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Ms. Epp's Photo Class 2008-2009


Dear Students and Parents,


Welcome to the new photography program at our school. Last year we fully transitioned to digital photography and had tremendous success.

All assignments and due dates will be on thinkartmakeart.com

All assignments will be shot after school or on the weekends . For the four photo classes we have first semester, we have 4 cameras total to share for assignments. Students will be able to "check out" a camera for a night in order to complete their assignments.

While we do have the four school cameras to share, some students choose to have a camera of their own to use for class. Either their family owns one already or they decide to purchase a new or used camera to use for the course. Again, the school does provide cameras (and digital printing supplies) and having a camera of one's own is completely optional.



Here is some information about choosing to provide your own camera:

  • The camera must be digital and it is preferable that it is at least 3 megapixels.
  • The camera can be a "point and shoot" digital, or a digital SLR. Point and shoot cameras general start at about $100 and a good one can be found for under $200. Sometimes deals can be found for under $100. Digital SLR cameras start at about $600 and can go up into the thousands. For digital SLR cameras, factor in the price of the lenses in addition to the camera.
  • If possible, it is good to have a camera that has the following shooting modes: Av, Tv, M (or at least the following shooting modes: portrait, sports/kids&pets, landscape)
  • If possible, it is good to have a camera in which you can control the White Balance, the Exposure, and the ISO.
  • Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Pentax, Olympus, Kodak, etc. are all good brands.
  • Don't forget to buy an extra set of batteries, a case to protect your camera, and an extra memory card!

New and Used Suppliers


huntsphotoandvideo.com (local)



New Suppliers

Ritz Camera


Best Buy


•  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at my email or in class


Student/Parent Contract for Borrowing School Cameras

I will return the equipment in the same condition in which I received it. If not, I will be responsible for any damages not covered by warranty. I agree to pay all assessments, damage, or replacement fees, and any non-warranty repair costs up to the full replacement cost per item. The school uses Canon A570IS digital cameras that are $180 each, along with 1GB memory cards that are $16 each.

I realize that the school cameras are a shared resource and that other students are depending on the cameras being returned on time. I acknowledge that I will lose the right to borrow a school camera if I fail to return the equipment as agreed the next school day after I check out said camera. If I will not be at school the day my camera is due, my parent/guardian will drop the camera off at the main office that morning.

I also agree to:

  • Keep the equipment locked or otherwise secured from theft at all times.
  • Keep equipment in a padded case at all times unless actively using the equipment
  • Keep water and sand from coming into contact with the equipment
  • Handle equipment carefully and prevent it from becoming damaged
  • Report any mechanical problems, and any needed repairs.
  • Never lend the equipment to another person, or allow another person to use the equipment


Student Name: ________________________________

Student Signature (Date):

________________________________ (____ / ____ / ____)


Parent/Guardian Name: ________________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature (Date):

________________________________ (____ / ____ / ____)

Phone number: ________________________________


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at via my school email or in class