Proposal

No annual report

Introduction

Proposal ID 2015-075
Submitted April 21, 2015
Owner altonlu
Department Division of Student Life
Category Collaborative
Funding Status Fully Funded
Metric Score None

Contacts

Primary
  • Name
  • Title
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Mailbox
  • Leigh Tucker
  • Marketing and Communications Manager - Division of Student Life
  • lhtucker@uw.edu
  • 206-543-4972
  • Box 351266
Budget
  • Name
  • Title
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Mailbox
  • Imelda Ignacio
  • Finance Manager
  • iignacio@uw.edu
  • 206-543-2965
  • Box 351266
Dean
  • Name
  • Title
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Mailbox
  • Denzil Suite
  • Vice President for Student Life
  • djsuite@uw.edu
  • 206-543-4972
  • Box 351266

Descriptions

Abstract

With the increased growth of the UW Student Life social media photography team and our extensive social media presence, the student volunteer photography UW Student Life team is in high demand to cover campus student organization events and capture the overall student experience at the UW. Our objective as the UW Student Life photography team is to provide as much content to share exclusively via social media, more specifically the UW Student Life Facebook page. Our mission is to provide imagery for the entire campus that documents what happens around campus and to act as the "UW Yearbook." To ensure that our photographers are properly equipped with the correct gear to cover events and student activities, UW Student Life photography team is requesting professional grade camera equipment to accompany our growing team of volunteer photographers.

Category Justification

The requested camera equipment is for collaborative student usage in capturing the UW student experience and provides the ability to capture images that showcase quality, and professional-grade work, which ultimately represents the UW.

Background

The UW Student Life (UWSL) Facebook page was established in November of 2010 and acts as a digital archive to showcase UW school spirit and capture the essence of what it is to be a student at the UW. In the years since the Facebook page was created, we have amassed 24,000 likes and are the largest Facebook page of any university student life department in the nation. Since 2010, we have covered over 400 events from a variety of Registered Student Organizations and clubs, campus life and events such as Dawg Daze, W Day, freshman convocation and graduation, greek community events, and focus on the student support and involvement at athletic events. Images from these events are then posted on our social media outlets to allow the Facebook page's fans to experience what occurs on this campus. Our support is not only from present students, but support has also been voiced by alumni, parents, and prospective students across the world. In short, we act as the "yearbook" for UW and it is part of our responsibility to capture the student experience through images.

This equipment is intended to supplement the current equipment we have. With the UWSL social media photography team having grown from 4 volunteers in 2010 to 15 current volunteer photographers, this will ensure that each member has access to the appropriate gear to provide quality content for the UWSL Facebook page.

Benefits to Students and the University

The objective of the UW Student Life team is to capture the student experience and focus on telling a story through our images. We are in constant demand to cover events and are often limited in the number of events we can cover due to the limited resources.

With this funding, this will allow our growing photography team to have access to the necessary gear to increase the number of events that we can cover. This increased event coverage will allow UWSL to better portray the wide variety of events that students are involved in as well as display to alumni and prospective students the diversity of programs that the UW offers. This will allow us to continue to document student experiences at the UW and remain as the nation’s largest student social media page of its kind.

Departmental Endorsements

For nearly three years, the Student Life Facebook page has been entirely student run, with some general mentoring from staff. The students have recruited a team of outstanding, passionate, and professional-behaving volunteer student photographers to take pictures at events and programs across campus. Registered student organizations regularly reach out to our social media team to request photo coverage of their particular events. Our student photographers then have a process of signing up for photo assignments and volunteering their time to attend and photograph the various programming. All photos are then posted as albums to the Student Life Facebook page within a few days.

Having grown by nearly 15,000 followers in this three-year period, the Facebook page helps students define their UW experience through interaction with Student Life, fellow students and alumni, and faculty and staff. Photography serves as one of the most powerful tools for engagement. It serves as a way for students to see themselves and their friends, as a way of documenting the vibrancy of student events and programs, as a way for alumni and parents to stay in touch, a way of delivering critical news and services in a timely way, and as a way of building pride in UW. The Student Life Facebook page has become the unofficial "yearbook" for the UW.

Thanks to a student technology fee grant in 2012, the student team does have some shared photography equipment, which is housed and secured inside the VP for Student Life's office on campus. The equipment has served the team well since acquisition; however, the demand for campus event coverage and increased interest from student volunteer photographers wanting to gain leadership and skills has resulted in a need for some additional equipment. Oftentimes, there are multiple events in one evening or weekend and not enough equipment for the students to cover all requests. As a result, some events go undocumented for the student experience.

