Welcome Complete Digital Camera Program for Districts Complete Digital Camera Program Tool Factory has been teaching digital camera workshops for 7 years. When it comes to digital cameras, “I love my Olympus!” is a general mantra among teachers in the training labs. Our favorite Olympus and Tool Factory offer everything you need to effectively integrate digital cameras into your moments are those sudden bursts of discovery. For instance, when a teacher shoots a super-macro curriculum. We'll tailor a program to match your needs and help you locate qualifying budgets. photograph of a bug's head - each of the thousand lenses in a fly's eye are suddenly visible in vibrant color. Camera Training Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Internet Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Use training budgets to acquire digital cameras! Search the digital lesson plan library, download This year Olympus and Tool Factory have been working behind the scenes to develop new programs Learn photography basics, photo editing, and worksheets and clipart, and get tutorials. for education. Our grants program was in such high demand that we've added 20 new awards for special education. Now over $50,000 in educational grants are available for teachers, students, and curriculum building. special educators. Grants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Olympus Digital Cameras . . . . . . . . . . . .4-10 Ongoing grants and contests for But still, we wanted to do more. So we're developing a fundraising website called Digital Wish, Select models for classroom shooting, yearbook, teachers, students, and special education. designed to help educators acquire digital cameras and project-building software in the classroom. sports, and wildlife. We've been amassing over 1,000 digital photography project ideas, all compiled in a searchable Fundraising - Digital Wish . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 online library. Teachers will be able to hunt for interesting projects, then utilize letter-writing templates Educator's Kits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Find donors for technology at and fundraise to make their Digital Wish come true. The site will launch in early 2007 at All the accessories you need and great savings. www.digitalwish.com - Coming January 2007. www.digitalwish.com and we hope you will participate! Together, Olympus and Tool Factory have been working hard to create the most comprehensive Digital Camera Guide for Educators . . . . . . .7 Where to Buy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 digital camera program, designed just for educators. This catalog is loaded with shooting tips, Visit the Educator's Digital Camera Center budgeting ideas, and training programs to help you get started. We're committed to making a Camera Instruction at www.toolfactory.com/cameras. difference in education. Call the Tool Factory/Olympus team anytime at (800) 220-8386. We'll see you Shooting and Viewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 in the classroom. Zoom and Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Mobile Digital Camera Lab . . . . . .Back Cover Happy Shooting! Super Macro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Get 11 cameras and accessories Panorama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 in a sturdy rolling crate. Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Heather Chirtea President and CEO Tool Factory, Inc. Project-Building Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Build photo-rich curriculum projects with Tool Factory software. David Willard Director of Marketing & Community Services Olympus America Inc. Design: www.iam-jam.com Call for a quote (800) 220-8386 1 Prices subject to change without notice. Training Training Digital Camera Workshops Use Training Funds and Get Cameras and Software! Go from cameras to curriculum in a single day! You'll leave with A Tool Factory trainer will come to your school, teach the School of Photography and leave the your own Olympus digital camera and lots of ideas for using it in cameras, software, and training curriculum behind! Every attendee receives: your classroom, on field trips, and at home. Take quality photos for magazines, newspapers, flyers, lab reports, worksheets, Olympus Digital Camera presentations, bulletin boards, and more. Qualifying budgets: Beginner Digital camera workshops typically qualify for these budgets: Advanced • Staff development • Hardware • Software • Title 1 • Special education We'll write a price quote to match your funding source! Digital Camera Guide Beginning School of Photography for Educators "This is the Includes 6.0 megapixel camera most fun I've or better, software, picture card, ever had and rechargeable batteries. at a staff SOPB $499.00 per person development Accessories day! It's like Advanced School of Photography Includes an EVOLT 8.0 megapixel Christmas digital SLR camera, 2 incredible in July." lenses for zoom and wide angle, software, picture card, and rechargeable battery. SOPA $999.00 per person 10 person minimum. Add $500 trainer per diem, to total workshop order. Contact Tool Factory for scheduling at (800) 220-8386. Tool Factory Software Day of Training and Field Trip 2 Educator’s