A second highlight was the whole experience of the Clayton's show. I was excited at the opportunity to be able to show a few pieces of work and learned a lot about the whole process of an art show. From choosing which work to show, to matting and framing, to hanging the show, I had never considered all of the work that goes into a show like this one. It was great to be able to learn about this process by being directly involved. The final payoff of having two photographs shown was really exciting. Most of our work never goes beyond the walls of YHS, so it was great to be able to share this with a part of our larger community.
Finally, I also want to add that I loved the way this class was structured with so much freedom. It was incredible to spend so much time in the darkroom, printing as much as possible and becoming more proficient in the techniques. It was also great to have the freedom to photograph whatever theme we chose for our weekly assignments. This forced me to think more creatively and to push the boundaries of my focus. This class has been one of my favorite at YHS and I'm glad I had the opportunity to learn so much about photography, something that I know I'll be doing for the rest of my life.