Acceptable Use Policy & Sample Places to Visit on the Internet

 The Internet is indeed an infinite expanse, with many great places to visit. However, access to this resource is limited by classroom, school, and district bandwidth as well as District AUP which dictates specifically that the account is to be used only for identified educational purposes. The District AUP also states that "wasting school resources through the improper use of the computer system is grounds for disciplinary  and/or legal action". Please follow the general guidelines below when accessing the Internet at school.

 

 

Please note that the West Brook Photography Dept does not have any editorial control over these sites and provide the links only as a convenience to its visitors.  If you feel a website should be added or removed from this list, please contact us.

 

When the Internet is blocked by SynchronEyes, there are only a few sites you can go:

www.pbase.com, www.walgreens.com, www.walmart.com, http://staff.beaumont.k12.tx.us, staff/gloker, www.smugmug.com, www.samsclub.com

 

When the Internet is UNblocked, please limit your browsing to the following sites.

 

Web Address                                                        Location/Description

Class related:

www.kodak.com/                                                                       Good for a variety of items.

http://www.pbase.com/, www.pbase.com/lokerd/westbrook          Photo galleries

www.nikonnet.com                                                                     Look for the link to “Legends Behind the Lens”

www.vividlight.com                                                                    Articles and samples

http://vividlight.com/articles/1615.htm                                           Article on types of portrait lighting

www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/learnmore/composition.mspx   Good sight about composition

www.photos-of-the-year.com/best-photos                                    Excellent source of outstanding imagery from all over

http://www.msnbc.com/modules/yip03/Default.asp?cp1=1            MSNBC 2003 Year In Review -  outstanding photography

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10467269                                     MSNBC 2005 Year In Review -  outstanding photography

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9134568/                                      MSNBC Olympics in Review - outstanding photography

www.daveblackphotography.com/workshop/0407.htm                   OUTSTANDING imagery

staff.beaumont.k12.tx.us/gloker (staff/gloker from school comp)    Our class page (Comm Graphics)

www.apocryph.deviantart.com                                                    art site, examples of one person’s use of Photoshop

Treatment of motion                                                                   DPReivew Forum posting on Motion, stopping and blurring

Hallmark Institute of Photography                                               A leading photography school located in Massachusetts

http://www.openoffice.org/                                                         Free software that is compatible with MS Office

http://tinyurl.com/7hjsuvx - how to mount with just foam core. Kind of messing...and definitely not for the classroom. But, if you have to get something mounted at home, this may help. Also look for other related videos. (NOTE: This video has been download for use in class. DO NOT STREAM in the classroom. Watch at home...or ask for the video to see in class.)

 

Student:

www.worldkids.net/                                                                    A whole site just for students.

www.channelone.com                                                                 School News Broadcast

www.tea.state.tx.us                                                                    TAKS stuff

www.highschoolace.com/ace/ace.cfm                                         Learning Resources for Teens

www.yourstudyguide.com/texas                                                  Learning Resources for Teens

Gaggle                                                                                       Student approved web-based email

http://www.beaumont.k12.tx.us/westbrook/                                  Our school page (West Brook)

staff.beaumont.k12.tx.us/gloker/announcements                           West Brook HS Daily Announcements

Career Planning                                                                          Career Planning at www.kuder.com. Use staff page for the access numbers you will need.

http://www.k12.ginet.org/resources.cfm?subpage=458

www.exclusiveimaging.net                                                             Commercial Website of Randall Paine taking pictures of West Brook related activities.

 

 

Reference:

www.howstuffworks.com/                                                          Site for learning how all kinds of things work

dictionary.reference.com/                                                            Look up words

www.freetranslation.com                                                            Translation service

www.worldbookonline.com                                                         Login: Beaumont      pswd:  useweb

http://educate.intel.com/en/ThinkingTools/VisualRanking/              Helps to organize Ideas and Brainstorm

 

News, Local, etc.:

www.kfdm1.com/, http://216.87.159.39/                                       CH 6 and 4, Local News

www.southeasttexaslive.com                                                       Beaumont Enterprise

www.msnbc.com                                                                        general news

 

Photo and Art Galleries of Particular Interest:

www.pbase.com/                                             main page...click on random

www.pbase.com/annapagnacco                        lots of people shots, good color

www.pbase.com/pam_r                                    good example of photoshop transformations and retouching

www.pbase.com/nowhereatoll                          colorful sunsets, nature, and portraits

www.pbase.com/sheila                                     Good mixture. Look at the Hands and abstract galleries in particular.

www.pbase.com/bschoenholz                           So so ???

www.pbase.com/april_sims                              cemetery (but not sure where)

www.pbase.com/thewizardrod                          Good mixture. Interesting collection of Bench warmers.

 www.pbase.com/image/29420800

www.pbase.com/bryanmillerphotography          very nice black and white galleries

     www.pbase.com/image/31663128

www.pbase.com/luminous                                OUTSTANDING black and white, portraits

www.pbase.com/andreantunes

www.pbase.com/warno                                   

     www.pbase.com/warno/intersection             excellent black and white architecture

www.pbase.com/pontie5                                  VERY colorful abstracts, cool feather shot

www.pbase.com/kimr55760

www.pbase.com/5points

www.pbase.com/tarable

www.pbase.com/accl                                       /waterdrop  AMAZING!

