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10 Ways Photographers Can Use the iPad for Workflow – Part 2

Posted on June 28, 2012 by admin

Photographers: 5 more reasons why you really do need an iPad!


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Last Day of School, June 2012

Last day of kindergarten – love the faces!

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Posted on June 22, 2012 by admin


10 Ways Photographers Can Use the iPad for Workflow – Part 1

Photographers: you don’t have to make excuses to yourself about why you need an iPad. I’m here to tell you that you can buy it in good conscience because it really can be useful in your business.

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Posted on June 15, 2012 by admin


Camera Upgrade: What’s the Big Deal? Part 2

Just how much have digital cameras developed in ten years? It’s hard to believe! Look at some comparison photos.

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Posted on June 10, 2012 by admin


Camera Upgrade: What’s the Big Deal? Part 1

Getting beautiful photographs of children just got better – look and see . . .

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Posted on June 8, 2012 by admin


Making a Video for the Spring Changes app

Making Video for the Spring Changes App   How, I wondered, would kids respond to my new Spring Changes app? And would they really use its cool interactive features? I got to find out when I handed my iPad over to three lively brothers aged 4, 7, and 9 while making the promotional trailer for

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Posted on June 5, 2012 by admin


Spring Changes: a book morphs into a beautifully produced app!

Growing the new media: 3 reasons why, for this title, app is better than book!

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Posted on April 20, 2012 by admin


Teaching and Learning at All Ages

Images of one of my favorite subjects: teaching and learning, stitched together by composition and color!

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Posted on April 16, 2012 by admin


Getting Kids Excited About Nature

Videos, books, and photos on nature appreciation and ecology for kids

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Posted on April 4, 2012 by admin


Guest blog from college educator

In the trenches: what it’s like photographing kids in the classroom . . . .

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Posted on March 24, 2012 by admin


The Kids are Alright

Once their images are archived and in my library, it is certain I will never forget them.

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Posted on March 15, 2012 by admin


Does the term “bookworm” apply if it is digital media?

As a photographer, my art requires me to work directly with children, not in isolation from them as a illustrator does. This keeps me on task and tuned into their perceptions.

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Posted on March 12, 2012 by admin


New Ellen Senisi author website now online

New website at last!

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Posted on February 23, 2012 by admin


Photographic Memories – 1

From a villa in Spoleto, Italy.

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Posted on February 13, 2012 by admin


The Power of Faces – Part 3: Surprise!

What is it about surprise that gets our attention?

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Posted on January 30, 2012 by admin


New project in the works – what is the process?

25 GB of photos, video, and audio to be compressed into one and a half minutes – where to begin?

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Posted on January 8, 2012 by admin


Bullying – it’s out of the closet!

Bullying in schools – real life kids tell it like it is, and how it could be!

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Posted on December 18, 2011 by admin


550 new images uploaded to Ellen Senisi Education Photographs

Some nice iconic images are included in the latest upload: Interracial Family, Reading is Beautiful, and Sibling Affection. Check them out!

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Posted on December 15, 2011 by admin


The Power of Faces Part 2: Motivation

Can you read motivation in faces? Check it out . . .

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Posted on December 12, 2011 by admin


Kids as photographers, and on the lookout for good character traits!

As I watched them take photographs, I was impressed with how intelligently they approached the subject, once they got some preparation. They did better than most adults, who tend to snap away cluelessly.

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Posted on December 2, 2011 by admin


Media Consumption & Technology vs. Creative Free Play for Children

Where school is all about play – that’s where the entreprenuers are sending their kids to school!

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Posted on November 18, 2011 by admin


What do memories and video editing have in common?

Re-writing our memories as we go? Re-telling our histories as we would like them to be? Yup, and it starts in childhood.

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Posted on November 11, 2011 by admin


It’s for and about real-life children

Re-assessment time – what is this blog about?

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Posted on November 1, 2011 by admin


Senisi Multimedia creates a video trailer for a children’s app

Producing a trailer for an app was a perfect task for SenMM: we created a video and promoted literacy!

