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  1. 1. DigitalPhotographyBethanySmithLearningTechnologies
  2. 2. TheCameraFront http://www.canon.com
  3. 3. Shoo:ngModes AutoPortrait & Landscape Portraitshooting modes are not the same as Landscapeorientation Running
  4. 4. TheCameraBack http://www.canon.com
  5. 5. TakingPictures Holditsteady Usenaturalsunlightwheneverpossible Putthesunbehindyou Getclosealmosttooclose Usepropor:on Usethehorizonasaguide http://www.kodak.com/eknec/ PageQuerier.jhtml;jsessionid=5RF Z03RK0PRMVFW4FBCXWEMW1
  6. 6. RuleofThirds Imaginary lines are drawn dividing the image into thirds both horizontally and vertically. You place important elements of your composition where these lines intersect. http://www.betterphoto.com/exploring/ tips/thirds.asp
  7. 7. RuleofThirdsExample
  8. 8. OCenter. butinagoodway Handinhandwiththeruleofthirdsiskeepingyoursubjectocenter
  9. 9. Upclose&Personal
  10. 10. Upclose&Personal Embracingyourinnerzoom&theMACROfeatureonyourcamera ThemacromodebuQon,whenpressed,switchesthecameraintoaspecialclosefocusmodeandallowsthephotographertoshootlessthan10cmfromthepicturesubject.
  11. 11. Macro
  12. 12. GoVer:cal! Thecameraisnotlockedinahorizontalposi:on! Ver:calpicturessuitsomesubjectsbeQerandaremucheasiertoaddinPowerPoints!
  13. 13. Ac:onShots Keeptakingpicturesyouhavespace!
  14. 14. ToFlashornottoFlash Usenaturallightwheneverpossible Useashsparingly Ifunsure,takeonewithandonewithoutanddecidelater!
  15. 15. MemoryCards Memorycardsstoretheactualdatalesofyourphotos Thebiggerthememorycardthemorephotosyoucantake Thefasterthememorycardthefasteryoucantakepictures Thememorycardtypeisnotasimportantasthetwoabovefeatures
  16. 16. PhotoSafari FindthefollowingintheFI Mr.Friday AowerYou have 20 Apersonworking minutes! Apen Somethingintheshapeofacircle
  17. 17. Impor:ng
  18. 18. Turn camera on and place in PLAYBACK mode once it is connected to the computer
  19. 19. PhotoApplica:ons Mac iPhoto PC Irfanview hQp://www.irfanview.com/ Both AdobePhotoshop MacromediaFireworks
  20. 20. Edi:ngPictures
  21. 21. WhatisaMegaPixel? WhatisaPixelrst Apixel(shortforpictureelement,usingthecommonabbrevia:on"pix"for"picture")isoneofthemany:nydotsthatmakeuptherepresenta:onofapictureinacomputer'smemory.
  22. 22. WhatisaMegaPixel? Aunitequaltoonemillionpixels. Thehighertheresolu:on,themorepixelsinanimageandthereforethegreatertheimagequality. Animagelethatis1megapixel(MP)canmakeaphotorealis:cprintof5x7inches;a2MPlecanmakean8x10inchprint;a3MPlecanmakean11x14inchprint.
  23. 23. ToCropornottocrop Thereisalwaysroomtocrop! Usetheruleofthirds Keeporiginal Dontbeafraidtogetinclose
  24. 24. Resolu:on Thenumberofpixelspersquareinchonacomputergenerateddisplay;thegreatertheresolu:on,thebeQerthepicture. Fordisplayonascreen,72pixelsperinchbothver:callyandhorizontallyisthemaximum. Forprintwork,ahighernumberwillgivebeQerresults,suchas300dotsperinch. Withhigherresolu:on,morememoryspacewillbeusedfortheimage.
  25. 25. WhatdoMP&Resolu:onhavetodo withme? Tondthelargestphotoqualityimageyoucanprint,simplydivideeachdimensionbyppi(I.e.300or72) A3.2MPcamerahasaresolu:onof2048x1536 2048/300=6.83 1536/300=5.12 This will make excellent 4x6, but dont print 8x10
  26. 26. Resizingphotos Bypixel DuringExport Inprogram Sizeforpurpose
  27. 27. FileTypes GIFrasterbasedcolorgraphicsleformat,onenusedontheWorldWideWebtostoregraphics.Thisisthetypebestusedforcartoonlikeimages. JPEGAgraphicformatthatallowsimagestobeviewedontheWeb.Itallowscompressionofmemory,usinglessspaceandfacilita:ngfasterload:meonaWebpage.Thisisthetypebestusedforphotographs.
  28. 28. Webimages GIFImagesGraphicsInterchangeFormat(GIF)imagesarethemostcommontypeofimagefoundontheWeb.GIFimagesarelimitedto256colors,whichisthesamenumberofcolorsmostcomputermonitorscandisplay. JPEGImagesJointPhotographicExpertsGroup(JPEG)imagesarecommonlyfoundontheWeb.JPEGimagescanhavemillionsofcolorsandareonenusedforphotographsandverycompleximages. PNGImagesPortableNetworkGraphics(PNG)imagesareanewertypeofimagespecicallydesignedforuseontheWeb.PNGimagescanhavemillionsofcolorswilleventuallyreplaceGIFimages.