Friday, 6 May 2016

Digital Immersion: Creating Multimedia - Still Images

“Learn the rules like a pro, 
so you can break them like an artist.”  
- Picasso

Today we learnt how to take still images like a pro! We learnt about the rule of thirds, lighting and composition. With our newly acquired knowledge we set off for a little field trip. I had a look around Glenn Innes and got inspired to take photographs of street art in the community.  

Next we uploaded them to our Google Drive. I had always thought that uploading photos was a hassle as I didn't know of a quick way to transfer them my phone, to my computer and to my site. Using the Google Photos app on your phone is a super quick way to transfer photographs. We also discussed how to embed folders on Google Sites, which got me thinking about how I could use this in my class. During mathematics I take lots of photographs of the learners. I had intended to create a digital modelling book to keep a record of what we were learning, but I had completely forgotten to do this. Now I know of a fast way to get my photographs onto my computer I will add a modelling book onto my mathematics page.

Lastly we used Pic Monkey to create a collage, and YouTube to create a collage to share our photographs. Some of my photographs needed cropping, so I used iPhoto to do this. It was fun playing around with the slideshow options on YouTube. I like how you can choose from a wide range of royalty-free songs and change the transitions to suit the style of the photographs.


  1. Sounds like a really productive day with lots of learning and goodies to put into practice with your learners. It is great to be able to use our phones effectively as teachers and short cut processes which even a couple of years ago would have taken many more steps.

    1. It definitely was Dorothy :) . I can't believe I didn't know how easy it was to quickly upload photos from your phone to your site! I will be making sure I use this newly acquired knowledge to create my digital modelling books.

  2. This looks like so much fun! I'm glad you ended up enjoying your day, can't wait for you to share your knowledge and learning with me some more so that I can become a photo pro too!


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