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Taking Pictures Part Two: Websites

As I continue to experiment with photography, I have been searching the Internet for interesting and helpful websites on the topic. 

Don Tibbits has created the Library of Photography, a portal for all kinds of photography and digital websites.  Here, I discovered  A Daily Dose of Imagery, a photo blog by Sam Javanroch. 

I also found Animal Photos!  These images are all under creative commons and are free to use on websites and other projects.  Cute, huh?

To me, the king of all photography websites has to be National Geographic.  Check out the Photo of the Day and Photo Tips.

Rainy Night in Pittsburgh

Historical Pittsburgh photographs can be found at The Pittsburgh Photographic Library which is housed at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.  See samples from the collection at the online exhibit Bridging the Urban Landscape

If you like to share your photos, there are lots of options open to you.  Of course, there’s Flickr, one of the most popular photo sharing websites.  Thousands of photographs of Pittsburgh are already posted there.  There’s the 365 photo project that challenges you to take a photo every day.  Taking photographs every day means that fond memories do not have to be limited to special occasions.  Make everyday special.  A Facebook app for the project makes it easy to share your daily pictures with your friends.  Twitter users might want to try TwitPic.  

If you would like to share your work with other teens, you might like want to submit your photographs to Teen Ink or Liminal Journal.  Liminal Journal is a  new quarterly publication.  Consider posting your favorite photos on the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Teen Services Facebook page.

Here is another one of my recent photographs:

Pittsburgh Traffic on a Rainy Night; Photo by marianj

Pittsburgh Traffic on a Rainy Night; Photo by marianj

~Marian

CLP–Mt. Washington

Record Store Day 2011

This Saturday is one of my all-time favorite “holidays” — it’s Record Store Day, the day when music lovers all across the world patronize their favorite record shops and plunk down a little bit of money for some exclusive and awesome deals. It’s a way of letting your local brick-and-mortar record shop know that you appreciate the tunes they bestow upon your life and your city.

Downloading music online is convenient and logical and quick, but if you’ve never inhaled the mixture of dust and mylar that permeates most record stores, you haven’t fully lived.

If you need a little help, here’s a list of participating music shops in Pittsburgh:

And, remember, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has thousands upon thousands of music CDs, DVDs, vinyl records, scores, and more across all 19 locations.

Corey, CLP – Main

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