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Bootcamp Week 6

Technical More on Images

We will look at Galleries in a bit more detail, captioning images and using featured images on posts. We will also look at how featured content works in the twentyfourteen theme.

Adding an image gallery wp4 | Glow Blog Help
Adding an Image Gallery MS docx
Adding an Image Gallery PDF

Adding a Gallery And Featured Images:


Talk about safety aspects of photos.
What makes a good photo. How to improve your photos, here are a few tips:

  • Hold the camera still, elbows in, make a triangle.
  • Think before you shoot
  • Take more than one photo
  • Change Angles
  • Zoom with your feet
  • Place the subject off-centre
  • Keep the sun behind you (unless you want a silhouette)
  • Learn about the rule of thirds

Taking pictures a pdf of some ideas for improving your photos.

Teachers, it is a really good idea, in my opinion, to make sure that pupils can take photos, transfer them onto computers and organise them.  A wee bit of practise will save staff a lot of trouble.

Blogging Challenge

Post a photo every day, or take them and post a gallery on Friday. Do not just post the photo, explain why you like it, how you took it…
Here are ten ideas

  • Take a photo of two things that do not belong together.
  • Let’s play with movement. Get a shot of something in motion.
  • Make a photograph that features a circle today.
  • Yellow is an attention-getting colour. A photo is dominated by yellow.
  • Take a photo in which a mirror is a major element
  • Make a photo that freezes or isolates the motion of an object
  • Get closer and fill the frame.
  • Yellow is an attention-getting colour. A photo is dominated by yellow.
  • Emphasise the sky by placing the horizon very low or very high.
  • Forced perspective – make something small look big, or big look small.

Bootcamp Catch Up


The bootcamp is well underway, if you have signed up and not started you can still catch up. Even if you have not signed up you can join in.

All you need to do:

  1. Make a blog
  2. Create a new post on that blog and categorize it bootcamp
  3. E-mail John with the address of your post:

Lots of help and detail on the week one post.