Internet Resources for the Photo Buff
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Online resources for taking, editing, enhancing, printing, and displaying your photos. We will look at Flickr, Animoto, Phixr, to name a few.
Link to SummerExperience files shared: http://drop.io/summerexperience
New York Institute of Photography
Kodak: Taking Great Pictures
Online Creative Fun with Images
Flickr -- http://www.flickr.com
Owned by Yahoo, Flickr is a tremendous resource for images. Many Flickr users have chosen to "share" their work with a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through photos under each type of license.
FdFlickr Toys -- http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/
Favorite Flickr Mashups from Photojojo - http://photojojo.com/content/guides/favorite-flickr-mashups/
Create photobooks from your Flickr photos - http://www.pimpampum.net/bookr/
My del.icio.us bookmarks for more Flickr-related websites:
Favorite Flickr Sites from David Jakes - http://www.jakesonline.org/flickrsites.htm
28 Online Photo Editing Websites to Have Fun With: http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/services/28-online-photo-editing-websites-to-have-fun-with/
Put yourself on the cover of 18 different magazines - http://www.magmypic.com/
Express yourself in many ways at ImageChef.com - http://imagechef.com
Custom Street Signs- http://streetsigngenerator.com
Rock You – http://rockyou.com
Use your webcam to take fun (or not) pictures -- http://cameroid.com
Your photos into slide shows from Animoto -- http://animoto.com
Editing Your Masterpieces
Dove Evolution. Example of digital manipulation.
O.J. Simpson photo manipulation example
Photo tampering throughout history examples
Picnik.com is a great free tool for basic editing of images within Flickr (now integrated) or from your computer. Add frames, text, speech bubbles, and fun shapes and stamps. A pro account ($24.95 yr.) provides more editing options.
Pixenate.com provides basic editing online:
Phixr.com provides many Photoshop-like filters such as the swirl and embossed frame option:
... no sign up required.
Splashup.com also provides a few filters (posterize, emboss), PLUS layers!
Creative projects for your students
Sharon Sossin's "Digital Cameras + Computer = Creative Works of Art " website (templates, ideas and samples):
Make Your Own Photo Journals
Digital Imaging in Education -- Dr. David Thornburg
Dr. Arnie Abrams Handouts
Every Picture Tells a Story, Using Digital Photographs as Tools -- from Ellen Wiley
Keep it Simple: 101 Digital Photo Activities for K-5 -- Melanie Holbrook
Sample Lesson: Mother Nature Pattern Maker
Adobe Digital Kids Club
From Annette Lamb, High Tech Learning
Digital Photo Safaris: Authentic Learning Across the Curriculum -- LOTS of ideas and sample files!
by Glen L. Bull and Lynn Bell
$37.95 on Amazon or from ISTE (member price: $34.15)
by Dr. Arnie Abrams
$32.00 (book with CD) from http://www.arnieabrams.net/store/