Don’t Say Cheese!
Take great photos for your website and
social media networks

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Quiz: This image…

@lrs_co
Quiz: This image…
A) captures what CLiC presenters looked like
last week while preparing for their workshops

@lrs_co
Quiz: This image…
A) captures what CLiC presenters looked like
last week while preparing for their workshops
B) is a visua...
Quiz: This image…
A) captures what CLiC presenters looked like
last week while preparing for their workshops
B) is a visua...
Image credits: New York Times, Washington Post

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Overview
•

How libraries are using photos

•

The technical aspects: Exposure, Aperture,
Shutter Speed, ISO

•

Point & S...
How libraries are using photos:

Image credits: Auburn University Libraries, Seattle Public Library, Westerville Public Li...
How libraries are using photos:

Image credits: Detroit Public library, Yelm Library, http://news.lib.ncsu.edu/tag/instagr...
How libraries are using photos:

Image credit: http://news.lib.ncsu.edu/tag/instagram/

@lrs_co
How libraries are using photos:

Image credit: http://www.nypl.org/blog/2013/08/12/snapshots-nypl/

@lrs_co
How libraries are using photos:

Library Shelfies
@lrs_co
CAMERA
BETTER

BEST

• Manual
exposure
• Image
Stabilization

• dSLR
• 17-50mm lens
• External flash
EXPOSURE
Most important variables
• Aperture
• Shutter speed
• ISO
APERTURE
• Often is the most
important variable
• Significantly impacts
depth of field
• Displayed in “f
stops”
APERTURE

Small

Large

• f/16
• Less light
• Slower
shutter
• More DOF

• f/2.8
• More light
• Faster
shutter
• Less DOF
SHUTTER SPEED
Choose a slow speed
to emphasize
movement, or a fast
one to “freeze” the
scene
ISO
• Determines the
sensitivity (to light) of
the sensor
• High ISO allows for a
faster shutter, but
can greatly reduce
q...
DEPTH OF FIELD
DOF is the area of the image that
is in focus. It is useful for
emphasizing and/or isolating
subjects.
DEPTH OF FIELD
Use a large
aperture for less
depth of field, more
background blur
DEPTH OF FIELD
Use a small
aperture for more
depth of field, less
background blur
FOCAL LENGTH
17mm

50mm
ACCESSORIES
• External flash
• Tripod
• Software
(Photoshop/Lightroom/Elements)
Point & Shoot Cheat Sheet
Point & Shoot Cheat Sheet
Image size—use the biggest

Flash

Portrait Mode

Macro

Landscape Mode

Sports Mode
Composition

rule of thirds
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Composition

rule of thirds
@lrs_co
Composition

get close to your subject
Image credit: http://www.onebook4colorado.org/

@lrs_co
Composition

focus on an individual vs. group
Image credits: Colorado State Library, http://www.onebook4colorado.org/

@lr...
Composition

Image credit: Colorado State Library

@lrs_co
Photographing People: Light

Image credit: http://www.abeautifulmess.com/

@lrs_co
Photographing People: Light

@lrs_co
Photographing People: Backgrounds

@lrs_co
Photographing People: Perspective

@lrs_co
Photographing People: Perspective

@lrs_co
Photographing People: Perspective

@lrs_co
Photographing People: Perspective

Image credit: E! Online

@lrs_co
Photographing Objects: Light

Image credit: http://www.abeautifulmess.com/

@lrs_co
Photographing Objects: Perspective

@lrs_co
Photographing Objects: Perspective

@lrs_co
Editing

Image credit: https://swsblog.stanford.edu/blog/imagery-101-how-choose-great-images
@lrs_co
Thank You!
Linda Hofschire
Hofschire_L@cde.state.co.us
Dave Hodgins
Hodgins_D@cde.state.co.us
www.lrs.org
@lrs_co
Evaluati...
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  • Miami may have won the ACC basketball tournament, but a different kind of championship was awarded in the Hunt Library auditorium last week. Kimberly Dufresne was awarded the first place prize in the NCSU Libraries’ My #HuntLibraryInstagram photo competition after a fierce competition that lasted two months and had 1,400 entries. The quantity and quality of the photographs made the final selection difficult, but in the end, Kimberly’s photograph was the clear winner. It features the unique visualization technology in the building and symbolically illustrates how the James B. Hunt Jr. Library allows our students to reach new heights. Kimberly, a junior graphic design major, received an iPad Mini at an awards ceremony during halftime of NC State’s first-round game during the ACC tournament. - See more at: http://news.lib.ncsu.edu/tag/instagram/#sthash.vKOhq62F.dpufAlthough the contest is over, we are now beginning the process of ingesting the stunning photographs from the My #HuntLibrary contest into the permanent University archives. Our goal is to add all of the Instagram photos that were tagged #HuntLibrary into our digital collections so that they become a permanent part of the story of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library. The My #HuntLibrary website will also continue to live on, so don’t forget to keep tagging your beautiful shots of #HuntLibrary! - See more at: http://news.lib.ncsu.edu/tag/instagram/#sthash.vKOhq62F.dpuf
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  • Don't Say Cheese! Take Great Photos for Your Website and Social Media Networks

