NEC helps update a school photography lab with professional-grade monitors that accurately display color.
High school students studying photography need to learn both the art and the craft. The art comes from within—the eye for capturing a visually pleasing image. The craft comes from adeptly using the tools of photography to adjust the exposure, crop the photo just right and reach the proper skin tone saturation.
The Waterford School in Salt Lake City immerses its 885 students in both the art and craft of photography. Each eighth-grader is required to take at least one term of digital photography, while high school students must commit to a two-year sequence in the visual or performing arts, with photography as one option. Classes go all the way up to the Advanced Placement level.
Bernard Meyers began teaching at the Waterford School four years ago, bringing with him three decades of knowledge as a professional photographer, as well as more than 20 years’ experience as a university professor. Though he teaches both traditional and contemporary techniques at Waterford, 80 percent of his coursework focuses on digital.
“The same things we pursued in traditional darkroom printing we want in digital printing,” he said. “The critical step is that the image on the monitor matches what comes out of the printer.”
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