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  • 1. U3A - Digital
    • What’s new in the digital world©
    • Ric Matthews and Melanie Seibert Haynie
    • January 27, 2009
  • 2. Overview
    • Digital Photography
    • Social Networks
    • Consumer Electronics
  • 3. Digital Photography- The Basics
    • Lewis Carroll’s portmanteau
    • Pixels - Picture ( Pix ) El ements
    • Tiny Squares - the greater the number the more compact and clearer the image
    • Similar to Pointillism art
  • 4. Pixels
    • 6.1 megapixel (MP) 3,0008 x 2,000 pixel image
    • 10 MP = 3,872 x 2, 592
    • Advantage - clarity, color reality
    • Disadvantage - file size, Storage size, taxes computer
  • 5. Basic Digital Camera
    • Similar features to a film camera - lens, iris aperture, shutter
    • Capture - no film, rather electronic devise like a semiconductor
    • a 3 MP image higher res. than most computer monitors
  • 6. Kinds of Digital Cameras
    • Ultra-Compact
    • Point and Shoot
    • dSLR, controllable
  • 7. Which one for me
    • What are you using it for? Optical Zoom, SLR, ease of operation, resolution, response time
    • Size, carrying ease, cost, feel, operation
    • How will you view/share images?
    • Storage capacity, type
    • Accessories and compatibility with old
  • 8. Storage
    • Compact Flash
    • Secure Digital
    • Memory Stick
    • Micro Drive
  • 9. Taking Pictures
    • Purpose (don’t cut off their heads)
    • Rule of thirds
    • Correct exposure
    • no shake
  • 10. Getting images OUT
    • Card Reader
    • Portable Storage
    • USB Cord
    • Wireless / Bluetooth
  • 11. Which format to SAVE
    • BMP - bitmap, hi quality, huge file
    • GIF - usually line drawings
    • TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)- old school, not supported as much now
    • JPEG - (Joint Photo Experts Group) usual standard for email, web
    • RAW (unmanipulated) “digital negatives
  • 12. Images beyond camera
    • Scanners
    • eMail
    • Web
    • CD
  • 13. Photo Manipulation
    • Most Camera come with some form
    • ARCsoft
    • (Mac) Aperture, iPhoto
    • Photoshop
    • Adobe Photoelements
  • 14. Sharing your photos
    • Dedicated Photo Printers
    • All-in-one printers
    • eMail
    • sending for remote processing and pick-up
    • CDs
    • Photo websites
  • 15. Photo Developing Websites
    • A few examples
    • http://www.ritzpix.com/net/OrderPrints/
    • http://www.snapfish.com/
    • http://www.costco.com/PhotoCenter/PhotoCenter.aspx
    • http://photo.walgreens.com/store
  • 16. Photo Sharing Websites
    • A few examples of website sharing
    • http://www.webshots.com/
    • http://www.flickr.com/
    • http://www.snapfish.com/
    • Example from my site
  • 17. Next Steps
    • Practice
    • Take classes from: continuing education, community colleges, photo stores, Apple
    • Questions about still photography?
  • 18. Simple Digital Video
    • Analog can be converted
    • Shooting digital
    • Cameras Flip Mino
    • Higher end
      • Mini tape
      • Hard Drive
  • 19. Movie Making Software
    • iMovie www.apple.com
    • Windows MovieMaker www.microsoft.com
    • Reviews of several http://video-editing-software-review.toptenreviews.com/
  • 20. Social Networking
    • www.facebook.com
    • www.utube.com
    • www.linkedin.com
    • Second Life, Plaxio, Bebo
    • Twitter
  • 21. Other Cool Things
    • Digital camera/binoculars
    • Desktop video conferencing
    • Leapfrog Fly Pen http://www.metacafe.com/watch/747998/fly_fusion_math_tech_pen/
    • Large Back-up drives for your data at home or online
  • 22. Other Consumer Electronics
    • HD Screens – larger and larger
    • 3-D for the home TV
    • http://lastgadgetstanding.com/
  • 23.
    • Questions?
    • www.miracosta.edu/home/rmatthews

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