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Keynote presentation for ITC 2011 ( February 20, 2011, St Petersburg FL)...

Keynote presentation for ITC 2011 ( February 20, 2011, St Petersburg FL)

In our media soaked culture, thé cliche exchange rate of 1000 words per picture seems quite low. The mechanics and art of photography unveil an intriguing metaphor for thinking about learning. For a photographer, the operation of cameras-- exploiting apertures, shutter speeds, optics, filters-- coexist with the artistic skills of pre-visualization, framing, composition. We meld with the camera, the boundary between tools and our human capabilities blur.

Taking the metaphor farther, creating an engaging learning experience is much more than point and shoot. Few successful photographers are born innately with their skills- it is a craft, as is learning, that often improves in the act of doing, trying, and reflecting.

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  • 1. cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by Adam Melancon: http://flickr.com/photos/melancon/2629905708/ Looking Through the Lens Alan Levine cogdogblog.com/stuff/itc11Saturday, February 19, 2011
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  • 3. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Martin Gommel: http://flickr.com/photos/kwerfeldein/2104791931/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 4. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Hossein Ghodsi: http://flickr.com/photos/mhghodsi/3049527437/Saturday, February 19, 2011
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  • 6. cc licensed ( BY ND ) flickr photo by Chuck “Caveman” Coker: http://flickr.com/photos/caveman_92223/2866407172/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 7. cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Vincepal: http:// flickr.com/photos/vincepal/3750617746/ I ExistSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 8. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by rokoto: http://flickr.com/photos/monkey_gastello/180031608/ I ExistSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 9. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Felipe Morin: http://flickr.com/photos/metabolico/442924577/ I ExistSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 10. flickr photos by Pink Sherbert Photography http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet//Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 11. !""" a#er a vacation to Hawaii in $%%& Ms" Pruitt uploaded some photos ( taken with a )** Kodak digital camera ( to the site Flickr" Since then through her Flickr photos she has received a contract with the stock+photography company Getty Images that gives her a monthly income when publishers or advertisers license the images", flickr photos by Pink Sherbert Photography http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet// !For Photographers the Image of a Shrinking Path, -New York Times March $%.%/ -http:00www"nytimes"com0$%.%0%101%0business0media01%photogs"html/Saturday, February 19, 2011
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  • 14. !Also interesting is that the shots that people seem to post to Instagram 2 gra3ti 4ying pigeons stu5 around the neighborhood 2 are not the kind of photos you see on Facebook" Instagram has created a new niche 2 making photographers out of people who were not photographers before", !More On Instagram -or why Facebook hasn6t won everything/, -http:00thenextweb"com0location0$%.%0.$01%0more+on+instagram+or+why+facebook+hasn7E$78%7**t+won+everything0/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 15. Who has a camera?Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 16. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by davidcwong: http://flickr.com/photos/davewong/2548952137/Saturday, February 19, 2011
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  • 18. cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by davemmett: http://flickr.com/photos/davemmett/3022383314/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 19. Chal lenge! • Find someone you don!t know • Take photo with mobile device • email to sip99second@photos"4ickr"comSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 20. cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Derek K. Miller: http://flickr.com/photos/penmachine/2740346077/ cameras / metaphorsSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 21. cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Derek K. Miller: http://flickr.com/photos/penmachine/2741115576/ apertureSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 22. cc licensed ( BY ND ) flickr photo by -=RoBeE=-: http://flickr.com/photos/robertszlivka/2741653860/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 23. cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by i k o: http://flickr.com/photos/emiliano-iko/4748043421/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 24. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Paolo Margari: http://flickr.com/photos/paolomargari/3484863724/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 25. cc licensed ( BY SD ) flickr photo by mugley: http://flickr.com/photos/mugley/2928281873/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 26. cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by kevindooley: http://flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/2787381665/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 27. cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by deVos: http://flickr.com/photos/devos/8250950/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 28. cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Derek K. Miller: http://flickr.com/photos/penmachine/2741115576/ shutter speedSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 29. cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Derek K. Miller: http://flickr.com/photos/penmachine/2741115576/ shutter speedSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 30. cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Derek K. Miller: http://flickr.com/photos/penmachine/3588299260/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 31. cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Chris_Moody: http://flickr.com/photos/zpyder/1081930640/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 32. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by L.Brumm Photography and Design: h ttp://flickr.com/photos/lbrummphoto/4315487404/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 33. cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Liam Wilde: http://flickr.com/photos/bean_baker/3893043940/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 34. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Express Monorail: http://flickr.com/photos/expressmonorail/4314559132/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 35. cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by angela7dreams: http://flickr.com/photos/angela7/2781433789/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 36. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by ohad*: http://flickr.com/photos/ohadby/41058122/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 37. cc licensed ( BY SD ) flickr photo by TheGiantVermin: http://flickr.com/photos/tudor/664156379/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 38. cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Derek K. Miller: http://flickr.com/photos/penmachine/2741115576/ isoSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 39. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by tomquah: http://flickr.com/photos/tomquah/3915654642/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 40. cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by greenkozi: http://flickr.com/photos/themacinator/3334790211/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 41. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by imNicholas: http://flickr.com/photos/imnicholas/5013500139/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 42. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by imNicholas: http://flickr.com/photos/imnicholas/5013500139/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 43. cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Thomas Hawk: http://flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/2354086423/ compositionSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 44. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by L.Brumm Photography and Design: http://flickr.com/photos/lbrummphoto/4278144872/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 45. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Andrea Costa Photography: http://flickr.com/photos/ac_theart/3505959936/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 46. cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by Michelle Brea (busy-away): http://flickr.com/photos/itsallaboutmich/840084501/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 47. cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by kevindooley: http://flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/1905508309/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 48. cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by kevindooley: http://flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/2172001078/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 49. cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by deVos: http://flickr.com/photos/devos/86878315/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 50. cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by cogdogblog: http://flickr.com/photos/cogdog/5432699692/ If you mash up this photo a dog will bark at yoy! what’s wrong?Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 51. cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by kk: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kk/14443265/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 52. !It has changed me more as a father than it has as a photographer" There are lots of di3cult things you go through as the parent of special needs child" Yet to see his photo showcased prominently on something I care deeply about such as Flickr and to see him being praised by my friends and colleagues gives me a sense of pride for my son" Also his images has been used for campaigns and posters for Autism" This photo has produced some redemptive and endearing qualities since I posted it online", Kris Krug from !Story of a Portrait from 4ickr Homepage, -http:00madaboutportraits"blogspot"com0$%..0%$0story+of+portrait+from+4ickr+homepage"html/ cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by kk: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kk/14443265/Saturday, February 19, 2011
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  • 57. cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by pasukaru76 (out of town): http://flickr.com/photos/pasukaru76/4218226857/ storySaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 58. cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by Bill Liao: http://flickr.com/photos/liao/154355830/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 59. cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by pcgn7: http://flickr.com/photos/21204781@N07/2501994750/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 60. cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by chuck_heston: http://flickr.com/photos/chuckheston/383386494/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 61. cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by Juergen Kurlvink: http://flickr.com/photos/kurlvink/2554907553/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 62. cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by freestone: http://flickr.com/photos/freestone/183376463/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 63. