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- The Stars and Stripes – This collection presents the complete 71-week run of the World War I edition of the newspaper The Stars and Stripes.
- World War I Sheet Music – From 1914 through 1920, the Library of Congress acquired more than 14,000 pieces of sheet music relating to what ultimately became known as the First World War.
- World War I Posters – This collection makes available online approximately 1,900 posters created between 1914 and 1920.
- Newspaper Pictorials: World War I – This online collection is drawn from three primary sources.
Step 1 – Take Fabulous Photos (adapted from this site)
Who doesn’t love a bit of mystery? Here are five take-aways from this awesome video on taking fabulous photos:
- Include an interesting subject (person, animal). While you can focus on nature shots, an interesting subject can add an air of mystery to all types of photos.
- Don’t be afraid of silhouette photos. These are photos taken against the light, such as sunrise or sunset. Often, these are photos with the light behind them, making the photographer unable to clearly see the subject’s face. When taking these photos, hide the sun behind the subject.
- Include shadows in your photos, perhaps even focusing on the shadows more than the subject(s) who cast them.
- Take photos from a unique angle. A selfie stick can be helpful.
- Strive for simplicity. Try to take photos that are distraction-free and have a central focus.
Step 2 – Explore Great iPhoneography Examples
In the podcast Encouraging Learning with Mobile Photography, a part of Vicki “CoolCat Teacher” Davis’ Every Classroom Matters podcast series, veteran photographer and teacher, Meri Walker (@iphoneartgirl) shared some tips. You can see some examples online in this video slideshow of her iPhoneography gallery.
Step 3 – Edit and Share Your Photos
Mobile Apps Available:
Camera Replacement Apps
- Camera Awesome – iOS | Android (Free)
- Pro Camera – iOS ($4.99)
iOS Image Editing Apps
- Annotate – iOS (Free)
- Photo Editor by Aviary – iOS (Free)
- PicCollage – iOS | Android (Free) and be sure to check out PicCollage for Kids
- LiPix – iOS (Free)
- Over – iOS (Free with in-app purchases)
- PhotoMyne – iOS ($4.99) – enables you to digitize photos of print photo albums without removing them from the album.
- ProCamera + HDR, Photo Editing, Custom Filters, Effects and Video – iOS ($4.99)
- Snapseed – iOS
Android Image Editing Apps
- Photogrid Collage-Maker – Android (Free)
- PicsArt Photo Studio – Android (Free)
- PicCollage – Android (Free)
- Snapseed – Android (Free)
Computer/Browser-based Image Editing Apps
- Paint.net (Free) – A simple paint program, but you can do some simple photo/image editing in it. Windows only.
- PaintBrush (Free) – A simple paint program, like Paint for Windows. Mac only.
- Pixlr.com (Free)
- Fotor Photo Editor Online (Free)
- IrfanView (Free) – A simple editor that allows you to resize images. Windows only.
- The Graphics Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) (Free) – A cross platform “Photoshop” like tool. Can be complicated for newbies.
- ON1 Effects 10 Free for Mac and Windows (Free)
- Google Photos (and Google Drive) – This provides free cloud storage and incorporates the PicNik editor, which is easy. This is my favorite choice since I am not a professional photographer.
- iCloud Photo – This provides unaltered storage of your photos in the cloud but can be expensive.
- Microsoft OneDrive – Although not designed for photos, it is fairly easy to save photos to it.
- ShutterFly – Another location that offers a wide variety of services, such as photo books, cards, and gifts.