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#553 Free pictures with Pexels

If you love Unsplash, then you are going to love Pexels too. Pexels is another stock photo website that provides high quality images for free! So what can you do with the photos on Pexles? All photos on Pexels are free to use. Attribution is not required. Giving credit to the photographer or Pexels is… Continue reading #553 Free pictures with Pexels

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#552 Canva: Quickly add Pixabay images to your project

In #444 we introduced you to Canva, which allows you to quickly and easily create beautiful designs. Adding images to your designs is a really effective way to make them stand out. Pixabay is my favourite place to obtain free images that don’t have copyright issues. You can now search for Pixabay images directly within… Continue reading #552 Canva: Quickly add Pixabay images to your project

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#5MinuteReflection 3: Open Education Resources (OERs)

In the third instalment of our monthly #5minutereflection, we will look at Open Educational Resources (OERs). Open educational resources (OERs) are ‘free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes‘. They can be in any format, and they can range from individual items to full courses. #1minuteCPD… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 3: Open Education Resources (OERs)

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#486 TinEye: Search for Creative Commons images by colour

TinEye is a great little tool if you are looking for images based on colour. This web based app has extracted colours from 20 million Creative Commons images on Flickr to make the images searchable by colour. You can select up to 5 colours and you can also add tags to refine your results. Here are… Continue reading #486 TinEye: Search for Creative Commons images by colour

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#465 Gurushots: The Photography Game – Swaps, Autofills and Keys [3/3]

In this final instalment of three posts about GuruShots (catch the first one by clicking here and the second one here) we introduce you to Swaps, Autofills and keys. Swaps allows you to replace an existing picture (that might only receive a few votes) with another picture. Autofills work in the same way as voting, except… Continue reading #465 Gurushots: The Photography Game – Swaps, Autofills and Keys [3/3]

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#460 Gurushots: The Photography Game – Voting and Ranking [2/3]

In this second of three posts about GuruShots (catch the first one by clicking here) we take you through the process of voting and increasing your exposure level to other photographers. Essentially you submit one or more of your own photographs (depending on the challenge) into a photographic challenge and other members of Gurushots vote… Continue reading #460 Gurushots: The Photography Game – Voting and Ranking [2/3]

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#455 Gurushots: The Photography Game [1/3]

Gurushots is an addictive photography game where you upload your photos in to themed challenges. Other people then vote for your photo – votes takes you through different levels of the challenge. With each challenge you participate in means that you receive points and prizes which leads you on to different ranks. It’s free and… Continue reading #455 Gurushots: The Photography Game [1/3]