Chris Cerminara captures memories

Cerminara’s photography captures small and potentially unnoticed moments like the football team adding remembrance stickers to the helmets of a late high school teacher and mentor, Ms. Erin Walker. “This has to be my favorite so far. It just looks visually appealing; everything is centered, and I thought it was really cool,” said Cerminara.

Photo by Chris Cerminara.

Cerminara’s photography captures small and potentially unnoticed moments like the football team adding remembrance stickers to the helmets of a late high school teacher and mentor, Ms. Erin Walker. “This has to be my favorite so far. It just looks visually appealing; everything is centered, and I thought it was really cool,” said Cerminara.

Sophie Schneier, Staff Writer

    Chris Cerminara is a junior at Central York High School who fell in love with photography his sophomore year. It started when Cerminara took the Television Production class with high school teacher Mr. Alex Strickler. 

    The class is video recording and editing-based but students also use cameras for photography as well. It was this that caught his attention.

    “I knew after that I would want to be a photographer,” he said.

    In Tv Production 1, students learn about practical and technical aspects of video production. Students also learn different compositions, lighting, sound, and editing in a hands-on environment.

    “It lets you be creative and you can use your own style with editing and stuff to make it your own apart from everyone else’s,” said Cerminara.

    Cerminara developed a deeper love for photography once he started working with the football team creating a bond with the players. Recent graduates Cade Burdette and Alex Mancas inspired Cerminara to get involved through his use of photography. 

    “I thought, they do that

already, so why not take some pictures for not only the yearbook but for the players,” he said. 

    The atmosphere added to the challenge of capturing the perfect photo. 

    “It canbe difficult sometimes, especially with football where you are trying to follow the action and there areso many players that things just end up getting in the way,” he said.

    Cerminara uses a one-lens camera so he can get close-ups for pictures to come out clear and a different lens to take pictures of what isgoing on from farther away. Students who are interested in photography but are on a budget can take Tv Production to utilize resources.

   “Mr. Strickler has an amazing class that teaches you about photography, editing, videoing, the rule of thirds,” said Cerminara.