LFS:Workshops/Digital Photography

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photo by Martin Dee


Taking good photos

the rule of thirds

• get to know your camera, use alternate settings

• use a tripod or stabilise yourself

• take lots, use few

• be prepared to touch up your photos



Storing photos

• Mac: iPhoto

• PC: Google's Picasa

• Harddrives, CDs & DVDs

ZumoDrive and DropBox



Editing and managing photos

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• Software: Adobe Photoshop and Gimp

• Online: Piknik and Sumo Paint



Sharing & using others' photos

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• Emailing photos

• Facebook

Flickr

• permissions?

Creative Commons Canada

Flickr's 100 million CC photos

Compfight


Photo formats

.jpg

.tif

.gif

.png

RAW

Photos and their colour schemes

CMYK


Image by Mike Horvath

CMYK

RGB

Pantone



Resolutions

pixel comparison


• resolutions: the proof is in the pixels

• screen resolution: 72 dpi*, appropriate for presentations

  • this can be tricky. the display at "actual pixel size" is what matters most

• photo resolution: 180 dpi

• print resolution: 300 dpi, ideal for printed materials

• Should I worry about megapixels? (calculator)


Photo blogging

In Focus & The Big Picture

Flickr

LFS Photobank and Slide Flickr

Notes & geolocation, mobile and advanced

Vince laForet is a NY photographer (Cyprien) Vince's blog

Questions/ Comments

• What programs to manipulate RAW images? http://www.rawtherapee.com/

• question 2

• question 3