camera center at www.toolfactory.com Call for a quote (800) 220-8386 3 Prices subject to change without notice. Camera Comparison Chart Educator's Kits Educator's Essentials Kit All FE, Stylus, SP and EVOLT Models Get all the essential accessories you need, cut down on procurement paperwork, and save over $130! Model FE170 FE180 FE200 Stylus 720SW Stylus 740 SP 510 UZ EVOLT 2LK MultiMedia Lab V Software Price $149 $179 $249 $379 $329 $329 $799 Build slide shows, web projects, claymation and presentations. Educator's Camera Kits $285 $289 $359 $489 $439 $469 $969 2108 $99.95 MegaPixels (Resolution) 6 6 6 7.1 7.1 7.1 8 Tool Factory Digital Batteries AA AA Li-Ion Li-Ion Li-Ion AA Li-Ion Camera Guide Rechargable Batteries Included Avail. Y Y Y Y Avail. Y DCBook $19.95 Optical Zoom 3X 3X 5X 3X 5X 10X 3X * Classroom Portable Y Best Y Most Durable Y Y - 2 Year Extended Digital Sporting Events and Wildlife - - - Waterproof Weatherproof Best Best SLR 256 MB xD Camera Warranty Picture Card Yearbook, Photography Class - - Y - Y Best Best SLR 256 MBxD $24.99 2YrWarr $39.95 Professional, Higher Ed - - - - - Y Best MAUSB Drive xD Picture Super-Macro (Science) Y Y Y Y Y Y * Avail. Soft Neoprene Card Reader/Writer Carrying Case Wide Angle (Auditorium) - - Best - - - * Avail. Slide in the xD card Included in FE Movie with Audio - Y Y Y Y Y - and transfer images, and Stylus kits. video, and data to a Quick Charger and 4AA Batteries Additional Lenses - - - - - *Avail. *Avail. Colors may computer using the *Kit includes rechargeable batteries vary. Special Ed (Remote Control) - - - - - - Avail. USB connection. if they aren't included with camera. CaseC $14.95 * Requires additional lenses MAUSB-300 $19.95 NiMHBat-Ch $34.95 4 Educator’s camera center at www.toolfactory.com Call for a quote (800) 220-8386 5 Prices subject to change without notice. Olympus FE-170 Classroom Cameras Classroom Cameras Classroom Camera If you want an inexpensive camera that can withstand the rigors of daily classroom usage, the FE-170 is your choice! A convenient Help Guide displays clear descriptions every time you push a menu button, making it the perfect starter camera for teachers and students. The extra large 2.5” monitor lets you take and review photos in vivid detail. Keep it simple with 16 selectable shooting modes including portrait, night scene, and landscape. The pocket size design means you can take it anywhere and 6.0 megapixels lets you print images larger than 11 x 14 in rich, vibrant colors. Also, a 3x Optical Zoom gets you closer to the action without taking a step! The FE-170 is a classroom workhorse that's unbeatable for the price. FE-170 $149.99 FE-170 + Educators Kit $284.99 Olympus FE-200 Pocket Sports and Yearbook Camera Olympus FE-180 The FE-200's flexible wide-angle lens and powerful 5X Classroom Camera BEST optical zoom make it easy to get everyone in the shot. The FE-180 is our trainer's top VALUE! Combine this with Digital Image Stabilization and a pick for educators. The built-in big, bright LCD screen, and you've got a great sports rechargeable batteries combined with camera that fits in your pocket. Capture an entire new power management provide incredibly long football field or auditorium with 6.0 megapixels, and battery life. We shot over 500 photos without print amazing enlargements for the wall or yearbook. recharging! There's an automatic help guide that The "one touch" design puts 16 automatic shooting modes - instantly sets the camera controls. A built-in microphone records audio together with video literally at your fingertips. The onscreen Help Guide always clips, and 6.0 megapixels lets you print classroom helps you decide which scene mode is best, and the included shots bigger than 11 X 14. Switch between 16 rechargeable batteries will save you money. 20x optical and modes for the most common shooting scenarios. digital zoom will capture perfectly framed shots. This is the perfect Panorama mode will become indispensable for camera for anyone who wants point-and-shoot simplicity with making wall banners and websites. Science teachers will get hooked on the super macro wide-angle auditorium shooting and extra zoom for shooting a feature, which turns any FE camera into a virtual sporting event. magnifying glass. Explore bugs and plants in vivid FE-200 $249.99 FE-200 + Educators Kit $359.99 detail. The lens cap is built-in so you can put the camera in a pocket or backpack, without worry of damage. The FE-180 is jam-packed with features Tool Factory's Digital Camera Guide For Educators making it one of the best values on the market. This book is a wonderful practical guide to using a digital camera, and taking FE-180 $179.99 better photographs. It's packed with easy charts and visual images that FE-180 + Educators Kit $289.98 "show" you how to use the camera. Plain English explanations give in-depth coverage of camera features and photography. All of the materials were developed as a result of practical hands-on training and usage in schools. DC Book $19.95 6 Educator’s camera center at www.toolfactory.com Call for a quote (800) 220-8386 7 Prices subject to change without notice. Drop it on the floor…drop it in a glass of Olympus Stylus 740 Sports/Yearbook Cameras The Most Durable Classroom Camera water…or