Donut Cell Structure Model

Donut Cell Structure Model

My 7th grade son had an assignment to create a cell structure model in a unique way. He chose to create his cell using donuts and candy. He made a list of all of the necessary components, then sent me to the store to pick up his ingredients. Armed with a pile of sugary goodness, he set to work creating his cell. Without one bit of help from me, here is the model that he came up with. He was quite pleased with his work! His teacher did not want the actual cell model to be brought to school, only a picture of the masterpiece. Thinking, "This is only a 7th grade project," I went to snap a picture of the cell model as it sat on the counter. No matter what angle I held my camera, I got some sort of shadow across the donut. After a minute of trying to adjust where I was standing, how I was holding my camera, the angle of my shot, etc, I gave up and took the donut cell over to my SHOTBOX. What a difference the right tool makes! I got the picture that I wanted in one shot! I don't know why I didn't head straight for my SHOTBOX in the first place! It is such a wonderful tool and I am fortunate to be able to use it as often as I do!

As I headed of to my yoga class, my husband and son got to work labeling the different parts of the cell structure model. It is handy to have a designer husband around for projects like this but in reality, my son could have labeled the parts of his cell by hand and the project still would have worked just fine. Thanks to my SHOTBOX, we got a great picture that my son proudly took to school today! And when the project was finished, we gobbled up that cell. So delicious!

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Photo shot with SHOTBOX and my Samsung Galaxy S7 Smartphone. Photo edited in Photoshop.

Below you can see the setup inside the box. This is the original picture that my husband and son edited to create the final project. All of the background distractions were edited out so that only the image of the actual donut remained. Had they tried to add text to this unedited image, the background would have been distracting and way too busy. If I didn't have a husband with mad Photoshop skills, I could have put the donut on the white, sling backdrop and achieved a clean look that way as well. Seeing how I was trying to get out the door to my yoga class, I slid the plate onto whatever surface was already in my SHOTBOX, snapped a single picture, then ran out the door.

Cell Structure Model Photo Setup

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My name is Jodie and I am a wife and mother of four. I love to bake, craft, travel, exercise, hike and explore new things. I'm excited to use the SHOTBOX to highlight my creations and to show you how this simple tool can bring light and life to your passions too.

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