The students have shown great respect and responsibility for maintaining and caring for the existing equipment and I have high expectations that this behavior will continue, even with the addition of equipment. I believe we can do more with both engagement and impact across the UW student experience, particularly with the continued use of student photography as a key tool.

-Leigh Tucker, UW Student Life Marketing and Communications Manager

Installation Timeline

We are requesting that this is a Fast Track proposal to ensure that we have the necessary equipment to document and capture events during fall quarter, which is one of our most content heavy quarters. The equipment will be available immediately upon purchase.

Resources Provided by Department

UW Student Life will have a full-time staff member in charge of access and maintenance of the equipment. Student volunteer photographers will take turns borrowing and utilizing the equipment to cover various campus activities.

Access Restrictions (if any)

Equipment will be stored in a secure location inside the UWSL office and will only be available to the UWSL photography team for campus event coverage.

Student Endorsements

With UW Student Life social media photography team at UW Residential Community Student Association (RCSA) Programs the visibility of RCSA has stretched out of just the residential communities to throughout the entire campus. When students hear that the Student Life social media team will be at a program, there tends to be higher attendance as well as a sense of excitement at the chance to be featured on their page. I know I'm personally immensely thankful for their presence throughout this year and hope that they continue to come to future programs.

-Jill Fenno, Director of Programming, RCSA Executive Board Member

At a place like the University of Washington it's hard to stand out. The UW Student Life page has played a large role in promoting the Spirit Squad's impact on our community. The UW Student life photographers attend every event they can on and off campus capturing how the students get involved.

-David Brazier, Captain of the UW Spirit Squad

My name is Nate Stockman and I am the UW Interfraternity Council President for the year of 2015. I would like to take a moment to advocate on behalf the Student Life photography group for their proposal to STF for a grant to continue to exist as a group at the University of Washington.
As IFC President, I know that one of the most difficult challenges that the Greek Community is presented with is remaining connected with the campus community at UW. The Student Life photography team has been a group that has helped us to bridge that gap by capturing moments of friendship and collaboration of many UW Greek students and sharing it with the UW community via social media. I know many times when I have been online I have seen fellow UW Greeks engaged on campus in different groups, and that those photos have also been seen by many other individuals on social media. The work done by the Student Life photographers has helped to show many people at UW how involved and integrated Greek students are in the community, and has helped praise Greek students who are bridging the gap between Greek students and students living on campus.
As a UW student, I have had many experiences where I have seen photographers wearing "Student Life" vests at Husky Football games and other sporting venues, as well as on campus. I have been thankful to be able to look back on awesome events that were photographed and shared on the internet by the Student Life photographers, as it gives me the opportunity to cherish those moments of great pride as a Husky.
I have had many interactions with the Student Life photographer team, and I am very grateful for the services that they provide to the students at UW. I hope that STF will seriously consider continuing to fund such an outstanding student group, as they have had a very positive impact on my experience as a student.

-Nate Stockman, UW Interfraternity Council President for the year of 2015

Items

Group Funded Item Unit price Quantity Subtotal
None

Canon 7D Mark II (Body only)

$1,799.00 2 $3,598.00
Description

Designed with a penchant for speed, the EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera from Canon is characterized by its APS-C-sized 20.2MP CMOS sensor, dual DIGIC 6 image processors, and a top continuous shooting rate of 10 fps. Both a 65-point all cross-type phase-detection AF system and Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology benefit fast, accurate focusing performance for both optical viewfinder and live view shooting. Additionally, the combination of the dual image processors along with the CMOS sensor also contribute to enhanced low-light sensitivity to a native ISO 16000, which is further expandable to ISO 51200. The 7D Mark II comfortably performs in a range of challenging situations, and while ideally situated as a tool for sports and wildlife photographers, it resides equally as well in the hands of contemporary multimedia image-makers.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1081808-REG/canon_9128b002_eos_7d_mark_ii.html/mode/edu

Justification

The addition of these two professional grade DSLR camera bodies will allow us to capture high quality photographs at a variety of events. UWSL is constantly asked to provide coverage for student related events. The addition of these cameras will allow the photography team to meet this demand, as well as cover simultaneously occurring events.

