It's time to try a new extension to capture video now that YouTube has disabled the button that lets your record video straight from your chromebook's camera.. Nimbus Screencast as recommended by Free Technology by Teachers. Download it and give it a try.
Taking pictures of famous landmarks is like writing a thank-you letter or ironing a shirt.
You're sorta obligated to do it, and everyone does it more or less the same way.
So when someone figures out a unique style of getting the job done, people notice.
That's what happened when Londoner Rich McCor began adorning pictures of British landmarks with whimsical paper cutouts and posting the results online.
Originally, the 28-year-old creative agency worker intended the photos for the amusement of himself and friends.
Then he got a lesson on the impact of "viral" when Britain's "Daily Mail" publicized some of his photos.
Link to article - http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/01/travel/paper-cutouts-rich-mccor/
By Bronwen Latimer
Most of the early-19th-century photographers were scientists, in fact, who found the right combination of chemicals to affix an image to a piece of paper. Once those chemicals were identified and accessible, then the next generation of photographers pushed the practice into the realm of art with their creativity. Now that digital is the modern option for citizens and journalists alike, chemical processes have re-emerged in the art world. Daguerreotypes, wet collodion and photograms appear in the work of famous artists such as Chuck Close, Sally Mann and Adam Fuss.
“Just as some people say that photography freed up the painters to be impressionistic,” Estabrook said, “so has digital allowed photographers to be free to experiment.”
Link to article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2016/03/28/artistry-and-chemistry-a-new-way-to-look-at-the-old-practices-of-photography/
I saw this link to - How to Compose Brilliant Black and White Photos - on the Art Teacher Facebook page and just had to share.
Of special note, if you like black and white photography is to research the photographers. Eadweard Muybridge (TATE Exhibition), Margaret Bourke-White Biography,
We are working on self-portraits here in the art room and I found an online article about how to take a more flattering photograph. I like how the subtle changes like moving your jaw forward and squinting your eyes can make a difference. Smiling makes a big difference too. - http://hooplaha.com/2014/01/how-to-take-a-more-flattering-portrait/ Read the full article by the photographer here: http://www.fastcocreate.com/3022472/always-be-squinching-and-other-tricks-from-a-portrait-photographer-for-taking-flattering-pic#1
"Remi Noel, a French photographer fascinated by the Jack Kerouac ideal of "America," spent eight years -- from 2004 to 2012 -- traveling through Texas in search of that classic sense of Americana. That, by itself, might have been unremarkable or repetitive, but when Noel started adding in images of his only companion on his journey -- a Batman action figure -- things took a fascinating turn." Matthew Jackson blastr
See Mrs. Noel's pictures on the Blastr website
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