A selection of links presented by Karen Hellyer for the CAIS conference, March 9, 2009 at Head Royce School in Oakland, CA.

Bibliography | Criteria for Evaluation | 10 Tips for taking portraits | Portraits QT Movie (12.2mb) | Elements of Art | Principles of Design | Composition | Camera Signout Sheet


Blogs / User Forums

Creating Lifelong Learners » Blog Archive » Film School for Video Podcasters
Digital Art Education
Photographer's Forum | Magazine for the Emerging Professional Photographer, Photography Contests, Photography Annuals
Photographer's Forum Magazine is an award-winning quarterly publication dedicated to quality reproduction of photography in the United States and Canada. Each issue strives to facilitate communication and publication experience among emerging professionals.
Photography community, including forums, reviews, and galleries from is a photography community that includes forums, reviews, and galleries for members and casual viewers. - The Photoblogging Resource

Bay Area Vendors

CALUMET -Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Photography Equipment
Digital Cameras, 35mm Cameras, DSLR, Camcorders, Amateur to Professional Photographic Equipment, Photo Printers, Knowledgeable Staff & Competitive Pricing.
Meridian Scheduled Classes
NEWLAB Digital Photography Services - San Francisco Oakland Bay Area
NEWLAB, located in San Francisco, is a full-service photographic processing lab offering quality printing and duplication services, digital and traditional prints and slides on canvas or photo paper from Kodak and other sources using film, scanning or digital files.
Joby - Innovate for Life


Lark Books

Photography History

History of Photography Podcasts
Class lectures with Jeff Curto from College of DuPage
American Photography: A Century of Images
Discover a century of photography though an interactive photolab and feature topics.


Camera Stuff

YouTube - Canon EOS 450D Digital Rebel XSi review
Full review at: el_XSi/ : A ten minute video tour around Canon's latest latest DSLR, the EOS 450...
Nikon Coolpix P60 Review
There are a ton of digital cameras out there, and quite a few of them are competing with the Nikon Coolpix P60 for position at the top of the general-purpose compact camera heap. With a 5x Nikkor lens, an 8.1 megapixel sensor, image stabilization, and manual exposure controls, the P60 has a nice balance of features and size. Is Nikon's balanced approach enough to help the P60 come out on top? Let's find out.
ShortCourses-The Aperture Controls Light and Depth Of Field
Sample pictures taken with Canon EOS 20D, 10D, Canon Powershot TX1, and Sony DSC-F707
Pictures taken with Canon EOS 20D, Canon EOS 10D, Canon Powershot TX1, and Sony DSC-F707
Lensbaby - Composer
Lensbabies are selective focus SLR camera lenses that bring one area of your photo into sharp focus with that sharp area surrounded by graduated blur. Photographers using a Lensbaby can move the sharp area of focus anywhere in the photo by bending the camera lens.
Giz Explains: Why Lenses Are the Real Key to Stunning Photos
gigapan: The GigaPan(SM) process allows users to upload, share, and explore brilliant gigapixel+ panoramas from around the globe.
FIRST LOOK: New View Of The Inauguration


Photoshop Express - Getting Started
Photoshop Insider
Adobe - Adobe Photoshop Family : Digital imaging software, digital image editing
The Adobe Photoshop family of software is the ultimate playground for showcasing the best in digital imaging and image editing. Buy or try it free today.
onOne Software - Award Winning Plugins for Adobe Photoshop
onOne Software makes Adobe Photoshop plugins that maximize the power of Photoshop, including plugins for color correction, masking, resizing plug-ins, selective focus, framing, and more.

Online Learning

Nikon School
T3 Train the Teacher
Future Light Digital Workshops - Information
Howcast - Cool how-to videos and guides from cutting-edge filmmakers, savvy experts - and you!
youth programs at RayKo Photo Center
Photography community center: digital, darkroom, studio, gallery, and workshops
ISTE Photography Webinar Reso...
Good Photo Great Photo: Webinar Recording
ShortCourses-The On-line Library of Digital Photography
PhotoCourse; home of the best textbooks in digital photography
Photography workshops and free seminars on line. Photography tips and tricks, free photo skills exam, free classified ads, photography hall of fame. 60 current seminars and workshops: Digital photo, basic photography, digital photography, photo design, photo light, portrait lighting, camera buying tips, glamour photography, history of photography. Photo 'white papers' 'field guides' and 'how to' tips. Large resource of photographic information, innovation and imagination. Student store with videos, DVD's and books.
K12 Online Conference 2008 | Kicking it Up a Notch Film School For Video Podcasters
San Francisco Photography Center
BAVC Next Generation Programs - Curriculum
Bay Area Video Coalition Next Generation Programs, Next gen programs curriculum free for teachers instructors media music video


Make your own book with Blurb
Blurb lets you self publish your own photo book, cookbook, portfolio, and more with free software.
fd's Flickr Toys: Do fun stuff with your photos
Do fun stuff with your digital photos. Create motivational posters, movie posters, magazine covers, badges, mosaics, collages, calendars, frames, and a lot more!

