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[teacherartexchange] Regarding digital v.s. slide formats for portfolios

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From: Kevan Nitzberg (knitzber_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Oct 06 2005 - 21:15:47 PDT


Just weighing in on this issue....

Perhaps the safest bet would be to take into consideration where you or the
student is sending the portfolio and what the requirements are for the
specific school or situation. I have run across both options as preferences
in additon to schools wanting to see the original work in addition to any
form of reproduction. This is a real transition time and although there are
many instances where folks are not yet up to snuff with digital hardware for
reviewing work, slides are going the way of the eight track and LP records:
they will eventually be more of a curiousity than a mainstay. AP Art Studio
portfolios, for example, still have to be in slide form but they will take
slides made from digitally photgraphed images as well. Cost and ease of use
as well will be determining factors. As the digital technology has gotten
as sophisticateed as it has in a relatively short period of time. Remember
when film photography first was invented? Of course not - none of us were
around then. The quality that is now available and the reduced cost of
creating images digitally will be the final determining factor. Even Kodak
has stated that it will stop producing slide projectors and carousels in the
not too distant future.

Kevan

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