Seventeen DATA photography students worked with photographers from Desert Photo Lab for six days in October photographing Cathedral City High School students and senior portraits. The hands-on experience taught students about photographing people, lighting, and the professional work flow used by the lab for managing and processing bulk images.
"I was fascinated by how taking a single portrait involves a team of people to select and process it for a customer." -Jessica Hernandez
"I enjoyed working with the photo management software and learning about how it works to support a photography business." -Thomas Genera
"I learned the importance of complimenting a person with your camera work and the use of good people skills." -Brenda Magana
"It was great to get a first hand look into how group portraiture works." -Melissa Wilson
"It was an interesting experience seeing how the images were processed from camera to print." -Brandon Aponte
"It was cool to see how photographers position their subjects to capture emotion." -Anthony Lamb