Kid Alphabet Fundraiser
This was a FUN project. Liz Cannon and Caroline Seger came to me a couple of months ago with the idea of photographing the kids in alphabet shapes to create a poster. Some inspiration came from photographer, Adam Bird, and Stepping Stones Montessori. After hearing about thier plans at the BJE for a fundraiser, I wanted to help. It took lots of organization and creativity, but I think the result is amazing. This will be up for auction at the BJE Spring Fling May 15th. It's a dry mounted 24x36. We all had a great time. The kids were soooo sweet and cooperative. The little ones were a little confused [look closely at the W] that we asked them to lay down to take their pictures and the big kids [look at the U] really got into it. The greatest part is that the teachers wanted to be involved too. Look at the last line - could they be more dedicated? They are the best!!
I set it up a little differently than Adam. I put some 9ft white paper on the floor for the kids to lay on. The background stand held the camera with a clamp directly over the middle of the paper. We marked the paper so we knew where the picture frame boundary was. Lights were high on either side of the camera. I was going for flat light. I also told them to have the kids wear bright colors and no white. Oh, I also used a remote to trigger the camera. It worked pretty well.