Canon 5D Mark III (Body only)

$3,099.00 1 $3,099.00
Description

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (Body Only) is a full-frame 22.3MP DSLR featuring exceptional still image and movie recording capabilities. Integrating Canon's new DIGIC 5+ Image Processor and 14-bit A/D conversion, this camera is able to produce superbly detailed imagery with immense low-light sensitivity that is further aided by an extended ISO range up to 102400. Image quality is further enhanced by the new 61-point high density reticular autofocus, including up to 41 cross-type AF points and 5 dual diagonal AF points for ensured sharpness. iFCL metering works in conjunction with the AF system and uses color information from scenes to produce accurate exposure readings using a 63 zone dual-layer metering sensor. HDR and Multiple Exposure modes provide greater creative opportunities and help you to reduce the amount of post-production time needed to produce high quality imagery. The 5D Mark III is also capable of recording full HD video with manual exposure control and in multiple frame rates, including 1080/30p and 720/60p. Still images can also be recorded up to 6fps.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/847545-REG/Canon_5260A002_EOS_5D_Mark_III.html/mode/edu

Justification

This professional grade DSLR camera will allow our photographers to capture high quality images in low light conditions such as night and indoor events, which normally lead to poor image quality due to the lack of light.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens

$1,899.00 1 $1,899.00
Description

This redesigned EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens from Canon ups the ante for optical performance for a professional standard zoom lens. It has one Super UD lens element and two UD lens elements that minimize chromatic aberrations in the periphery at wide-angle, as well as reducing color blurring around the edges of the subject. In addition, two types of aspherical lenses are combined to help reduce spherical aberration over the entire image area, as well as through the full zoom range. Optimized lens coatings help ensure exceptional color balance while minimizing ghosting.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/843008-USA/Canon_5175B002_EF_24_70mm_f_2_8L_II.html/mode/edu

Justification

This lens will aid in capturing detail in low light situations due to its wide aperture allowing more light into the camera. This will be useful in providing quality portraits and group shots during events due to its versatile focal length.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens

$2,099.00 1 $2,099.00
Description

The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens from Canon improves upon its predecessor, one of the most acclaimed lenses in the Canon EF line, with superior performance, increased speed and optical quality. This lens construction consists of one fluorite and five ultra-low dispersion optical elements which help deliver the sharpness and reduced aberrations. The IS II Optical Image Stabilizer provides up to 4 stops of correction at all focal lengths and features two modes for stabilization of still objects and while panning to follow moving subjects. An ultrasonic focusing motor provides fast, smooth and silent autofocus action.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/680103-USA/Canon_2751B002_EF_70_200mm_f_2_8L_IS.html/mode/edu

Justification

This telephoto zoom lens provides superior image quality and will help capture students during sporting events and large events where distance from the camera to subject may be increased.

GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition

$499.99 1 $499.99
Description

Introducing HERO4 Black, the most advanced GoPro ever. Featuring improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates,1 HERO4 Black takes Emmy® Award-winning GoPro performance to a whole new level. Incredible high-resolution 4K30 and 2.7K604 video and high frame rate 1080p120 video enable stunning, immersive footage of you and your world. New Protune™ settings for both photos and video unlock manual control of Color, ISO Limit, Exposure and more. Waterproof to 131’ (40m) with 12MP photos at a blistering 30 frames per second and improved audio,1 HERO4 Black is the ultimate life-capture solution.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1078001-REG/gopro_chdhx_401_hero4_black_edition_adventure.html

Justification

The GoPro can be utilized as a creative tool for capturing dynamic and unique images from points-of-view that are otherwise impossible with a DSLR. It is important to utilize these creative tools to give content that is unusual in order to engage viewers in a unique way such as photos not taken with a traditional camera.

Lowepro Rezo 170 AW Digital Camera Bag (Black)

$35.87 1 $35.87
Description

The Lowepro Rezo 170 AW Shoulder Bag is a lightweight shoulder bag designed to carry and protect digital camera equipment. This bag offers plenty of protection with a well padded interior, soft, brushed-tricot lining plus a memory card pouch that's integrated right into the reverse-open lid and an All Weather cover, to protect against rain, dust and sun. Carry accessories in the roomy front pocket and stretchy side pocket; and use the SlipLock attachment tab for additional accessories.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/370626-REG/Lowepro_LP34703_0EU_Rezo_170_AW_Camera.html/mode/edu

Justification

This will be used to carry additional lenses and small accessories (i.e. batteries, memory cards) during event coverage.

