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  1. 1. Digital Photography <ul><li>#1 point to remember: You, not your camera, are the key to taking good pictures. </li></ul><ul><li>Turn snapshots into great photographs with these simple tips. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Rule of Thirds <ul><li>Not a hard and fast rule - but a very good guide. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw imaginary lines dividing the image into thirds both horizontally and vertically. </li></ul><ul><li>Place important elements of the photo where the lines intersect. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Look at Different Angles & Heights
  4. 4. Pay Attention to Details <ul><li>Look carefully in the viewfinder to see what is there. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask yourself: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you need all that background? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can you get closer to your subject or zoom in? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Would the picture look better as a portrait or a landscape?' </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Framing Your Picture <ul><li>The use of a frame can turn an otherwise plain picture into an interesting one. Use scenery, objects or other people to help frame your subject. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Get in Close <ul><li>Don’t be afraid to get in close to your subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Fill the frame. </li></ul>This instead of that:
  7. 7. Fill the frame: examples Move in on your subjects. Be aware of distracting backgrounds and clutter.
  8. 8. Using Space Effectively Sometimes large areas of foreground or background can add emphasis or feeling to a picture. Placing a small subject in a large space can help tell a story. This effect works better with simple settings rather than cluttered ones.
  9. 9. Using the Flash <ul><li>Don’t rely on the auto flash. </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoors, turn on flash to illuminate objects in the shade or at night. </li></ul><ul><li>Indoors, flash can result in glare or wash out, especially if there are windows, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Beauty of digital is you can experiment and see what works best in the lighting conditions. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Action Pics <ul><li>Know how long your camera takes between pics. </li></ul><ul><li>Many newer cameras have action settings. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Pixels and Picture Resolution <ul><li>The way to determine image quality is to look at the pixel count, usually expressed in width x height. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open the image in a photo-editing program. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A count of 1600 x 1200, should be around 2 million pixels - a good number for most print sizes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Another indicator is dots per inch (or pixels per inch): 72 dpi is preferable for e-mailing or online viewing; you need at least 300 dpi for printing up to an 8x10. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Note: &quot;Resizing&quot; in a photo-editing program reduces overall resolution by removing some picture data. </li></ul><ul><li>Digital images are saved as jpeg files. Each time you edit a jpeg image and resave it, a little bit of picture data is lost. </li></ul>