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  • Its not the size of your Camera! A 3 part Crash Course in Digital Photography Nick Adams (electronicholas.com) Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com
  • Introduction
    • Nick Adams, UK, USA, Scotland, London
    • Been in Pune for 1 year
    • Internet / Technology Startups
    • Photography for 5 years
    • Very Basic SLR (D40) for 2 years
    • Landscapes, Color, Night, Urban, People
    • ~15,000 selected photos
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  • A Crash Course in Digital Photography
    • Part 1: Back to Basics
    • Part 2: The Photograph
    • Part 3: Select, Collect, Share
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  • Part 1 Back to Basics
    • 3 Basics of photography
    • What is Shutter Speed?
    • Aperture?
    • ISO?
    • Photography is all about Light
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  • Light is like Water
    • Shutter Opens
    • Light Flows into the camera
    • Hits the Film / CCD
    • Etches spot onto CCD
    • Shutter Closes
    • Photo is created
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  • A Dark Night is like a small trickle of Water. Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com
  • A Bright Day is like a Heavy Flow of Water! Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com
  • What is the CCD?
    • Soaks up the water.
    • Like a Towel
    • More water -> brighter image.
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  • What is Shutter Speed?
    • How long to let water through?
    • Like a Dam for the water.
    • More time -> brighter image.
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  • What is Aperture?
    • How wide is the hole for the water?
    • Like a tunnel for the water.
    • Wider tunnel -> brighter image.
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  • What is ISO?
    • How absorbent is the towel?
    • Like the material of the towel
    • More absorbent -> brighter image.
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  • Activity: Know your Camera
    • Shutter Speed - 1/2 , 1/400 etc
    • Aperture - f 2.5 , f 8.0 etc
    • ISO 200 , 400 , 800 , 1600 etc
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  • Shutter Speed: The Effect 1/640 second 1/80 second 15 seconds Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com 10 minutes!
  • Aperture: The Effect f 1.8 f 8 Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com
  • ISO: The Effect ISO 1600 ISO 200 Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com
  • Overexposed too much water (light). Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com
  • Underexposed not enough water (light). Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com
  • What is E/V?
    • Cameras are clever (auto exposure)
    • Adjust cameras automatic choice
    • Higher Value -> brighter image.
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  • Activity: Play with E/V Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com
  • Know your camera!
    • P Mode
    • M Mode
    • A Mode
    • S Mode
    • Special Modes
    • Flash off / Flash on
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  • Part 2 The Photograph Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com
    • Subject
    • Focus and Framing
    • Lighting
    • Shutter, Aperture, ISO
    • Tips
  • Subject
    • Choose Subject carefully
    • Take your camera with you!
    • Look for beauty
    • Look for contrast
    • Look for shapes
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  • Framing and Focus
    • 1/3 Rule for Framing
    • Avoid distractions
    • Use Focus
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  • Activity: Mastering Focus Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com
  • Framing: People
    • Dont put eyes at the centre of the photo!
    • Feet are good
    • Think before shooting
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  • Framing: People Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com
  • Lighting
    • Never Backlight
    • Cheap on-camera Flash is usually Evil
    • Landscape: Evening and Morning
    • People: Ambient / Natural
    • People: Multiple light sources are good
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  • Lighting: Landscape Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com
  • Lighting: People Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com
  • Shutter, Aperture, ISO
    • Remember
    • Long Shutter Movement is blurry
    • Wide Aperture Background is blurry
    • High ISO shorter exposure but more noise!
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  • Take this knowledge Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com
  • and PLAY with it! Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com
  • Tips
    • Know your camera
    • Carry your camera
    • Shoot carefully, but shoot lots!
    • Avoid Bright daylight and Dark Rooms
    • Catch good light in the mornings and evenings
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  • Part 3 Select, Collect, Share
    • Select, select, select!
    • Tag and Rate
    • Collect
    • Share
      • Online communities
      • Try prints
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  • Why Select?
    • Presentation is (almost) everything
    • Make collections of quality
    • Learn what youre best at
    • Most satisfaction for viewers and you
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  • Friends and Family
    • Now she stands out!
    • And the collection is fun to share.
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  • Select, Rate & Tag
    • Find a tool
      • iPhoto
      • Picassa
      • Lightroom
    • Make a habit of it
    • Start with deletion / selection
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  • Now Collections are easy!
    • By Tag
    • By Date
    • By Rating
    • By Rating and Tag
    • etc
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  • Activity: Selection Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com
  • Share Online
    • Join a real photo community
      • Groups
      • Tips
      • Meetups
    • Facebook is for party and holiday *pics*
    • Flickr is for photography
    • Great for Backup
    • APIs, geotagging, etc
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  • Share Offline
    • More quality offline prints look great!
    • 10 x 12 inch prints for INR 30 each
    • Framed?
    • Posters?
    • Photo books
    • Other ideas calendars, cards, gifts etc
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  • Summary
    • Light is like water, with 3 variables:
      • Shutter Speed
      • Aperture
      • ISO
    • Framing and Lighting
    • Select, Collect, Share
    • KNOW YOUR CAMERA!
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  • Thank You! Nick Adams support@electronicholas.com