Saturday, November 30, 2013

MediaTech: Connection - Past & Future: The Trigger Effect and the Future (U13-P4) Fa13


Now, back to the Trigger Effect.


Start at about 3:40 and play to the end.



What are the ways by which changes comes about?  Still happening today?



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MediaTech: Connection - Past & Future: Cannon Balls, TV and Film (U13-P3) Fa13


How are cannon balls connected to film and television?
Can you make the connections using Burke's approach?














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MediaTech: Connection - Past & Future: Mr. Burke & His Connections Approach (U13-P2) Fa13



Recall...


What's the "Trigger Effect" that Burke speaks of?


Play video from 0:00 to about 4:50.



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MediaTech: Connection - Past & Future: Previous Theories (U13-P1) Fa13



Time to add another theory to our understanding of how technologies develop.
Enter Mr. Burke.
Don't forget The Evolution of Technology discussed recently.

But first, a quick review.





Also recall "technology evolution" covered last week.  Be sure to add this one to the list.




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Friday, November 29, 2013

MediaTech: The Evolution of MediaTech and You: The Third Screen and You (U12-P3) Fa13


So, according the previous post, technologies evolve.  New ones are created and some old ones go extinct.


Focusing specifically on media technologies, what new media tech has evolved recently?  Is there a new species of media tech?  It could be argued that "the third screen" is a new species.  Martin writes about it in his book, The Third Screen: Marketing to Your Customers in a World Gone Mobile.   What is the third screen and how has it evolved?  And, what does it have to do with your future?  What do you see evolving in the future?  Do you see a fourth screen?  No screen? What is the connection between your future and the future of media tech?



What could a media professional do to develop content and applications for this third screen?
If a 12 year-old, middle school student can do it, so can you.  Got an idea for an app?  Why not develop it?  Need help, let me know.




"The process to develop an iPhone app is not as hard or as simple as one might think."
How to develop an app?  Read and study the steps in this article.  Many of the steps you can handle on your own, but you may need to get help on some of them.  Got an idea for an app?  Why not develop it?  Need help, let me know.



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MediaTech: The Evolution of MediaTech and You: The Process of Evolution (U12-P2) Fa13

Evolution is a process.
What are the steps in the process? Recall the steps in the Blackmore video clip in a previous post?

In this short clip the process is explained in a different way. Slow the process down and catch each step. It starts with organisms vary.



Now, instead of rabbits, what if we were talking about mobile phones or any other media technology?
Would the process be similar?  How so?


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MediaTech: The Evolution of MediaTech and You: Genes, Memes and Temes (U12-P1) Fa13



Previous posts have offered theories for how technologies come to be and develop over time.  We've discussed, for example, Winston's model and we've discussed the Rogers' Diffusion of Innovations.  We now turn to our last theory -- technological evolution.


This theory is based on the biological theory of evolution.  One of the best explanations of biological evolution and the mechanism that drives evolution is found in Carl Sagan's Cosmos video series which was based on the book Cosmos.

As you are watching this clip from Cosmos, be sure to identify and be able to explain the mechanism that drives evolution.  Does this mechanism explain technological evolution?



Now take those basic ideas of biological evolution and see how they apply to technological evolution.  What do Kelly and Blackmore add to this theoretical perspective?

First, "Kevin Kelly on how technology evolves"
(You may want to start the Kelly video at about 8:20.)

 Second, "Susan Blackmore on memes and 'temes'" Share this post with others. See the Twitter, Facebook and other buttons below. Please follow, add, friend or subscribe to help support this blog. See more about me at my web site WilliamHartPhD.com.






Wednesday, November 27, 2013

"The Power of Introverts - Ep 1 - Susan Cain" (My New Fav YouTube Video) [VID]



I just added this video as a favorite on my YouTube channel.





Originally uploaded to YouTube by dwlFilms.

See Video: The Power of Introverts - Ep 1 - Susan Cain

Description: "To buy the book or to read more about the subject visit: http://www.thepowerofintroverts.com/ Words by Susan Cain from her book, QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking"



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"Susan Cain: The power of introverts" (My New Fav YouTube Video) [VID]



I just added this video as a favorite on my YouTube channel.





Originally uploaded to YouTube by TED.

See Video: Susan Cain: The power of introverts

Description: "http://www.ted.com In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate If you have questions or comments about this or other TED videos, please go to http://support.ted.com"



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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

DigPhotog: Food Photo Contest Winners

Winners:

1)


2)


3)  Three others tied for third.


