Montgomery Blair High School's Online Student Newspaper
Thursday, August 16, 2018 2:12 pm

Clubs: Photography Club

Time: Wednesday, 2:15-3 p.m.
Place: Room 4
Sponsor: Franklin Stallings
President: Claire Kalala
Photography Club provides a system of mentoring and diverse photography-related activities. Seasoned and amateur photographers alike can enjoy the relaxed setting of the Photography Club. Started at the "Old Blair," Photography Club's main purpose is to provide "photographic instruction," according to club sponsor and photography teacher Franklin Stallings. >>

Stallings pairs more seasoned photographers with novices in the mentoring portion of the club. New photographers who cannot fit photography class in their schedule have another opportunity to learn photo techniques during the club meetings. Seasoned photographers can also walk around school premises and take photos during meetings. "We're normally in class, but [we] shoot outside," Stallings says. Stallings' main role is to critique students' work. >>

Occasionally, Stallings takes club members on field trips to local galleries; the club once visited the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. In addition, the students enter a variety of photo competitions. The number and type of competitions vary each year. Club members usually enter Photographic Magazines' monthly photo competition and locally sponsored photo competitions. >>

The club's structure is "casual, open and free," says Stallings. He opens the doors of Photography Club "to one and all." >>

Unfortunately CAP and Magnet students cannot participate in the club either semester as the club normally meets during eighth period. The club starts during second semester because CAP students use the photo room during eighth period first semester. >>

If interested in joining Photography Club, please contact Franklin Stallings at or senior Claire Kalala.>

Club beat by Ya Zhou