Why the Rave in Digital Photography?
Base on my understanding and experience, photography is a creative expression of capturing pictures which you are able to publish on the web, in a blog, include in a podcast, store in an iPod, or print on photo paper. However, photography extends far beyond the common description. Below you will find more meaningful and related information that I find very interesting:
Digital photography, as opposed to film photography, uses electronic devices to record the image as binary data. This facilitates storage and editing of the images on personal computers, and also the ability to show and delete unsuccessful images immediately on the camera itself. Read more...
What is Photojournalism?
As an amateur photographer, I believe that this is a form of journalism where the image becomes the focal point of a story. Below are some sites that you can read which provides a more in-depth definition of photojournalism.
Wikipedia explains photojournalism as a form of journalism that creates images in order to tell a news story. Read more...
Dr. Ellen K. Rudolph explains photojournalism as a story-telling medium that combines images and writing to more thoroughly explore a given subject. Read more...
Mark Hancock shares his views that a photojournalist takes the best of both what a journalist and a photographer does, and locks it into the most powerful medium available through a single frozen image. Read more...
Bradley Wilson wrote in his article, "Careers in Photojournalism," about the characteristics of a photojournalist. They include a sense of curiosity, artistic aptitude, mechanical aptitude, high ethical standard, and quick thinking and adaptability. Read more...
How can Photojournalism Be Connected with Curriculum Instruction?
Inspirational Photo Stories . How would you like to combine photography skills and talent with curriculum instruction? It is all about pictures, but they don't have to be solely focused on artistic and creative expressions. Pictures can be used to tell a story, provide historical information, and capture human life in a more intimate experience. Witness these evidences. Read more...
Writing Prompts . Take a picture that speaks a thousand words and have students brainstorm on what they think the picture says. Click here to view some writing prompts that you may use to base the theme of your photographs.
Historical Facts . Let your photograph capture a piece of history or tell a story which you can use in your social studies activity. Some social studies key word prompts that you may find interesting to use will be The Great Depression , World War I , Ancient Egypt , and the Middle Ages . Explore and discover other key word prompts that you can use in Physical Education/Health , Science and Math .
Creative Expression . Photographs can serve as a creative expression of one's interests which students usually demonstrate through their weblogs, song selections, poetry composition, and many more. Channel students' artistic energy by having them take pictures of collages, posters, signs, beauty of nature, daily life, and the like.
How can Light Affect the End Result of Your Photography?
There is a variety of ways to take great and captivating pictures. However, no matter what type of photography style you want to use, both still requires the use of light! Read what Neil who is a TSL Education staff from London has to say about the importance of light in taking pictures.
Who are these Photographers?
The beauty of every photograph depends on every photographer's style, mood, technique, creativity, and equipment. Here are some photographers who belong to different fields of photography that may inspire you the way they have with my husband and I:
Film Photographers . Russell Lee Collection . Gilles Navet .
Digital Photographers. Barbara Read and Fred Schaad . Bernard Tse . Manuel Libres Librodo, Jr . Richard Calmes .
Photojournalists . Mark Hancock . The Best of Photojournalism 2004 . Maciej Dakowicz . Marisa D.L . Sharon Rogers . MarkWP .
Photography Ideas and Tips & Tricks
How can you improve your phtography as a beginner, intermediate, and advanced photographer?
Top 10 Tips for Great Pictures. (Listen to a podcast version of Rosario by clicking here )
What are fun projects and ideas that can be used in the classroom?
Literacy through Photography
Unveiling the Beauty of Flowers . Visit " Take Time to Smell the Flowers " link and click View the Story to launch the flash interactive website.
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