About PhotoK12.org

Welcome to PhotoK12.org. I teach digital photography in a public high school. I work with kids who are new to photography and new to digital cameras. After doing this for several years I have a long list of inquiry topics and assignments that can help my students become successful photographers. That's what this web site is all about.

My goal is to create a site with resources for other teachers and students. Teachers will find assignments they can use with their classes. Students will find a rich world of digital photography and new ways of expression.

Red TulipMost of the photos on PhotoK12.org are published on Flickr.com under one of several Creative Commons licenses. View the "Title" information for photos to see which license. Just let your mouse hover and the title info will pop up. Most of the images are shared under licenses that allow sharing but require attribution and limit commercial use. If you like a photo you see, take some time and visit the photographer's published work by following the included link to his/her Flickr stream.

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    If you want to help contribute articles, lessons or reviews, send me an email and introduce yourself.