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Ms. Zadai from N Ridgeville OH is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Yearbook Photography Keeps Us Focused

My students need Nikon DSLR cameras to be able to practice their photography and take pictures for the yearbook.

  • $995 goal

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My Students

The yearbook students are awesome - they work hard, they're creative, and they bring a lot of great ideas. However, they're not able to practice their photography effectively (and, therefore, take pictures for the yearbook) because we only have three cameras for sixteen people. We originally had four (one of them was my 10-year-old personal DSLR, which just broke a month ago), and we were lucky that some students had their own personal cameras they were able to use. However, I have a bunch of newbies coming in next year that don't have photography experience and will not have access to their own personal cameras.

Each year we hold an apparel fundraiser, a senior breakfast, and do other events to raise money to go towards a new camera.

However, because our color printer (which we use to print pages before we submit them to check for errors) needs ink that costs around $250 dollars, a lot of our money goes towards that each year.

We would love your help to be able to get more cameras.

My Project

We currently have three Nikon DSLRs with two different lenses, so we're sticking with Nikon cameras. Students will not only be able to practice their photography and take pictures for yearbook during class time, but be able to attend multiple events on the same night because we will have enough cameras to go around! Right now, we have to skip events at times because we don't have enough cameras for photographers who would like to attend. They will gain more experience with action photography at sports events and be able to learn more advanced techniques like bokeh and painting with light.

Ms. Zadai
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nikon D3300 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR • Amazon Business $401.74 2 $803.48

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