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Digital Photography: Hands On Tips & Tricks to Better Photographs. Baby, Fem, Family March 13, 2014. Dave Landers BM Fem Care Amateur Photographer. Objectives. Learn something new about photography Put that learning to work; try something new Have fun!. Agenda. Camera Basics
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Digital Photography: Hands On Tips & Tricks to Better Photographs Baby, Fem, Family March 13, 2014
Objectives • Learn something new about photography • Put that learning to work; try something new • Have fun!
Agenda • Camera Basics • Exposure • Aperture • Shutter Speed • ISO • Hands-On Stations • Competition
Camera Types Many types of digital cameras. Here are just a few of the core groups Camera Phone Point & Shoot DSLR
Lens – “Glass” Different Ranges: 17mm, 300mm, etc. Different Types: Wide Angle, Macro, Fisheye Different Features: Stabilization, Ultra Sonic Motors, “Speed”, etc.
Camera Modes Unlock the power of your camera when you get beyond “green auto”
Exposure Understanding 3 core drivers and how they interact is fundamental
Aperture WHAT DOES IT MEAN? It’s the diameter of the lens opening. Wider = More Light HOW DOES IT SHOW UP? WIDE NARROW Values stated as fractions so: f/2 > f/22
Aperture How it impacts your photos: Focus - Depth of Field
Shutter Speed WHY DOES IT MATTER?
ISO – “Film Speed” How it impacts your photos: Counters low light, but can add noise
Breakouts • Explore the hands-on stations • Practice each concept • Contest: Take photos
Action DO THIS: NOT THIS:
Moving Water DO THIS: NOT THIS:
Light Painting DO THIS: NOT THIS:
#Selfie DO THIS: NOT THIS:
Macro DO THIS: NOT THIS:
Depth of Field DO THIS: NOT THIS:
Landscapes DO THIS: NOT THIS: