“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” ~ Dorothea Lange

Check out this page to learn about good sites to expand your knowledge and understanding of photography and digital manipulations.I am adding on to it all the time and if you find a good site just let me know!!

Ted talks

http://www.ted.com/talks/david_griffin_on_how_photography_connects.html
http://www.petapixel.com/2010/05/20/14-powerful-ted-talks-by-photographers/

Collaborations:
A high school program like ours with some great examples
http://lhs.loswego.k12.or.us/z-mcbrides/digital/dphoto.htm

Interesting school blogs and ningshttp://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=201573
http://yhsartdept.ning.com/

Photography Links:

Click Photography changes everything!
check out this blog written by Marvin Heiferman from the Smithsonian
http://photography.si.edu/
Famous photographers quotes

http://www.photoquotes.com/default.aspx?charAlpha=a

Photo blog:
http://thephotographerblog.com/567/13-resources-for-dslr-beginners/

Fourteen nineteen: a site for high school photographers based in the UK
http://www.fourteen-nineteen.com/

Photo history
National Geographic the mentor to all photographers. A great time line and examples of excellent photos.
http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photographers/photography-timeline.html

100 photos that changed our world
http://www.digitaljournalist.org/issue0309/lm_index.html

PBS site on American photo history
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/americanphotography/

Smithsonian site called Click Photography Changes Everything
http://click.si.edu/American Museum of Photo Historyhttp:www.photographymuseum.com/


Photography Readings from a master of arts program
For the studious ones you may be interested some of these articles.
http://www.aphotostudent.com/photo-readings/

Photo advice for everyone
http://photodoto.com/

Know your camera:
A good slideshow about your SLR camera
http://web.mac.com/egrantsalvi/Site/Photo_1_files/CAMERA%20INTRO.pdf

SLR cameras explained
http://www.all-things-photography.com/digital-slr.html

Digital terms
http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=411&pq-locale=en_US&_requestid=5534

Camera modes explained
http://digital-photography-school.com/digital-camera-modes


Camera manuals on line
http://www.cameratown.com/manuals/
Digital photography school.21 neat tips!!
http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/21-settings-techniques-and-rules-all-new-camera-owners-should-know/

Using your iphone as a photography tool!
http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-use-the-iphone-as-a-photography-tool

Composition
Rhode Island School of Design photo club composition list
http://www.risd.org/schools/phs/clubs/ponyexpr/photoj/composi/index.htm

Ten photography rules
http://photo.tutsplus.com/articles/round-ups/100-helpful-photography-tutorials-for-beginners-and-professionals/

How to talk about photographs using visual language
http://nuovo.com/southern-images/analyses.html

The 10 basic compositional rules in photography
http://www.amateursnapper.com/photography/10-top-photography-composition-rules


This is a classic compositional tool used in the fine arts as well as photography
http://photocritic.org/the-rule-of-thirds/


Simple explaination of the basic compositional tools one more time
http://www.picturecorrect.com/photographytips/composition.htm


Different points of view explained very well.
http://www.cameraposition.com/


Here is a site we all need to learn basic compositional skills.
http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=3915adfa5e4eccca0c24


Rule of thirds great examples from the real world of advertising. Google around the site "rule of thirds"
http://www.presentationzen.com/presentationzen/2005/08/from_golden_mea.html


This site gives you ideas on taking stunning portraits
http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/10-ways-to-take-stunning-portraits/


More portrait suggestions
http://www.krisfontes.com/ispace.htm
Forced Perspective
http://apexhsart.blogspot.com/search/label/forcedtop14



Some great tips for taking photos with your digital camera
http://www.artinstructionblog.com/category/photography/digital-photography
Remember the saying"everything you needed to know you learned in kindergarten"? Here is what to know as a photographer
http://digital-photography-school.com/13-lessons-to-teach-your-child-about-digital-photography

Tips for taking fabulous photographs
http://www.visualphotoguide.com/take-great-photos/

More tips for taking fabulous photographs
http://www.visualphotoguide.com/take-great-photos/

Stop Action Photography/ shutter speed
http://photography.about.com/od/photographybyoccasion/qt/fruitinwater.htm

The silhouhette
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/in_silhouette.html


Inspiring new and old photographers
Ever heard of a photographer that likes to defy gravity?
http://www.liweiart.com/
Here is a gem of a site that has interviews with famous photographers about their craft
http://www.pixchannel.com/flash/index.html


This website belongs to a high school student, Andrew Nagi, from Baltimore Md that has an amazing eye!!!
http://www.acphoto.net/His style could be called minimalist. Here are more examples of this type of photographyhttp:
www.fuelyourcreativity.com/inspiring-minimalistic-photography/
Williams Eggleston took color photos during the 60's and 70's that revealed his times like noone had before
http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/11/07/arts/1107-EGGL_index.html?ei=5070&emc=eta3

Edvard Muybridge the father of animation
http://americanhistory.si.edu/muybridge/index.htm

Phillippe Halsman created some unforgettable images
http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/halsman/intro.htm

Inspirations
A beautiful blog about photography and photographers
http://photo-muse.blogspot.com/

Out of ideas for shooting photos? Try "Minimalism"! Thanks flickr!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/naveenjamal/sets/1049032/
Expand yourself as a photographer try photochallenge!
http://www.photochallenge.org/about/

A wonderful site for tutorials and ideas
http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/

Found Alphabet photography! and examples
http://www.alphabetphotography.ca/
http://www.letter-photo.com/examples/gallery/

On your own try out a camera obscura exercise
http://www.paintcancamera.com/cameraobscura.html

Check out these great Photo blogs for tips and tricks
http://www.photography-colleges.org/the-top-100-photography-blogs/

25 tips for using free internet technology
http://www.ideastoinspire.co.uk/techytips.htm

Desperate Spellers a unique way to learn to spell
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickledndimed/sets/1107811/show/

50 most beautiful trees
http://www.designzzz.com/beautiful-trees-photography/

Urban Daily Life: seeing the amazing in the mundane
http://www.urbandailylife.com/Ever tried Forced perspetives?
http://www.instantshift.com/2010/08/24/88-brilliant-examples-of-forced-perspective-photography/
Downloading movies
http://www.zamzar.com/http:keepvid.com/
Image editing
The Basics: How to use photoshop to improve your digital photos
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/introductory-photoshop-skills-for-the-beginning-photographer/


Free image editing software for your PC
http://www.getpaint.net/


more image editing these two work together
http://www.picnik.com/
http://www.flickr.com/


Igoogle's image editing
http://picasa.google.com/


Image manipulation
interesting article about the the way we view and understand images
http://morris.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/08/11/photography-as-a-weapon/?emc=eta1


Photojournalism Links:
The power of photojournalism

http://www.petapixel.com/2010/05/20/14-powerful-ted-talks-by-photographers/


Dan eldon was an inspiring young photojournalist who died at the age of 22.
http://www.creativevisions.org/dan.htm
See and hear what the photographer's at the US Conventions think about as they take pictures of the candidates.
Photographers' Journal : Capturing History at the Conventions
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/09/05/us/politics/20080905-photographersjournal-conventions/index.html


Edward Burtynsky:
Manufctured landscapes a powerful documentation of how we humans are changing the face of our earth.
http://www.edwardburtynsky.com/


Photoshop links:

Photoshop Lady: easy tutorials from around the world
http://www.photoshoplady.com/

Photoshop maniputations
http://feedgrids.com/

Dawn Pedersen's easy tutorials
http://60lessons.com/

An inspiring artist that uses photoshop, her scanner and her imagination in unique ways
http://www.maggietaylor.com/flash.html

Another artist that works digitally
http://www.rozfoster.com/

Psdtuts is a great site to learn, practice and improve your photoshop skills
http://psdtuts.com/articles/web/50-great-photoshop-tutorials-for-clever-beginners/
http://psdtuts.com/category/tutorials/

Cool mandalas you make from your own photos
http://www.earthmandalas.com/how/index.html

A texture library
http://textures.forrest.cz/

Light Painting References
http://carrotrevolution.com/lightpainting/index.html//
http://www.exploratorium.edu/pie/library/lpback.html
http://www.thecoolist.com/light-graffiti-10-masters-of-light-painting-photography/

Promote yourself with these sites
http://flavors.me/

https://Issuu.com

https://animoto.com

Creative Commons
http://blogs.sitepoint.com/2009/04/30/30-creative-commons-sources/