I can't begin to express my gratitude towards Rutgers Prep as an alumnus as I think about it now. Every single portion that Rutgers Prep delivered towards me was extremely beneficial. My path was different than most.I think once I decided where I was going to school was a key factor in my opinion. I knew that Rutgers Prep had an extraordinary role in why I got into college, why I got to go where I wanted.The people at RPS are the kind of people who really get into your skin to find out who you are and show you who YOU really are. Scot Wittman is an extraordinary example of this. Wittman juggles his own artwork, his life around that, marketing his artwork, thinking of new ideas to present to students, and his relentless research of the photography field and ultimately dominating any photography class that Rutgers Prep has ever offered. Scot Wittman has brought something else to the table other than knowledge. He has brought commitment towards the program, always introducing news skills and techniques. ( Scot's programs are more advanced than classes I am taking in one the top three photojournalism programs in the country and his programs are more demanding). Technology is a huge part in the field of photojournalism. Photojournalism went from still photographs to stills and audio, to stills and video and audio. Wittman had these skills embedded in his memory way before it was necessary to have them. Photojournalism isn't the only field to get into through Rutgers Prep's photography program.
A dominant amount of the program had to deal with shooting scenes and more graphically motivated photographs. This plays into the commercial photography scene in today's world. Scot has an extremist passion for the teaching of the arts, which is widespread amongst the faculty at Rutgers Prep. The path of a Rutgers Prep student doesn't always have to be towards a traditional major. My path towards photojournalism is a unique path that I have chosen uniquely among my fellow classmates and alumni. Being different is a good thing, break from the norm and become what you want. Nothing good comes without some sort of struggle.
IB Class of 2010