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Post Pictures to Your WordPress Blog

8 Dec

Here are the step-by-step instructions to inserting an image in WordPress:



6 Dec

How to create a WordPress blog:


1-First go to – click on sign up.

2-Fill out the form, choose a name for your blog, a username for your WordPress account (you can have many different blogs under this account), create a password and confirm that password – that means retype the same password.

3-Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click – Create Blog.

4-Check your email.  Check the email account you used to activate your new blog.


5-Click on activate blog, it will open WordPress in a new browser tab.

6-To go your blog mouse over your user name in the top right corner – you will see your blog title at the bottom of the drop-down menu.

7 – This will take you to your Dashboard.  This is the control panel of your blog.  Here you can add pages to your blog, add posts to your blog, change the settings and the appearance of your blog.

Some more tips:

  • You can always see what the world see, what you site looks like by clicking on your blog’s name at the top left.
  • To change the look of your blog choose, Appearance – Theme, then select a theme to activate.
  • To edit a post look for the edit button at the bottom of the post.  The same goes for pages.
  • To “save” a new post click – publish.
  • To “save” after you edit a post click – update.

Remember, you can always ask me for help – ANYTIME 🙂

Week 2

6 Dec

Last week…

You uploaded all of the important software to your computer.

You sent me your bio – a Photo Booth picture of yourself including your name and three projects you would like to do this semester in Photo Club.

You also started creating your very own website.  If you did not finish, please click here and follow the instructions to create one.  This is where you will put all of the images you take in the future.

This week…

Lesson 1

Your camera has several basic functions.  One of them is called CREATIVE AUTO.  Creative Auto is different from full auto.


See your D550 Manual page 55.

In Creative Auto mode you have control over more of your camera’s features than you do in Full Auto.

Here are the things you can control in Creative Auto Mode:

1- Flash (Auto Flash, Flash On, Flash off)

2- Background ( Blurred <—> Sharp)

3- Exposure (Darker <—> Brighter)

4- Image Effects (Standard, Portrait – Smooth Skin Tones, Landscape – Vivid Blues and Green, Monochrome Image)

5- Single, Continuous, Self-Timer Shooting

6- Image Recording Quality


Read page 55 and 56 in your manual.  Try changing the settings in your camera.

Press the [Q] Button at the back of the camera and the cross keys to navigate the screen.  

Roll the Main Dial near the Shutter Button to change the setting.  See p. 16 and 17 if you are not sure.

Your task:

1-Choose something to photograph.

2-Take a picture of it using a different setting each time.  (You should have about 24 pictures)

3-Upload your images to your camera.

4-Look at each image and think of why they are different.

5-Upload the images to your website.

Here is my example:

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Welcome to Photo Club!

1 Dec

This is where you are going to find the information you need

Each day, I will post our “focus” here.  My goal it to teach you to take wonderful pictures using these:

Canon EOS D550 DSLR

Each week we will learn a new feature of these cameras, as well as a new photography technique.

To start with here is a copy of the information I handed out to you in the Photo Pro Brochure.

KIS Photo Pro Intro

Photo Credits: Ansel Adams, View of cactus and surrounding area “Saguaros, Saguaro National Monument,” Arizona. (Vertical Orientation) – Hippocrab – Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dieppe France, 1926 – Edward Burtynsky, Wushan #3, Three Gorges Dam Project, 2002 – Robert Frank



1 – Go to this website:

2 – Read the page.

3 – Write three questions you have about that page.  For example:  Why does Cartier-Bresson think it is important to crop a picture “in-camera”?

4 – Participate in the class discussion.

5 – Sign out a camera.

6 – Take pictures of everyone doing their activities today.

7 – Leave time to upload your pictures to your computer.



Next time you will create a website to share what you are doing in our club with the world!  You can start right now if you like.  Go to and see if you can figure out how to create your website.  Please send me the address of your site by email so that I can link it to our class site.

-Keep shooting!