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Camera Workshop

  1. 1. Swan River Library Saturday November 15 th , 2008
  2. 2. <ul><li>Take pictures of Still Images... </li></ul><ul><li>Timer.. (handy to take family pictures to include yourself) </li></ul><ul><li>Shutter speed..(continuous picture taking) </li></ul><ul><li>Take Videos... </li></ul><ul><li>Internal / External memory (Cards) </li></ul><ul><li>TV / Computer outputs.. </li></ul><ul><li>Types of picture taking (dark, motion, etc.) </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Your digital camera.. </li></ul><ul><li>USB cable to connect your digital camera to your computer.. </li></ul><ul><li>Camera imaging software (CD).. </li></ul><ul><li>Video out cables (optional).. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Use your digital camera software to transfer and edit your pictures.. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a SD/XD memory card reader.. (Some are built into laptops) </li></ul><ul><li>Or just connect the digital camera and import pictures/videos using windows explorer... </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>DIGITAL CAMERAS </li></ul><ul><li>FILM CAMERAS.. </li></ul><ul><li>Instant view of picture.. (a few seconds) </li></ul><ul><li>Can delete the image if it is not to your specifications.. </li></ul><ul><li>Print or upload pictures from home... </li></ul><ul><li>Media cards can hold up to 250 – 1000+ pictures and can be reused.. </li></ul><ul><li>Can hook-up your digital camera to a TV if someone does not have a computer.. (great feature :D) </li></ul><ul><li>Offers digital zoom.. + or - </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase certain type of film.. </li></ul><ul><li>Have to develop film before viewing the picture.. </li></ul><ul><li>Film can get exposed.. Ruining your pictures.. </li></ul><ul><li>Film is one time per use.. </li></ul><ul><li>24-36 photos per film.. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Your digital camera can take movies... </li></ul><ul><li>They Make excellent youtube videos. </li></ul><ul><li>Videos can be great if you cannot take any pictures.... Due to motion or lighting... </li></ul>
  7. 7. Little Advice <ul><li>Practice, practice, practice </li></ul><ul><li>Use different camera setting... Get to know your camera.. </li></ul><ul><li>Take your camera with you (if you remember) on road trips, and vacations.. </li></ul><ul><li>Use your digital camera for all occasions and even family photography.. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t worry about filling your card, most cameras come with room to spare </li></ul><ul><li>PRACTICE, PRACTICE AND PRACTICE </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Use your colour printer to print your images.. </li></ul><ul><li>Upload your photos to a store... (Extra Foods in Swan River) http:// www.photolab.ca </li></ul><ul><li>Use and online web photo album (e.g. Picasa, Flickr, or extra foods .. </li></ul><ul><li>Use your television for a slideshow... </li></ul><ul><li>Create a screen saver slideshow or wallpaper on your computer desktop.. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Emailing pictures – Tips and Tricks <ul><li>Compose New Message </li></ul><ul><li>Look for the paperclip / Attach </li></ul><ul><li>Not too many (4-5 High quality pictures) </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for a response to see if they received the message. </li></ul>
  10. 10. How to send large number of pictures <ul><li>Yousendit.com – free, and no registration </li></ul><ul><li>Dropsend.com – Same as yousendit.com but requires registration </li></ul><ul><li>Box.net – Online Hard Drive </li></ul><ul><li>PipeBytes.com – Nifty system – Pickup & Delivery – Not stored online. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Let’s Get Social <ul><li>Flickr – The big grand-daddy of photo sharing sites </li></ul><ul><li>Zooomr – New kid on the block </li></ul><ul><li>Picasa Web Albums – Simple, integrates with Picasa </li></ul><ul><li>Photolab.ca – Send photos in to get printed off at Extra Foods </li></ul>
  12. 12. Editing Digital Pictures <ul><li>Desktop Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Picasa – photo organizer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gimp – open source photoshop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paint.net – free photoshop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Irfanview – Great things come in small packages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Picnik – quick n’ easy touch ups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Splashup – photoshop in browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pixlr – photoshop in browser </li></ul></ul>

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