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  • PD Academy April 9 and 10, 2008 Digging Into Digital Photography
  • Why Digital Photography?
    • pictures win awards
    • pictures make money
    • pictures initiate hobbies and businesses
  • Why Digital Photography?
    • pictures convey information and tell stories
    • pictures facilitate learning across curricula
    • pictures benefit visual learners
    • pictures link with ideas
  • Why Now?
    • students are digital natives
    • youths’ brains are different from adults
    • students want to learn and do well
    • digital cameras are ubiquitous
  • COMPOSE Simplicity Rule of Thirds Balance Framing CAPTURE Optical Zoom Shutter Flash Macro Mode ENHANCE Correct Red Eye Adjust Colour Sharpen Crop SHARE flickr Picassa blogs wikis
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    • Simplicity
    • Rule of Thirds
    • Lines
    • Framing
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  • C apture
    • Shutter
    • Optical Zoom
    • Flash
    • Macro Mode
    • Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera
  • Installing the Batteries
    • 1 . Be sure the camera power is off
    • 2. Slide the battery cover lock in the direction of the arrow, and open the cover
    • 3. Insert the batteries as shown on the inside of the case
    • 4. Close the battery cover
  • Shooting and Playback Modes
    • Shooting mode
    • Playback mode
      • If a printer is connected, images can be printed
      • If the camera is connected to a computer, recorded images can be downloaded
      • The lens retracts after approximately one minute
  • Shooting-The Basics
    • 1. Check that the camera is in Shooting mode.
    • 2. Turn the dial to AUTO
    • 3. Aim the camera at the
    • subject you wish to shoot
    • 4. Use the zoom lever to achieve the desired composition
    • 5. Press the shutter button halfway
    • 6. Press the shutter button all the way
  • Shutter
    • Pressing Halfway
      • Automatically sets the exposure and focus
      • Two beeps sounds when camera is finished metering
      • Upper indicator will flash green or orange
      • The lower indicator will blink yellow and the beep will sound one time if the subject is difficult to focus
  • Shutter
    • Pressing Fully
      • Pressing fully releases the shutter
      • When the shot is complete the shutter sound is heard. Do not move the camera until this is complete.
      • The upper indicator blinks green while data is recorded onto the memory card
      • The picture appears for approximately 3 seconds on the LCD monitor, if it is on
  • Optical Zoom vs. Digital Zoom
    • Optical zoom is achieved by moving the lens closer to the subject of the shot which increases the magnification
    • Digital zoom is accomplished through cropping an image down to a centered area while maintaining the same magnification
    • Monitor this with the meter on the
    • LCD panel of the camera
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  • Macro Mode
    • Press the DISP button to turn on the LCD monitor
    • Press the button
      • The icon appears on the LCD monitor
      • Press the button again to switch modes
    • Shoot the image
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  • Shooting Mode Dial
    • Use the shooting mode to switch between the settings
      • AUTO – the camera automatically selects the settings
      • Image Zone – the camera automatically selects the settings according to the image composition type
      • Creative Zone -the user selects exposure, aperture or other settings to achieve special effects
  • Shooting Mode Dial
    • Image Zone
      • Portrait-subject sharp, background blurry
      • Landscape-landscape scenes
      • Night Scene-human subject against night sky
      • Fast Shutter-fast moving objects
      • Slow Shutter-moving objects blurred
      • Special SCN -8 scene modes available on screen
      • Stitch Assist-shots to combine into a landscape
      • Movie-sound and video
  • Shooting Mode Dial
    • Special SCN
      • Foliage-flowers, leaves, trees
      • Snow-subjects against backdrop of snow
      • Beach-scenes by the sea or on the beach
      • Fireworks-fireworks shot clearly
      • Underwater-use with waterproof case
      • Indoor-indoor shots with fluorescent lighting
      • Kids and Pets-subjects that move around
      • Night Snapshot-subjects against night skies
  • Shooting Mode Dial
    • Creative Zone
      • Freely select the camera settings such as shutter speed and aperture value to suit your shooting purposes
        • Aperture adjusts the amount of light that passes through the lens
        • Shutter speed adjusts the speed of the image capture
  • Downloading Images to a Computer
    • 1. Use the supplied interface cable to connect the computer’s USB port to the camera’s DIGITAL terminal
    • Slide the camera’s mode switch to playback
    • Turn the power on
    • Either copy the images from the SD card to your computer or move them from one to the other
  • E nhance
    • Correct Red Eye
    • Adjust Colour
    • Sharpen Image
    • Crop Picture
  • S hare
    • Flickr
    • Picassa
    • Blogs
    • Wikis