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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Game Research: WilliamHartPhD spent a chunk of time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


WilliamHartPhD spent a chunk of time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


Time played: 32 mins


225 hours total





To see what other games I'm currently playing for research purposes (and fun), check out my Now Playing page on Gamespot or the current activity on my Raptr wall.

If you'd like to know about my videogame research, let me know. I do research on adaptation games (i.e., games adapted from novels or films) and mystery/detective games. I'm working on my own detective game now.

Also see: My Xbox profile | My Steam profile | My Playfire profile | My Gamespot profile

Or see my complete game collection on Gamespot.

If you share some similar interests, let me know.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

MassMedia: International Journalism: The CNN Effect & the Social Media Effect (U14-P2) [VID]


In his book, Global Communication: Theories, Stakeholders, and Trends, Thomas McPhail defines the CNN effect as "the process by which the coverage of a foreign event by CNN causes that event to be a primary concern for its audience, which in turn forces the [U.S.] federal government to act."  See video clip.




One could add to this process how the  U.S. government may influence foreign governments/peoples through direct action (e.g., war) or through sanctions.




Does CNN still have this influence on foreign policy?  Any other news networks, U.S. or otherwise, have this influence?  Any other form of media now has this influence?  Think: Arab Spring (see first 2 minutes).  Think: Kony2012 (see short clip).  What role does social media play in shaping foreign policy?  How's that process work?

The "social media effect" is defined here as the process by which the coverage of an event on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc. causes that event to be a primary concern for its audiences around the world, which in turn forces foreign governments to act, thus further influencing the event.

See clip below for more the idea of social media effect.




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MassMedia: Being a Journalist in a Foreign Place (U14-P1) [VID]

Imagine being a journalist in a far off land.

Wouldn't be easy, would it?

First, you may, depending on where you are and what you are covering, be physically harmed or killed.  See Anderson Cooper clip below, for just one example.  And, if you are curious, check out some recent news about about foreign journalists being hurt or killed in the past month.  

The video clip below is from February 9, 2011


It is also not easy being a foreign journalist because you may misread/misunderstand what you are covering in that foreign land.  It is a challenge.




P. Eric Louw, in his chapter "Journalist Reporting from Foreign Places" in Global Journalism: Topical Issues and Media Systems (4th Edition), writes about the challenges of being a foreign journalist.






Thesis of chapter:
  • “Journalist coverage of foreign places increasingly influences the governance of those places.” (e.g., CNN effect.)
  • “The emergence of international governance based on foreign news-driven mediated realities has inherent dangers."

“Double Misreadings”?
  • “Relying on the news media to understand distant places inherently produces a double misreading because…”
    • Journalist can misread the news event and
    • We (the audience) can misread what the journalist is saying.
  • “journalists generally are not equipped to read distant contexts, and neither are their audiences.


Journalist misread for several reasons.
  1. “First, journalists arriving in a new context are foreigners [who don’t know the history, the religions, etc.]
  2. “Misreadings also occur because journalists carry their cultural biases with them when reporting in a foreign context.”
    1. e.g. American values/ways of doing things being seen as normal. Seeing foreign ways as “incomprehensible” or “despicable”.
  3. “…the journalistic practice of deploying simplistic labels.” 
    1. Taking a complex, sometimes chaotic situation/place and putting into 20 words or less and putting it in a way that U.S. audience will relate to.  “ethnic cleansing” label “white supremacy” label used in coverage of S.A.
  4. “…journalists routinely use binary oppositions when describing foreign contexts”   Related to #3  
    1. Common characters in a news story: “good guys” vs. “bad guys” Other characters?  Common plot?  Again, oversimplification.
  5. “…when sent to report on foreign contexts, journalists tend to (subconsciously) select contacts with whom they feel comfortable working…”
  6. “…foreign issues are read in terms of ‘home’ understandings and agendas.” 
    1. e.g., S.A. anti-apartheid struggle = U.S. civil rights struggle.  Similar to # 3


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Mass Media in the News: PG-13 Violence, Cord Cutting, Journalists at War + MORE [VID]


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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

MediaTech in the News: The Tale of Twitter, The Future of Gaming, The Nth Screen + MORE [VID]

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"Something Strange" (New photo of mine on Flickr)



Title: "Something Strange"
Photographer: William Hart, Ph.D.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/williamhartphd
Description: "via Instagram bit.ly/17KYHql"
Taken: November 19, 2013 at 07:10PM
(C) William Hart






Tuesday, November 19, 2013

DigPhotog: Becoming a Photo Doctor (Photo Editing, etc.) (U11-P1) [VID] Fa13

Brooke Miller Underexposed
Photo by Richard MasonerUsed under Creative Commons.
Let's get a little metaphorical.

