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Ms. Reimold from Royal Oak MI is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let 'Em Go Cam Crazy!

Help me give my students the opportunity to experience what a digital photography program can look like with tripods and lighting. Let's show the students that photography can be more than taking photos on their iPhones.

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My Students

There are so many things I love about my students, but mostly I love that they are inquirers and want to learn and take action. I am lucky that I get to work with some of the very best young adults around! I may be a little biased though.

My students want to learn and I want to provide them with innovative, creative, positive experiences that not only help them gain skills, but opens them up to future possibilities.

My Project

Currently, we are a very minimal program. Even though we are a 1 cam for every 6/7 students, I know we can still have an engaging program... with a little help from some friends. I'd like students to learn manual camera functions, lighting techniques and some of the fun camera hacks that one can do to get professional photo results. Most importantly though, I want to build a fun and engaging digital photography program for my students. After talking with many photographers in the Metro-Detroit area this is the budget list of resources that I have put together to try to create an exciting experience that my students will remember. The hope is that they will be inspired and use their newfound knowledge in other areas of their life.

I'd like to show the students that there is more to photography than iPhone quick shots and preset filters.

I know photography equipment can be expensive. I am requesting funds for economical backdrops kits, gels, different lighting options, tripods and fun resources to get them different results.

The lighting equipment is the most costly. It's important that students understand different lighting arrangements paired with camera functions. The kits and gels will contribute to portrait and product photography. I'm hoping to use the loose transparencies to expose them to light painting and slow shutter speeds. The prisms, SunAngel balls, and fairy strings will be used to show them some different creative uses with some low budget materials. I plan to use other low budget materials from home to show them other techniques to get different results as well.

In addition to the physical photo taking, students will also learn photo-editing skills and photo management. They deserve a packed program! I'd like to give it to them! Thanks for considering/helping!

Ms. Reimold
Grades 9-12

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This project will reach 175 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Neewer 2.6M x 3M/8.5ft x 10ft Background Support System and 800W 5500K Umbrellas Softbox Continuous Lighting Kit for Photo Studio Product,Portrait and Video Shoot Photography • Amazon Business $143.99 3 $431.97
Neewer 2x160 LED Dimmable Ultra High Power Panel Lighting Kit for Digital Camera Camcorder Includes: (2)CN-160 Light, (2)5.9x6.7 inches Softbox, (2)Battery Replacement, (2)6 feet Light Stand, (1)Bag • Amazon Business $102.94 3 $308.82
AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag, 2-Pack • Amazon Business $37.44 8 $299.52
Neewer Camera Photo Video Lighting Kit: 18 inches/48 Centimeters Outer 55W 5500K Dimmable LED Ring Light, Light Stand, Bluetooth Receiver for Smartphone, YouTube, Vine Self-Portrait Video Shooting • Amazon Business $99.99 2 $199.98
SunAngel Crystal Ball 60mm, (Clear) • Amazon Business $7.59 8 $60.72
Triangular Photography Prism, 6" Optical Crystal Glass Rainbow Maker for Science Experiments Physics Teaching Light Spectrum 150mm • Amazon Business $6.99 8 $55.92
Neewer 4 Pieces Universal Transparent Lighting Color Filter (Red,Blue,Pink,Purple) for Neewer,Nanguang CN126,CN160 and CN216 Photography LED Video Light • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
GDEALER 6 Pack Fairy String Lights 7.2ft 20LED Starry String Lights Battery Powered Copper Wire Lights Firefly Lights Leds LED Moon Lights for DIY Christmas Decor Christmas Lights Warm White • Amazon Business $8.72 4 $34.88
14 Pack Light Gels Colored Overlays Transparency Color Film Plastic Sheets Correction Gel Light Filter Sheet, 8.5 by 11 Inch,7 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98

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