Lexar 16GB Professional 1066x Compact Flash Memory Card (UDMA 7)

$48.95 2 $97.90
Description

The 16GB Professional 1066x Compact Flash Memory Card (UDMA 7) from Lexar features a 16GB storage capacity perfect for storing large files including high-quality photos, 1080p Full-HD, 3D, and 4K video. With a 1066x speed rating, this card is capable of achieving data read speeds of up to 160 MB/s and data write speeds of up to 150 MB/s, allowing you to transfer your files via the card-to-computer transfer method via a UDMA 7-enabled card reader (sold separately).

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1022075-STUD/lexar_lcf16gcrbna1066_16_gb_pro_compact.html/mode/edu

Justification

These are required for storing and saving photos that are captured during events.

Canon LP-E6N Lithium Ion Battery

$65.50 4 $262.00
Description

Power your EOS DSLR Camera with this LP-E6N Lithium-Ion Battery Pack from Canon. It is compatible with the LC-E6 and LC-E6E chargers and offers a capacity of 1865mAh with an output voltage of 7.2V. The battery is supplied with select cameras and is offered here as a spare or replacement part.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1081825-REG/canon_9486b002_lp_e6n_battery_f_7d_mark.html/mode/edu

Justification

Backup batteries are necessary to ensure that we always have power for our cameras. With long events, extra batteries are often used and can be crucial to providing coverage for the duration of the event. These can be used in all of our cameras.

Canon BG-E16 Battery Grip for EOS 7D Mark II

$214.90 1 $214.90
Description

Dedicated to the EOS 7D Mark II DSLR, the BG-E16 Battery Grip from Canon offers both enhanced handling capabilities as well as extended battery life. It accepts two LP-E6N lithium-ion battery packs to increase the camera's battery life or, alternatively, AA batteries can be used in conjunction with the included BGM-E16 Battery Magazine. Additionally, the grip is also compatible with the optional ACK-E16 AC Adapter Kit for continuous power.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1081811-REG/canon_9130b001_bg_e16_battery_grip_for.html/mode/edu

Justification

This battery grip will allow increased battery life for coverage of long events by providing power from 2 batteries.

GoPro 3-Way Mount

$69.99 1 $69.99
Description

This ultra versatile mount can be used three main ways: as a camera grip, extension arm or tripod. The folding arm is perfect for POV or follow-cam footage, and makes it easy to capture selfies without the mount appearing in the shot. When detached from the arm, the handle doubles as a camera grip. Stored inside the handle is a lightweight, mini tripod that can be removed and used on its own or combined with the handle.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1057640-REG/gopro_afaem_001_3_way_3_in_1_mount_for.html

Justification

This will be used with the GoPro to capture photographs from a unique perspective and can be utilized to grab large group "selfies", which actively engage the student body and capture the "in-the-crowd" experience.

Dual Battery Charger + Battery (for HERO4)

$49.99 1 $49.99
Description

Conveniently charge your HERO4 camera batteries with the Dual Battery Charger, the only GoPro charger that allows you to charge two HERO4 batteries simultaneously. Featuring USB compatibility, you can power it with most standard USB power adapters, the GoPro Auto or Wall Charger,1 or a computer.2 Dual LED indicator lights display the charging status, so you know when your batteries are ready for action. Includes a spare 1160mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery for your HERO4 camera.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1078005-REG/gopro_ahbbp_401_dual_battery_charger_battery_for.html

Justification

To ensure that there are backup power sources for the GoPro during long event coverage.

SanDisk Extreme 32GB microSDHC

$34.99 1 $34.99
Description

This memory card delivers fast write speed up to 45MB/s for burst photo capture, recording 4K Video and Full HD video (1080p) and fast read speed up to 45MB/s for quicker data transfer.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/945283-REG/sandisk_sdsdqx_032g_a46a_32gb_extreme_micro_sdhc_uhs_1.html

Justification

This will be used to store photo and video content on the GoPro.

B+W 77mm UV Haze MRC 010M Filter

$61.03 1 $61.03
Description

The B+W 77mm UV Haze MRC 010M Filter is a general use, clear filter designed to absorb ultraviolet light and reduce the bluish cast of daylight. Aside from the reduction of unwanted blue casts, no additional coloration or contrast is created, and adjustments to exposure are not required while using this filter. To prevent internal ghosting and reflections while providing over 99.8% light transmission, each glass surface includes multiple layers of anti-reflection coating. This Multi-Resistant Coating (MRC) also offers greater protection to the filter substrate and helps it to stay clean for longer than with uncoated filters.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/11994-REG/B_W_66_070252_77mm_UV_Haze_010.html/mode/edu

Justification

This filter will provide extra protection for our lenses, which are costly to repair if not protected.

