Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter
#1. June 26, 2013
If you’re a Google Reader fan, then you already know that the much loved (free) service is shutting down on July 1st. I’ve read dozens of roundup articles on alternative services, such as this one from Gizmodo.
At the moment, based on updates in my Twitter stream and Facebook wall, Feedly seems to be the winner. Personally, though, a couple months ago I decided to go with a premium subscription to NewsBlur.. It’s never too late to change my mind though.
How about you? Did you use Google Reader? What have you decided to replace it with?
Let me know here:
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Cell Phone Photography
by Barbara J. Feldman
Cell Phone Photography Printable (** for premium members only)
They say the best camera is the one you have with you when the shot appears. And with so many of us carrying camera phones with us wherever we go, cell phone photography is a growing hobby. Learn how to take your cell phone photography to the next level with tips and reviews from the following sites.
Digital Photography School: 12 Tips for Improving Camera Phone Photos
“The better lit your subject is the clearer your image is likely to be. If possible shoot outside or turn on lights when shooting inside.” These twelve helpful tips from Darren Rowse are just one article on a whole site dedicated to learning digital photography. Although many of the articles may not be applicable to a phone, the basic tenets of good photography still apply whether your camera is also a phone, or not.
HOSSedia: iPhone Photography Tutorial
This twelve-page tutorial starts with a list of apps, divided into two categories. The first is those apps referenced in the tutorial, the second is “not referenced in the tutorial, but cool nonetheless.” After downloading the necessary apps, you can traverse through the lessons using the page navigation at the bottom of each article. HOSSedia does sell books and other training, but this online tutorial is free.
iPhoneography is a review site that focuses on iPhone “shooting, editing & sharing.” Recent reviews were about video coming to Instagram and a Kickstarter-funded gadget called BubblePop that spins your camera phone so you can take 360º panoramic images. Really.
There are no categories to organize the articles, but tags offer an alternative navigation system, and there is a chronological archive (look in the header menu.)
… Click to continue Cell Phone Photography .
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Cell Phone Photography Printable
Cell Phone Photography Wikipedia Printable
Digital Photography Tips Printable
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#4. Surfing the Calendar
CN Tower Opened
Jun 26, 1976
Helen Keller’s Birthday
Jun 27, 1880
Tour de France
Jun 29 – Jul 21, 2013
First Giraffe in France Arrived in Paris
Jun 30, 1827
First U.S. Postage Stamp Issued
Jul 1, 1847
Battle of Gettysburg
Jul 1, 1863
First U.S. Zoo Opened in Philadelphia
Jul 1, 1874
Diana, Princess of Wales’ Birthday
Jul 1, 1961
International Joke Day
Jul 1, 2013
Jul 1, 2013
Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance
Jul 2, 1937
#5. Quote of the Week
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.” ~~Steve Jobs~~ (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) American technology entrepreneur. Click here to check out other quotes from Steve Jobs.
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