Archive of ‘digital photography’ category
We work with you on your photography, videography and video editing skills:
on both desktop/laptop and mobile devices.
8 Ways to Create Videos on Chromebooks
Adobe Spark is a suite of free tools for creating images, videos, and simple web pages. Key features of Adobe Spark’s web app include an integrated Creative Commons image search tool, the option to download images as JPEGs, and the option to download your videos as MP4 files
Sharalike is a good option to consider when you want to create an audio slideshow. To create an audio slideshow on Sharalike simply import some images from your computer, your Android device or from your iPad, drag them into the sequence in which you want them to appear, and then add some music. Sharalike offers a small collection of stock music that you can use or you can upload your own music.
PowToon is a popular tool for creating animated videos online. PowToon provides a drag-and-drop editor for creating animated videos. The videos that you create feature digital paper cut-outs on a colorful background. Think of PowToon as an online tool for creating videos in the style made popular by Common Craft. PowToon provides drawings of people and objects that you can arrange on blank canvas. After adding your narration to the arrangement you can publish your video.
Magisto is a video creation tool that allows you to quickly drag videos and images from your desktop and or Google Drive account to your Magisto account. After you’ve uploaded the media that you want mixed, select a theme and music for your video.From the video clips and images that you upload, Magisto will select the best portions to remix and blend together. Magisto creates your video after you’ve completed the steps of uploading media, selecting a theme, and choosing music. The final video is emailed to you. In addition to the web-based service Magisto offers a Chrome app, an Android app, and an iPad app.
Chrome app called CaptureCast. CaptureCast, produced by Cattura Video, allows you to record the screen on your Chromebook as well as input from your webcam. To record a video with the webcam on your Chromebook open CaptureCast in your browser then allow it to access your webcam and microphone. You can specify how high of a resolution you would like to use to capture your video. You can also choose your audio quality. If you have an external microphone connected to your Chromebook, make sure that you have it enabled before you start recording. When you have finished recording in CaptureCast you can save your video on your Chromebook or upload it to YouTube, to Vimeo, or to Google Drive.
imbus Screenshot is a tool for creating screencast videos on Chromebooks. It is easy to install, includes customizable countdown timer, and offers multiple ways to save and share your videos. Screencasts recorded with Nimbus Screenshot can be saved to your local drive or to an online Nimbus account. I chose to save to my local drive then upload to my YouTube channel. You could also save to your local drive then share to Google Drive or another online storage service.
more on video editing in this IMS blog
An excellent example of practical approach to a real digital storytelling case:
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more on presentations in this IMS blog
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April 17, 11AM, we met for one-hour conversation on digital photography and its use in education. We discussed parameters of digital cameras, which we would like to consider as well the trends of shifting certain tasks of digital photography toward mobile devices. We also discussed the opportunity of using “cloud” based applications for rudimentary processing of digital images versus using Adobe Photoshop for the same purpose.
Here is a link to the basics of digital photography; we touched on some of the parameters discussed here:
Please share your links and sources for good use of digital photography in education.
Photoshop CS5 basics.
please contribute with your favorite and/or most helpful source to work with Photoshop.
Please share with us an application, which, in your opinion can successfully substitute Photoshop for learning and teaching purposes.
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Digital Photography 1 – practical lessons for learning and teaching
- digital photography in learning from K12 to Higher Ed
- general uses of digital cameras and photography in education
- specific application of digital cameras and photography in education
- apply in the learning process
- new trends and ideas
Digital Photography 2-Learning and Teaching with digital cameras
- differences and similarities between digital and traditional film photgraphy
- cameras and what do we need to know about them
- digital cameras settings and modes
- how to take good pictures
- digital camera problems and troubleshooting
- Image editing