Lesson One Know your camera

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  • 1. LESSON ONE Know your Camera Glenn McKnight and Jason DastiSocial Media Group

2. Know your Camera

  • Learn about your camera

3. Learn how to take a picture 4. Part One:Know Your Camera 5. Types of Cameras 6. Camera Parts

  • Lens

7. Filter 8. Memory Card 9. Battery 10. ISO Setting 11. F Stop 12. Shutter Speed 13. Part Two Taking a Picture 14. The 6 Things To Know

  • Know the features of your camera

15. Hold the camera still 16. Understand the 2-second rule 17. Take lots and lots of shots 18. Tell a story 19. Capture the mood 20. C. E .L .L .

  • Composition

21. Exposure 22. Lens 23. Light 24. C. E. L. L.Composition 25. Composition Principle 1 Un-clutterthe picture. Zoom in. A good photograph is asubject , acontext , andnothing else .Remove any clutterthat detracts from your message.Get closer -- zoom in -- and crop 26. Composition Principle 2 Put subjectoff-centre/ Rule of thirds Thecenter of the frameis theweakest place-- it's static, dull, and gives no value to the context. 27. Composition Principle 3 UseImpactwith frames,lines and diagonals Createimpactby usingframesandreal or inferred linesthat lead the viewer's eye into and around the picture 28. Composition Principle 4 Dramatic Perspective Createimpactbyphotographingyour subjects fromunexpected angles. 29. C. E. L. L. Exposure 30. Exposure

  • Aperture

31. Shutter speed 32. ISO 33. Aperture :General Rules and tips

  • A larger lens opening (f1.8-3.5) offers the following advantages:
      • Allows you toshoot more often with just natural lighting helps to reduce harsh shadows and red-eye caused by flash.
    • 34. Allows more light to pass through, the camera will be able tochoose a slightly higher shutter speed helps to reduce motion blur.
  • 35. Helps to reduce "depth-of-field (for effect).

36. Shutter speed :General Rules and tips

  • To captureblur-free "action" photographs(e.g. Sports), you need to make sure the camera is using ahigh shutter speed, e.g.1/125th of a secondor more.

37. Less light gets through to the imager as shutter speed is increased, thusdifficult to use higher shutter speeds in lower light situations . 38. Alternatives: Allow more light to pass through the lens ( larger aperture setting ), the other is toincrease the ISO 39. Shutter Speed Principle Freezing motionAbsolutely sharp imagesare not always the best.They can lookstatic and dull.At slow shutter speeds the camera blurs the image of moving objects, and cancreate a more convincing image of movement . 40. ISO:General Rules and tips

  • ISO settings are often rated at 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, and even 3200

41. Use anISO of 100 or 200when taking photographs outside in sunny conditions. 42. If the sky is overcast or it is evening time, or in a darkened room, then use an ISO within the range of400 to 800 . 43. Night time or in cases of low light you might need to set your digital cameraISOto1600 . 44. ISO Setting Principle Set the lowest setting possible to avoid noiseISO measures thesensitivity of the image sensor .The lower the number the less sensitive your camera is to light and thefiner the grain . ISO 100 ISO 3200 45. Lens Principle Wide Angle (35mm) or Telephoto (70mm) Wide-angle lensesallowmore of a pictureto be captured (needfocal point ) whiletelephoto lensestighten the scene and isolate thesubject(but affect thedepth of field& increasecamera shake ) 46. Light Principle 1 Avoid using flash, even for night shots The indiscriminate blast of flash destroys theintimate moodofexisting light 47. LightingPrinciple 2 Side Lighting instead of front or overhead (noon-time) lighting The use offrontal flash lightingtends toflattenfaces. Useside lightingas much as possible, even moving your subject, if necessary, next to a window. 48. Lighting Principle 3 Use fill-in flash, for backlit situations or overhead sun. Overhead sun createsdark eye sockets and unattractive shadows , which can be reduced by using a flash.Use fill-in flash also for situations where thesubject is backlit(camera auto exposure will be confused) 49. Group MHC Pictures MHC2010 Pictures http://www.flickr.com/groups/1440251@N22/ MHC 2009Pictures http://www.flickr.com/groups/1116078@N23/ MHC 2008 Pictures http://www.flickr.com/groups/1063639@N25/ 50. Contact Info Jason Dasti [email_address] Glenn Mcknight [email_address]