Holmes Middle School Photography Club
Thank you for your interest in Holmes Middle School Photography Club! We are so happy to lead HMS into our fourth year, as we have lots of new things planned for our photographers!
About HMS Photography Club: Our club is part of a larger non-profit organization called “i.imagine,” which provides photography education after school programs to students in NKY and Cincinnati. Shannon Eggleston is the founder of i.imagine and teaches the GMS class.
Class Description: Each class will touch on three basic principles. First are the fundamentals of photography, as they relate to general classroom instruction. There’s tons of science, technology, math, and of course art included in this fun and creative space! Secondly, we’ll spend lots of time learning the artistry of photography, and how the human eye is naturally drawn to particular artistic elements. Third, every class will cover a relevant social issue facing teens, and how these emotions/feelings and stories can be told in photographs, rather than words!
Holmes Photography Club is a judgement free zone. It’s impossible to feel free to create and express yourself if you feel that others may criticize you. We are a family of photographers that focus on the beauty in the photos you take, and more importantly, who you are as human beings.
Meeting Times: Due to the transition from hybrid to 100% virtual learning, Please know that we're in regular communication with your Principal and are up to date on changes due to the pandemic related restrictions. For the next two weeks, students will meet virtually with Ms. Threet on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school from 3-3:45pm. Below are the meeting dates:
Thursday, November 5th
Tuesday, November 10th
Thursday, November 12th
Students will recieve an email with an online code to join our vitual class.
Parent/Student Communication: Please download the “Bloomz” app and check regularly for calendar updates and announcements. Important announcements will also be emailed.
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Cost: There is no cost to students to participate in i.imagine's program at Holmes Middle School! Please just make sure that your child takes special care of their borrowed camera kit, as you are responsible broken, lost, or stolen equipment.
Do I need to bring my own camera? If you have a DSLR camera, I highly encourage you to allow your child to use it! We will cover care and maintenance, and your child will likely be able to teach you how to get the most out of your camera. If you don’t have a DSLR camera, no worries! We have camera kits available for your child to borrow, which they’ll get to keep at home and take on trips. There is no additional cost to borrow.
There are many different brands and models. The most important element for our class is that your camera has “manual exposure.” If you have questions about this, contact Shannon Eggleston at or call at (859) 801-1045.
How do I sign my child up? Follow the enrollment forms below and sign any field that is colored Green.
Here’s a checklist of things you need to do in order to enroll your child. You can complete all three forms listed below, electronically from your computer or smartphone on our website. Follow the link below! https://www.iimaginephotography.org/parents
Online enrollment form - Required for all students
Minor Release form - Signature required for all students.
Permission to Borrow Camera - Signature required. This is ONLY for students borrowing an i.imagine camera.
Borrowed cameras will be assigned to students ONLY when forms and payment have been received.
Minor Release Form
As parent/guardian of minor child listed below, I give permission to participate in i.imagine photography programs that include both in person and virtual learning experiences, taught by highly trained i.imagine instructors.
I hereby authorize i.imagine, Inc., to publish photographs taken between 10/5/2020 and 5/30/2021 (as part of i.imagine’s photography education outreach program) by the minor child or children listed below, as well as their first names and likenesses, for use in the i.imagine’s print, online and video-based marketing materials, photo book, exhibitions, as well as any other of its publications.
I hereby release and hold harmless i.imagine, Inc. from any reasonable expectation of privacy or confidentiality for myself and for the minor child and children listed below associated with the images specified above. Further, I attest that I am the parent or legal guardian of the child or children listed below and that I have full authority to consent and authorize i.imagine, Inc. to use their likenesses and names.
I further acknowledge that participation is voluntary and that neither I nor the minor child or minor children will receive present or future financial compensation of any type associated with the taking or publication of these photographs or participation in company marketing materials, photo books, exhibitions or other i.imagine, Inc. publications. I acknowledge and agree that publication of the photographs confers no rights of ownership or royalties whatsoever on me, the minor child or minor children.
I hereby release i.imagine,Inc., its contractors, its employees and any third parties involved in the creation or publication of its publications, from liability for any claims by me or any third party in connection with my participation or the participation of the minor children listed below.
Permission to Borrow Camera Form
Agreement to Borrow Equipment Release of Liability
I will be borrowing the following equipment from i.imagine, Inc., for the purpose of i.imagine’s photography education enrichment school programs.
The rental Period of my equipment is from 10/13/20 - 5/25/2021. I understand that it is my responsibility to pick up the equipment, and return it to the same location at the end of the rental period unless otherwise agreed by both parties. I agree to return the equipment to i.imagine, Inc. in the same condition that it was in on the day I rented it, normal wear and tear expected.
I understand that there is no charge for the rental of the equipment, however, in the event that the equipment is lost or destroyed during my rental period, I agree to replace the equipment at my own expense. Also, if the equipment is damaged during my rental period, I agree to have the equipment fixed or replaced within 30 days.
I understand that i.imagine, Inc. is not warranting that the equipment is fit for use or for any particular person, and that I am solely responsible for the selection of the equipment.
Camera kit valued at: __$200___
I HEREBY RELEASE FROM LIABILITY AND AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS i.imagine, Inc. AND ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR VOLUNTEERS REPRESENTING OR RELATED TO i.imagine, Inc., FOR ANY LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR POSSESSION OF THE EQUIPMENT.