Hoya 82mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter

$68.90 1 $68.90
Description

The UV filter is also useful as a general protective filter to leave on lenses at all times. Filters help to reduce dust and moisture from reaching your lens element and provide additional protection in case of drops or situations where scratching could occur.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/900284-REG/Hoya_anxt82uv_82mm_NXT_UV_Haze.html/mode/edu

Justification

This will provide protection for the 24-70mm lens that is requested in our proposal.

Lexar Card Reader

$35.79 1 $35.79
Description

The Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7) is a memory card reader equipped with a USB 3.0 interface supporting data transfer rates of up to 500MB/s. That's up to five times faster than USB 2.0 speeds. Achieve a maximum read speed of 150MB/s with the fastest compatible memory cards: CF 1000x. The reader is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices. It supports UDMA (Ultra Direct Memory Access) 7 cards, which feature substantially accelerated speeds. Compatible card formats include CompactFlash (CF), SDXC / SDHC UHS-I (Ultra High Speed Class 1), and SD.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/845797-REG/Lexar_LRW307URBNA_Professional_USB_3_0_Dual_Slot.html/mode/edu

Justification

This is used to transfer photos from the compact flash card into the computer for post-processing via USB 3.0.

Ruggard Rain Cover for DSLR with Lens

$5.75 3 $17.25
Description

The RC-P18 Rain Cover for DSLR with Lens up to 18" from Ruggard is an easy to use way to protect your DSLR and lens from water, dust, dirt and mud. The cover will accommodate a DSLR with a lens up to 18" long and 7" wide. The polyethylene cover has openings for your camera and lens that are secured with drawstrings. The cover also has enough space to accommodate your lens hood.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/891383-STUD/ruggard_rc_p18_18_plastic_rain_cover.html/mode/edu

Justification

In harsh rain conditions in the Pacific Northwest, these are critical to protecting the gear from water damage.

Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens

$1,599.00 1 $1,599.00
Description

The EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens from Canon is a high performance, water-resistant, ultra wide-angle L-series zoom lens. An f/2.8 maximum aperture is effective in low light situations and offers shallow depth of field focus control. The optical design has been improved to offer better edge-to-edge image quality. In addition, it features 3 high-precision aspherical lens elements, each of a different type: ground, replica and GMo. Its ultrasonic motor (USM) and improved AF algorithms will help the lens to focus faster and quieter. Precise manual focus is supported even in One Shot AF mode and a truly round aperture results in pleasing background blur.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/486708-USA/Canon_1910B002AA_EF_16_35mm_f_2_8L_II.html

Justification

This lens will allow us to capture wide angle shots such as large groups of students in small spaces, which we are often faced with when trying to photograph group shots during events.

GoPro LCD Touch BacPac

$79.99 1 $79.99
Description

The LCD Touch BacPac mounts seamlessly to select GoPro HERO cameras, enabling monitoring and providing an intuitive way to access the camera's menu. You can use it to frame up shots before and during shooting as well as play back what you've already shot - including slow-motion replay. To operate the controls, simply tap and touch the screen - and with the HERO4 you can even use swipe gestures for faster navigation.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1078012-REG/gopro_alcdb_401_lcd_touch_bacpac_3rd.html

Justification

This will allow the photographers to view the photos and ensure that what we are photographing is correct in terms of making sure the entire group is in the photo, in focus, exposure and composition, which are key to providing quality content.

Total requested: $13,822.59

Total funded: $13,822.59

Group Funded Item Change in Unit price Change in Quantity Change in Subtotal
None

Tax

$948.00 1 $948.00
Description

Tax for government purposes.

Justification

Our proposal initially forgot to include tax. This is to cover the tax costs.

Supplemental request: $948.00

Deicision: Funded

Group Funded Item Unit price Quantity Subtotal
None

Canon 7D Mark II (Body only)

$1,799.00 2 $3,598.00
Description

Designed with a penchant for speed, the EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera from Canon is characterized by its APS-C-sized 20.2MP CMOS sensor, dual DIGIC 6 image processors, and a top continuous shooting rate of 10 fps. Both a 65-point all cross-type phase-detection AF system and Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology benefit fast, accurate focusing performance for both optical viewfinder and live view shooting. Additionally, the combination of the dual image processors along with the CMOS sensor also contribute to enhanced low-light sensitivity to a native ISO 16000, which is further expandable to ISO 51200. The 7D Mark II comfortably performs in a range of challenging situations, and while ideally situated as a tool for sports and wildlife photographers, it resides equally as well in the hands of contemporary multimedia image-makers.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1081808-REG/canon_9128b002_eos_7d_mark_ii.html/mode/edu

Justification

The addition of these two professional grade DSLR camera bodies will allow us to capture high quality photographs at a variety of events. UWSL is constantly asked to provide coverage for student related events. The addition of these cameras will allow the photography team to meet this demand, as well as cover simultaneously occurring events.