Somebody who edits photos is a photo doctor.  A photo doctor diagnoses a photo and then prescribes a treatment for a photo disease.

For example, diagnose the photo to the right.  What's the problem with it?  What photo disease does it have?

It is underexposed.  Is that your diagnosis?  In your favorite photo editing software, how would you treat that disease?  A medical doctor uses a variety of tools to treat medical problems (e.g., a scalpel). As a photo doctor, what tools would you use?

As you begin your internship as a new photo doctor, I'd suggest you start with a small set of "diseases" that you can diagnose (recognize) and treat (fix) and a small set of tools to learn how to use.  As you progress as a photo doctor, become an expert in treating more diseases and learn how to use additional tools.

I'd suggest you start with a set of photo diseases like below and learn the 2-5 general steps that are usually needed to treat the disease.
  • Underexposed Photo (whole photo)
  • Overexposed Photo (whole photo)
  • Part of Photo Underexposed
  • Part of Photo Overexposed
  • Unwanted Elements in Photo
  • Distracting Background
  • Washed Out (Low Contrast) Photo (See the before photo below.)

Clipped from: digital-photography-school.com (share this clip)



For steps on how to treat the photo disease listed above and many more, see Digital Photo Doctor.   The book takes a similar metaphorical approach.  Check out the book.  You should be able to get it for $5 or less.

Of course, you could also do a YouTube search for helpful photo editing tutorials that deal with the disease you want to treat.



As a beginning photo doctor, you should also start learning how to use a small set of of photo editing tools and techniques. Here are some basic photo doctor tools and techniques that you'd need to treat the previously listed photo diseases.

When learning how to treat the diseases and how to use the tools, I'd recommend that you learn how to use the tools at a general level so that you can move from one photo editing software to another.  Don't get to caught up in the key-strokes used in specific software (e.g., press Shft+Ctrl+U to desaturate in Photoshop).

Speaking of photo editing software, I'd recommend GIMP, a free photo editing software package that you download to your computer (see info video).  I'd also recommend Pixlr.com, a free, powerful, photo-editing site that allows you to edit photos right within your browser.   Go to Pixlr.com right now and try some the things discussed above.

As for free photo editing apps, I'd recommend Pixlr Express (Apple | Android), Photoshop Express (Apple | Android), Aviary (Apple | Android) and Snapseed (Apple | Android). If I had to choose just one app, it would be Pixlr Express.  I like the number and type of editing tools.  However, I'm starting to warm up to Snapseed. With Snapseed I especially like slide user interface and the "Selective Adjustment" tool which allows for some dodging and burning. What's dodging and burning, again?  See above.

Do recognize the limitation of photo editing apps.  The apps do not even come close to all that photo editing software can do on a desktop or laptop.


Cosmetic Photo Surgery

The above discussion may leave the impression that the only thing you can do with photo editing tools is fix or treat photo diseases or problems (e.g., underexposure).  However, photo editing tools are not just used to treat a disease, but can also be used to “beautify” or modify the photo   You could think of this a cosmetic photo surgery.  You are not really fixing a problem with the photo, you are adding to it.

You could turn a color photo to black and white and then colorize only one item in the photo.




Of course, there are tons of other interesting photo editing techniques you could learn.  Have fun adding to your cosmetic photo surgery skill set.




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Monday, November 18, 2013

DigPhotog: NSU Library Photo Contest Winners

#1


#2


#3



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Game Research: WilliamHartPhD played Halo 3 (360) and earned Landfall.




Landfall


Finish the first mission of the Campaign on Normal, Heroic, or Legendary.


72.42 of users earned this





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Game Research: WilliamHartPhD spent some time playing Halo 3 (360).


WilliamHartPhD spent some time playing Halo 3 (360).


Time played: 2 hrs


11 hours total





To see what other games I'm currently playing for research purposes (and fun), check out my Now Playing page on Gamespot or the current activity on my Raptr wall.

If you'd like to know about my videogame research, let me know. I do research on adaptation games (i.e., games adapted from novels or films) and mystery/detective games. I'm working on my own detective game now.

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Or see my complete game collection on Gamespot.

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Game Research: WilliamHartPhD managed to fit in a quick game of Halo 3 (360).


WilliamHartPhD managed to fit in a quick game of Halo 3 (360).


Time played: 26 mins


10 hours total





To see what other games I'm currently playing for research purposes (and fun), check out my Now Playing page on Gamespot or the current activity on my Raptr wall.

If you'd like to know about my videogame research, let me know. I do research on adaptation games (i.e., games adapted from novels or films) and mystery/detective games. I'm working on my own detective game now.

