Thank you for returning. I am really excited about this week’s project, because I am focusing on photography! Granted, none of the photos I’ll be sharing with you have been printed, or will be, but still, I learned some things.
First, spoiler alert: Scrolling through all of the 105 different resources, I realized that there are some that I will not be able to utilize. However, I will still share what they are, how I cannot use them and how I think they could be used by others. Today’s entry will sort of be like that.
Visual Journalisms, number 22 on the list, is one of this week’s choices. It is a place where almost all photo/digital journalists can come to share the stories they capture. Reading some of the stories about what the featured photos, videos and experiences on the site, is inspiring. I have been trying to enhance my personal skills in taking photos in my personal and professional life. This is a tool to see some of the behind the scenes stories about the photographers as well, making me feel a little better about my struggles and triumphs. I encourage everyone to check it out.
Also, I learned about an app called Hipstamatic from one of the entries on Visual Journalisms. After downloading it, I decided to use it, to see the results. It took a bit of knivering, but I figured it out.
Also, I was able to use this app to show off the frost that appeared!
Nailed it! Also, fun fact, read the “About” section on their website… the CEO and Founder is Lucas Buick, a UW-Stevens Point graduate! WISCO-AWESOMENESS UNITE!
But wait, there’s MORE!
I also decided to use number 89 on the list, Pixlr. It is a free photo editor tool that people can use overlays, stickers and cool filters. I’m working on a cool story about a local Violence Intervention Project and an upcoming event they are holding. I took some photos of their front yard. This photo was edited with PixlrExpress+.
Also, I decided to have a bit of fun! This was edited with Pixlromatic.
Pixlr also has a photo of the day they feature, who knows, maybe you will be chosen!
I hope these tools will become of use to you!
Thank you for reading!
P.S. Check out Megan’s blog here, if you haven’t already!