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Photography class fall 2013

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Photography class fall 2013

  1. 1. Photography Class - Fall 2013 With Dick Cummings The following are Dick’s “personal” suggestions Tips from Dick 1. Never use canned “blast” air on a camera !! 2. When changing lens, hold camera upside down so dust won’t settle on the lens. 3. Always carry a glasses cleansing cloth with you. Start in the center of the lens and work in a circle moving out to the edge. Never use moisture on lens. 4. Invest in a tripod for your camera. Smart Phone tripods are available at www.PhotoJoJo.com. 5. Invest in a light meter for your camera. Apps are available for Smart Phones. 6. Other apps available for Smart Phones are Hipstamatic, Pro HDR, Snapseed, Camera+....check out these apps on the web. 7. Get a UV filter to protect your lens. Much cheaper to replace a scratched filter than replacing a lens. Also use a lens hood on your camera at all times. It keeps out extraneous light. 8. Best light for outside photo is a cloudy day. 9. Buy a cable release or remote shutter release for your camera. Book Suggestions Digital Exposure Handbook. Ross Hoddinott Light Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting. Fil Hunter Photography. Barbara London, John Upton, Jim Stone A photography book by Lee Frost The Americans. Robert Frank Get a “how to handbook” for your camera in addition to your instruction book Check these places Amazon.com, AbeBook.com, Half Price Books, Clearing Houses
  2. 2. Magazines Digital Photo – includes a CD Practical Photography Black & White Photography Shutterbug Magazine Where to Buy Stuff B & H Photo, Video and Pro Audio in New York Adorama http://www.bhphotovideo.com/ http://www.adorama.com/ KEH Camera Picture Frames http://www.keh.com/ www.pictureframes.com Silverprint Photographic Supplies http://www.silverprint.co.uk/ Cleaning & Repairs Professional Camera Repair – 4410 Richmond 713-621-3627 http://professionalcamerarepair.com/ Houston Camera Exchange - 5900 Richmond 713-789-6901 http://www.hcehouston.com/ Schools in Houston Glassel School – Museum Fine Arts Houston www.mfah.org/visit/glassell-school/ Glasscock School of Continuing Studies – Rice University http://gscs.rice.edu/Studio_Art_Photography.aspx
  3. 3. Class 2 discussion focused on the “Exposure Triangle.” For a recap of the discussion, check out this link http://digital-photography-school.com/learningexposure-in-digital-photography . Depth of Field is another important concept to understand in photography. Dick suggests that you review the information at this link. http://www.lightstalking.com/depth-of-field-simplified Understanding White Balance is necessary to make sure photo colors appear as they should. Read this article to understand color temperature. You want your colors to look natural - not bluish or too yellow. http://digital-photography-school.com/introduction-to-white-balance Dick recommends this website for photographers of all levels – www.cambridgeincolour.com Dick’s email address if you have questions – osmscarn@sbcglobal.net

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