My previous post touched on the difference between looking at something with a high speed camera, and how different things can look compared to the naked eye. This set of images provides us with a similar contrast, but this time dealing with magnification. These fantastic closeups give us a completely fresh impression of a bee’s appearance, and thus provide educational opportunities not only in relation to bee anatomy, but also into our own role as observers of things around us.
Every so often, someone does something so well, you wonder why its ever been done any other way. In this case, despite having seen a great many photos in my life, I was still taken aback by the quality, depth and detail of Andrew Zuckerman’s work. Why are all photos not this good? These images, selected from his book Bird, really bring his subjects to life (as do those in its predecessor, Creature).
This ingenious project uses readily available hardware to allow photographers to get up close to dangerous, wild animals. It is a great idea to get students to think of different ways to attack a problem, and to ask them to foresee what might go wrong.
This collection of photos provide great stimulus for an almost limitless range of tasks including descriptive writing, character studies, studying culture and difference.
This awesome photo set consists of amazing photos of people; along with their life story. It is a great tool for getting students to consider the range of humanity and their own responses; or as a prompt for creative writing.
An interesting, visual look at the work people do around the world every day. If you are studying globalisation, the importance of labour, production techniques, issues of scale, culture or photography, this resource ought to be of interest. Like it or not, the work we do has a huge impact on how we are perceived, both by our selves and by others: looking at the huge range of work being performed can help put things into perspective.
Picmarkr makes it easy to add watermarks to images, allowing content creators to protect their work before it is shared online.
Most images available on the web today are in bitamp file formats, and so cannot be scaled up. This website takes such bitmap images and converts them to scalable vector formats, such as SVG.
Generate colour palettes from images. This tool is great for considering colour in design, as well as for creating a palette of colors from an image when designing a website.
Pure creative genius provides stimulation for students and teachers. Find something related to your subject to get students on board, or ask students to take inspiration from the site and let their own creativity flow.