    1. 1. Don’t Say Cheese! Take great photos for your website and social media networks @lrs_co
    2. 2. lrs Quiz: This image… @lrs_co
    3. 3. Quiz: This image… A) captures what CLiC presenters looked like last week while preparing for their workshops @lrs_co
    4. 4. Quiz: This image… A) captures what CLiC presenters looked like last week while preparing for their workshops B) is a visual representation of how you felt while watching the Super Bowl @lrs_co
    5. 5. Quiz: This image… A) captures what CLiC presenters looked like last week while preparing for their workshops B) is a visual representation of how you felt while watching the Super Bowl C) is the only image that is retrieved after doing a search for “librarian” photos in Microsoft Office Clip Art @lrs_co
    6. 6. Image credits: New York Times, Washington Post @lrs_co
    7. 7. Overview • How libraries are using photos • The technical aspects: Exposure, Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO • Point & Shoot camera settings • Composition • Photographing people • Photographing objects • Editing @lrs_co
    8. 8. How libraries are using photos: Image credits: Auburn University Libraries, Seattle Public Library, Westerville Public Library, Denver Public Library @lrs_co
    9. 9. How libraries are using photos: Image credits: Detroit Public library, Yelm Library, http://news.lib.ncsu.edu/tag/instagram/ @lrs_co
    10. 10. How libraries are using photos: Image credit: http://news.lib.ncsu.edu/tag/instagram/ @lrs_co
    11. 11. How libraries are using photos: Image credit: http://www.nypl.org/blog/2013/08/12/snapshots-nypl/ @lrs_co
    12. 12. How libraries are using photos: Library Shelfies @lrs_co
    13. 13. CAMERA BETTER BEST • Manual exposure • Image Stabilization • dSLR • 17-50mm lens • External flash
    14. 14. EXPOSURE Most important variables • Aperture • Shutter speed • ISO
    15. 15. APERTURE • Often is the most important variable • Significantly impacts depth of field • Displayed in “f stops”
    16. 16. APERTURE Small Large • f/16 • Less light • Slower shutter • More DOF • f/2.8 • More light • Faster shutter • Less DOF
    17. 17. SHUTTER SPEED Choose a slow speed to emphasize movement, or a fast one to “freeze” the scene
    18. 18. ISO • Determines the sensitivity (to light) of the sensor • High ISO allows for a faster shutter, but can greatly reduce quality
    19. 19. DEPTH OF FIELD DOF is the area of the image that is in focus. It is useful for emphasizing and/or isolating subjects.
    20. 20. DEPTH OF FIELD Use a large aperture for less depth of field, more background blur
    21. 21. DEPTH OF FIELD Use a small aperture for more depth of field, less background blur
    22. 22. FOCAL LENGTH 17mm 50mm
    23. 23. ACCESSORIES • External flash • Tripod • Software (Photoshop/Lightroom/Elements)
    24. 24. Point & Shoot Cheat Sheet
    25. 25. Point & Shoot Cheat Sheet Image size—use the biggest Flash Portrait Mode Macro Landscape Mode Sports Mode
    26. 26. Composition rule of thirds @lrs_co
    27. 27. Composition rule of thirds @lrs_co
    28. 28. Composition get close to your subject Image credit: http://www.onebook4colorado.org/ @lrs_co
    29. 29. Composition focus on an individual vs. group Image credits: Colorado State Library, http://www.onebook4colorado.org/ @lrs_co
    30. 30. Composition Image credit: Colorado State Library @lrs_co
    31. 31. Photographing People: Light Image credit: http://www.abeautifulmess.com/ @lrs_co
    32. 32. Photographing People: Light @lrs_co
    33. 33. Photographing People: Backgrounds @lrs_co
    34. 34. Photographing People: Perspective @lrs_co
    35. 35. Photographing People: Perspective @lrs_co
    36. 36. Photographing People: Perspective @lrs_co
    37. 37. Photographing People: Perspective Image credit: E! Online @lrs_co
    38. 38. Photographing Objects: Light Image credit: http://www.abeautifulmess.com/ @lrs_co
    39. 39. Photographing Objects: Perspective @lrs_co
    40. 40. Photographing Objects: Perspective @lrs_co
    41. 41. Editing Image credit: https://swsblog.stanford.edu/blog/imagery-101-how-choose-great-images @lrs_co
    42. 42. Thank You! Linda Hofschire Hofschire_L@cde.state.co.us Dave Hodgins Hodgins_D@cde.state.co.us www.lrs.org @lrs_co Evaluation: http://bit.ly/LRS_eval Buttons: #CSLed @lrs_co

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