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Proposal

Product Photography

30 hours


Community partner: Bluebird Legacy
Supervisor: SHELLY SUTLEY
Beginning date:
2024-03-28
Ending Date:
2024-05-10

Service-Learning Proposal Description

1.

Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer This photography opportunity for students not only enhances their skills and experiences but also serves a higher purpose - raising awareness for individuals in our community who are living with Multiple Sclerosis. Their dedication to helping MS-Take Charge use photography as a tool for advocacy showcases their commitment to making a positive impact on the community. Project can be 15 or 30 hours.

2.

What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer MS-Take Charge is a nonprofit organization focusing on providing movement therapy and wellness for people living with Multiple Sclerosis. Our community needs a safe place for people diagnosed with MS to participate in physical activity and gain support.

3.

What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Attention to Detail: Ability to notice and correct small imperfections, reflections, or distractions in the frame. Technical Proficiency: Familiar with camera settings and proficient use of lighting equipment, including natural light, studio lights, and reflectors Understands the importance of visually appealing product imagery in today's competitive market. High-quality and eye-catching photographs play a crucial role in attracting customers and making a lasting impression.

4.

What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer Create photographs that effectively promote the specific initiatives and programs under MS-Take Charge, encouraging community participation, support, and involvement and raising awareness within the community for those living with MS.

5.

What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer Student(s) would need to be available for a minimum of 2 hours each week to photograph MS-Take Charge in action as well as have access to a studio for merchandise photography.

6.

Additional information (not required).

Answer Multiple Sclerosis is a neurological disorder usually manifesting itself in early 20’s. Almost one million people in the United States have MS, making it one of the most common causes of neurological disability among young adults (20’s-40’s) in North America. The prevalence of MS in Wisconsin is medium to high and there is an estimated 20,000 people in Wisconsin impacted by Multiple Sclerosis.