Porter Looks to Improve Photography Studios

Posted on 4/26/2017 1:30:57 PM

Communications Media faculty member Rachel Porter is picturing a new future for the photography studios in Stouffer Hall. IUP’s Academic Computing Policy and Advisory Committee funded Porter’s proposal for the Technological Exploration and Innovation Fund. With these funds, Porter looks to acquire industry standard photographic technology that will provide the photography studio with a digital capture workspace. The workspace will include Capture One Pro 10 Imaging Software, a BenQ 27-inch HD LED Monitor, and a Spyder 5 Studio Monitor and Printer Calibration Unit.

Rachel Porter with students In addition to enhancing the photography studio, Porter’s project looks to provide students with the skills and tools that are becoming more prevalent in today’s photography market. By having access to this new software and equipment, students will be able to expand their knowledge of photographic technology that is now commonplace in studios. Porter explains, “This tethered workflow is the standard in today’s photographic studios. Being able to learn the process and software will be very beneficial to students seeking internships or employment in the photographic market.”  

Porter, who joined the Department of Communications Media in 2016, teaches basic and advanced photography courses, documentary photography, and digital imaging.