LEARNING GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY: Interesting Websites to Check Out
There are so many photography sites on the Web where you can learn the basics of taking great pictures. Here are some great ones I've found, check them out sometime to learn some new skills...
EIGHT WORST HABITS OF BEGINNING PHOTOGRAPHERS
This is a great story that spotlights the simple errors that so many students do with their photography choices. You'll recognize most of these but show this to your staffers as a reminder to them. Click here to check them out.
MANUAL SETTINGS FOR BEGINNING PHOTOGRAPHERS
Nearly everyone uses the Auto settings on their cameras, mainly because they're afraid of what changing the manual settiings might do. No need to fear, check out these great ideas for beginners. Click here to check them out.
9 COMPOSITION TECHNIQUES THAT WILL MAKE YOUR IMAGES EYE-CATCHING ON A BIOLOGICAL LEVEL
From famed photographer Steve McCurry, a Penn State University graduate, here are nine basics on taking great storytelling pictures of people. Click here to check them out.
SEVEN GOLDEN PHOTOJOURNALISM RULES
From an experienced Reuters professtional photographer, check out his seven rules and watch a great video with more on these tips. Click here to check them out.
WHAT DOES GOOD PHOTOJOURNALISM LOOK LIKE?
Here are a pair of great videos via YouTube that show what telling stories with photos really means. These would be great to show during a class period to get students inspired. Experts also talk about taking terrific photos while images are displayed. Click here to see Part 1, only about 8:17 long. Click here to see Part 2, around 10:00 long.
SLR CAMERA SIMULATOR
Knowing the proper settings for an SLR (single lens reflex) camera can be challenging for any beginner. Here's a website that serves as a simulator on what settings to choose for different situations. Click here to give it a try! This one is really cool!!
CANON SLR CAMERA CHALLENGE
From the Canon company, one of the top camera makers in the world. This is a neat instructional website designed to get you changing the manual settings of the camera and seeing how it affects an image. Click here to check it out.
FOCUS, FRAME, SHOOT
Great pictures often have a unique view, but how can you learn how to take those kinds of pictures? This website lets you practice on focusing and framing different shots - click here to check it out. A easy way to learn proper shooting.
PENN STATE PHOTOGRAPHY TUTORIAL
From nearby PSU, here's a great website to learn more about basic digital photography from an actual PSU student course. It's a neat website filled with material, click here to see for yourself.
CAMBRIDGE IN COLOUR
Here's a cool website to learn many basic photographic elements, from the University of Cambridge in England. Click here to learn many aspects of photography and camera usage.
From the renowned BBC in England, check out these three cool and concise videos on You Tube on how to use a smartphone for journalism. Click here to see the three videos with tips on taking photos, audio and video along with editing tips for each.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOL
This is a neat website filled with files and tutorials on photography, cameras and lenses, photo post-production and much more, all monitored by a group of veteran digital camera users. Click here to check it out. You can even upload some of your own images and grab some cool photo assignment ideas for your students.
WHAT DO THOSE F-STOP NUMBERS MEAN?
For photographers who do a lot more than just point and shoot, what do those F-stop numbers mean anyway? Click here to learn the basics and how to use them to take better images.
HOW TO SHOOT HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Here's an interesting article on the intricacies of shooting a high school football game, from getting on the field to camera tips to what to shoot. Click here to check it out.
And for Jostens advisers, be sure to check out the great instructional videos on your exclusive Yearbook Avenue website in the Digital Classroom. Great advice, tips and ideas from the best in the yearbook business!