Also see: My Xbox profile | My Steam profile | My Playfire profile | My Gamespot profile

Or see my complete game collection on Gamespot.

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Game Research: WilliamHartPhD spent some time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


WilliamHartPhD spent some time playing Minecraft (XBLA).


Time played: 2 hrs


224 hours total





To see what other games I'm currently playing for research purposes (and fun), check out my Now Playing page on Gamespot or the current activity on my Raptr wall.

If you'd like to know about my videogame research, let me know. I do research on adaptation games (i.e., games adapted from novels or films) and mystery/detective games. I'm working on my own detective game now.

Also see: My Xbox profile | My Steam profile | My Playfire profile | My Gamespot profile

Or see my complete game collection on Gamespot.

If you share some similar interests, let me know.

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Friday, November 15, 2013

DigPhotog: Race, Racism & Photography - Practical Issues [VID] (U10-P2) Fa13

We shift now from the serious issues addressed in the previous blog post to practical issues of photographing people of different skin tones.




For some written advice see Photographing People of Color.  However here, let's start with a couple of videos.





You may want to compare the above approaches to how one photographer addressed the topic with his use of blackface.  He appears to be serious, but does not seem to understand the racist history of the use of blackface.

The above videos covered what to do if your subject has darker skin, but what if you have multiple people in your photograph with different skin tones?



To take things a step further, if you are interested, you would find it helpful to also understand the use of the gray card and "middle gray" in photography.  If interested, you may also want to explore how spot metering works in to all this.


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DigPhotog: Race, Racism & Photography - Serious Issues [VID] (U10-P1) Fa13


The topics of race, racism and photography intersect in a variety of ways.

The camera can be used as a tool to promote racism and to terrorize a group of people as in the lynching photographs/postcards in the U.S. in the early part of the 1900s.  The camera could also be used as a tool to catalog and control a group of people as with Polaroid's involvement in the creation of travel documents that black South Africans were required to carry as they traveled within their own country.

However, the camera can also be used as a tool to fight racism and teach tolerance as in the use of photography to fight for civil rights in the U.S.

So, the above depends on how the photographer uses the camera, for good or for evil.

But, how about the camera itself?  Could the camera itself be inherently racist?  Racist by design?
How is that possible?  What does that mean?
What we are asking is: Is there bias in the design of the camera and related technologies, like film?

The following cases arose a few years back.  One of the cases dealt with the facial detection feature of the CoolPix camera asking Asian people if they had blinked.  The other case dealt with the webcam on an HP laptop not tracking the faces of African-Americans.




HP WebCam


For more details on these two cases, if you are interested, see the Time.com article Are Face-Detection Cameras Racist? or the PetaPixel post “Racist” Camera Phenomenon Explained — Almost.

Now with this general topic introduced, what follows is some required reading.

More on bias in photographic technology ('White is Right, White as Standard'):



Some on white privilege and photography:




If you are interested in more online reading on the topic, here is some recommended reading:
Camera Obscura After All: The Racist Writing With Light by Jonathan Beller.



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Thursday, November 14, 2013

DigPhotog: News & Tips - 'White Guy Photography', the Racist Camera, Slave Photography + MORE [VID]

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Intercultural Communication: Culture Shock: Outsourced (film) (U11 - Activity) [VID]


The process of cultural adaptation makes for good story, a good movie. One of the more recent films to address culture shock is the award winning comedy Outsourced.

Do you see in the film the stages of cultural adaptation mentioned in previous posts?



Outsourced trailer

Outsourced info: Wikipedia and IMDB
Outsourced is available for viewing on Netflix or Amazon.

There was also a 2010/11 U.S. TV series based on the film (Wikipedia | IMDB)
If you are interested, see the full first season free on Hulu.com.


Mr. Baseball is another film that I sometimes use to illustrate the stages of culture shock.  Just comparing the two trailers, notice any similarities between the two films?  See the stages of cultural adaptation?





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InterculturalCom: Culture Shock: The W-Curve (U11-P3) Fa13


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IntercultualCom: Culture Shock: What is Culture Shock? (U11-P2) Fa13






This is a clip that I edited and posted on YouTube. I use this clip in my Intercultural Communication course to introduce students to culture shock. 

What is culture shock?
What are the "symptoms" of culture shock?
How do you lessen culture shock?

The instructional video that this clip comes from appears to be no longer available for purchase.  If you can find a copy available in a library, I'd recommend it.  Berry's comments are especially insightful.  The video was titled "World Within Reach."



