Classroom Magic with Digital Photography
MACUL 2005, Detroit
Ann Arbor Open School & Community High School
Ann Arbor, MI
Publishing - getting
your pictures in a place where people can see them.
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Prints - a picture
you can hold in your hands.
At our school,
we use regular copy paper and laminate the pictures after they are
printed. They look pretty good.
and Hewlett-Packard all have pretty good photo quality printers.
process of developing pictures by exposing an image on photographic
paper that is processed in chemicals.
Internet services I have used and I like them all.
iPhoto is a feature that let's you connect directly to OFOTO and order
This is a
link to the demo page of the Walmart Photo Centre.
- Books -
bound and printed on high quality paper.
Print Your Own
I learned how
to make accordion books from Russell Brown, the Photoshop evangelist.
With 38" x 6"
sheets of photo paper, use Photoshop or Photoshop Elements to create a
long strip of images that can be folded into books that have 6" x 6"
pages and 1" tabs at either end to insert into covers made from 6" x 6"
cardboard and covered with folded papers.
I have used
paper from http://www.redriverpaper.com/
In Mac OSX when
Print is selected,
there is the option to "Print to PDF"
which saves the file as a pdf file that can be posted to the Web, a
server or burned on a CD.
iPhoto has a
feature for designing high quality, bound photo books. iPhoto 5 has
several choices of book type and layout templates.
CDRs are cheap but they
are also more fragile than we thought. Be careful how you store your
Look for brand name CDs in the color advertising sections of your
Sunday newspaper. There is always a sale.
I try to not pay more than $0.20 a piece for CDRs.
I stay away from CD-RWs because they seem to be more delicate and CDRs
are so cheap.
Here is osme info on how to take care of your CDs.
All of these programs
can take a folder of images and convert them into a movie.
A great program for
all kinds of multimedia tasks available form Apple for $30.
File > Export ,
pick the "Quicktime" tab and make a movie with the music that's
selected in iTunes
This great piece of
software provides a lot control of pan,zoom and rotation as well as
matching the length of the movie to a music selection.
iMovie has added
the "Ken Burns Effect," a pan and zoom effect.
GraphicConverter is my
favorite piece of shareware ever. Many of the features in iPhoto were
inspired by GC.
Comes witrh the
great CD burning program Toast
- Web Pages
Your Own Page
There are many
places to host a web photo gallery.
district might have web accounts available for teachers.
If you get internet
service at home, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) might provide
space with your account.
Comcast and others provide space.
inexpensive hosting sites that will let you have your own domain name.
a built-in tool to create web pages and slide shows for publication to
a .Mac account on the web - a service available from Apple for $100 per
> Export to create a web gallery.
Export and choose the Web Page tab top create a web photo gallery.
Comments can be shown with either or both the thumbnails and the images.
Elements has a
feature for creating web galleries built in.
There are some
instructions at this site.
This a terrific
tool for creating web glaleries of phjotos and its free!
Photoshop has a
feature for building online galleries.
A very simple,
easy to use and free program for creating web albums with comments
attached to the pictures.
can generate web galleries quickly and easily.
Photo Hosting Services
This is a web site
to share photos. Photos can be identified and searched with keywords
My Flickr site :
A photo blog I
A place to get
started with your own blog.
There are many
tutorials for Photoshop Elements, Photoshop , iMovie and iPhoto
available on the Web. Try a Google search and you'll find all kinds.
These are some of my favorite sites.
My Janee is
a brilliant site full of excellent tutorials for Photoshop and
This is an
outstanding site with tutorials on almost every piece of software a
teacher might use or want to use. All the tutorials are broken into
short online movies.
It has some
excellent free software for planning movies, too.
photoshop Elements Online Course
site has a good intro to iPhoto.
good iPhoto material, too.
Photography and Imaging
You can ask for
an evaluation copy of a book at PeachPit Press.
These are some
of the books I have and recommend. I usually get them from Amazon.
5: The Missing Manual
Pogue, Joseph Schorr, Derrick Story
5 for Mac OS X : Visual QuickStart Guide (Visual Quickstart Guides)
Photoshop Elements Book for Digital Photographers
Elements 3 Down & Dirrty Tricks
Teacher Training Series: Photshop Elements
Elements 2 Solutions: The Art of Digital Photography
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