Session 2 Camera Care (Photography Class)


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Session 2 Camera Care (Photography Class)

  1. 1. First Aid and Camera Health Basic Photography MC310 Ateneo de Davao University
  2. 2. Overview §  Setting your camera §  Film Speed §  Camera Health and First Aid
  3. 3. Setting Your Camera §  Install strap; §  Install the battery and SD Card; turn on the power switch; check battery level. §  Set Date, Time, and Time Zone; §  Remove the lens caps, set lens to Auto-Focus (AF); §  Adjust the Viewfinder clarity, use diopter adjustment knob; §  Set Dial Mode to Manual (M)
  4. 4. Film Speed Sensitivity of film or signal gain of the digital sensor to light §  DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung), 1934 §  ASA (American Standard Association), 1943, now named ANSI §  ASA and DIN combined, now called ISO (International Standard Organization)
  5. 5. Slow Speed or Fast Speed §  Insensitive film (slow film/ low ISO) requires more exposure to light. §  Sensitive film (fast film/ high ISO) requires less light, but reduced image quality.
  6. 6. Film Sensitivity ISO/ASA 50 ISO/ASA 200 ISO/ASA 100 ISO/ASA 400
  7. 7. Film Speed
  8. 8. Film Speed
  9. 9. How to Set ISO Speed ISO Speed Shooting Situation 100-400 Sunny Outdoors 400-1600 Overcast Skies or evening time 1600-128000 Dark Indoors or H night §  Press the ISO button §  Or go to Menu, select ISO §  Select the desired Film Speed or ISO speed §  Note: High ISO speeds will result in grainier images
  10. 10. Camera Bag §  Keep your camera equipment in a proper camera bag §  Padded compartments §  Able to see in a glance all needed equipment
  11. 11. Lens Care §  Screw a filter in front of the camera (skylight or 1A filter) §  Can be permanently attached to the lens §  Protects the lens from marks, dust, UV rays, grime
  12. 12. Lens Care §  Attach hood and lens cap to the lens §  Protects the lens from direct sunlight and unnecessary reflections
  13. 13. Lens Care §  Photo blower brush §  Use disposable lens tissue or lends 3M cloth to remove finger marks, dust and grease. §  Use lens cleaning fluids to remove stubborn marks
  14. 14. Loading Your Camera §  Gently turn to rewind knob or crank it until you feel the film pull snug. §  If it rewinds freely, then the film becomes loose from take-up spool. Reengage the film to snug the it tight. §  Watch out for errors: film slipping the sprocket, torn film holes
  15. 15. Removing Film from Camera §  Once the film won’t advance while you cock the shutter, don’t force the shutter or you’ll strip the sprocket holes. §  Release the clutch before rewinding. Clutch is a little cute button on the base of camera body (see your manual). §  Rewind the film fully. §  Accidental opening of camera back before rewinding.
  16. 16. Health and First Aid §  Do not drop your camera. Use always the camera strap and have it around your neck when you’re shooting. §  Even cameras on tripod, hang onto the strap, as tripods often fall over. §  Always put the camera on a bag when not in use.
  17. 17. Camera Care §  Avoid extreme temperatures. §  Use packet silica in your bags to minimize moisture. §  Do not eat the desiccant.
  18. 18. Camera Care §  Worst enemy of camera: sand, sea and rain. §  Always bring plastic bags with rubber band
  19. 19. Storage Advice §  Long Term Storage: seal in dust-proof bag, remove batteries, shutter is not cocked so that its spring will not suffer metal fatigue.
  20. 20. Health and First Aid §  Always put the body cap back on your camera, and put both the front and rear lens cap on the lens if you don't leave the lens on the camera. §  If your lens comes with a lens hood, use it. It'll help protect the glass from getting bumped/ scratched.
  21. 21. Health and First Aid §  Be careful around water. §  don't disassemble the camera or open the memory card door when you’re in the rain. §  If you're out in heavy rain, get something to cover the body of the camera (a freezer ziploc bag is great). The end of the lens can stick out fine, it's the electronics you want to protect. §  Keep the camera and lenses clean and dry. Rain, condensation, salt spray, dirt and dust are bad for both sensor and lenses.
  22. 22. Health and First Aid §  Treat the camera with respect -- don't toss it around, keep it in a protective case. §  Make sure that anyone that uses it will treat it the same way you would.