SVHS Awarded Vans Custom Culture Grant

IMG_0199After attempting a lab with her partner, my student handed me the Exposure Lab on Tuesday and said,  “I can not complete this correctly because I do not have access to the 50 mm suggested lens nor the range of shutter speed, ISO, or aperture.”  On Wednesday, I handed my student the equipment needed to correctly complete the lab.  My students have been shooting since.  Thank you Vans!

The Sun Valley High School Film Department received the Vans Custom Culture Grant in 2013.  We were very excited to receive this grant. After the loss of our equipment due to the devastating fire in 2013,  we have slowly been rebuilding our Media Arts program with help from donations.  The Vans Custom Culture Grant  allowed us to purchase 3 EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm IS II along with three EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lenses.  Last semester, we explored Exposure with  point and shoot cameras that had many limitations.  Now students can explore Exposure(ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture) with a DSLR and prime lens learn how all three work together to create amazing images controlling light and depth of field.  Students are  so excited and began capturing images immediately. 

A special thank you to Yalvani, Na-ckie-a, and Anthony for sharing a few of their images below

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