bump it around in a backpack! Weatherproof Camera Incredibly thin. Powerful zoom. Irresistible. The 740's cool, ultra-slim design doesn't limit the powerful performance you've come to expect from a Stylus. It has 5x optical and 5.6x digital zoom for an impressive 28x total zoom. Digital Stabilization mode helps prevent camera-shake and fast moving subjects from blurring your images. Get sharper images with high ISO and fast shutter speeds. Like all Stylus cameras, weatherproof engineering will protect your camera in the rain, at the beach and on the slopes. When you're snapping pictures, your subject will be clear and bright, even in dimly lit conditions. S-740 $329.99 S-740 + Educators Kit $439.99 Olympus Stylus 720SW Waterproof and Olympus SP-510 Ultra Zoom Shockproof Camera Sports/Yearbook Camera This compact digital camera is If you need a high-powered built classroom-tough to absorb zoom for sporting events, this is impact so your camera and the camera for you! Zoom until images are always protected. The your heart's content with a 50X Stylus 720SW can be dropped from up to 5 ft and total seamless zoom. The 10X still function perfectly! Switch to underwater mode optical zoom allows you to capture close-up sports action and swim up to 10 meters deep to take fascinating from across an athletic field. At pictures of underwater life. Take great photos in low 7.1 megapixels you'll capture light thanks to “Bright Capture Technology”, then stunning pictures for fantastic review your images on the premium-sized 2.5" LCD. enlargements. The premium size A high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speed mean 2.5" LCD monitor lets you review pictures of moving subjects that typically come out spectacularly clear and colorful images while shooting blurry will now be clear and crisp. With Digital or reviewing photographs. There is a wide array of Image Stabilization the effects of camera shake will advanced manual features for total control, plus 28 be minimized. Camera novices will love the 3X automatic modes for "one touch" simplicity in any optical zoom plus 28 pre-set shooting modes for night, sunset, shooting environment. Shoot with speed. Make beach & snow, candlelight, underwater shooting, and more! adjustments with ease. Enjoy the freedom to explore Capture video with sound and turn your young students into different perspectives by adding a conversion lens for wide young reporters. The Stylus 720SW is durable enough for even angle or additional zoom. This camera is ideal for nature the youngest classroom photographers! treks, when you need a powerful zoom...but don't want to carry the weight of a high-powered lens. No athletic department, Stylus 720SW $379.99 school newspaper, or yearbook staff should be without one! Stylus 720SW + Educators Kit $489.99 SP-510UZ $329.99 SP-510UZ + Education Kit $469.99 8 Educator’s camera center at www.toolfactory.com Call for a quote (800) 220-8386 9 Prices subject to change without notice. How do you capture a fast action shot with a digital camera? Pro SLR and Audio Taking a Picture With all digital cameras there can be as much as a 1+ second lag between pushing the shutter… and taking a photograph. There are actually two functions of the shutter. Push the shutter halfway down and you will feel some resistance. The camera will focus on the subject and set the light level. Only after the camera has made these adjustments, will it let you push the "Coming in for a Landing" taken by Alex, Age 16, from MD shutter down all the way and take a photograph. Olympus EVOLT E-500 Digital SLR -Two Lens Kit The 8.0 megapixel EVOLT E-500 is a digital SLR with just the right combination of design, speed and performance for any serious photographer or instructor. Compose and view your shots on the EVOLT E-500's high resolution 2.5” HyperCrystal LCD. It provides super clear image anywhere and from any angle. The exclusive Supersonic Wave Filter™ repels dust and debris from the camera's chip, so each and every image you capture is crystal clear and aberration free, just as you saw it through the lens. The two lens kit includes the EVOLT body with 2 interchangeable lenses and detachable lens hoods. The standard 14-45mm lens with 3.2x zoom delivers superb image quality from edge-to-edge for your daily shooting assignments. Switch to the 40-150mm zoom lens to capture stunning portraits, extreme close-ups, and sporting events. These two lenses cover the majority of all shooting assignments and the two-lens kit delivers them at an economical price. If you are looking for a top- of-the-line digital SLR with complete manual and fully automatic controls, the EVOLT E-500 is your clear choice! You'll see why Olympus is ranked, ”Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Digital Cameras: $600 or More” by J.D. Power and Associates. E-500 Two Lens Kit $799.99 E-500 Two Lens Kit + Educators Accessories $969.99 If you are holding the shutter halfway down and the picture doesn't focus, Try Again! Let off the shutter and try again. Your camera is trying to tell you that it's going to take a bad picture. Yellow, red, or flashing lights mean bad focus or low light! Olympus Digital Voice Recorders Tip: Push the shutter halfway down, hold, and wait… These ultra-thin digital recorders are When the action happens, push the shutter all the a “must-have” for Podcasting and way down. You'll get the shot every time! digital storytelling. Record notes, lectures, and meetings. The USB Direct design plugs right into the Taking a Picture 1-2-3 computer for fast file downloads. Push the shutter halfway The green light Press the shutter all the A built-in stereo microphone 1 down to set light and focus. 