Overview of Photography Society
Photography Society is for anybody who has an interest in photography. Whether experienced or not, all are welcome to join the CCA as we believe in learning together and helping one another along the way. At the end of the day, although it will be great, we do not expect everyone to become polished photographers. Instead, we hope by the end of the 2 years in VJC, members of Photography Society are equipped with the required skills and a strong foundation, of which they can sprout roots from, even if it is not in VJC. We also wish to become a platform where passionate photographers can meet and discuss about their ideas and learn from one another to improve, alongside guiding those who have little or no experience.
Is there something about your CCA you and your fellow members think most people are unaware of that you feel needs to be shared to them?
An interesting fact about Photography Society will be that each photographer has a certain quota to meet, regarding the number of events covered. This ensures that every member will be given the opportunity to be on duty and learn from the experiences of covering such events.
How often do you have your trainings?
We have our trainings once per week, on Wednesdays.
Would you like to give us a glimpse of what trainings are usually like?
Our trainings are usually held in the computer lab, where we have access to the laptops to upload our photos at the end of the session. Our sessions usually start with a lesson, where the topic is decided on and planned by the executive committee and then approved by the teachers. The lessons may be on a different kind of photography (eg. sports photography) or a different set of skills (eg. bokeh). After delivering the lesson, the members are allowed to go around the school to apply the set of skills they just learnt. This, I feel, is helpful as they are able to apply the skills which makes the learning more effective.
More about Photography Society
Why did you choose to join this CCA?
In my case, I joined Photography Society because I was interested in photography and since I didn’t have any experience, I thought joining the CCA would be the fastest and easiest way to get to learn more about photography.
What would you consider to be the highlight of your CCA journey thus far?
The highlight of my journey in Photography Society so far will have to be the camp that we had. The overnight camp allowed the members to talk a little more, get to know each other better and forge new bonds. Starting with the introductions and then the bonding games, it made talking to the seniors a lot easier. Moving on, we went out of school to Marina Bay Sands where we could have a different experience through night photography. The following day started with a beautiful sunrise that we witnessed at East Coast Park. We then enjoyed a lesson taught by a professional photographer to end off the camp. Within 2 days, I felt that I had experienced many new and different things, which was why I found the camp really memorable.
Noteworthy CCA milestones in the past year:
A noteworthy milestone would be the Canon Expose 2017 that Photography Society and teachers, together with Canon Singapore, arrange annually. It was the 10th year of the collaboration and we are very proud to call it a success in 2017 as well.
In a Nutshell
To the incoming batch of juniors who will be busy pondering over the issue of CCA selection, what words would you give to those who may be keen on entering your CCA family?
If you would like to develop your interest in photography and are passionate about photography, do join us! Among new skills, you will also find new friends:)
“Which of my photographs is my favourite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.”
Siew Jia Yi, 17S47