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  • 1. Get Digital Library Camera Use and Tips Canon PowerShot A430
  • 2. Photo Release
    • When it is needed
    • When it is not needed
    • Rule of thumb:
    • Better safe than sorry.
  • 3. Photo Release
    • Available from PLCMC Central: Forms
    • Photographic Release & Participation Form
  • 4. Pixel (picture element)
  • 5.  
  • 6. Resolution
    • Level of detail in picture
    • Measured in pixels
    • Determined by camera and settings
      • Recording pixels
      • Compression
  • 7. Recording Pixels
  • 8. Compression Settings
  • 9. Capacity of 16 MB Memory Card
  • 10. Sample Photos Which one is high resolution and which one is low resolution?
  • 11. Low 800 x 600 High 2272 x 1704
  • 12. Sample Photos
    • Note the recording pixels and compression settings used
    • Note the resolution (pixels wide x pixels tall)
  • 13. Large/Superfine 2272 x 1704 (sized down to fit screen)
  • 14. Medium 1/Superfine 1600 x 1200 (sized down to fit screen)
  • 15. Medium 2/Superfine 1024 x 768
  • 16. Small/Superfine 640 x 480
  • 17. Small/Superfine 640 x 480 (stretched to fit screen)
  • 18. Wide/Superfine 2272 x 1280 (sized down to fit screen)
  • 19. An Overview of Your Camera
  • 20. What you have (that you will need)
    • Digital camera
      • 2 AA batteries
      • 1 SD card
      • Basic Camera User Guide
      • Advanced Camera User Guide
    • Digital Camera Card Reader
  • 21. What you have (that you probably won’t need)
    • Camera software
    • Camera to computer cable
    • Camera to TV/video cable
    • Direct Print User Guide
    • Software Started Guide
  • 22. Shutter On/Off
  • 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
  • 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
  • 25. Auto Manual Basic Guide pg. 6 Special Scene Basic Guide pg. 7 Movie Advanced Guide pg. 37 Shooting Modes
  • 26.
    • With 16 MB Card
    • Standard - 23 seconds max
    • Compact - 1 minute 47 seconds max
    Movie Shooting
  • 27. Movie Shooting: Standard 640 x 480 10 frames/second
  • 28. Movie Shooting: Compact 160 x 120 15 frames/second
  • 29. Using Your Camera
  • 30. Taking a picture
    • 1. Turn the camera on
    • 2. Set the mode dial to Auto
    • 3. Press and hold shutter halfway to focus
    • 4. Press shutter all the way to shoot
  • 31.
    • 1. Press the FUNC/SET button
    • 2. Arrow down to display:
    • L M1 M2 S W
    • 3. Use the arrows to move
    • side to side
    • 4. Press the FUNC/SET button to select
    Setting the recording pixels
  • 32.
    • 1. Press the FUNC/SET button
    • 2. Arrow down to display:
    • L M1 M2 S W
    • 3. Press MENU button to toggle between Compression and Recording Pixels
    • 4. Press the FUNC/SET button to select
    Setting the compression
  • 33.
    • 1. Set the mode dial to playback
    • 2. Use the left/right arrows
    • to scroll backwards
    • and forwards
    • 3. Use the up/down arrows
    • to zoom in and out
    Reviewing photos
  • 34.
    • 1. Set the mode dial to playback
    • 2. Use the left/right arrows
    • to select image to erase
    • 3. Press the button
    • (the down arrow)
    Erasing photos
  • 35. Downloading photos
    • 1. Turn the camera off
    • 2. Eject the SD card
    • 3. Plug the card reader into your PC’s USB port
    • 4. Insert the card into the card reader
    • 5. Open Windows Explorer and browse to the “CANON_DC”
  • 36. Card Reader SD Card MS Card CF Card XD/SM Card
  • 37. Slide the open button down while pushing against the lip of the compartment Ejecting the SD card
  • 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
  • 39. Option 1 Windows may pop up a window that will allow you to view the photos Click OK
  • 40. Option 2 Use My Computer or Windows Explorer to browse to CANON_DC
  • 41. Option 2 Select and view contents of DCIM folder
  • 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.
  • 43. Conserving batteries
    • Use the viewfinder rather than on screen display
    • Review the pictures on your PC using the card reader rather than on the camera
    • If using the LCD screen adjust brightness to lowest possible (Advanced Guide pg. 25)
    • When storing for long periods of time, remove the batteries
  • 44. Picture Perfect Tips for great photos
  • 45. Composition
    • Rule of thirds
    • Perspective
    • Depth of field
    • Leading Lines
    • Framing
    • Color
    • Lock the focus
  • 46. Rule of Thirds
  • 47. kodak.com
  • 48.  
  • 49. kodak.com
  • 50. Perspective
  • 51. Photos courtesy of Lydia Leovic Towery
  • 52. kodak.com
  • 53. kodak.com
  • 54.  
  • 55. Depth of Field
  • 56. Photos courtesy of Lydia Leovic Towery
  • 57. Leading Lines
  • 58. Photos courtesy of Lydia Leovic Towery
  • 59. Frame your subject
  • 60. Photos courtesy of Lydia Leovic Towery
  • 61. Photo courtesy of Lydia Leovic Towery
  • 62. Color
  • 63. Photos courtesy of Lydia Leovic Towery
  • 64. Lock the focus
  • 65.  
  • 66. How to lock the focus
    • 1. Center the subject in the viewfinder
    • 2. Press the shutter button down halfway
    • 3. While holding the shutter button down halfway, reposition the camera
    • 4. Press the shutter button all the way down
    Click to practice
  • 67. To learn more
    • Canon PowerShot A430 Web site
    • Kodak Tips for Taking Pictures