Get Digital: Digital Camera Use for PLCMC Staff

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  • Get Digital: Digital Camera Use for PLCMC Staff

    1. 1. Get Digital Library Camera Use and Tips Canon PowerShot A430
    2. 2. Photo Release <ul><li>When it is needed </li></ul><ul><li>When it is not needed </li></ul><ul><li>Rule of thumb: </li></ul><ul><li>Better safe than sorry. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Photo Release <ul><li>Available from PLCMC Central: Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Photographic Release & Participation Form </li></ul>
    4. 4. Pixel (picture element)
    5. 6. Resolution <ul><li>Level of detail in picture </li></ul><ul><li>Measured in pixels </li></ul><ul><li>Determined by camera and settings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recording pixels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compression </li></ul></ul>
    6. 7. Recording Pixels
    7. 8. Compression Settings
    8. 9. Capacity of 16 MB Memory Card
    9. 10. Sample Photos Which one is high resolution and which one is low resolution?
    10. 11. Low 800 x 600 High 2272 x 1704
    11. 12. Sample Photos <ul><li>Note the recording pixels and compression settings used </li></ul><ul><li>Note the resolution (pixels wide x pixels tall) </li></ul>
    12. 13. Large/Superfine 2272 x 1704 (sized down to fit screen)
    13. 14. Medium 1/Superfine 1600 x 1200 (sized down to fit screen)
    14. 15. Medium 2/Superfine 1024 x 768
    15. 16. Small/Superfine 640 x 480
    16. 17. Small/Superfine 640 x 480 (stretched to fit screen)
    17. 18. Wide/Superfine 2272 x 1280 (sized down to fit screen)
    18. 19. An Overview of Your Camera
    19. 20. What you have (that you will need) <ul><li>Digital camera </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 AA batteries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 SD card </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Camera User Guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Camera User Guide </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digital Camera Card Reader </li></ul>
    20. 21. What you have (that you probably won’t need) <ul><li>Camera software </li></ul><ul><li>Camera to computer cable </li></ul><ul><li>Camera to TV/video cable </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Print User Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Software Started Guide </li></ul>
    21. 22. Shutter On/Off
    22. 23. Viewfinder Advanced Guide pg. 19 LCD Screen Advanced Guide pg. 15 Mode Dial Basic Guide pg. 5 Display Button Advanced Guide pg. 15 FUNC/SET Button Advanced Guide pg. 21 Menu Button Advanced Guide pg. 22
    23. 24. Macro/Infinity Basic Guide pg. 9 Telephoto (Zoom In) Basic Guide pg. 8 Flash Settings Basic Guide pg. 8 Wide Angle (Zoom Out) Basic Guide pg. 8
    24. 25. Auto Manual Basic Guide pg. 6 Special Scene Basic Guide pg. 7 Movie Advanced Guide pg. 37 Shooting Modes
    25. 26. <ul><li>With 16 MB Card </li></ul><ul><li>Standard - 23 seconds max </li></ul><ul><li>Compact - 1 minute 47 seconds max </li></ul>Movie Shooting
    26. 27. Movie Shooting: Standard 640 x 480 10 frames/second
    27. 28. Movie Shooting: Compact 160 x 120 15 frames/second
    28. 29. Using Your Camera
    29. 30. Taking a picture <ul><li>1. Turn the camera on </li></ul><ul><li>2. Set the mode dial to Auto </li></ul><ul><li>3. Press and hold shutter halfway to focus </li></ul><ul><li>4. Press shutter all the way to shoot </li></ul>
    30. 31. <ul><li>1. Press the FUNC/SET button </li></ul><ul><li>2. Arrow down to display: </li></ul><ul><li>L M1 M2 S W </li></ul><ul><li>3. Use the arrows to move </li></ul><ul><li>side to side </li></ul><ul><li>4. Press the FUNC/SET button to select </li></ul>Setting the recording pixels
