Sunday, February 17, 2008

Online Photography Club?

This last month I’ve tried to start an online photo club with the teacher’s at Shepherd. I taught a photography workshop in the media center for about 8 teachers in January. After going through some photography basics, I had them all establish an online site to upload their pictures to. We used Flickr for our online site. Many of you are probably familiar with the flickr site as it has been around for a number of years. There are many different types of photography groups on flickr that you can join. But, we decided to start our own group. We call it the ‘SPS Photography Club’ (real original, eh?). I thought this would be a good idea because it would give us a source of contact where we could share questions and answers year around instead of at a workshop just once a year. In addition, we decided to have periodic ‘assignments’ where we could take pictures whose subject would be centered around a specific topic. Our first topic is ‘Cold’, (since we’ve had such a cold winter!). Take a look at the pictures that were uploaded and feel free to make comments - please be kind. If you would like to join our club, establish a flickr account and upload some of your pictures to it. Then join our group. We haven’t decided on our next photo assignment yet, if you have some ideas - share them!
In a future post I plan on discussing the photo editing that you can do on flickr.  If you haven't tried it out, give it a go and let me know what you think of it.

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