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A Digital Jumpstart                        Tom Maddrey :: Eclipse Photography InstituteTuesday, May 31, 2011
A Little Bit about MeTuesday, May 31, 2011
Eclipse Photography Institute                !       An Online University for learning                        Photography ...
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Photography Basics                            Our Materials and ToolsTuesday, May 31, 2011
All About Light                !       Light is our only medium!                !       Without Light, we cannot create   ...
Light + Camera = Exposure                !       Exposure is the exact level of “Radiant Energy” (light) used to expose a ...
Aperture (cont.)                !       The Aperture is the hole in the lens that allows light through                !   ...
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Shutter Speed (cont.)                !       Shutter Speed controls the Duration of Light                !       Shutter S...
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Exposure in Practice                ! Aperture    x Shutter Speed = Exposure                ! Intensity   x Duration = Exp...
Film Speed (ISO)                !       Film Speed refers to the Sensitivity of the light-sensitive medium                ...
The Ultimate Formula                !       The interplay of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and Film Speed is the whole of      ...
Your Camera Settings                !       Cameras offer many different modes for basic shooting                        !  ...
Your Camera Settings (cont.)                !       Tv or S = Shutter Speed Priority Mode                        !   You s...
Scene Modes                !       Portrait - Camera tries to blur the background (larger aperture)                !      ...
Scene Modes (cont.)                !       Sunset - Camera tries to slightly underexpose using exposure compensation      ...
Lenses and Lens Choice                !       Lenses come in different Focal Lengths, for different Situations              ...
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Lenses and Lens Choice (cont.)                !       Lens Focal Length also plays a factor in the Depth of Field         ...
Depth of Field                !       Depth of Field (DOF) refers to how much of a given image appears in focus           ...
Real World Examples                !       Lets look at some example images of the differences in:                        !...
ApertureTuesday, May 31, 2011
Shutter SpeedTuesday, May 31, 2011
Film SpeedTuesday, May 31, 2011
Lens ChoiceTuesday, May 31, 2011
Depth of FieldTuesday, May 31, 2011
Digital Basics                        The New World of PhotographyTuesday, May 31, 2011
Introduction to Digital Basics                !       The idea of Digital Photography has exploded                !       ...
The Pixel                !       Pixel (short for Picture Element)                        are the building blocks of image...
The Pixel (cont.)                !       Pixels are arranged in a digital                        camera according to a “Ba...
File Formats                !       There are countless file formats, but two main ones we will be speaking                ...
JPEG Files                !       These are images where the camera does all of the processing from pixel                 ...
RAW Files                !       RAW files are the raw, untouched data directly off the sensor                !       The pr...
White Balance                !       White Balance refers to the “color” of whites in your image                !       Wh...
White Balance (cont.)Tuesday, May 31, 2011
White Balance (cont.)                !       White Balance can be set by choosing the correct symbol for the lighting     ...
Improving Your Photographs                              Easy Ways to Make Better ImagesTuesday, May 31, 2011
Tips and Tricks for Better Images                !       This next section will cover some popular types of photography an...
Portraits                !       Simplify Your Backgrounds                !       Be Aware of Body Position (Make it Inter...
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Nature                !       Shoot at the Right Time of Day                !       Use Depth of Field to its maximum pote...
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Wildlife                !       Make sure the eyes are in focus                !       Become best friends with your camer...
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Travel                !       Simplify your shots                !       Learn your location                !       Explor...
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
What Now?                         After the ShootTuesday, May 31, 2011
Post - Production?                !       Post - Production is everything you do with an image after you take it          ...
Printing at a Store                !       You can take your memory cards to any store (Arlington Camera) and they        ...
Let’s Go Shopping                          Camera Acquisition SyndromeTuesday, May 31, 2011
The Tools In Every Photographers Bag                !       Every photographer should have some basic tools:              ...
Choosing a Camera                !       When Choosing a camera, use this progression                        !   Does it h...
