Digital Cameras District Choices SLR vs. Fixed Lens Photo editing with Gimp Nikon Digital SLR D50 & D40 Canon PowerShot A460 Cameras of Choice for the District Kodak EasyShare C330 SLR means "Single Lens Reflex"
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D50 & D40
Canon PowerShot A460
Cameras of Choice for the District
This means that when you look through the viewfinder of the camera, you are looking through the same lens through which light will pass to the sensor.With an SLR, if the lens cap is on everything is dark. If your hand is covering half of the lens you see it. The biggest advantage of SLRs besides seeing exactly the same image that will expose the sensor is that SLRs have interchangeable lenses. You can remove lenses and replace them with wide-angle lenses for landscape shots and telephoto for sports or wildlife. They are great for action shots.
Click on the camera for a great review of both kinds of cameras
Fixed Lens = “Point and Click"
With a fixed lens, there's a separate lens you're looking through, so you might actually have then lens cap on, or a finger over the lens and not realize it until you see the picture.
These cameras are great for stills but not as good for action shots.
The cameras our district has chosen use SD (Secure Digital) Memory Cards for storage. These are the same cards that go into many Palm products or Treo phones. They come in various sizes and prices.
Better Cameras mean LargerFiles
You want to take high resolution pictures but for web pages, e-mails, desktop publishing, and multimedia presentations you will need to resize your photos.
Insert a large sized photo from the Insert Menu
Change the size and save to the computer.
The original was 1,378 KB
Recompressing reduced the photo to 1,097 KB
Resizing and saving to the computer lowered the size to 163 KB
You will use far less memory in your project.
such as color, brightness, cropping, straightening
in a variety of colors
your photos with many different colors
that will add variety to your work
picture gridsand multiple exposures
online and you do not need to download anything
your computer and make some basic edits
action relating to photographs
which is important for many creative projects
Gimp is an open source download that is about as powerful as Photoshop Elements but…
Gimp is part of our district’s computer image.
Gimp Download Page
powerful (and free!) tools you will find in Gimp