www.pbase.com/jal                                          /newmexico       very vivid color

www.pbase.com/jle56                                      cool motion

www.pbase.com/zippo                                    

www.pbase.com/jillburhans                              still life

www.pbase.com/dazedgonebye                        very shallow D of F

www.pbase.com/brandx                                   closeup w/side lighting.

www.pbase.com/dcarrick                                 colorful closeups

www.pbase.com/robinstatfeld                           B&W, cityscapes

www.pbase.com/johnclare                                waterfall

http://images.google.com/hosted/life                   Images from Life Magazine (access from home)

 

http://www.stunningnikon.com/dslr/                   Pretty cool web page, pretty good images

http://www.bamagazine.com/?Click=82773    Neat design ideas

 

Interesting artists on DeviantArt.com: (access from home)

http://browse.deviantart.com/photography/?order=9&startts=1157443222&endts=1157529622

http://apocryph.deviantart.com/                        

http://correiae.deviantart.com/

 

Other of interest:

http://www.artstudio.org/

www.eyetricks.com

http://www.umcs.maine.edu/ -  ~larry/latour/courses/110/final_Reviewhtml

http://www.jnevins.com/digitalimaging.htm

http://www.wjcc.k12.va.us/JHS/Faculty/facultywebpages/StephensonB/index.htm

http://rhs.rocklin.k12.ca.us/departments/photo/index.html

http://www.sweattb.com/

http://svhsphoto.spotfolio.com/zone.html

http://168.99.107.173/index.htm

http://www.brooks.edu/ - Brooks Institute of Photography

http://www.creativeedgephoto.com/

http://www.techitoutuk.com/

http://www.mscd.edu/~cat/forster/Welcome.html

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=digital+photography+lesson+plans

http://www.techtrekers.com/ms.html?o=0

http://www.moosepeterson.com/index.html - Wildlife Photographer

http://www.shangrilagardens.org/ - botanical gardens

http://www.wymanmeinzer.com/ - Award Winning Texas Photographer

http://www.wondersofwirelesstechnology.com/history_wireless.html - History of Wireless by Samsung

http://www.karikuukka.com/peking2008/100m/ - 360x180 Photography - Virtual Photo of 2008 Olympic

http://www.mcwade.com/DesignTalk/2009/02/ode-to-the-amateur-logo/ - discussion of clients and Logos

Ike: pretty thorough photo coverage: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/09/the_short_but_eventful_life_of.html

 

Photo Slide Shows and Videos online:

Slide Show at NBC...similar to the one we watch in class.

http://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/home/ - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/23481435#23481435 Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep News Special Report

 

How To and Tips:

http://www.umcs.maine.edu/~larry/latour/courses/110/HTMLPrimerAll.html#HT

Pictures showing motionhttp://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1034&thread=14784795&page=1

http://journalism.indiana.edu/academics/courses/materials/scanning/

http://www.beaumont.k12.tx.us/fletcher/newpage24.htm

http://www.spokane.net/kids/newbodytop.asp

http://www.beaumont.k12.tx.us/fletcher/newpage24.htm

http://bermangraphics.com/gallerytips.htm

Explanation of difference between a $300 lens and a $2,000 lens - http://www.lexar.com/dp/tips_lessons/jc_lens_spending.html?CMP=EMC-DP

Explanation of why shoot in aperture mode - http://www.lexar.com/dp/tips_lessons/aperture_photo.html?CMP=EMC-DP

Painting with light - http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=15943419

Powerpoint2000 Tutorial http://www.education.umd.edu/blt/tcp/powerpoint.html

Infrared (IR) basics for digital photographers—capturing the unseen http://dpfwiw.com/ir.htm#supplemental

Shooting Infrared with Digital Cameras - http://www.bythom.com/infrared.htm

Better Portraits with your Point and Shoot - http://reviews.cnet.com/9602-12576_7-0.html?messageID=2511025&tag=nl.e410

How to Capture Thanksgiving with your Camera - http://www.ritzcamera.com/static/articles/tips/thanksgiving-photography.html

Exposure compensation - http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam/User-Guide/990/EXPOSURE/EV-compensation.html

78 Photography Rules for Complete Idiots - http://gawno.com/2009/05/78-photography-rules/

Stitching photos together - http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/how-to/shooting/get-4x5-quality-with-a-dslr.html

Camera Tutor - http://www.camerasinteractive.com/home.php# - seems to be broken

Lamar University Press - www.lamaruniversitypress.com - This is a great place to apply for a job after completing this class if you attend Lamar. P.O. Box 10055, 200 Setzer Center, 77710, 409-880-8102, advertising@lamaruniversitypress.com

 

Adorama Teaching Series - 100 Tips in 100 Days

http://www.adorama.com/Catalog.tpl?op=academy_new&article=100in100      -   Part 1

http://www.adorama.com/Catalog.tpl?op=academy_new&article=100in100_II  -  Part 2

http://www.adorama.com/catalog.tpl?op=academy_new&article=100in100_III  -  Part 3

 

 

 

Fun:

http://hk.promo.yahoo.com/movie/superman/Stop_Press_Game/

Friday Focus Fun (another version of FFF): Red Square Escape...Get the highest score for the class by the time the buzzer goes off...win a Bonus Coupon. My high score was a 18.328...then I quit.

 

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