students dry mounted their positive and negative onto mat board to exhibit their work.