2 appears here or here. 3 way down to take the photo. records crisp, clear sound. Use it as a music player, record dictation, or simply transfer files. WS-300M 68 Hours Recording Time $99.99 WS-310M 138 Hours Recording Time $129.99 WS-320M 277 Hours Recording Time $179.99 10 Educator’s camera center at www.toolfactory.com Call for a quote (800) 220-8386 11 Prices subject to change without notice. One of the best things Shooting Modes Playback Mode about digital photography Program/Auto is that you can see your The camera automatically selects the photos as soon as you perfect settings. shoot them. Digital Image Stabilization Push the shutter button to Capture crisp, clear images free from take a shot. Push the the blur caused by camera shake and playback button to view the fast moving subjects. photos you have taken. Portrait The light color indicates Head and shoulders shots. which mode you are in. Landscape Review your pictures in the For outdoor scenes at a distance. Mode Dial LCD monitor. Night Scene There are common pictures every Shoot pictures at night with a higher ISO Use your tilt button to go photographer will take. Depending on sensitivity and faster shutter speed. forward and backwards the environment, the camera can make through your photos in Sports some easy adjustments to automatically playback mode. Capture fast moving subjects clearly. optimize the settings. The mode dial lets Self Portrait Zoom Out you switch between these predetermined camera settings, ensuring the best shot Point the camera toward you and shoot Switch to playback mode and zoom a picture of yourself. out to browse thumbnails of your every time. Simply turn the mode dial to the desired settings. SCENE Pick the perfect shooting mode for your photos. This LCD monitor will display SCN subject and situation. many thumbnails at once. Use the tilt An interactive guide helps choose the button to navigate to the picture you want, GUIDE appropriate settings for your situation. then zoom in to bring the highlighted picture to full screen. Scroll through the Movie pictures by pushing the left or right sides of Shoot QuickTime Movie clips. (Most the tilt button. Zoom out to see thumbnails. models include sound). Panorama Mode Manual Mode Zoom in Playback Kazuhiko Shimura, Olympus M Full Manual mode lets the Switch to playback mode and zoom in to the photographer control the settings. subject. If it's not in focus (or the subject's eyes Shutter Priority are closed), simply take another shot. Select S You pick the Shutter speed and the zoom and navigate around your photo using the camera does the rest. tilt button. Aperture Priority A You pick the Aperture and Erase Zoom in to bring a picture the camera does the rest. The trashcan will erase to full screen. Sports Mode unwanted pictures. Playback CA Look at your pictures. Push the trashcan button. m 11, fro MY Select the and use the tilt The camera remembers , age the photographer's button to choose“Yes”. Jamie special settings. Push “OK” to erase. y ken b rch" ta Self Portrait Zoom in further to check if a photo uis A is in focus. Use the tilt button to "St. Lo “look around” a photograph you've already taken. 12 Educator’s camera center at www.toolfactory.com Call for a quote (800) 220-8386 13 Prices subject to change without notice. Shooting Tips Shooting Tips Composing a great photograph involves seeing Leading Lines Rule of Thirds Change Position the subject with your eye as well as your mind. Add depth to your photographs by capturing Cut your photo into thirds and place your Move closer to your subjects Here are some basic composition rules to try on hard lines that travel off into the distance. subject on one of the intersections of these so they fill the screen. your own. lines. Place horizon lines on the “thirds” instead of straight across the middle. Perspective Turn Camera Sideways Foreground Interest Self Timer Bend your knees or even lay on the ground If your subject is vertical, turn the camera When shooting scenes, capturing something Take a class photo without a photographer! to make the subject look larger. sideways so the aspect ratios match. very close to the camera can add depth. Push the shutter and run in front of the camera for group shots. “Under the dock”, awarded second place prize, taken by Jonathan, age 14, from IL Menu Tips Menu for Picture Taking You can activate your menus by pressing the OK or Menu button. Your camera's menus will appear on the monitor on the back of the camera. Use the tilt button to Menu for Playback navigate directionally through the menus. *Important* There are different menus for picture taking and playback. Some cameras have different menus for every setting on the mode dial. 14 Educator’s camera center at www.toolfactory.com Call for a quote (800) 220-8386 15 Prices subject to change without notice.