Choosing a Tripod                !       With tripods more than anything else, you get what you pay for                   ...
Other Accessories                !       Flash - Off Camera Flash is a great investment. Stick with your camera            ...
Our Training Titles                !       Beyond the Camera :: Tom Maddrey                !       Seeing Light :: Neill W...
Upcoming Events                !       January 29th - Lightroom and Workflow Workshop                !       February 12th ...
Our Info                !       Tom Maddrey :: www.tommaddrey.com                !       Eclipse Photography Institute :: ...
Thank You!                          Tom MaddreyTuesday, May 31, 2011
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  1. 1. A Digital Jumpstart Tom Maddrey :: Eclipse Photography InstituteTuesday, May 31, 2011
  2. 2. A Little Bit about MeTuesday, May 31, 2011
  3. 3. Eclipse Photography Institute ! An Online University for learning Photography ! Find us at eclipseinstitute.com ! Courses and Seminars ! Local I-on-I tutoring (in DFW) ! Line of Training DVD’sTuesday, May 31, 2011
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  6. 6. Photography Basics Our Materials and ToolsTuesday, May 31, 2011
  7. 7. All About Light ! Light is our only medium! ! Without Light, we cannot create anything whatsoever ! The whole of photography stem from the idea of capturing and controlling LightTuesday, May 31, 2011
  8. 8. Light + Camera = Exposure ! Exposure is the exact level of “Radiant Energy” (light) used to expose a photographic medium (film or sensor) ! Exposure is determined by three key ideas ! Aperture ! Shutter Speed ! Film Speed (ISO)Tuesday, May 31, 2011
  9. 9. Aperture (cont.) ! The Aperture is the hole in the lens that allows light through ! It directly affects the “Intensity” of the Light ! Is the first tool we have to control Light ! Primary determinant of “Depth of Field” (or, how much of an image is in focus)Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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  12. 12. Shutter Speed (cont.) ! Shutter Speed controls the Duration of Light ! Shutter Speed controls the amount of Motion Blur seen in the final image ! In conjunction with Aperture, these two items make an “Exposure”Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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  14. 14. Exposure in Practice ! Aperture x Shutter Speed = Exposure ! Intensity x Duration = ExposureTuesday, May 31, 2011
  15. 15. Film Speed (ISO) ! Film Speed refers to the Sensitivity of the light-sensitive medium ! Notated in whole numbers ! 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 ! Once again, these “Stops” refer to 2x as much or 1/2 as much light ! Increased Film Speed result in Grain (film) or Noise (Digital)Tuesday, May 31, 2011
  16. 16. The Ultimate Formula ! The interplay of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and Film Speed is the whole of photography ! These are the only Primary Tools we have to control the light ! Everything else in Photography (Filters, Lenses, any other modifiers) work as a result of affecting these three functions ! In the Digital Age, exposure often gets overlooked!Tuesday, May 31, 2011
  17. 17. Your Camera Settings ! Cameras offer many different modes for basic shooting ! P = Program Mode ! The camera selects both the Shutter Speed and Aperture to create a “Correct” Exposure ! Av or A = Aperture Priority Mode ! You select the Aperture, and the camera sets the Shutter Speed to create a “Correct” ExposureTuesday, May 31, 2011
  18. 18. Your Camera Settings (cont.) ! Tv or S = Shutter Speed Priority Mode ! You set the Shutter Speed, the camera sets the Aperture to create a “Correct” Exposure ! M = Manual Exposure Mode ! You set the Shutter Speed and the Aperture, no help from the CameraTuesday, May 31, 2011
