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Sports Photography Issue Date: 10-22-2017

Cool Spots image Have you ever tried to take photographs at sporting events? Capturing movement is a process that took many decades to develop. Google Arts & Culture presents The Art of Sports Photography, tinyurl.com/y93pswqk, a series of sports photos with audio explaining the processes used to create them. The birth of sports photography is depicted with an 1843 photo of a tennis player posing in a studio. Examine the photograph and listen to the whole story. Dorando Pietri was the athlete in the “first great sports photograph!” Compare this image to modern-day photographs and see what improvements you can find.

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Notable Photography Issue Date: 03-19-2017

Cool Spots imageClio Visualizing History Photography Exhibits, cliohistory.org/exhibits, showcases a gifted American photojournalist. Frances Benjamin Johnston was one of the first women in America to earn distinction for her talent. When you examine her work, you will see how her photographs of groups captured detailed stories of American life. “Students Boarding Trolley” is one example, where each trolley window serves as a miniature portrait. Frances Allen and her sister Mary found inspiration for their work in small towns. Their extraordinary eyes rendered photographs of ordinary life into works of art.

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Step Into the Map Issue Date: 05-08-2016

Cool Spots imageExplore cities around the world in WhatWasThere, whatwasthere.com. Combining photographic history with locations featured in Google Maps makes this a virtual time machine! Anyone can be part of history by contributing old family pictures. People upload photographs, sharing their locations and dates, then Google Maps creates a pin on each location, and you can scroll through its images. Travel to the White House in Washington, D.C., and view photos of presidents and their families. Fly to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower Under Construction in 1888. Where will you go next?

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Digital Stories Issue Date: 12-20-2015

Cool Spots imageDo you enjoy photography? The NOAA Photo Library, www.photolib.noaa.gov/index.html, is a “photo- graphic essay” captured by NOAA personnel around the world. It contains more than 32,000 photographs of places you might only dream of seeing. View the incredible creatures of the sea’s Coral Kingdom. From the Great Lakes to the Caribbean, America’s Coastlines are 95,000 miles of incredible sights. See where the photos were taken — you might be inspired to visit someday! Beginnings and Endings features sunrises and sunsets around the world.

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Take a Photo Issue Date: 09-20-2015

Cool Spots imageThe Photographic Studio of William Notman presents Watch the Birdie, mccord-museum.qc.ca/en/keys/games/16. Travel back to 1870, when photography was new, and pick Client or Apprentice to play. As an Apprentice, you’ll learn about the camera and techniques used to make a high-quality image. If you succeed, the client may order several prints, and you’ll choose the best process to fill the order. Did you know that light-colored fabrics did not photograph well? You may notice in older photographs that people only wore a handful of colors. Find out which ones worked best.

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