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Pay No Mind: http://flickr.com/photos/paynomind/65010034/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 64. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by AndWhyNot: http://flickr.com/photos/andwhynot/2946734025/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 65. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by ashley rose,: http://flickr.com/photos/ashleyrosex/3042780224/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 66. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Felipe Morin: http://flickr.com/photos/metabolico/460873307/ contextSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 67. do photos tell the truth?Saturday, February 19, 2011
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  • 69. The LusitaniaSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 70. !Without a caption without a context without some idea about what the picture is a picture of I can6t answer" I simply cannot talk about the photograph as being true or false independently of beliefs about the picture" A captionless photograph stripped of all context is virtually meaningless" I need to know more" And yet this idea that photographs can be true or false independent of context is so ingrained in our The Lusitania thinking that we are reluctant to part with it", Erroll Morris !Liar Liar Pants on Fire, -http:00opinionator"blogs"nytimes"com0$%%:0%:0.%0pictures+are+supposed+to+be+worth+a+thousand+words/Saturday, February 19, 2011
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  • 74. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Voxphoto: http://flickr.com/photos/vox/390491528/ DIYSaturday, February 19, 2011
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  • 77. cc licensed ( BY SD ) flickr photo by Ernst Vikne: http://flickr.com/photos/iboy/4532497884/ “I’m not a good photographer”Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 78. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by imNicholas: http://flickr.com/photos/imnicholas/5013500139/Saturday, February 19, 2011
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  • 80. 365 photos http://www.flickr.com/groups/366photos/Saturday, February 19, 2011
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  • 85. !Photography is an art and a cra#" Getting better at both requires practice(lots of practice" The Daily Shoot is a simple daily routine to motivate and inspire you to practice your photography and share your results! It6s not a contest and there are no prizes" It6s simply about encouraging you to pick up your camera and make photographs" That6s it" There aren6t any other rules" You aren6t going to get demerits if you miss a few days nor will you get gold stars for doing every assignment" We6re just here to help you with a little nudge every day" The rest is up to you!, The Daily Shoot -http:00dailyshoot"com0/Saturday, February 19, 2011
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  • 89. cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by john.king: http://flickr.com/photos/johnking/5251126461/ John KingSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 90. cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by john.king: http://flickr.com/photos/johnking/5251126461/ cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by john.king: http://flickr.com/photos/johnking/5425668561/ John KingSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 91. !The intelligent polite and talented DS photographers expand my creativity by showing so many possible good approaches to the same photographic problem" Commenting on other photos and having my own photos commented on is yet another enhancement to the learning", John King -http:004ickr"com0photos0johnking0/ cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by john.king: http://flickr.com/photos/johnking/5251126461/ cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by john.king: http://flickr.com/photos/johnking/5425668561/ John KingSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 92. cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Intrepid Flame: http://flickr.com/photos/intrepidflame/426620305/ Jabiz RaisdanaSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 93. cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Intrepid Flame: http://flickr.com/photos/intrepidflame/426620305/ cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Intrepid Flame: http://flickr.com/photos/intrepidflame/5380534348/ Jabiz RaisdanaSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 94. !Daily shoot has really forced me to look more closely at my world and experiment more with my photography" I am trying di5erent angles lighting and composition" By shooting everyday I am also able to see when I fall into a rut or a pattern thus forcing me to try new things", Jabiz Raisdana -http:004ickr"com0photos0intrepid4ame0/ cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Intrepid Flame: http://flickr.com/photos/intrepidflame/426620305/ cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Intrepid Flame: http://flickr.com/photos/intrepidflame/5380534348/ Jabiz RaisdanaSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 95. cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by AJ Wms: http://flickr.com/photos/ajwms/292988246/ Audrey WilliamsSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 96. cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by AJ Wms: http://flickr.com/photos/ajwms/292988246/ cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by AJ Wms: http://flickr.com/photos/ajwms/306635688/ Audrey WilliamsSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 97. !;Forcing6 yourself to take a photo every day means you have your camera with you at all times and you start to look at objects and events with a more artful eye" I <nd it that I frame shots in my head even if I am not going to actually press the shutter button" I have always loved photography but this kind of project actually made me fall in love with photography all over again", Audrey Williams -http:004ickr"com0photos0ajwms0/ cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by AJ Wms: http://flickr.com/photos/ajwms/292988246/ cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by AJ Wms: http://flickr.com/photos/ajwms/306635688/ Audrey WilliamsSaturday, February 19, 2011
