The Photo Society Raises OVF Funds
For the past two weeks, members of The Photographic Society, otherwise known as The Photo Society, have been sitting at a little plastic table in the foyer of the cafeteria, selling homemade cookies for a small fee. Although the first and second bake sales have ended, there will be a third.
The Photo Society is a club that has been around since 2011, when Santa Fe University of Art and Design was first established, but up until this year, it has never been official.
“This year is our first official year registered with administration and a budget,” says Rebeca Gonzalez, president of The Photo Society, smiling proudly.
As a club, The Photo Society welcomes photographers with varying levels of experience and fosters an environment for photo enthusiast to share their work with one another without having to worry about having a DSLR camera or understanding the technicalities of photo editing.
The Photo Society’s plan for Outdoor Vision Fest was to have a photo booth where people could get their pictures taken with old camera. As film for the cameras costs money, “we needed to start raising funds,” Gonzalez says. The club hoped the bake sale would help them raise enough to take more pictures, but currently there is only enough to take 1,000 pictures. With the possibility of 3,000 people attending OVF, The Photo Society is still in need of extra funds. “We need to keep raising money so more people can get their pictures taken.”
The upcoming bake sale also will include a raffle.
“The raffle will give students a chance to win a free photo shoot,” Gonzalez says. “I’m guessing a lot of theater majors, musicians and bands will be interested because they can win free head shots or band shots.”
Each raffle ticket will have a different price. A $2 raffle ticket will allow the winner to have a photo taken with one to three people. A $5 ticket will allow the winner to have photo taken with four to five people; and, a $7 ticket will allow the winner to have a photo taken with six or more people.
If there is still not enough money after the bake sales and raffle, The Photo Society members plan on having a car wash (if it’s warm enough). Members also want to hire a band to play at a house event where they will charge for admission—although this plan is still a bit “iffy” right now.
The Photo Society’s next bake sale, and their raffle will take place in the cafeteria on April 14 during lunch and dinner.