  19. 19. Scene Modes ! Portrait - Camera tries to blur the background (larger aperture) ! Party / Indoor - Camera uses a longer shutter speed to include more ambient light in dark settings ! Beach / Snow - Camera tries to make snow / sand the correct color (exposure compensation) ! Landscape - Camera focuses at infinity and stays locked on with a maximum apertureTuesday, May 31, 2011
  20. 20. Scene Modes (cont.) ! Sunset - Camera tries to slightly underexpose using exposure compensation ! Night Portrait - Camera uses Flash plus Long Exposure to expose both subject and background ! Night Landscape - Similar to Landscape but uses a longer exposure ! Sports - Uses Fast Shutter SpeedTuesday, May 31, 2011
  21. 21. Lenses and Lens Choice ! Lenses come in different Focal Lengths, for different Situations ! Wide Angle ! Standard ! Telephoto ! Super Telephoto ! ZoomsTuesday, May 31, 2011
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  23. 23. Lenses and Lens Choice (cont.) ! Lens Focal Length also plays a factor in the Depth of Field ! Wider Lenses naturally have less DOF ! Telephotos are often used to isolate subjects using both length and Depth of FieldTuesday, May 31, 2011
  24. 24. Depth of Field ! Depth of Field (DOF) refers to how much of a given image appears in focus ! Affected by Aperture and Focal Length ! One of your most powerful “Compositional” toolsTuesday, May 31, 2011
  25. 25. Real World Examples ! Lets look at some example images of the differences in: ! Aperture ! Shutter Speed ! Film Speed ! Lens Choice ! Depth of FieldTuesday, May 31, 2011
  26. 26. ApertureTuesday, May 31, 2011
  27. 27. Shutter SpeedTuesday, May 31, 2011
  28. 28. Film SpeedTuesday, May 31, 2011
  29. 29. Lens ChoiceTuesday, May 31, 2011
  30. 30. Depth of FieldTuesday, May 31, 2011
  31. 31. Digital Basics The New World of PhotographyTuesday, May 31, 2011
  32. 32. Introduction to Digital Basics ! The idea of Digital Photography has exploded ! Along with these changes have come more work, and more problems ! Today, we are going to look at the absolute basics of Digital Imaging, and touch on some more advanced featuresTuesday, May 31, 2011
  33. 33. The Pixel ! Pixel (short for Picture Element) are the building blocks of images ! Cameras are measured by MegaPixels (1,000,000 pixels) ! Obviously, pixels are very smallTuesday, May 31, 2011
  34. 34. The Pixel (cont.) ! Pixels are arranged in a digital camera according to a “Bayer Pattern” ! This pattern uses Red, Blue, and Green pixels to make a photograph ! 50% Green, 25% Blue, 25% RedTuesday, May 31, 2011
  35. 35. File Formats ! There are countless file formats, but two main ones we will be speaking about today ! RAW ! JPEGTuesday, May 31, 2011
  36. 36. JPEG Files ! These are images where the camera does all of the processing from pixel information to final image ! Benefits include, small file size, speed, ease of use ! Negatives include, loss of quality, subpar conversions, loss of informationTuesday, May 31, 2011
  37. 37. RAW Files ! RAW files are the raw, untouched data directly off the sensor ! The processing of these files are done in a computer in a separate step by a RAW Processor ! Benefits include, ultimate image quality, personal control over images ! Negatives include, large file sizes, more space and processing power needed for working with RAW FilesTuesday, May 31, 2011
  38. 38. White Balance ! White Balance refers to the “color” of whites in your image ! White Balance is measured in degrees Kelvin, a temperature scale ! 5000K is sunlight, 3200K is tungsten light ! The lower the number, the “warmer” the light ! White Balance is of great importance when shooting JPEGs, less so when shooting RAWsTuesday, May 31, 2011
  39. 39. White Balance (cont.)Tuesday, May 31, 2011
  40. 40. White Balance (cont.) ! White Balance can be set by choosing the correct symbol for the lighting situation you are in ! i.e. daylight, cloudy, flash, tungsten, fluorescent ! On some cameras, white balance can be set by choosing the correct Kelvin temp ! Auto White Balance is better, but gets very confused in mixed lighting situationsTuesday, May 31, 2011
