Making more of Digital Cameras

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The ICT Training Support Unit ran three very successful days at The Storehouse of Foulis looking at ways to use the digital camera to support A Curriculum for Excellence. Liz Roberts explored the notion of New Literacies as expressed by David Warlick at SETT 2004 by connecting aspects of photojournalism and advertising as a basis for developing a variety of core skills through creativity. Participants were involved in analysis of multimedia advertising before considering the use of the digital cameras to create photographic presentations of their own.

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Many photographs were taken by the 30 staff who took part in and around the picturesque Storehouse of Fouliswhich proved to be a very successful venue for more than its scenic qualities – before editing (Using Irfanview) and construction of multimedia photostories took place (Photostory 3 for Windows).

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Some useful links for editing and presenting your digital photos:

http://snipshot.com/
http://www.phixr.com/
http://www.faststone.org/download.htm

Download key free software here http://idisk.mac.com/alantstewart-Public

In Pictures from the BBC archive.(Some harrowing images contained within parts of this site.)

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About Alan Stewart

I'm a teacher who changed direction after teaching visually impaired pupils. I became interested in how technology could assist young people overcome or deal with various disabilities. I've, since, been an Education Support Officer, an ICT Training Support Officer, and have been Coordinator of Highland's Assistive Technology Support Service for the past 20 years. I'm also the proud father of two young boys (2003 & 2008). View all posts by Alan Stewart

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