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InterculturalCom: Culture Shock: Process of Cultural Adjustment (U11-P1) Fa13



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Monday, November 11, 2013

"Behold the ..." (New photo of mine on Flickr)



Title: "Behold the ..."
Photographer: William Hart, Ph.D.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/williamhartphd
Description: "via Instagram bit.ly/1804uMa"
Taken: November 11, 2013 at 09:14AM
(C) William Hart






Sunday, November 10, 2013

Mass Media in the News: Benghazi Media Mess-up, Chinese Reality TV, Amazon TV + MORE [VID]


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Game Research: WilliamHartPhD spent some time playing Halo 3 (360).


WilliamHartPhD spent some time playing Halo 3 (360).


Time played: 2 hrs


9 hours total





To see what other games I'm currently playing for research purposes (and fun), check out my Now Playing page on Gamespot or the current activity on my Raptr wall.

If you'd like to know about my videogame research, let me know. I do research on adaptation games (i.e., games adapted from novels or films) and mystery/detective games. I'm working on my own detective game now.

Also see: My Xbox profile | My Steam profile | My Playfire profile | My Gamespot profile

Or see my complete game collection on Gamespot.

If you share some similar interests, let me know.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

DigPhotog & MediaTech: A Photograph from My Favorite Photography Student


Photo by Kathryn Hart


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MassMedia: Open Source Education, Open Source Textbooks and Wikibooks (U10-P1) Fa13

Along with TV and film, books are part of the mass media universe.  We've talked about books previously.
Our attention now shifts to a special type of book, the textbook, a topic near and dear to the hearts of college students and faculty.

Let's focus on a key issue.  College textbooks are expensive and are getting more expensive. What can be done to address this issue?



What is an open textbook?  Open education?   Is this blog, especially the course related content on this blog an example of open education?  Would an Intro. to Mass Comm. wikibook be an example of open education?

More from Dr. Wiley via a TED Talk.



Let's add another perspective.  In the next video, Dr. Baraniuk talks about how new ideas from the music industry can be used in the realm of books and textbooks.  (Note: This is another TED Talk.  What is a TED Talk and how does it relate to open source education?).




Now with a good understanding of the open source textbook concept, read about the idea of a Wikibook and skim through a couple of examples of introductory wikibook textbooks (Introduction to Sociology and Elements of Political Communication).  How does a wikibook textbook fit into the above conversation about open source textbooks?

Lastly, set up an account so that you can work on a Wikibook and also edit any Wikipedia article.  What would a Intro. to Mass Media wikibook textbook look like?  What would it include?





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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

MediaTech: DigPhotog: Composition and the Moving Image [VID] (U11 Activity)

Besides using your smart phone camera to take photographs (still images), you can also use your smart phone camera to take video (moving images).

Your smart phone or tablet apps are now taking advantage of this.  On Instagram, for example, you can now post 15 second videos along with your photographs.




Do note that when shooting video on your smart phone or tablet, the rules of composition still apply.  And now that you are adding more time and movement to the shooting of a subject, you can do some interesting things with the still photography rules of composition.

Note the for rule of composition discussed below.



Note also the techniques of getting a good hand-held video shot below.  The video below is about using a professional video camera, but the same techniques apply to you using your smart phone or tablet camera.




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MediaTech: DigPhotog: From Tech to Art: Composition [VID] (U11 Activity)

You don't take a photo, you make a photo.

What could that sentence mean?

One of the best online sources for an introduction to photo composition can be found at
Photoinf.com

Let's take a look.



Of course, there is more to composition than the above, but the above are the basics.


To go beyond the above basics about composition, I'd recommend The Photographer's Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos

I'd especially recommend the section in the book Itten's contrasts.

For an online exercise using Itten's contrasts, see The 12 Days of Itten’s Contrasts from the Wild Beat blog.




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MediaTech in the News: Photo Tech, Free Fiber, the Pebble + MORE [VID]


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DigPhotog: Smart Phone Photography: From Still Images to Moving Images [VID] (U9-P2) Fa13

Besides using your smart phone camera to take photographs (still images), you can also use your smart phone camera to take video (moving images).

Your smart phone or tablet apps are now taking advantage of this.  On Instagram, for example, you can now post 15 second videos along with your photographs.




Do note that when shooting video on your smart phone or tablet, the rules of composition still apply.  And now that you are adding more time and movement to the shooting of a subject, you can do some interesting things with the still photography rules of composition.

Note the for rule of composition discussed below.



Note also the techniques of getting a good hand-held video shot below.  The video below is about using a professional video camera, but the same techniques apply to you using your smart phone or tablet camera.





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