Chloe Margulis, who graduated in June, took film photography in her sophomore year, learning to develop and print her images, then moved on to digital in two years of AP courses. “I chose film photography because you don’t get that kind of opportunity too often,” she says. Her introduction to photography came from her father and his cameras, with school contributing experience and the opportunity for further exploration.
To photograph the wild horses of the Outer Banks of North Carolina you have to deal with the fact that they are indeed wild and thus not particularly welcoming of a photographer’s attention. But first you have to deal with the Outer Banks, a 200-mile stretch of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina. “It’s important to have an awareness of time, tide, and weather,” Lisa Cueman says of the location. “You can get into your photography, but not so much that you lose a sense of your surroundings.”