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A View From New Milford

The Digital Photography Classes’ Perspective on New Milford High School Page 10-11


Photo of the Month

Pam Yachouh is featured with her stunning photo of the New York City Skyline Page 8-9

Photographers of the Month

Three students who have taken their talents to the next level Page 5



It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, It’s

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Last month’s issue featured Alexandra Rodriguez’s dog, Auggie, as the “Pet of the Month.” With so many comments about her dog, we decided to share a bit about Auggie. Name: Auggie Breed: Scottish Terrier Height: 9 inches Weight: 5 1/2 pounds Auggie enjoys curling up with a nice bone and walking on the beach during a long sunset.


Pictures Worth a Thousand Words! Can you tell by this photo that this young lady is happy about something? While shooting candids for the school’s yearbook, photographer Reggie Lozado snapped this wonderful expression.

Fall may have come and gone, yet the colors the season brings are forever etched in our minds. if you asked someone to say what comes to their mind first when they hear the word “fall,” most would say “the changing of the leaves.” Above, Camille Tababan photographs some leftover pumpkins. At the top right, Christine Almeda photographs a lonely moment on a trail. To the right, Emily Gregor follows the “path of least resistance,” on her journey through the woods.

Smile for the

Seasonal Colors


Photo by Reggie Lozado

What is our Perspective? Behind every photograph is a story; an emotion that touches everyone who views it. Every photographer captures a photograph differently, and how they feel within every moment can be seen in their work. As we look through the arch to the right, many people will view it differently. Are we looking at an arch outside the school or are we looking through the arch? Are we wishing we were out there or are we glad we’re warm inside? Only the photographer knows, even though, to many, it may not seem that important.

Photo Melinda LaMonaca

How do you view photography? What is your perspective? Do you look for the emotion, or bask in its simple beauty? Do you wonder what the photographer was looking for, or was it a lucky shot? The students of New Milford High School now have the opportunity to take a photography class to capture their own hidden moments and feelings through a camera lens. A picture is worth a thousand words and a photographer has a million feelings. Are there special moments hidden in their photographs or are there photographs hidden in their special moments? You decide.


What is it that we think we actually see? Could our eyes deceive us?

Just wait a second

To most, a second is a short period of time, but to a photographer, it is an eternity. Here are some time delay exposures:

The “Eyes” Have it! Using a touch of creativity, students showed their abilities by editing certain photos in Adobe Photoshop. So what color are your eyes?

For many people, one second out of their day is almost meaningless; To a photographer, it is the difference between getting a great shot and getting nothing at all. But maybe, just maybe, a second or two to a photographer can give unexpected results. Pictured to the right are extended time photos of moving objects taken by students during the day. The effects created gave new meaning to the word “motion” and has inspired many to try similar techniques. Photographs by Matt Bachmann Charlie Sternberg

Photographs by Alexandra Rodriguez



Over the past few weeks, the Digital Photography classes have been experimenting with Macro (close-up) Photography. To the right are some creations the classes photographed:

Cherilyn Conner

Mo Hertz

THIS MONTH Featured Photographers

Nature by Suprise While sitting on her front porch on a lazy Sunday afternoon, Mo Hertz photographed this unusual sight during the winter, a dragonfly in February! The recent warm winter weather has sparked unusual insect activity in our area.

Ashley Martinelli took special care of her cat, Jingles, in a recent photo shoot.

THIS MONTH Feature Pet

Photo by Mo Hertz

THIS MONTH Black & Whites

Ever wonder what your pets do when you’re not home? No need to wonder anymore! Sophomore Ashley Martinelli arrived home with a camera in hand and watched as her cat, Jingles, played queen for the day. When she’s not sleeping in someone’s bed, she loves to lounge on the couch downstairs.

Reggie Lozado took several of the photos featured in this issue; Some of his macro shots seem to come to life.

Black and white photography has stood the test of time and is still admired by many as an art form of its own. Pictured to the right is a candid portrait with beautiful contrast. Below is a photo taken during the fall that has been edited to enhance one part of the photograph.

Photographs by Kasandra Appice Christian Rizzo

Photograph by Ashley Martinelli Mo Hertz is making her photographs her own. Her photos seem to capture the “mo” ments and make you feel as if you are there.

Reggie Lozado

Stephanie Medina

Amanda Krause

Photo by Amanda Krause



We’ve been printing our own photos have reached the skeptical conclusion that color ink jet photos will fade over time. But, if you pulled out your parents’ old scrapbooks filled with those

Photo by Alexandra Rodriguez

for the past decade, and over the years

“ancient” black and whites, you’ll notice how crisp and clear they still are.

Photo by Lindsay Weininger

Black and White Photography has become more of an art form than a style of printing. This past month,

black and white. Here are some of their “art forms”:

Photo by Kasandra Appice

photograph people and edit them in

Photo by Samantha Matthews

students had the assignment to

Sunset in the City Talk about an “A” for extra effort! This sunset photo of New York City was captured at the perfect moment. Photograph by Pam Yachouh

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Believe it or not...

Throughout the year, the digital photography students are given numerous assignments. Some of these assignments are fulfilled outside of school, but others are completed during class time. Surprisingly, these photos were captured right here at New Milford High School. Photo by: Amanda Krause

Photo by: Charlie Sternberg

Photo by: Jessica Moat

Meets the Eye

Photo by: Alexandra Rodriguez

Photo by: Joan Vargese

Photo by: Faith Mercer

Photo by: Michelle Malone

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“I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree.”

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Alfred Joyce Kilmer’s poem describes the beauty of trees in words. The students of the Digital Photography Class were asked to capture this beauty around the high school, which isn’t an easy task during the winter months. The following are their perspectives:

Charlie Sternberg


Mo Hertz

Khadijah Cox

Emily Gregor

Joan Varghese

Sophie Ogata-Neitzel

The Photographer By Dean Thorpe

Karina Montemar

Kaysee Orozco

Kim Bartolomucci

Matt Bachmann

A normal person sees a storm, thinks help and runs away A photographer sees that storm, and runs the other way Off into the cold they go, the wind, the rain and more To capture pics no matter what, of all the things they saw Watching all the huge waves crashing, defiantly they stand Looking out from beneath the pier, with camera in hand Why do we do such stupid things, like photograph the snow We can’t resist to get that pic, so off we always go We see the world through rule of thirds, and many shades of grey The search to get the perfect shot, continues every day

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Abreu Photo by: Elanna


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Photo by: Reggie Lozado

Alexis Carp

nie Medina Photo by: Stepha

more than

meets the eye Lindsay Weininger

Elanna Abreu


Lauren Wassel

Alexandra Rodriguez

Karl Talla

Most recently, the students in the Digital Photography class were given an assignment entitled “No Eyes.� The guidelines for the assignment were simple, to photograph people without showing their eyes. Here are a few of their photographs: Mike Khan

From Our Perspective  

High School Digital Photography Journal

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