Say Cheese!

Photography and Publications students at Maize High School are taking better photos than ever thanks to a Foundation Grant entitled Say Cheese submitted by instructors Dan Loving and Anne Debes. 

The $5,000 grant provided funds to purchase new cameras and accessories, phasing out older, outdated equipment.

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Students receive direct instruction on how to operate the cameras, which in turn elevates their photography skills - well beyond what they might accomplish with their camera phones.

Mr. Loving estimates that nearly 100 students each year gain direct exposure with this equipment which is shared on a check-out/check-in basis.  Though the impact is far greater when you consider the number of eyes that see the school's yearbook and digital newsmag.

Check out the gallery to see a sampling of the student work made possible through the grant!