Example Photo Blog

Hey photobloggers (9th and 10th grade)!

Today is THE DAY for winter wonderland photos, don’t let this pretty little snowstorm go to waste!!!

If you are feeling stunted creatively because you don’t know how to use photoshop to edit your photos don’t despair! There are tons of great online photo editing sites that you can use for free!  There are also tons of great photo editing apps you can download to your phone for free.  I personally use Aviary for my iphone and when I don’t feel like using photoshop I use http://pixlr.com/editor/ for the computer.  Don’t feel like you have to use the same sites/apps as me though, find an editor that you find easy to work with and can create the kind of effects you want.  Check out my latest blog posts that compares how different edits of the same photo can drastically change the vibe of the photo.

http://artwithmissgriffin.blogspot.com/2013/12/editing-photos.html

Here are the photos anyways because I like them so much.

The unedited photo first:

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all the editing of these photos was done with Aviary for iphone.

I strongly encourage that you follow my own photoblog for tips and tricks as well as ideas.

http://artwithmissgriffin.blogspot.com/

Photo Project is a GO

Last week I introduced a new photo project for my ninth and tenth graders.  The basic premise is the same though the ninth graders will have more structure and the 10th graders will have more artistic license.  Each student was asked to create a blog using Blogger and will be posting one photo a week as part of a year long project.  I wanted to use a blog format rather than them just submitting photos to me because I want them to make this project personal.  I want them to feel ownership and take pride in their work.  The great thing about Blogger is you can set your blog to totally private and only invite certain readers.  I’m very excited to see how this project goes and I hope my students are as pumped as I am! I know I won’t be able to limit my blog to one photo a week so I won’t even try.  You can follow my photo project blog here: http://artwithmissgriffin.blogspot.com/

Leaf Peeping!

If you haven’t gone for an autumn walk yet the time is now! Right now the fall foliage in our area is at its peak. This is also a great time of year for landscape photography. Just bring your point and shoot or camera phone with you on your walk. Keep the composition in mind while you are shooting and don’t forget the rule of thirds! If you have Instagram you can turn on the grid to make it even easier. Just put your main point of interest under one if the intersections of the grid and you’re good to go! I went hiking this past week with my friend Ben, here are some of the pictures I took along the way. 20131011-084108.jpg20131011-084129.jpg20131011-084144.jpg20131011-084203.jpg

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Now go out and take some pictures of your own!