This past Saturday, November 12, The Tennessee Leadership Council of the Discovery Educator Network hosted a day of photography training at the TN Aquarium in Chattanooga. 19 teachers attended and helped make this a phenomenal day.
We met at the IMAX Theater (a hat tip to George Bartnik of the TN Aquarium for providing the space and a boat load of free popcorn!) around 8:30 and began at 9. We spent about an hour together looking at some basics like “the rule of thirds,” framing shots, macro tips, and more. Then, everyone went their separate ways for a two hour photo walk. Discovery had provided everyone with free access to the Aquarium, so some took pictures there. Others walked along the river front, up to the Bluff View Art District, across the Walnut Street Bridge, and elsewhere.
We met back at the IMAX around noon for lunch and then looked at a few websites that allow various kinds of editing and hosting for pictures. (You can see the total list at this Symbaloo page). We highlighted Web Resizer, Pho.to, Pixlr, Blabberize, and Animoto.
After that, we spent a little time looking at Photo Story and how to use the pictures we take for digital storytelling. In addition, everyone was encouraged to upload at least five pictures to a folder in Edmodo and share it with our Photography group. If you would like the code to gain access to the group, please email me at tchilders (at) bradleyschools (dot) org.
Below you will see just a few of the pictures taken that day. You will find more in the Edmodo group!