Ink Jet Printing

Epson Stylus Pro 3800, Documents & Manuals - Technical Support - Epson America, Inc.
This link provides access to Documents & Manuals for the Epson Stylus Pro 3800
ICC Profiles for the Epson 3800 Advanced B&W Photo Driver
Photoshop Help - - photoshop cs3 and an epson printer - RetouchPRO
Hi all This is my first post ever so goodness knows where this might end up but here goes. I have an Epson RX510 and recently purchased PS CS3. I am (video/quicktime Object)
Nash Editions - Premiere Fine Art printers
Nash Editions is a traditional fine art printmaking studio that utilizes state-of-the-art digital imaging and output devices to produce limited edition prints. Client participation whether it is in person or through the mail, is a crucial part of the process. Our continuing research and attention to detail allow us to consistently create the highest quality prints.
Hahnemühle FineArt - The Art of Expression since 1584
Hahnemühle FineArt - The Art of Expression since 1584
Matting and Framing Accessories, Photo Storage, Event Photgraphy Folders



Extraordinary contemporary works.
chris jordan photography
HDR tone mapped or exposure blended photos from Photomatix users
Welcome to Pat Gerlach, Photographer
Vincent Laforet
Internationally acclaimed commercial and editorial photographer Vincent Laforet. Laforet is a Pulitzer prize-winning photographer based in New York City who sepcializes in overview and aerial images.
Dewitt Jones Productions Inc.
PhotoJournalism: What is a Photojournalist?
Bill Atkinson Nature Photography
Fine Art Nature Photography by Bill Atkinson, an extensive searchable gallery of fine art nature photographs for sale online.

Sharing Sites

Teacher Tube
Welcome to Flickr - Photo Sharing
Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.
Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket
Photobucket offers image hosting, free photo sharing and video sharing. Upload your photos, host your videos, and share them with friends and family.
KODAK Gallery: Print, Store & Share Digital Photos—Order KODAK Prints, Photo Books, Photo Cards & Gifts
KODAK Gallery is a free online digital photo service. Easily share your photos, buy digital prints and order custom photo gifts online.
Pixelpost » Home
Browsing Photography on deviantART
Art - community of artists and those devoted to art. Digital art, skin art, themes, wallpaper art, traditional art, photography, poetry / prose. Art prints.

Photo Collections

SFGate: Day In Pictures: Search
Photography, Pictures, Galleries, Wallpapers, Screensavers, Photo Tips, Biographies - National Geographic
National Geographic provides free photos and wallpapers of places, animals, nature, underwater, travel, and more, as well as tips and screensavers.

Projects to try with kids

The Girl Project
Tilt Shift Photoshop Tutorial: How to Make Fake Miniature Scenes » Visual Photo Guide
The Writing Lab
Digital Camera Adapters for Telescopes, Microscopes, Spotting Scopes. Largest Selection! Master Selection Page
,ScopeTronix is your one stop Astronomical Equipment Dealer, home of the Digi-T Digital Camera Adapters
ScopeTronix Nature Digital Gallery
50 Incredible Stop Motion Videos | Inspiration | Smashing Magazine
By Vailancio Rodrigues Stop motion animation is one of the hottest areas of film-making today. Stop motion is an animation art through which one can spring life in inanimate things and do the unnatural. It
Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day - support
An international event to promote and celebrate the art of pinhole photography by encouraging people throughout the world to make a simple pinhole photograph and share their visions on this web site.
100 People: A World Portrait

Photo Restoration

Custom online photo restoration, free return delivery and 8x10 print
Let us restore and enhance your vintage photographs into works of art to be enjoyed and preserved for generations. Order your custom Kodak-quality photo restorations today from 30 Minute Photo Etc.
Photo Preservation Center, photo scanning, pictures to DVD, scan pictures
Faced with the rapid growth of digitizing trillions of analog photos, the Photo Preservation Center (PPC) has been established by as the principal resource for information on scanning and preserving generations of analog photo memories.
State of the Art - Your Photos, Off the Shelf at Last -
A company offers to scan 1,000 photos the same day they are received, for $50. What’s the catch?


Midtown Global Market
Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Minneapolis, St. Paul, the Twin Cities metro area and Minnesota.
360icon - Explorations of Rural and Urban Decay
360 degree HDRi VR photography of abandoned places


Cut And Paste: A History of Photomontage
Looking at work, techniques, and artists involved in photomontage from the 1920s, 1980s, and the present day.