  41. 41. Improving Your Photographs Easy Ways to Make Better ImagesTuesday, May 31, 2011
  42. 42. Tips and Tricks for Better Images ! This next section will cover some popular types of photography and how we can make some quick changes to improve our images ! We will cover Portraits, Nature, Wildlife, and Travel PhotographyTuesday, May 31, 2011
  43. 43. Portraits ! Simplify Your Backgrounds ! Be Aware of Body Position (Make it Interesting!) ! Use a Medium to Telephoto Lens, Wide Angle Lenses exaggerate features ! Change Your Camera Position ! Get Low ! Get HighTuesday, May 31, 2011
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  47. 47. Nature ! Shoot at the Right Time of Day ! Use Depth of Field to its maximum potential ! Provide a Focal Point ! Be PatientTuesday, May 31, 2011
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  51. 51. Wildlife ! Make sure the eyes are in focus ! Become best friends with your camera ! Get both “Portraits” and “Behavior” shots ! Always maintain your ethicsTuesday, May 31, 2011
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  55. 55. Travel ! Simplify your shots ! Learn your location ! Explore, explore, explore!Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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  58. 58. What Now? After the ShootTuesday, May 31, 2011
  59. 59. Post - Production? ! Post - Production is everything you do with an image after you take it ! The cornerstone of Post - Production is a streamlined workflow ! There are many software programs designed to assist with workflow ! I use Adobe Lightroom ! All Cameras come with SoftwareTuesday, May 31, 2011
  60. 60. Printing at a Store ! You can take your memory cards to any store (Arlington Camera) and they can print your photos for you almost instantly ! High Quality, easy, less cost effectiveTuesday, May 31, 2011
  61. 61. Let’s Go Shopping Camera Acquisition SyndromeTuesday, May 31, 2011
  62. 62. The Tools In Every Photographers Bag ! Every photographer should have some basic tools: ! Camera ! Tripod ! Bag ! Various Lenses ! Filters ! FlashTuesday, May 31, 2011
  63. 63. Choosing a Camera ! When Choosing a camera, use this progression ! Does it have the resolution I need? ! Does it accept the lenses I want to use? ! Is it in my budget? ! Can I rent accessories locally? ! How does it handle noise?Tuesday, May 31, 2011
  64. 64. Choosing a Tripod ! With tripods more than anything else, you get what you pay for ! Choose a tripod at least as tall as you are without using the center column ! Make sure it is light enough and small enough you will actually carry it around and use itTuesday, May 31, 2011
  65. 65. Other Accessories ! Flash - Off Camera Flash is a great investment. Stick with your camera brand, powerful and great quality ! Bag - Buy a bag slightly bigger than you ever think you will need...you will fill it up! ! Lenses - Lenses are more important than bodies (IMO), invest in the best, and the will last a lifetime ! Filters - UV, Polarizing for sure (for each lens) ! Memory Cards - Always one more than you think you need!Tuesday, May 31, 2011
  66. 66. Our Training Titles ! Beyond the Camera :: Tom Maddrey ! Seeing Light :: Neill Whitlock ! Naturally Modern Portraiture :: Jack Hollingsworth ! Photographing the Games :: Rick RickmanTuesday, May 31, 2011
  67. 67. Upcoming Events ! January 29th - Lightroom and Workflow Workshop ! February 12th - Untangling Light Workshop ! April 29th - May 1st - Hill Country Weekend Workshop ! June 28th - July 2nd - The Inside Passage, Juneau, AK (3 Spots Left) ! July 3rd - July 8th - Denali 2011 (1 Spot Left)Tuesday, May 31, 2011
  68. 68. Our Info ! Tom Maddrey :: www.tommaddrey.com ! Eclipse Photography Institute :: www.eclipseinstitute.com ! Telephone: 214.749.7990 ! Twitter: @eclipseinst ! Facebook: www.facebook.com/eclipseinstituteTuesday, May 31, 2011
  69. 69. Thank You! Tom MaddreyTuesday, May 31, 2011
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