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Mrs. Christus from Kansas City MO is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Intro to Photography

Help me give my students an opportunity to explore photography in the art room such as backdrops, stop motion box bases and lighting.

  • $398 goal

This project expired on November 9, 2019.

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My Students

Maya Angelou said, "You can't use up creativity, the more you use, the more you have." The seventh and eighth grade students I have are learning how to explore their creativity. This diverse group of kiddos don't come from environments where the arts thrive. It's in the classroom where their imaginations are nurtured.

The art room is one place where they get to be dreamers, makers, readers, writers and problem solvers.

Creativity is innate within us and as an art teacher, it's my job to help our students find what might be buried deep within.

My Project

The students in our district have the option to take photography as high schoolers. However, there is no exposure to photography at the middle school level. The feeder high school is donating point and shoot cameras to us. I would love to be able to give our students the opportunity to learn photography with similar equipment as the high school students so that their transition is smooth and confident.

Photography is an amazing way to express identity.

The students that I teach don't always get to explore that and with this project, they will be able to explore their individuality. They will also learn skills in order to continue photography in high school. We are very excited about this opportunity and thank you ahead of time for helping us out!

Mrs. Christus
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JOBY GorillaPod Magnetic 325: A Magnetic Tripod for Point & Shoot and Small Cameras up to 325 Grams • Amazon Business $23.00 5 $115.00
HPUSN Softbox Lighting Kit Professional Studio Photography Continuous Equipment with 85W 5500K E27 Socket Light and 2 Reflectors 50 x 70 cm and 2 Bulbs for Portrait Product Fashion Photography • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Julius Studio Photo Video Studio 10 ft. Wide Cross Bar 7.4 ft. Tall Background Stand Backdrop Support System Kit with Carry Bag, Photography Studio, JSAG283 • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
Emart 14" x 16" Photography Table Top Light Box 52 LED Portable Photo Studio Shooting Tent • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Emart Photography LED Continuous Light Lamp 5500K Portable Camera Photo Lighting for Table Top Studio - 2 Sets • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Neewer 6 x 9FT / 1.8 x 2.8M Photo Studio 100% Pure Muslin Collapsible Backdrop Background for Photography,Video and Televison (Background ONLY) - White • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Neewer 6x9 feet/1.8x2.8 meters Photo Studio 100 Percent Pure Muslin Collapsible Backdrop Background for Photography, Video and Television (Background Only) - Black • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Round 24-inch / 60cm 5-in-1 Portable Collapsible Multi Disc Light Reflector Photography with Bag for Studio or Any Photography Situation-Silver, Gold, White, Translucent and Black • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
SanDisk 32GB Ultra Class 10 SDHC UHS-I Memory Card Up to 80MB, Grey/Black (SDSDUNC-032G-GN6IN) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79

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