COPING WITH YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA AND COMPUTER
Instructor: Fred Shapiro
The object of this course is to explain how the digital camera works, how the built in software enables the novice to select a mode that will make the decisions other than composition and focus to get superior photographs, then to demonstrate how images are transferred from the camera to the computer and the potential to modify them to improve and strengthen the message of the photograph and the technical quality of the images for printing or presentations.
Session 1. Basics of digital photography and digital cameras, inexpensive or costly. What features should you look for when purchasing a digital camera or wanting to upgrade. How does the digital camera function under various conditions.
Session 2 Basics of good photography and using the modes in the digital camera to enhance these images. Discussion will cover the five basic modes – automatic, landscape, action, portrait and close-up.
Session 3. More elaborate discussion of the additional modes that are available on the digital cameras, as well as resorting to modes that are the basic s of speed and aperture to capture images under specific conditions.
Session 4. Transferring images to the computer and organizing the images for ease in finding them when needed. What you can do on the computer that you could have done in the darkroom in the days of film What can you do on the camera or more so with the computer that is beyond the darkroom?
Session 5. Printing and presenting your photos –What considerations prior to printing enable the photographer to obtain a striking photograph? Concerns when submitting images for publication or transmittal on e-mails or Facebook.
Session 6. Preparing slide shows and DVDs including musical backgrounds with Power Point and typical software that is used for editing.
STUDENTS WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO BRING SAMPLES OF THEIR PHOTOS TO THE CLASS ON FLASH DRIVES THAT CAN BE SHOWN AND CRITIQUED BY THE CLASS.