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    1. 1. PD Academy April 9 and 10, 2008 Digging Into Digital Photography
    2. 2. Why Digital Photography? <ul><li>pictures win awards </li></ul><ul><li>pictures make money </li></ul><ul><li>pictures initiate hobbies and businesses </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why Digital Photography? <ul><li>pictures convey information and tell stories </li></ul><ul><li>pictures facilitate learning across curricula </li></ul><ul><li>pictures benefit visual learners </li></ul><ul><li>pictures link with ideas </li></ul>
    4. 4. Why Now? <ul><li>students are digital natives </li></ul><ul><li>youths’ brains are different from adults </li></ul><ul><li>students want to learn and do well </li></ul><ul><li>digital cameras are ubiquitous </li></ul>
    5. 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. 6. C ompose <ul><li>Simplicity </li></ul><ul><li>Rule of Thirds </li></ul><ul><li>Lines </li></ul><ul><li>Framing </li></ul>
    7. 24. C apture <ul><li>Shutter </li></ul><ul><li>Optical Zoom </li></ul><ul><li>Flash </li></ul><ul><li>Macro Mode </li></ul>
    8. 25. <ul><li>Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera </li></ul>
    9. 26. Installing the Batteries <ul><li>1 . Be sure the camera power is off </li></ul><ul><li>2. Slide the battery cover lock in the direction of the arrow, and open the cover </li></ul><ul><li>3. Insert the batteries as shown on the inside of the case </li></ul><ul><li>4. Close the battery cover </li></ul>
    10. 27. Shooting and Playback Modes <ul><li>Shooting mode </li></ul><ul><li>Playback mode </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If a printer is connected, images can be printed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If the camera is connected to a computer, recorded images can be downloaded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The lens retracts after approximately one minute </li></ul></ul>
    11. 28. Shooting-The Basics <ul><li>1. Check that the camera is in Shooting mode. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Turn the dial to AUTO </li></ul><ul><li>3. Aim the camera at the </li></ul><ul><li>subject you wish to shoot </li></ul><ul><li>4. Use the zoom lever to achieve the desired composition </li></ul><ul><li>5. Press the shutter button halfway </li></ul><ul><li>6. Press the shutter button all the way </li></ul>
    12. 29. Shutter <ul><li>Pressing Halfway </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatically sets the exposure and focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two beeps sounds when camera is finished metering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upper indicator will flash green or orange </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The lower indicator will blink yellow and the beep will sound one time if the subject is difficult to focus </li></ul></ul>
    13. 30. Shutter <ul><li>Pressing Fully </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pressing fully releases the shutter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When the shot is complete the shutter sound is heard. Do not move the camera until this is complete. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The upper indicator blinks green while data is recorded onto the memory card </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The picture appears for approximately 3 seconds on the LCD monitor, if it is on </li></ul></ul>
    14. 31. Optical Zoom vs. Digital Zoom <ul><li>Optical zoom is achieved by moving the lens closer to the subject of the shot which increases the magnification </li></ul><ul><li>Digital zoom is accomplished through cropping an image down to a centered area while maintaining the same magnification </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor this with the meter on the </li></ul><ul><li>LCD panel of the camera </li></ul>
    15. 38. Macro Mode <ul><li>Press the DISP button to turn on the LCD monitor </li></ul><ul><li>Press the button </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The icon appears on the LCD monitor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Press the button again to switch modes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shoot the image </li></ul>
    16. 42. Shooting Mode Dial <ul><li>Use the shooting mode to switch between the settings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AUTO – the camera automatically selects the settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Image Zone – the camera automatically selects the settings according to the image composition type </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Zone -the user selects exposure, aperture or other settings to achieve special effects </li></ul></ul>
    17. 43. Shooting Mode Dial <ul><li>Image Zone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portrait-subject sharp, background blurry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Landscape-landscape scenes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Night Scene-human subject against night sky </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast Shutter-fast moving objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slow Shutter-moving objects blurred </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special SCN -8 scene modes available on screen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stitch Assist-shots to combine into a landscape </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Movie-sound and video </li></ul></ul>
    18. 44. Shooting Mode Dial <ul><li>Special SCN </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Foliage-flowers, leaves, trees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Snow-subjects against backdrop of snow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beach-scenes by the sea or on the beach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fireworks-fireworks shot clearly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Underwater-use with waterproof case </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indoor-indoor shots with fluorescent lighting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kids and Pets-subjects that move around </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Night Snapshot-subjects against night skies </li></ul></ul>
    19. 45. Shooting Mode Dial <ul><li>Creative Zone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Freely select the camera settings such as shutter speed and aperture value to suit your shooting purposes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aperture adjusts the amount of light that passes through the lens </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shutter speed adjusts the speed of the image capture </li></ul></ul></ul>
    20. 46. Downloading Images to a Computer <ul><li>1. Use the supplied interface cable to connect the computer’s USB port to the camera’s DIGITAL terminal </li></ul><ul><li>Slide the camera’s mode switch to playback </li></ul><ul><li>Turn the power on </li></ul><ul><li>Either copy the images from the SD card to your computer or move them from one to the other </li></ul>
    21. 47. E nhance <ul><li>Correct Red Eye </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust Colour </li></ul><ul><li>Sharpen Image </li></ul><ul><li>Crop Picture </li></ul>
    22. 48. S hare <ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Picassa </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul>