I have not been able or had enough energy to post a links post in more than a month. My bad, as the kids say. I think, with football season over, they will come out with more regularity. Here’s the backlog of links.
1 – This photo must have hit with the emotional punch of the 9/11 Towers. Sure England was a nation already at war when the Blitz hit, but the bombing of their capitol had to come as a surprise to most Londoners.
2 – The Newsosaur says that Deadlines Don’t Matter, and for a print product I would agree. But you must own local and you must be online first and more importantly you better get it right.
3 – Here’s a tool that you can use for a lesson, LIFE Magazine’s Timeline creator. I think you could come up with topics for students to create timelines of famous photos from the archives. (Thanks to FreeTech4Teachers)
4 – This is a great graphic of movies about high school. It is however, missing Never Been Kissed – best high school movie about journalism.
5 – The Digital Photography School dPs has a super useful post about how to use your zoom lens for composition rather than just to get closer.
6 – I’m pretty sure I first saw this on the Principal’s Page blog, but it is a great comic about this movie that makes it look so easy to turn around schools by just turning them over to the “supermen” at charter schools.
7 – Photojojo has a few tools for telling if a photo has been faked. Worth checking out.
8 – Petapixel blog has a copy of the first ever digital photo – not from a digital camera, but from a scanner in 1975.
10 – I know a lot of video shooters don’t know a monopod from a broken tripod leg, but I think as many shooters become one-man-bands, they are going to get to know the value of a good monopod.
11 – I am a big Mac fanboy, but I do know how to use a Windows PC. But I still wouldn’t trade the ease of use and tight integration of my Mac for desktop publishing, video editing or web design. Windows 7 is pretty good, but you are still at the mercy of the hardware makers. I still think Mac hardware is still the best, Natania Barron does not agree.
12 – OMG, I have already shared this video with my photojournalism class. Next year, it will be day one. They were very quiet. Thanks to the Reynolds Institute.
13 – Posted without comment.
14 – If you didn’t know, or had forgotten like I had, Ansel Adams also took some important photos that documented the tragedy of Japanese internment at the Manzanar center. Just check it out.
15 – The yearbook blog has 15 Terms every yearbook student should know. I agree.
16 – Most of the famous photos I’ve shared are US centric, but this is also an important moment for journalism – L’Affaire Dreyfus and journalist Emile Zola. He stood up for a Jewish army officer in the French army accused of treason. Anti-Semitism was just as bad in France as in Germany. There is a great movie with Richard Dreyfus in it called Prisoner of Honor.
Have a good week.