It's not the size of your camera - Digital Photography in 3 parts.

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  • Its not the sizeof your Camera!A 3 part Crash Course in Digital Photography

    Nick Adams (electronicholas.com)Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com

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  • Introduction Nick Adams, UK, USA, Scotland, London Been in Pune for 1 year Internet / Technology Startups Photography for 5 years Very Basic SLR (D40) for 2 years Landscapes, Color, Night, Urban, People ~15,000 selected photos

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  • A Crash Course in Digital Photography Part 1: Back to Basics Part 2: The Photograph Part 3: Select, Collect, Share

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  • Part 1 Back to Basics 3 Basics of photography What is Shutter Speed? Aperture? ISO? Photography is all about Light

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  • Light is like Water Shutter Opens Light Flows into the camera Hits the Film / CCD Etches spot onto CCD Shutter Closes Photo is created

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  • A Dark Nightis like a small trickle of Water.Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com

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  • A Bright Dayis like a Heavy Flow of Water!Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com

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  • What is the CCD? Soaks up the water. Like a Towel More water -> brighter image.

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  • What is Shutter Speed? How long to let water through? Like a Dam for the water. More time -> brighter image.

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  • What is Aperture? How wide is the hole for the water? Like a tunnel for the water. Wider tunnel -> brighter image.

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  • What is ISO? How absorbent is the towel? Like the material of the towel More absorbent -> brighter image.

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  • Activity: Know your Camera Shutter Speed - 1/2 , 1/400 etc Aperture - f 2.5 , f 8.0 etc ISO 200 , 400 , 800 , 1600 etc

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  • Shutter Speed: The Effect1/640 second1/80 second15 secondsNick Adams support@electronicholas.com 10 minutes!

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  • Aperture: The Effectf 1.8f 8Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com

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  • ISO: The EffectISO 1600ISO 200Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com

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  • Overexposed too much water (light).Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com

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  • Underexposed not enough water (light).Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com

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  • What is E/V? Cameras are clever (auto exposure) Adjust cameras automatic choice Higher Value -> brighter image.

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  • Activity: Play with E/VNick Adams support@electronicholas.com

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  • Know your camera!Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com P Mode M Mode A Mode S Mode Special Modes Flash off / Flash on

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  • Part 2 The PhotographNick Adams support@electronicholas.com Subject Focus and Framing Lighting Shutter, Aperture, ISO Tips

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  • Subject Choose Subject carefully Take your camera with you! Look for beauty Look for contrast Look for shapes

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  • Framing and Focus 1/3 Rule for Framing Avoid distractions Use Focus

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  • Activity: Mastering FocusNick Adams support@electronicholas.com

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  • Framing: People Dont put eyes at the centre of the photo! Feet are good Think before shooting

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  • Framing: PeopleNick Adams support@electronicholas.com

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  • Lighting Never Backlight Cheap on-camera Flash is usually Evil Landscape: Evening and Morning People: Ambient / Natural People: Multiple light sources are good

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  • Lighting: LandscapeNick Adams support@electronicholas.com

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  • Lighting: PeopleNick Adams support@electronicholas.com

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  • Shutter, Aperture, ISO Remember Long Shutter Movement is blurry Wide Aperture Background is blurry High ISO shorter exposure but more noise!

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  • Take this knowledgeNick Adams support@electronicholas.com

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  • and PLAY with it!Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com

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  • TipsKnow your cameraCarry your cameraShoot carefully, but shoot lots!Avoid Bright daylight and Dark RoomsCatch good light in the mornings and evenings

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  • Part 3 Select, Collect, Share Select, select, select! Tag and Rate Collect Share Online communities Try prints

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  • Why Select? Presentation is (almost) everything Make collections of quality Learn what youre best at Most satisfaction for viewers and you

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  • Friends and FamilyNick Adams support@electronicholas.com Now she stands out! And the collection is fun to share.

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  • Select, Rate & Tag Find a tool iPhoto Picassa Lightroom Make a habit of it Start with deletion / selection

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  • Now Collections are easy! By Tag By Date By Rating By Rating and Tag etc

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  • Activity: SelectionNick Adams support@electronicholas.com

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  • Share Online Join a real photo community Groups Tips Meetups Facebook is for party and holiday *pics* Flickr is for photography Great for Backup APIs, geotagging, etc

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  • Share Offline More quality offline prints look great! 10 x 12 inch prints for INR 30 each Framed? Posters? Photo books Other ideas calendars, cards, gifts etc

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  • Summary Light is like water, with 3 variables: Shutter Speed Aperture ISO Framing and Lighting Select, Collect, Share KNOW YOUR CAMERA!

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  • Thank You!Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com

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