Digital Camera Basics
Top Ten Photo Tips
Look Your Subject in the Eye <ul><ul><li>Direct eye contact can be as engaging in a picture as it is in real life. When ta...
2. Use a Plain Background <ul><li>A plain background shows off the subject you are photographing.  Watch for distracting e...
Use Flash Outdoors <ul><li>Bright sun can create unattractive deep facial shadows. Eliminate the shadows by using your fla...
Move in Close <ul><li>If your subject is smaller than a car, take a step or two closer before taking the picture and zoom ...
Move it From the Middle! <ul><li>The middle of your picture is not the best place for your subject.  Bring your picture to...
Lock the Focus <ul><li>If your subject is not in the center of the picture, you need to lock the focus to create a sharp p...
Know Your Flash Range <ul><li>The number one flash mistake is taking pictures beyond the flash's range.  </li></ul><ul><li...
Watch the Light <ul><li>Next to the subject, the most important part of every picture is the light  </li></ul><ul><li>Earl...
Lighting Tips <ul><li>When it comes to the direction of light, there are 360 degrees of possibilities.  </li></ul><ul><li>...
Lighting Tips <ul><li>Side light  Side lighting is perfect when you want to emphasize texture and dimension. Side lighting...
Take Some Vertical Pictures <ul><li>All sorts of things look better in a vertical picture </li></ul>
Take Control of Your Pictures <ul><li>Become a picture director. Pick your location, add props. </li></ul>Boring FUN!
Getting the photos to your computer  <ul><li>To Edit </li></ul><ul><li>To Print </li></ul><ul><li>To Share  </li></ul><ul>...
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  • Digital Camera Tips

    1. 1. Digital Camera Basics
    2. 2. Top Ten Photo Tips
    3. 3. Look Your Subject in the Eye <ul><ul><li>Direct eye contact can be as engaging in a picture as it is in real life. When taking a picture of someone, hold the camera at the person's eye level </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. 2. Use a Plain Background <ul><li>A plain background shows off the subject you are photographing. Watch for distracting elements. </li></ul>Distracting Background Better
    5. 5. Use Flash Outdoors <ul><li>Bright sun can create unattractive deep facial shadows. Eliminate the shadows by using your flash to lighten the face. When taking people pictures on sunny days, turn your flash on. </li></ul>Subject is Dark With Flash
    6. 6. Move in Close <ul><li>If your subject is smaller than a car, take a step or two closer before taking the picture and zoom in on your subject. Your goal is to fill the picture area with the subject you are photographing. </li></ul>Good Better
    7. 7. Move it From the Middle! <ul><li>The middle of your picture is not the best place for your subject. Bring your picture to life by simply moving your subject away from the middle of your picture </li></ul>
    8. 8. Lock the Focus <ul><li>If your subject is not in the center of the picture, you need to lock the focus to create a sharp picture. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Know Your Flash Range <ul><li>The number one flash mistake is taking pictures beyond the flash's range. </li></ul><ul><li>For many cameras, the maximum flash range is less than fifteen feet—about five steps away </li></ul>
    10. 10. Watch the Light <ul><li>Next to the subject, the most important part of every picture is the light </li></ul><ul><li>Early or late in the day </li></ul><ul><li>Cloudy overcast days </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid bright direct sun </li></ul>
    11. 11. Lighting Tips <ul><li>When it comes to the direction of light, there are 360 degrees of possibilities. </li></ul><ul><li>High front light (sunlight) We are trained early on that high front light is the best type of light, and often it is. </li></ul><ul><li>Front light Front lighting illuminates the portion of the subject facing the photographer. Your camera's flash is the most common type of front lighting. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Lighting Tips <ul><li>Side light Side lighting is perfect when you want to emphasize texture and dimension. Side lighting sculpts a subject, revealing contours and textures. At a 45-degree angle to the side, it's one of the most flattering types of portrait lighting. </li></ul><ul><li>Back light Light that comes from behind your subject is by far the trickiest to use, but the dramatic results may be worth the effort. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Take Some Vertical Pictures <ul><li>All sorts of things look better in a vertical picture </li></ul>
    14. 14. Take Control of Your Pictures <ul><li>Become a picture director. Pick your location, add props. </li></ul>Boring FUN!
    15. 15. Getting the photos to your computer <ul><li>To Edit </li></ul><ul><li>To Print </li></ul><ul><li>To Share </li></ul><ul><li>To Preserve </li></ul><ul><li>To Organize </li></ul><ul><li>To Order </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.Shutterfly.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.Snapfish.com </li></ul></ul>

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