Ideas for Still Images . . . Keeping Inside SAFE Copyright Zones



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  • Stills
  • Filming
  • Understand Camera Shots [PLUS Meaning]
  • Understand Camera Angles [PLUS Meaning]
  • Explore a myriad of special effects APPS

Suggested Practice Tasks

  • Ask students create their own "3X5 Flip Book" of their own camera work demonstrating EACH shot. Place "Flip Book" on a notebook ring and have it handy while "in the field."

  • Ask students to develop a visual story with "Five Photo Frames" using at least 2-3 camera shots. [Directions]

  • Ask students to develop a visual story in "Five Video Shots" using at least 2 camera shots and no less than two camera angles.


2. SAFE Searching for Existing IMAGES


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• Jason Ohler's Extensive Curated FREE Image Sites [Click Here]

• FAV Search Places with Maximum Choices


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3. Customizing - Image Making Tools

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DIY ~ Image-Editing Tools - Never Ending Creative Fun!

  • Commercial Choices [Click Here]
  • FAV FREE Video-Editing - WeVideo [Click Here]
  • FAV FREE Image-Editing Online - Pixlr EDITOR [Click Here]
  • FAV FREE "Masking" Online ~ Removing Image Backgrounds [Click Here]
  • Essential Image Editing Functions to Consider:
    • Cropping Tools
    • Drawing Tools
    • Erase [Magic Wands]
    • Adding Text
    • Selection Tools
    • Composite Tools [Layers Essential]
    • Creative Filters

i-Pad Creative Image APPS [Click Here]


EXPLORE Bernajean's FAV APPS for Special Image Effects


* Yellow Highlighting = Easy and Friendly Learning Curves

  • Word Swag $2.99 [words as graphic images]
  • Word Foto $1.99 [words as graphic images]
  • TypeDrawing $1.99 [words create the images]
  • Toon Camera - $1.99 cartoon filters create in REAL time
  • BeFunky FREE - applies filters to any image
  • Union - $1.99 - awesomely easy composites
  • SuperImpose - FREE - easy composite
  • Color Effect FREE - arty masks revealing selected areas
  • Color Lake $1.99 - adds rain, snow and water animations
  • Photo Reflections - FREE - adds mirrored image effect
  • Split Lens - FREE- clone yourself - create illusions
  • Cinemagraph PRO FREE - a spot of magic
  • Photo Speak - FREE - animates talking VERY life-like avatar-ish images
  • Chatter Pix - FREE - animates talking objects - view example to the right side!
  • Morfo - FREE - turns stills into 3D animated talking portraits
  • PicsArt FREE - a full featured suite of special effects. View creative blurring effects tutorial [Click Here]
  • Photo Lab FREE - Zowee - over five hundred whimsy effects, frames, backgrounds etc
  • PhotoFunia FREE - WOW - more frames and backgrounds [billboards - signs - magazines]
  • Photo Blur - utility to smudge a face - object



Explore A Visual Gallery of Special Effects APPS . . .



NOTE: Click arrow icon on slide show to enlarge


More Ideas . . . Take a Peek at Animating Images


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Created with Color Lake APP


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Created with Cinemagraphics APP