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  • 99. cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Galagon Wagon: http://flickr.com/photos/galagonwagon/5429505007/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 100. !I remember walking around campus that day thinking about preparedness looking for preparedness wondering what preparedness was" No luck" That evening though I was thinking about how Leatherman6s were an example of preparedness and then I remembered an old pocketknife my grandfather had given me" I tried to think of how I could make it interesting" It needed… atmosphere" It needed… lighting" But just shooting it with a 4ash turned out bland so I <gured out how to get the 4ash focused on a small area of the scene -it6s called a snoot/" It6s clear I think that absent the constraint of needing to take a certain kind of picture that night I probably wouldn6t have ever headed down the path which resulted in the picture nor would I have gained further practice in photography", Galagon Wagon -http:00galagonwagon"com0$%..0%$0the+daily+shoot+and+creativity0/ cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Galagon Wagon: http://flickr.com/photos/galagonwagon/5429505007/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 101. cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Intrepid Flame: http://flickr.com/photos/intrepidflame/5348740810/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 102. !Despite knowing that photographing water is di3cult I walked around our campus a#er school looking for it; I should have been looking for liquids" Then I saw it" Beautiful dense thick buckets of mud" A blend of earth and water and gas and everything mushed together" I have always loved mud so with great pleasure I snapped a round of shots" I am glad I didn6t go with a more traditional glistening form of liquid and I tried something a bit di5erent", Jabiz Raisdana -http:00intrepid4ame"blogspot"com0$%..0%.0state+of+matter"html/ cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Intrepid Flame: http://flickr.com/photos/intrepidflame/5348740810/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 103. cc licensed ( BY SD ) flickr photo by bionicteaching: http://flickr.com/photos/bionicteaching/5436986582/ strangersSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 104. !I o#en see people and think that I6d like to take their portrait" It sounds creepy in my head as I write that but I promise it6s a fairly widespread idea -http:00www" .%%strangers"com/" I just happen to think certain people look interesting but I don6t ever do anything about it" I worry my social skills are not up to it" But you see a photo at the top of this post" A photo I took of a stranger" That may not seem like a big deal to many of you but it took some serious psyching up for me to do that" It6s not the best picture but it does cc licensed ( BY SD ) flickr photo by bionicteaching: http://flickr.com/photos/bionicteaching/5436986582/ represent something I6m glad I did", Tom Woodward -http:00bionicteaching"com0?cat=$>9/ strangersSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 105. cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by electrovert: http://flickr.com/photos/58873944@N07/5417153345/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 106. !The assignment6s taken me on some pretty unexpected adventures" Almost everyday I6ve started with a completely di5erent idea -or no idea/ of what I was going to photograph then stumbled upon something extraordinary" It6s forced me to think about things in new ways and it6s shown me that sometimes it6s easier to make art when you take a more hands+on approach and don6t overthink it", Matt Martin -http:00blog"electrovert"net0?p=&*/ cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by electrovert: http://flickr.com/photos/58873944@N07/5417153345/Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 107. cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Faithful Chant [ back ]: http://flickr.com/photos/chant3/3252597528/ motivation mattersSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 108. cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by kennymatic: http://flickr.com/photos/kwl/4555399660/ shared space mattersSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 109. cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by uncleboatshoes: http://flickr.com/photos/uncleboatshoes/3091582912/ learning with others mattersSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 110. cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by Thomas Hawk: http://flickr.com/photos/thomashawk/155589939/ learning by doing mattersSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 111. cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by striatic: http://flickr.com/photos/striatic/241843728/ daily ______ ?Saturday, February 19, 2011
  • 112. Ch allenge #2! • Retake your photo • Make it say "Excited to be at ITC# • email to sip99second@photos"4ickr"comSaturday, February 19, 2011
  • 113. cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by woodleywonderworks: http://flickr.com/photos/wwworks/4759535950/ cogdogblog.com/stuff/itc11Saturday, February 19, 2011