Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thank You / Gracias!!!!

Here is a video of my students writing thank you notes to all those who have helped us. In their own words they show their appreciation.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to Karen Miller, Joanne Elliot (and family), and David DiDonato for their wonderful generosity of darkroom equipment and cameras. Because of them we are well on our way to having the necessary equipment we need for our students. We still need more, however. If you have any photo or darkroom equipment you are not using we will put it to good use!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Painting with the Whole Group

We are finally making a dent in the painting now that the whole group met today for the first time.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Paint it Black

Yesterday we started painting our darkroom. Our first day it was just the boys. Guess what color we picked?

Monday, November 30, 2009

Ready to Paint

Here is part of the group in our completely cleaned out space. We are now ready to Paint!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Cleaning Up

The darkroom we are rehabbing has been used for storage for as long as anyone in the school can remember. Pictured are Stetson Shutterbugs Jacob and Walberto moving all the stuff out so we can put in our sink and start painting.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Cameras and Darkroom Equipment Needed!

This darkroom hasn't been used in over 10 years.

The Stetson Shutterbugs of Stetson Middle School are in need of cameras and darkroom equipment. We are rehabbing an ancient and closed up darkroom in our school and will be offering classes on traditional B/W photography, digital photography, and film making to our students. We would greatly appreciate the donation of ANY photo equipment, but are particularly looking for manual film cameras, enlargers, trays, tongs, chemistry, and other miscellaneous darkroom equipment. So if you have some old (or not so old) cameras or photography equipment you are not using we could definitely use it! Please contact Tony Rocco at

Keep checking in on our blog for progress reports on the rehab of our darkroom and for photos from the students.