When I was in high school I really liked photography. As yearbook photographer, it allowed me to interact with people in ways I wouldn’t normally be capable of. I had my own dark room and enjoyed the creativity of not only taking photos, but making them interesting in some way afterwards. Of course this was all before the internet came along and long before digital photography took over.
I wonder if there are people who still like photography as its own art form because what I can do on my phone these days would have blown my high school brain to bits.
I frequently wonder what your book club is like at high school these days? With every student having a phone camera and software being what it is, I’m surprised you can’t just download the yearbook app and throw 3000 photos into it and have it published for you. Then again that might be the case. Throw in an AI interface and produce a different yearbook for every student.
Sometimes I just take one regular photograph I feel like it’s not enough. It’s not impressing on its own. Then I play with some of the filters and a new problem arises. Deciding which one to share on social media.
So I often just make a quick slideshow and show them all and let people decide which one they like him. Sadly my most creative work tends to have meth paraphernalia in it and bus is less likely to be shared globally.