Studio Lights and Studio Pop-Up Shooting Tents for Photography

Grant Applicant

Jo Anna Battaglia

Grant Date

2019

Grant Category

Description (10 points)

I would like to purchase three stands with LED lights and five studio pop-up tents to use in the photography classroom. This special photography equipment would help with creating a clean and professional background so students gain the skills and experience needed in a professional photography studio.

 

Amount Funded

$2132.00

Budget Item(s)

$125 - 5 Studio Essentials 24" Pop-Up Shooting Tent
$450 - Flashpoint 3 Monolight Strobe Outfit with Stands, Umbrella, Soft Box, Barn Doors

Shipping

$0.00

Taxes

$41.68
Benefits of Program (10 points)

Lighting is a key element in photography. Throughout the year there are various student assignments that require proper lighting and clean backgrounds to complete. If we had studio lights for students to use, their portrait, still life, compositional, and commercial shots would come out better and more professional. It would also enhance their overall educational experience and the skills they gain. 

Additionally, if we had access to five studio pop-up tents, the still life, compositional, and commercial shots would come out with a cleaner, more professional background. With the lights and the tents, students will learn how to really use lighting in photography to help create emphasis on the subject, something critical in professional photography.

These tools would be a huge improvement over what the students have access to currently. The lights I use now are lights on cords similar to what construction working use at a job site. They work but I only have three, they are not on stand but can be clipped to things to hold them into place. Other times students use their flashlights on their phones to project light. When it comes to studio setups and backgrounds the students use my matte boards, paper, and different fabric I have leaned up or taped to the wall or stools to hold them in place. Studio lighting and tents would make the photo shoots more professional and give students a more real-life experience to what they would have if they were working in the field in photography.

Success of Program (10 points)

The success of the program and the new professional tools will be immediately apparent as students will be able to use lighting to make higher quality photographs. These lights can be directed, reflective, and fused to created different light effects and with the five studio pop-up tents, the still life, compositional, and commercial shots would come out with a cleaner, more professional background.

What students learn and do would be more similar to a real life experience giving them skills for their future success. 

Budget Notes

5 Studio Essentials 24" Pop-Up Shooting Tent  5 @ $24.99 = $124.95

Flashpoint 3 Monolight Strobe Outfit with Stands, Umbrella, Soft Box, Barn Doors $449.96

Shipping is free

Taxes: $41.68

Implementation (10 points)

The lights and the tents would be used for different class units throughout the year and they will be accessible to all students in my class. 

Sustainability
The stands and lights can and will be used for years. Over time, the light bulbs will need to be replaced and the replacement bulbs will be covered by our site.
Can you share this grant with your grade level or subject team?

Yes if needed the lights and tents can be shared.

Other funding sources

Art and Photography budget will pay for light bulbs