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Capture a digital image topic 1

  1. 1. 1<br />Topic 1<br />Capture A Digital Image<br />
  2. 2. Photography<br />Comes from Greek :<br />Photos - Light<br />Graphos– Drawing<br />= Drawing with Light<br />Pictures are reflections of light<br />
  3. 3. Unit Content<br />Identify the features of a digital camera and set up an image for capture.<br />Preview and print images.<br />Photograph and upload digital images onto a computer.<br />Import a digital image into a computer application eg. PowerPoint presentation.<br />
  4. 4. What you will need<br />Your digital camera<br />Adequate computer<br />Batteries (and battery charger)<br />Memory Storage Card<br />Image editing software<br />Printer<br />Tripod<br />Cleaning kit<br />Zip lock bag<br />Your cameras manual<br />
  5. 5. Types of Digital Cameras<br />5<br />Point and ShootEg. Canon Powershot, Kodak Easyshare<br />Mid RangeEg. Fuji Finepix<br />Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR)Eg. Canon EOS 450D, Nikon D80<br />
  6. 6. Standard Controls – Compact Camera<br />6<br />Self Timer<br />Diopter<br />Flash Control<br />Shutter Release<br />Viewfinder<br />Menu Navigation<br />LCD Screen<br />
  7. 7. Camera Features<br />Lens<br />Aperture<br />Shutter<br />Sensor<br />Storage<br />Flash<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Maintenance<br />Keep your camera and accessories packed up and clean.<br />Use lint free cloth to wipe the body of camera.<br />Brushes and air puffers.<br />Use your camera to reformat your memory card occasionally.<br />Use the correct batteries that supplier suggests.<br />Follow correct battery charging procedures.<br />
  9. 9. Terminology<br />9<br />Megapixel – approx 1 million pixels. 1024x1024 pixels<br />Lens - A ground or molded piece of glass or plastic that focuses an image onto a CCD. <br />Aperture - lens opening or lens stops expressed as an f/no. Limits the amount of light passing through a lens. Often expressed as an f-number. Eg F2.8 or F8<br />Shutter - A mechanical device of a camera that controls the duration of a photographic exposure, by opening and closing to allow light coming through the lens to expose film or CCD.<br />
  10. 10. Terminology Cont.<br />Memory Card – an electronic device that stores digital images.<br />Exposure Compensation – Increasing the amount of light (by lengthening shutter speed, or increasing aperture). Use the +- button to increase or decrease by 1/3 steps.<br />Depth of Field – The distance along the cameras axis that the image is acceptably in focus.<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Useful Links<br />http://www.photonhead.com/<br />http://www.steves-digicams.com<br />www.teds.com.au<br />http://www.dpreview.com<br />Kodak Tips and Project centre<br />http://www.olympus.com.au/<br />http://www.sony.com.au<br />http://www.kodak.com<br />http://www.canon.com.au/<br />http://www.fujifilm.co.uk/digital/<br />

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