Canon 5D Mark III (Body only)

$3,099.00 1 $3,099.00
Description

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera (Body Only) is a full-frame 22.3MP DSLR featuring exceptional still image and movie recording capabilities. Integrating Canon's new DIGIC 5+ Image Processor and 14-bit A/D conversion, this camera is able to produce superbly detailed imagery with immense low-light sensitivity that is further aided by an extended ISO range up to 102400. Image quality is further enhanced by the new 61-point high density reticular autofocus, including up to 41 cross-type AF points and 5 dual diagonal AF points for ensured sharpness. iFCL metering works in conjunction with the AF system and uses color information from scenes to produce accurate exposure readings using a 63 zone dual-layer metering sensor. HDR and Multiple Exposure modes provide greater creative opportunities and help you to reduce the amount of post-production time needed to produce high quality imagery. The 5D Mark III is also capable of recording full HD video with manual exposure control and in multiple frame rates, including 1080/30p and 720/60p. Still images can also be recorded up to 6fps.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/847545-REG/Canon_5260A002_EOS_5D_Mark_III.html/mode/edu

Justification

This professional grade DSLR camera will allow our photographers to capture high quality images in low light conditions such as night and indoor events, which normally lead to poor image quality due to the lack of light.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens

$1,899.00 1 $1,899.00
Description

This redesigned EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens from Canon ups the ante for optical performance for a professional standard zoom lens. It has one Super UD lens element and two UD lens elements that minimize chromatic aberrations in the periphery at wide-angle, as well as reducing color blurring around the edges of the subject. In addition, two types of aspherical lenses are combined to help reduce spherical aberration over the entire image area, as well as through the full zoom range. Optimized lens coatings help ensure exceptional color balance while minimizing ghosting.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/843008-USA/Canon_5175B002_EF_24_70mm_f_2_8L_II.html/mode/edu

Justification

This lens will aid in capturing detail in low light situations due to its wide aperture allowing more light into the camera. This will be useful in providing quality portraits and group shots during events due to its versatile focal length.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens

$2,099.00 1 $2,099.00
Description

The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens from Canon improves upon its predecessor, one of the most acclaimed lenses in the Canon EF line, with superior performance, increased speed and optical quality. This lens construction consists of one fluorite and five ultra-low dispersion optical elements which help deliver the sharpness and reduced aberrations. The IS II Optical Image Stabilizer provides up to 4 stops of correction at all focal lengths and features two modes for stabilization of still objects and while panning to follow moving subjects. An ultrasonic focusing motor provides fast, smooth and silent autofocus action.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/680103-USA/Canon_2751B002_EF_70_200mm_f_2_8L_IS.html/mode/edu

Justification

This telephoto zoom lens provides superior image quality and will help capture students during sporting events and large events where distance from the camera to subject may be increased.

GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition

$499.99 1 $499.99
Description

Introducing HERO4 Black, the most advanced GoPro ever. Featuring improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates,1 HERO4 Black takes Emmy® Award-winning GoPro performance to a whole new level. Incredible high-resolution 4K30 and 2.7K604 video and high frame rate 1080p120 video enable stunning, immersive footage of you and your world. New Protune™ settings for both photos and video unlock manual control of Color, ISO Limit, Exposure and more. Waterproof to 131’ (40m) with 12MP photos at a blistering 30 frames per second and improved audio,1 HERO4 Black is the ultimate life-capture solution.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1078001-REG/gopro_chdhx_401_hero4_black_edition_adventure.html

Justification

The GoPro can be utilized as a creative tool for capturing dynamic and unique images from points-of-view that are otherwise impossible with a DSLR. It is important to utilize these creative tools to give content that is unusual in order to engage viewers in a unique way such as photos not taken with a traditional camera.