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Posted on October 13, 2011 by admin


So let the kids play already!

4 reasons why open-ended playtime is absolutely essential for full and balanced human development . . .

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Posted on August 27, 2011 by admin


About Hurray for Pre-K! – an app about going to school and for learning to read

Apps can make learning to read fun.

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Posted on August 12, 2011 by admin


Peru’s Children – Day 8

Hasta luego, niños!

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Posted on July 22, 2011 by admin


Peru’s Children – Day 7

At the mall: skate boarders, lovers, and, oops! – learning to navigate the escalator.

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Posted on July 20, 2011 by admin


Peru’s Children – Day 6

It’s a school day in Arequipa!

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Posted on July 19, 2011 by admin


Peru’s Children – Day 5

Who would have thought pigeons would be such a good subject?

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Peru’s Children – Day 4

Arequipa: a very South American city!

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Posted on July 18, 2011 by admin


Peru’s Children – Day 3

The parents all seem to be in a hurry here.

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Posted on July 17, 2011 by admin


Peru’s Children – Day 2

A portrait in the bus station and snowboarding on sand.

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Posted on July 16, 2011 by admin


Peru’s Children – Day 1

Finding an antidote to same-old same-old: A trip to Peru offers an opportunity to grow by photographing differently.

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Kids, being kids

Recent work: spontaneous and all-natural kindergarteners

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Posted on June 25, 2011 by admin


Interactions and Expressions – A Series – #6

For some children, it’s not that easy being four.

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Posted on June 24, 2011 by admin


Interactions and Expressions – A Series – #5

Endangered Interactions: Children and Nature

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Posted on May 30, 2011 by admin


Interactions and Expressions – A Series – #4

Fear of failure starts young and runs deep.

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Posted on May 14, 2011 by admin


Interactions and Expressions – A Series – #3

An adopted boy, a previous foster child, show how he feels about his adoptive mother.

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Posted on May 9, 2011 by admin


Instrumental Music Video (Deftones Cover Song)

Steven Senisi and musician, Ricky Barney cover “Beauty School” (Deftones) in this video shot by Steven and Ellen Senisi…

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Posted on April 24, 2011 by admin


Interactions and Expressions – A Series – #2

What is unique about photography: the ability to catch expressions this fleeting that, however brief, contribute to the shaping of lives.

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Posted on April 16, 2011 by admin


Interactions and Expressions – A Series – #1

What is unique about photography: the ability to catch expressions this fleeting that, however brief, contribute to the shaping of lives.

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Posted on April 9, 2011 by admin


Everyone wants video – are still photographs relevant anymore?

The “old” technology holds its own! How?

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Posted on March 6, 2011 by admin


The Power of Faces – Part 1

Faces have power! Non profit organizations and independent schools can use photographs effectively to communicate about and emotionally connect the people they serve to their potential volunteers and donors.

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Posted on January 11, 2011 by admin


Working on a fall-themed book project

“It’s hard to be inconspicuous when you’re on a photoshoot with pumpkins.”

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Posted on November 22, 2010 by admin


Time, Space (or Form) and Emotion in Multimedia

Drawing viewers into multimedia with emotion, isolating the subject, and timing

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Posted on November 15, 2010 by admin


Another great use for Lightroom collections!

Lightroom collections offer a brilliant solution for organizing stills to use in multimedia videos.

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Posted on October 8, 2010 by admin


Skills with Stills and Video – Part 2

So you look at an image and wonder – uh, where do I begin?

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Posted on September 3, 2010 by admin


Skills with Stills and Video – Part 1

Warning: Image Enhancement can be addictive! If you’re going to give in to that obsessive, constant tweaking to make images just right, you might as well get faster at it.

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Posted on August 30, 2010 by admin


On transitioning from stills to video

It’s all about decisive moments.

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Posted on August 17, 2010 by admin


Transitioning a book project into a multimedia video

Multimedia is a powerful way to merge emotion and concept, as we found out while creating I Don’t Want to Say Goodbye about separation anxiety,

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Posted on August 14, 2010 by admin