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    • 1. PD Academy April 9 and 10, 2008 Digging Into Digital Photography
    • 2. Why Digital Photography?
      • pictures win awards
      • pictures make money
      • pictures initiate hobbies and businesses
    • 3. Why Digital Photography?
      • pictures convey information and tell stories
      • pictures facilitate learning across curricula
      • pictures benefit visual learners
      • pictures link with ideas
    • 4. Why Now?
      • students are digital natives
      • youths’ brains are different from adults
      • students want to learn and do well
      • digital cameras are ubiquitous
    • 5. 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
    • 6. C ompose
      • Simplicity
      • Rule of Thirds
      • Lines
      • Framing
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    • 24. C apture
      • Shutter
      • Optical Zoom
      • Flash
      • Macro Mode
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      • Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera
    • 26. 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
    • 27. 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
    • 28. 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
    • 29. 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
    • 30. 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
    • 31. 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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    • 38. 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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    • 42. 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
    • 43. 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
    • 44. 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
    • 45. 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
    • 46. 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
    • 47. E nhance
      • Correct Red Eye
      • Adjust Colour
      • Sharpen Image
      • Crop Picture
    • 48. S hare
      • Flickr
      • Picassa
      • Blogs
      • Wikis