Lowepro Rezo 170 AW Digital Camera Bag (Black)

$35.87 1 $35.87
Description

The Lowepro Rezo 170 AW Shoulder Bag is a lightweight shoulder bag designed to carry and protect digital camera equipment. This bag offers plenty of protection with a well padded interior, soft, brushed-tricot lining plus a memory card pouch that's integrated right into the reverse-open lid and an All Weather cover, to protect against rain, dust and sun. Carry accessories in the roomy front pocket and stretchy side pocket; and use the SlipLock attachment tab for additional accessories.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/370626-REG/Lowepro_LP34703_0EU_Rezo_170_AW_Camera.html/mode/edu

Justification

This will be used to carry additional lenses and small accessories (i.e. batteries, memory cards) during event coverage.

Lexar 16GB Professional 1066x Compact Flash Memory Card (UDMA 7)

$48.95 2 $97.90
Description

The 16GB Professional 1066x Compact Flash Memory Card (UDMA 7) from Lexar features a 16GB storage capacity perfect for storing large files including high-quality photos, 1080p Full-HD, 3D, and 4K video. With a 1066x speed rating, this card is capable of achieving data read speeds of up to 160 MB/s and data write speeds of up to 150 MB/s, allowing you to transfer your files via the card-to-computer transfer method via a UDMA 7-enabled card reader (sold separately).

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1022075-STUD/lexar_lcf16gcrbna1066_16_gb_pro_compact.html/mode/edu

Justification

These are required for storing and saving photos that are captured during events.

Canon LP-E6N Lithium Ion Battery

$65.50 4 $262.00
Description

Power your EOS DSLR Camera with this LP-E6N Lithium-Ion Battery Pack from Canon. It is compatible with the LC-E6 and LC-E6E chargers and offers a capacity of 1865mAh with an output voltage of 7.2V. The battery is supplied with select cameras and is offered here as a spare or replacement part.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1081825-REG/canon_9486b002_lp_e6n_battery_f_7d_mark.html/mode/edu

Justification

Backup batteries are necessary to ensure that we always have power for our cameras. With long events, extra batteries are often used and can be crucial to providing coverage for the duration of the event. These can be used in all of our cameras.

Canon BG-E16 Battery Grip for EOS 7D Mark II

$214.90 1 $214.90
Description

Dedicated to the EOS 7D Mark II DSLR, the BG-E16 Battery Grip from Canon offers both enhanced handling capabilities as well as extended battery life. It accepts two LP-E6N lithium-ion battery packs to increase the camera's battery life or, alternatively, AA batteries can be used in conjunction with the included BGM-E16 Battery Magazine. Additionally, the grip is also compatible with the optional ACK-E16 AC Adapter Kit for continuous power.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1081811-REG/canon_9130b001_bg_e16_battery_grip_for.html/mode/edu

Justification

This battery grip will allow increased battery life for coverage of long events by providing power from 2 batteries.

GoPro 3-Way Mount

$69.99 1 $69.99
Description

This ultra versatile mount can be used three main ways: as a camera grip, extension arm or tripod. The folding arm is perfect for POV or follow-cam footage, and makes it easy to capture selfies without the mount appearing in the shot. When detached from the arm, the handle doubles as a camera grip. Stored inside the handle is a lightweight, mini tripod that can be removed and used on its own or combined with the handle.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1057640-REG/gopro_afaem_001_3_way_3_in_1_mount_for.html

Justification

This will be used with the GoPro to capture photographs from a unique perspective and can be utilized to grab large group "selfies", which actively engage the student body and capture the "in-the-crowd" experience.

Dual Battery Charger + Battery (for HERO4)

$49.99 1 $49.99
Description

Conveniently charge your HERO4 camera batteries with the Dual Battery Charger, the only GoPro charger that allows you to charge two HERO4 batteries simultaneously. Featuring USB compatibility, you can power it with most standard USB power adapters, the GoPro Auto or Wall Charger,1 or a computer.2 Dual LED indicator lights display the charging status, so you know when your batteries are ready for action. Includes a spare 1160mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery for your HERO4 camera.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1078005-REG/gopro_ahbbp_401_dual_battery_charger_battery_for.html

Justification

To ensure that there are backup power sources for the GoPro during long event coverage.

SanDisk Extreme 32GB microSDHC

$34.99 1 $34.99
Description

This memory card delivers fast write speed up to 45MB/s for burst photo capture, recording 4K Video and Full HD video (1080p) and fast read speed up to 45MB/s for quicker data transfer.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/945283-REG/sandisk_sdsdqx_032g_a46a_32gb_extreme_micro_sdhc_uhs_1.html

Justification

This will be used to store photo and video content on the GoPro.