    31. 32. <ul><li>1. Press the FUNC/SET button </li></ul><ul><li>2. Arrow down to display: </li></ul><ul><li>L M1 M2 S W </li></ul><ul><li>3. Press MENU button to toggle between Compression and Recording Pixels </li></ul><ul><li>4. Press the FUNC/SET button to select </li></ul>Setting the compression
    32. 33. <ul><li>1. Set the mode dial to playback </li></ul><ul><li>2. Use the left/right arrows </li></ul><ul><li>to scroll backwards </li></ul><ul><li>and forwards </li></ul><ul><li>3. Use the up/down arrows </li></ul><ul><li>to zoom in and out </li></ul>Reviewing photos
    33. 34. <ul><li>1. Set the mode dial to playback </li></ul><ul><li>2. Use the left/right arrows </li></ul><ul><li>to select image to erase </li></ul><ul><li>3. Press the button </li></ul><ul><li>(the down arrow) </li></ul>Erasing photos
    34. 35. Downloading photos <ul><li>1. Turn the camera off </li></ul><ul><li>2. Eject the SD card </li></ul><ul><li>3. Plug the card reader into your PC’s USB port </li></ul><ul><li>4. Insert the card into the card reader </li></ul><ul><li>5. Open Windows Explorer and browse to the “CANON_DC” </li></ul>
    35. 36. Card Reader SD Card MS Card CF Card XD/SM Card
    36. 37. Slide the open button down while pushing against the lip of the compartment Ejecting the SD card
    37. 38. Card Reader Plug the card reader into your PC’s USB port Insert the SD card into the bottom left slot of the card reader
    38. 39. Option 1 Windows may pop up a window that will allow you to view the photos Click OK
    39. 40. Option 2 Use My Computer or Windows Explorer to browse to CANON_DC
    40. 41. Option 2 Select and view contents of DCIM folder
    41. 42. Viewing Files on Card From View menu select Thumbnails to preview the pictures. Now copy and paste the ones you want to a permanent location.
    42. 43. Conserving batteries <ul><li>Use the viewfinder rather than on screen display </li></ul><ul><li>Review the pictures on your PC using the card reader rather than on the camera </li></ul><ul><li>If using the LCD screen adjust brightness to lowest possible (Advanced Guide pg. 25) </li></ul><ul><li>When storing for long periods of time, remove the batteries </li></ul>
    43. 44. Picture Perfect Tips for great photos
    44. 45. Composition <ul><li>Rule of thirds </li></ul><ul><li>Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Depth of field </li></ul><ul><li>Leading Lines </li></ul><ul><li>Framing </li></ul><ul><li>Color </li></ul><ul><li>Lock the focus </li></ul>
    45. 46. Rule of Thirds
    46. 47. kodak.com
    47. 49. kodak.com
    48. 50. Perspective
    49. 51. Photos courtesy of Lydia Leovic Towery
    50. 52. kodak.com
    51. 53. kodak.com
    52. 55. Depth of Field
    53. 56. Photos courtesy of Lydia Leovic Towery
    54. 57. Leading Lines
    55. 58. Photos courtesy of Lydia Leovic Towery
    56. 59. Frame your subject
    57. 60. Photos courtesy of Lydia Leovic Towery
    58. 61. Photo courtesy of Lydia Leovic Towery
    59. 62. Color
    60. 63. Photos courtesy of Lydia Leovic Towery
    61. 64. Lock the focus
    62. 66. How to lock the focus <ul><li>1. Center the subject in the viewfinder </li></ul><ul><li>2. Press the shutter button down halfway </li></ul><ul><li>3. While holding the shutter button down halfway, reposition the camera </li></ul><ul><li>4. Press the shutter button all the way down </li></ul>Click to practice
    63. 67. To learn more <ul><li>Canon PowerShot A430 Web site </li></ul><ul><li>Kodak Tips for Taking Pictures </li></ul>

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