Photo Club clicks at Watertown High School

Abby Hendrick, Raider Times staff

Watertown High students are seeing the world through their very own lenses with the Photography Club, which is run by Dan Dressler in Room 172.

Photo Club is open to everyone and meets every other Thursday. Dressler says that he created the club because so many students had been asking him if one was available. Eventually, after a large number of people had shown interest, he made one. 

Dressler runs a lot of art electives at Watertown High, so a Photo Club was the perfect addition.

“I really love my job in general,” Dressler told the Raider Times, adding that “20 years into this job and I still get excited when I wake up in the morning.”

In the club, students experiment with both digital and analog cameras, utilizing the darkroom, as well as learning how to use Adobe Photoshop. Sometimes students even go on small trips, like visiting Mount Auburn Cemetery to take photos.

A Photography elective is also available, but Dressler prefers to have it in club form because while an elective has grading a club offers “much more opportunity for self-direction.”

The club is super fun and very open for feedback and new ideas! For more information, send your questions to [email protected]

–Nov. 22, 2021–