Internet Resources for the Photo Buff


Charlene Chausis, Technology Trainer (Retired)
Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, IL


School Website:


Presented at the
Summer Experience "North" 2008, July 31, 2008

Online resources for taking, editing, enhancing, printing, and displaying your photos. We will look at Flickr, Animoto, Phixr, to name a few.

LInk to the Slideshow

Take Better Pictures

Link to SummerExperience files shared:


Take Better Pictures!

New York Institute of Photography

Kodak: Taking Great Pictures

Basic Techniques


Tools for Creating, Editing and Sharing Your Digital Masterpieces!

Online Creative Fun with Images

Flickr --

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 --
check out Motivator, movie poster, trading cards, billboards and more!

- Slideshow tool example

- Motivator example

Favorite Flickr Mashups from Photojojo -

Create photobooks from your Flickr photos -

My bookmarks for more Flickr-related websites:

Favorite Flickr Sites from David Jakes -

More Fun...

28 Online Photo Editing Websites to Have Fun With:

Put yourself on the cover of 18 different magazines -

Express yourself in many ways at -

Custom Street Signs-

Rock You –

Accessorize your photos with fun--

Zingfu - Goofy Photo Fun for Everyone --

Use your webcam to take fun (or not) pictures --

Your photos into slide shows from Animoto --


Editing Your Masterpieces

Dove Evolution. Example of digital manipulation.


O.J. Simpson photo manipulation example

Photo tampering throughout history examples 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. provides basic editing online:


From this


to this provides many Photoshop-like filters such as the swirl and embossed frame option:

sunflower-twisted  ... no sign up required. 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!


Recommended Reading:

Teaching With Digital Images: Acquire, Analyze, Create, Communicate

by Glen L. Bull and Lynn Bell

ISBN 1-56484-219-3

$37.95 on Amazon or from ISTE (member price: $34.15)

Download a pdf excerpt from the ISTE Bookstore.

Award-Winning Digital Photography Projects for the Classroom

by Dr. Arnie Abrams

$32.00 (book with CD) from

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