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					Digital Photography Tips & Tricks
Dr. Arnie Abrams - Southern Oregon University

1. Tips for choosing a camera 3. Tips for better photography 2. Tips for camera operation 4. Digital imaging tricks

1. Tips for choosing a camera:
What camera features do you (and your students) need? How many megapixels do you need? How big of prints? * 200 dpi resolution MP # of Pixels: Prints: 1 640 x 820 4” x 6” 2 1,200 x 1,600 5” x 7” 3 1,512 x 2,016 8” x 10” 5 1,944 x 2,592 16” x 20” 8 3,466 x 4,600 24” x 30” Looking at lenses: Zeiss, Nikkor, Leica, Schneider

2. Tips for camera operation:
Use the LCD sparingly Have spare batteries Lots of small memory cards If all else fails… R.T.F.M. Press, hold and shoot Using manual camera settings for creative control Use shooting modes Improve color with white balance settings: daylight, incandescent, florescent Control light sensitivity with ISO setting How to prevent blurring shots – use sports mode Intentionally blurring shots- use portrait mode

3. Tips for better photography
Control depth of field – use portrait mode The rule of thirds Come in tight- zoom and crop Pick good light for better photos – use natural light “The Golden Hours” – around sunrise and sunset Use fill flash Turn the camera sideways Preventing red eye Shoot for digital editing and effects

4. Digital imaging tricks:
Organize your photos into albums – Adobe Elements 3, Album, iPhoto Creating a photomontage Stitch together a panorama – Panorama Maker Importing still images into slide shows or video Learn from metadata Getting the best prints possible Printing posters The PDQ Guide to Digital Photography - Visions Technology in Education Learn Photoshop Elements 3 in a Day- Visions Technology in Education Dr. Arnie Abrams - Southern Oregon University Handout:

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