Using Digital Cameras For Visual Literacy


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Literacy standards addressedby using digital cameras and tutorial on using Sony Cybershot camera.

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  • Using Digital Cameras For Visual Literacy

    1. 1. Click! Create! Circulate! Digital Imaging With Cameras
    2. 2. Some Objectives <ul><li>How to choose and use a digital camera </li></ul><ul><li>How and why to incorporate digital imaging into the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>To become acquainted with free resources on the internet for publishing digital projects </li></ul><ul><li>To develop skills to take usable photos and then upload images to the internet </li></ul>
    3. 3. Schedule of Events <ul><li>anatomy of a digital camera </li></ul><ul><li>take some practice example shots </li></ul><ul><li>upload your images to your account </li></ul><ul><li>upload your images to the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to send a photo by email </li></ul>
    4. 4. What is Digital Photography? <ul><li>Similar to 35mm cameras: lens, aperture, shutter </li></ul><ul><li>Difference: how the image is captured </li></ul><ul><li>Image sensors form a grid of millions of photosensitive diodes called photosites or pixels that capture light </li></ul><ul><li>A digital photograph is made up of these pixels </li></ul>
    5. 5. Why Go Digital? <ul><li>The capture format makes it extremely easy to distribute in a wp, draw, paint, email, or html document </li></ul><ul><li>Most cameras allow you to see the image immediately--time for re-takes! </li></ul><ul><li>Some can be hooked up to a TV for large image or group viewing </li></ul><ul><li>Instant photography without the cost! </li></ul>
    6. 6. Why Go Digital? <ul><li>Saves in the long run--no film or developing costs </li></ul><ul><li>Saves time running to and from the processing store </li></ul><ul><li>Can be edited to perfection </li></ul><ul><li>Environmentally sound compared to traditional photography </li></ul><ul><li>Instant gratification </li></ul>
    7. 7. The Educational Impact <ul><li>No more collecting money for supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Photographic freedom for students to create and “take chances” without worrying about cost, time, and effort </li></ul><ul><li>No “turn around time” for projects waiting for images </li></ul><ul><li>An entire digital darkroom for the cost of a camera and editing software </li></ul>
    8. 8. Standards Addressed <ul><li>Visual Arts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understands and applies media, techniques, and processes related to the visual arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knows how to use structures and functions of art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understands the characteristics and merits of one’s own artwork and that of others </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Standards Addressed <ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knows the characteristics and uses of computer hardware and systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knows the characteristics and uses of software programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understands the nature and uses of different forms of technology </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Standards Addressed <ul><li>Life Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Makes effective use of basic tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses various information sources, including those of a technical nature, to accomplish specific tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Applies basic trouble-shooting and problem solving techniques </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Standards Addressed <ul><li>Language Arts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses viewing skills and strategies to understand and interpret visual media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understands the characteristics and components of media </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Educational Activities <ul><li>Capture class events </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Class newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>Galleries of student work </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrative speeches </li></ul><ul><li>Bring a fieldtrip home </li></ul><ul><li>Student created databases </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrated timelines </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia publications </li></ul><ul><li>Web pages </li></ul><ul><li>Science experiments </li></ul><ul><li>Digital storytelling </li></ul>
    13. 13. Choosing a Digital Camera <ul><li>Choose the highest resolution you can afford </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate the storage and downloading options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Floppy disks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Memory cards and sticks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Card adapters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>docks </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Choosing a Digital Camera <ul><li>Look at lens type--plastic vs. glass </li></ul><ul><li>Look at zoom characteristics--digital or optical? </li></ul><ul><li>Look for several flash modes </li></ul><ul><li>Look for viewfinder as well as LCD panel </li></ul><ul><li>Autofocus and macro lenses--will you use them? </li></ul>
    15. 15. Choosing a Digital Camera <ul><li>What software is included? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the battery time and life? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the cost of extra batteries? </li></ul><ul><li>Is a charger included? </li></ul>
    16. 16. Choosing a Digital Camera <ul><li>Additional features: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>interchangeable lenses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>steady-shot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>burst mode </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>auto exposure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>voice memo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>variable shutter speeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>manual focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>self-timer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fire-wire capability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>video out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>time remaining indicators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AC adapter </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Choosing a Digital Camera <ul><li>Don’t be scammed! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High resolution cameras offered at low prices often use software interpolation to give the effect of high resolution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If buying a low priced camera, make sure it is a charge-coupled device (CCD) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do buy an inexpensive low resolution camera if you are only using it for web or monitor work </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Sony Cybershot P71and P30 The Basics
    19. 19. CyberShot Camera Anatomy: Front lens viewfinder window self timer lamp flash
    20. 20. CyberShot Camera Anatomy: Back DC in zoom viewfinder LCD panel LCD display menu Video out USB connection mode dial joy stick
    21. 21. Mode dial auto scene selection for still images view images taken -movies -clip motion -multiburst set up your preferences
    22. 22. Joy stick flash mode self timer view last shot taken close ups
    23. 23. CyberShot Camera Anatomy: Bottom memory stick bay for tripod reset button
    24. 24. CyberShot Camera Anatomy: Top on/off power indicator shutter
    25. 25. Another Neato “Camera” <ul><li>USB Skalar Microscopes (aka “scope on a rope”) </li></ul><ul><li>50X power </li></ul><ul><li>Takes snapshots, movies and time lapses </li></ul><ul><li>Images can be then imported into Photoshop Elements, iMovie, PowerPoint, KidPix, AppleWorks , yadayadayada! </li></ul>
    26. 26. You’ve Clicked now you get to Create ! <ul><li>Free Web Album sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. Image Editing Software <ul><li>PhotoShop Elements 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Resize images </li></ul><ul><li>Crop </li></ul><ul><li>Add frames </li></ul><ul><li>Add effects </li></ul><ul><li>Animate images </li></ul><ul><li>Add titles </li></ul><ul><li>Create collages </li></ul><ul><li>Optimize for eBoard </li></ul>
    28. 28. CyberShot Camera Anatomy: Accessories Ni-MH batteries TV connector USB connector battery charger
    29. 29. Photo Workshop Follow the directions on the “Digital Camera Exercises” handout to develop some basic photography skills Afterwards, you will upload and analyze the photos
    30. 30. You’ve Clicked now you get to Publish! Sign on to flickr .com and work through the process of uploading your photos