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April 5, 2022

Blurry Photos - Great For Your Website

My favourite photo technique is where you can make the background blurry. Smart phones can do this through portrait mode via adjustment of the F-stop. It's a scale that turns the background to various levels of blurriness. Technically speaking the technique is called 'depth of field'. Why play with blurriness? It makes the subject matter the star and not the background which is there only in a supporting role. But most importantly, the pics just look great. 

As an experiment, I'm shooting new photos for my wife's (sponsor-ed of course) website, just to show you what a smart phone can do. You really don't need a professional photographer (sorry pro's). All you need is a little composition and a smart phone feature or two to take great pics.

By the way, the new iPhone 13 has Cinematic Mode, that does the same blurry thing with video. 

Check out the photos below and also the iPhone tips tutorial.

I'm not an Android expert but a little youtubing will reveal a simple tute for your phone too.

Watch out for Term 2's photo taking PD.

Full Range of Sponsor-ed Services

There's so many more things we can offer you beyond creating and supporting your website. Some of our services are directed to enhancing your website and others are about broader communications solutions. Check out our list.
Phone App - Free
  • Yes our phone app is free and it's awesome. Completely integrated with your website for super easy use. contact us to arrange a setup and/or a trial
Upgrade to a new theme $95
  • With 6 themes to choose from, perhaps it's time for a refresh. You can view some of schools across all themes - click here
Sinead's Website Audit $395
  • A complete review of all aspects of your website and Facebook page, including suggested fixes - click here
Calendar Integration $95
  • We can take your your preferred parent calendar (Compass, Google etc) and have it feed your website calendar automatically
eNews - Free trial
  • Produce stunning mobile friendly eNewsletters - easily! click here for some examples of schools using eNews
Marketing Consultation - Free 1 hour
  • Chat with sponsor-ed founder and university sessional lecturer about your marketing and communications strategies and ambitions
Marketing Services POA
  • We'll develop a complete marketing plan covering traditional tactics through to the use of digital advertising 
Facebook PD $295
  • If you've ever thought about creating a Facebook page for your school, we can help create the page, explain content strategy and risk mitigation.

Try our App: it's free and awesome

Our app called Updat-ed is awesome and free to every sponsor-ed school. Why use an app? It's a great way to communicate with parents on their preferred device; their mobile.

The beauty of Updat-ed is its integration with the website. Whatever you write in the website can be sent as an alert. Just tick a box. Say you write on the homepage about a forthcoming ‘Ride to School Day’. Just when you're about to press 'submit' to publish the article, just tick the app box. At the same time, you've added the article to the homepage, you've sent an alert. Easy!

You can also just send our version of an SMS we call 'Quick Push'. 

And perhaps the greatest benefit, all your website calendar dates, automatically land in the app - there's nothing you have to do. But wait there's more! if your preferred calendar is Compass, Sentral, Simon, Google, Outlook etc, we can setup a feed that updates the website calendar, which in turn will automatically update the app's calendar.

Calendar dates viewed in the app can be saved directly into the parents own calendar. No way! Yes way!

And of course, eNews just pops when seen on a mobile!

You can contact Sinead to setup a simple internal trial where you can see for yourself how awesome Updat-ed is.


Tech Tuesday

Jump into our Zoom Room for one-on-one support. Every Tuesday, from 12pm - 1pm EST our trusty Sinead will be hosting an Open Zoom Room.  Pop in and get personalised support for your website.

Sinead will have the ability to view your screen and walk you through any areas of concern.  No question is too big or too small.

No registration or booking required - just pop into the zoom!

Looking forward to seeing lots of familiar faces over the course of the year.

Tech Tuesday - Open Zoom Helpdesk Support

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