Sabine Sulka '22
Sabine Sulka ’22
Fundamentals of Photography Class
Instructor: Marisa Aragona
"Ever since the beginning of this class, I've been forming a realization of how much a beginner's photography class was shaping my perspective on how to view the world. I was able to change the way I saw things, and how I looked for things. What I would have thought was ugly, what I would have just overlooked before taking this class, I now find a lot more beautiful and meaningful. When I look at the world, I am now able to see symbolism in everything.
Being in the class and learning about how to think has created new connections in my brain that doesn't just help me with photography, but also in other subjects and life in general. We learned how to use our gift of sight, and how to think and interpret our surroundings. I think of it like this: before, it was like I was walking and seeing things at night with just the moonlight as my light. Moonlight gives off light, and with no street lights around it is easy to see the general surrounding you are in, but it doesn't give off nearly as much light needed to truly see things for what they are. Now though, I feel like I don't just have the moonlight, but that I also have a powerful flashlight where I can see things up close, where I can see bright colors, where I can finally see my surroundings in a way that I would have never been able to see before.
I am truly grateful for having the opportunity to take this class. It will be a lasting memory from my time in high school, and the skills that I learned I will carry for a lifetime. I hope that in the future I am able to advance my knowledge and understanding in this area by getting to take another photography course... hopefully multiple."