B+W 77mm UV Haze MRC 010M Filter

$61.03 1 $61.03
Description

The B+W 77mm UV Haze MRC 010M Filter is a general use, clear filter designed to absorb ultraviolet light and reduce the bluish cast of daylight. Aside from the reduction of unwanted blue casts, no additional coloration or contrast is created, and adjustments to exposure are not required while using this filter. To prevent internal ghosting and reflections while providing over 99.8% light transmission, each glass surface includes multiple layers of anti-reflection coating. This Multi-Resistant Coating (MRC) also offers greater protection to the filter substrate and helps it to stay clean for longer than with uncoated filters.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/11994-REG/B_W_66_070252_77mm_UV_Haze_010.html/mode/edu

Justification

This filter will provide extra protection for our lenses, which are costly to repair if not protected.

Hoya 82mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter

$68.90 1 $68.90
Description

The UV filter is also useful as a general protective filter to leave on lenses at all times. Filters help to reduce dust and moisture from reaching your lens element and provide additional protection in case of drops or situations where scratching could occur.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/900284-REG/Hoya_anxt82uv_82mm_NXT_UV_Haze.html/mode/edu

Justification

This will provide protection for the 24-70mm lens that is requested in our proposal.

Lexar Card Reader

$35.79 1 $35.79
Description

The Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (UDMA 7) is a memory card reader equipped with a USB 3.0 interface supporting data transfer rates of up to 500MB/s. That's up to five times faster than USB 2.0 speeds. Achieve a maximum read speed of 150MB/s with the fastest compatible memory cards: CF 1000x. The reader is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices. It supports UDMA (Ultra Direct Memory Access) 7 cards, which feature substantially accelerated speeds. Compatible card formats include CompactFlash (CF), SDXC / SDHC UHS-I (Ultra High Speed Class 1), and SD.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/845797-REG/Lexar_LRW307URBNA_Professional_USB_3_0_Dual_Slot.html/mode/edu

Justification

This is used to transfer photos from the compact flash card into the computer for post-processing via USB 3.0.

Ruggard Rain Cover for DSLR with Lens

$5.75 3 $17.25
Description

The RC-P18 Rain Cover for DSLR with Lens up to 18" from Ruggard is an easy to use way to protect your DSLR and lens from water, dust, dirt and mud. The cover will accommodate a DSLR with a lens up to 18" long and 7" wide. The polyethylene cover has openings for your camera and lens that are secured with drawstrings. The cover also has enough space to accommodate your lens hood.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/891383-STUD/ruggard_rc_p18_18_plastic_rain_cover.html/mode/edu

Justification

In harsh rain conditions in the Pacific Northwest, these are critical to protecting the gear from water damage.

Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens

$1,599.00 1 $1,599.00
Description

The EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens from Canon is a high performance, water-resistant, ultra wide-angle L-series zoom lens. An f/2.8 maximum aperture is effective in low light situations and offers shallow depth of field focus control. The optical design has been improved to offer better edge-to-edge image quality. In addition, it features 3 high-precision aspherical lens elements, each of a different type: ground, replica and GMo. Its ultrasonic motor (USM) and improved AF algorithms will help the lens to focus faster and quieter. Precise manual focus is supported even in One Shot AF mode and a truly round aperture results in pleasing background blur.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/486708-USA/Canon_1910B002AA_EF_16_35mm_f_2_8L_II.html

Justification

This lens will allow us to capture wide angle shots such as large groups of students in small spaces, which we are often faced with when trying to photograph group shots during events.

GoPro LCD Touch BacPac

$79.99 1 $79.99
Description

The LCD Touch BacPac mounts seamlessly to select GoPro HERO cameras, enabling monitoring and providing an intuitive way to access the camera's menu. You can use it to frame up shots before and during shooting as well as play back what you've already shot - including slow-motion replay. To operate the controls, simply tap and touch the screen - and with the HERO4 you can even use swipe gestures for faster navigation.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1078012-REG/gopro_alcdb_401_lcd_touch_bacpac_3rd.html

Justification

This will allow the photographers to view the photos and ensure that what we are photographing is correct in terms of making sure the entire group is in the photo, in focus, exposure and composition, which are key to providing quality content.

Tax

$948.00 1 $948.00
Description

Tax for government purposes.

Justification

Our proposal initially forgot to include tax. This is to cover the tax costs.

Overall total funded: $14,770.59

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