Week 11: Taking your own photos is a snap

The Cat Empire rocks The Metro. Picture: Mark Gately

BY MARK GATELY

We use a lot of Creative Commons images in our blogs, tasks and assessments so it’s easy to forget that we have another source at our fingertips.

Taking your own photos is in many ways a better option than trying to find just the right photo in a vast library. Particularly if you’re going to have to settle for a generic image – and the subject of your story is right there in front of you being interviewed!

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Week 8: Photos, graphics, and illustrations

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels

For all the content you create, you should think about the best format for the story (is it written? Photos? Video? A short story told using infographics?)

No matter which format you choose, imagery is really, really important. Scroll quickly through one of your social feeds and make a note of the posts that make you pause – it’s really likely they contain an image.

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Week 4: Copyright matters!

Don’t steal stuff. Photo by Anna Shvets/CC/Pexels.com

BY VERITY CHAMBERS

At #teamTAFE you’ll hear this over and over again: copyright matters

There are laws in place to ensure we don’t just use whatever content we find online. Admittedly those laws are complex because they can vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Many countries use their own copyright laws to determine whether or not a violation has occurred. You can read more about international copyright law here.

TL;DR: Assume you cannot steal borrow the stuff you find online.

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Finding CC-licenced images

spray painted copyright symbol
Copyright! Photo: Horia Varlan/CC/Flickr

At #teamTAFE you’ll hear this over and over again: copyright matters! There are laws in place [pdf] to ensure we don’t just use whatever content we find online. Admittedly those laws are complex because they can vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Many countries use their own copyright laws to determine whether or not a violation has occurred. You can read more about international copyright law here.

You should just assume you cannot steal borrow the wonderful stuff you find online.

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