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Affordable Cameras for After-School Program?

 
shooter ­ mcgavin
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Mar 25, 2009 14:00 |  #1

I work for an after-school program for at-risk elementary school students. I am planning a trip for them to the local gardens, and I thought it would be awesome if we could get a camera for each of the students to use. Does anyone have any ideas on how I could make this happen?
We have near 60 students, so I realize that it could get sort of expensive, but we are pretty well funded, so I'm open to suggestions.

I was thinking of maybe just finding a place that sells disposible point-and-shoot 35mm cameras in bulk. Does anyone have any better ideas? Another option is to check on some photo forums and craigslist to see if anyone would be willing to donate some inexpensive digital point-and-shoots, but I doubt that I would be able to collect anywhere near 60, and I would love for each student to have their own.

Please share your thoughts!

Thanks!

Jake




  
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Jon ­ Foster
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Mar 27, 2009 17:46 |  #2

Jake, I don't think this is the best forum to post this in to get a lot of views/responses etc.

But, I run after school photography and video classes at my school. We have about 20 cheap Kodak P&S's (I think they are 7330's). They aren't anywhere close to a DSLR but for the most part the kids do well enough just shooting with the basics. Depending on how many students I have per session we either give each student a camera or they will pair up and share a camera. I give them silly assignments like shooting the fish in our big fish tanks or getting shots of smoke rising from incense with different colored backgrounds. We shoot indoors during the cold weather and outdoors when it's warm to change things a bit. The kids also use Photoshop to do the post processing. Each student has their own PC for class as well.

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