Tech Tuesdays: Digital Photography

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Learn how to take great shots with your digital camera and take advantage of the benefits offered by going digital with your photography.

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  • Tech Tuesdays: Digital Photography

    1. 1. Digital Photography A Birmingham Public Library Tech Tuesday Program <ul><li>by Richard Manoske </li></ul><ul><ul><li>simulcast from </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Five Points West Branch </li></ul><ul><li>Birmingham, Alabama </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday April 22, 2008 </li></ul>
    2. 2. The Digital Difference
    3. 3. Memory Card
    4. 9. <ul><li>Practice </li></ul>
    5. 10. Getting to know the Camera <ul><li>READ </li></ul><ul><li>THE </li></ul><ul><li>MANUAL </li></ul>
    6. 11. Modes
    7. 14. <ul><li>Brace Yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Against a wall, pole, table, anything. </li></ul><ul><li>Brace your elbows against your body. </li></ul>Fighting Camera Shake
    8. 15. Press shutter button ½ way
    9. 16. “ Light makes photography.” George Eastman
    10. 17. Lighting & Flash <ul><ul><li>Automatic Flash </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fires automatically as required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use indoors (4 – 12 feet from subject) </li></ul></ul>
    11. 18. Focus on the subject <ul><ul><li>Get Close </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uncluttered backgrounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eye level is best. </li></ul></ul>
    12. 22. Background
    13. 24. Which is more interesting? Most people chose the shot to the right
    14. 36. To take good photos <ul><li>Take multiple shots! </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Focused! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get Close! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminate distractions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider background, color, & light </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hold Still! - Brace against objects </li></ul><ul><li>Rule of Thirds – Subject off center </li></ul><ul><li>Take some different shots! </li></ul>
    15. 37. What Now?
    16. 42. <ul><li>Photo Credits… </li></ul><ul><li>BPLPhotos @ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Rmanoske @ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Leo Reynolds @ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>notorious d.a.v. @ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>tina.gao @ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Lin Pernille @ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Ayres no graces @ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Boxercab @ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Gary Bridgman @Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Scales @Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Bnittoli @Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Carf @Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Dhammza @Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Mikeyaka_DaSkinnyBlackMan @Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Pablo Baslini @Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>gth_42 @Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Pensiero @Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Tychay @Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Nidriel @ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>мѕс (@ flickr-break) @ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>shoebappa @ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Quaisi@ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>OneEighteen @ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>-eko-@ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Moriza @ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>A4gpa@ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Xjyxjy@ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Floato @ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Devastar @ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Mike9Alive @ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>MrPhysics @ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>treevis@ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Diongillard @ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>PhotopediaPhotos @ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>AndréF @ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Bob.Fornal @ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Brentdanley @ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>FerdinandReus @ Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>sean-b @ Flickr </li></ul>

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