U3A - Digital <ul><li>What’s new in the digital world© </li></ul><ul><li>Ric Matthews and Melanie Seibert Haynie </li></ul...
Overview <ul><li>Digital Photography </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer Electronics </li></ul>
Digital Photography- The Basics  <ul><li>Lewis Carroll’s  portmanteau </li></ul><ul><li>Pixels - Picture ( Pix )  El ement...
Pixels <ul><li>6.1 megapixel (MP) 3,0008 x 2,000 pixel image </li></ul><ul><li>10 MP = 3,872 x 2, 592 </li></ul><ul><li>Ad...
Basic Digital Camera <ul><li>Similar features to a film camera - lens, iris aperture, shutter </li></ul><ul><li>Capture - ...
Kinds of Digital Cameras <ul><li>Ultra-Compact </li></ul><ul><li>Point and Shoot </li></ul><ul><li>dSLR, controllable </li...
Which one for me <ul><li>What are you using it for? Optical Zoom, SLR, ease of operation, resolution, response time </li><...
Storage <ul><li>Compact Flash </li></ul><ul><li>Secure Digital </li></ul><ul><li>Memory Stick </li></ul><ul><li>Micro Driv...
Taking Pictures <ul><li>Purpose (don’t cut off their heads) </li></ul><ul><li>Rule of thirds </li></ul><ul><li>Correct exp...
Getting images OUT  <ul><li>Card Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Portable Storage </li></ul><ul><li>USB Cord </li></ul><ul><li>Wi...
Which format to SAVE <ul><li>BMP - bitmap, hi quality, huge file </li></ul><ul><li>GIF - usually line drawings </li></ul><...
Images beyond camera <ul><li>Scanners </li></ul><ul><li>eMail </li></ul><ul><li>Web </li></ul><ul><li>CD </li></ul>
Photo Manipulation <ul><li>Most Camera come with some form </li></ul><ul><li>ARCsoft </li></ul><ul><li>(Mac) Aperture, iPh...
Sharing your photos <ul><li>Dedicated Photo Printers </li></ul><ul><li>All-in-one printers </li></ul><ul><li>eMail </li></...
Photo Developing Websites <ul><li>A few examples </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ritzpix.com/net/OrderPrints/   </li></ul><ul...
Photo Sharing Websites <ul><li>A few examples of website sharing </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.webshots.com/ </li></ul><ul>...
Next Steps <ul><li>Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Take classes from: continuing education, community colleges, photo stores, A...
Simple Digital Video <ul><li>Analog can be converted </li></ul><ul><li>Shooting digital </li></ul><ul><li>Cameras Flip Min...
Movie Making Software <ul><li>iMovie  www.apple.com </li></ul><ul><li>Windows MovieMaker  www.microsoft.com   </li></ul><u...
Social Networking <ul><li>www.facebook.com   </li></ul><ul><li>www.utube.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.linkedin.com </li></ul>...
Other Cool Things <ul><li>Digital camera/binoculars </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop video conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Leapfro...
Other Consumer Electronics <ul><li>HD Screens – larger and larger </li></ul><ul><li>3-D for the home TV </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>www.miracosta.edu/home/rmatthews   </li></ul>
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University of the 3rd Age (U3A) Digital

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