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Digital Photography
and Editing Basics
Types of digital cameras
• Webcams/phone cams
• Point and shoot
• Intermediate
• Advanced Consumer
• Prosumer dSLR
• Profe...
Camera lenses
• Wideangle
zoom
• Standard
• Superzoom
• Telephoto
zoom
• Macro
• Fisheye
Pixels
What are pixels? The word "pixel" means a picture
element. Every photograph, in digital form, is made up of
pixels....
Setting the
Right F-Stop
for Your
Digital Photo
• Use an almost-wide-
open f-stop to boost
sharpness.
• Adjust
your depth ...
Shutter Speed
The unit of measurement which
determines how long the
shutter remains open as the picture
is taken. The slow...
• A prefix on film speed ratings that stands for
International Standards Organization, the
group that standardizes, among ...
What makes a good
photograph?
Composition
• Rule of Thirds
– The rule of thirds is the simplest rule of
composition. All you do is take your frame and
o...
Perspective
• Photographing your subject straight-on is
sometimes the right choice, but you can
create visual impact by mo...
Light
• Manual settings
• Natural light
• Indoor lighting
• Consider all options!
FOCUS
• Auto focus
• Focus Points
http://photographylife.com/dslr-autofocus-modes-explained
Location
• Indoor
• Outdoor
• Landscape mode?
• Portrait mode?
• “Frame” the image
Size of subjects
• Consider settings
• Lens type
• Tiny?
• Giant?
Considerations
• Skin tones
• Hair and makeup
• Eyeglasses/sunglasses
• Other details?
Tagging and Descriptions
• Tags are “Subject headings” (flickr)
• Tagging someone (Facebook) - considerations
• Image desc...
Emailing images
• Consider image size
• Make a call to confirm
• Only send 2-3 images per
email
• Best option: upload to s...
Editing Digital Images with PIXLR
Choosing the right camera
for your needs
• Best Reviews
– http://bestreviews.com/best-digital-cameras
• CNET
– https://www...
http://www.canonoutsideofauto.ca
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWxo6Dl3E14
DSLRs
www.digitalslrphoto.com
Thank you!
Dr. Curtis R. Rogers
Communications Director
803-734-8928
crogers@statelibrary.sc.gov
Digital Photography and Editing Basics
Digital Photography and Editing Basics
Digital Photography and Editing Basics
Digital Photography and Editing Basics
Digital Photography and Editing Basics
Digital Photography and Editing Basics
Digital Photography and Editing Basics
Digital Photography and Editing Basics
Digital Photography and Editing Basics
Digital Photography and Editing Basics
Digital Photography and Editing Basics
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Attendees will learn the basics about using a digital camera, settings, image framing and composition, as well as how to use free online image editing tools. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own digital cameras. There will be time for Q&A.

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Digital Photography and Editing Basics

  1. 1. Digital Photography and Editing Basics
  2. 2. Types of digital cameras • Webcams/phone cams • Point and shoot • Intermediate • Advanced Consumer • Prosumer dSLR • Professional dSLR
  3. 3. Camera lenses • Wideangle zoom • Standard • Superzoom • Telephoto zoom • Macro • Fisheye
  4. 4. Pixels What are pixels? The word "pixel" means a picture element. Every photograph, in digital form, is made up of pixels. They are the smallest unit of information that makes up a picture. Usually round or square, they are typically arranged in a 2-dimensional grid.
  5. 5. Setting the Right F-Stop for Your Digital Photo • Use an almost-wide- open f-stop to boost sharpness. • Adjust your depth of field by moving f-stops. • Avoid too-small f- stops.
  6. 6. Shutter Speed The unit of measurement which determines how long the shutter remains open as the picture is taken. The slower the shutter speed, the longer the exposure time. The shutter speed and aperture together control the total amount of light reaching the sensor. Shutter speeds are expressed in seconds or fractions of a second. For example 2, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/8000. Each speed increment halves the amount of light.
  7. 7. • A prefix on film speed ratings that stands for International Standards Organization, the group that standardizes, among other things, the figures that define the relative speed of films.
  8. 8. What makes a good photograph?
  9. 9. Composition • Rule of Thirds – The rule of thirds is the simplest rule of composition. All you do is take your frame and overlay a grid of nine equal sections. This means you split the vertical space into three parts and the horizontal space into three parts.
  10. 10. Perspective • Photographing your subject straight-on is sometimes the right choice, but you can create visual impact by moving the camera left, right, above, and below.
  11. 11. Light • Manual settings • Natural light • Indoor lighting • Consider all options!
  12. 12. FOCUS • Auto focus • Focus Points http://photographylife.com/dslr-autofocus-modes-explained
  13. 13. Location • Indoor • Outdoor • Landscape mode? • Portrait mode? • “Frame” the image
  14. 14. Size of subjects • Consider settings • Lens type • Tiny? • Giant?
  15. 15. Considerations • Skin tones • Hair and makeup • Eyeglasses/sunglasses • Other details?
  16. 16. Tagging and Descriptions • Tags are “Subject headings” (flickr) • Tagging someone (Facebook) - considerations • Image descriptions, titles, etc.
  17. 17. Emailing images • Consider image size • Make a call to confirm • Only send 2-3 images per email • Best option: upload to site and share URL via email • NOTE: you can share photo albums from Facebook to those not on Facebook!
  18. 18. Editing Digital Images with PIXLR
  19. 19. Choosing the right camera for your needs • Best Reviews – http://bestreviews.com/best-digital-cameras • CNET – https://www.cnet.com/topics/cameras/best- digital-cameras/ • If price is an issue, check out eBay for DSLR kits of older models.
  20. 20. http://www.canonoutsideofauto.ca
  21. 21. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWxo6Dl3E14
  22. 22. DSLRs www.digitalslrphoto.com
  23. 23. Thank you! Dr. Curtis R. Rogers Communications Director 803-734-8928 crogers@statelibrary.sc.gov

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