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HANDBOOK
This handbook provides essential information on the tutorial tasks, blog, tips and helpful guides for the Digital ImagingUnit
Unit Blog
http://dphot.tumblr.com/Flickr Group
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IN Friday 25th April by 3pm
 
DPHOT
2013/14
 
The unit blog will provide you with handouts and links and keep you informed of practicalknowledge in getting to know your camera, software and also taking photographs. Please make sureyou visit the blog as much as possible.As part of the unit you will have to provide a working journal of your visual ideas and photography. Youhave a choice of what to use - blog, sketchbook or both perhaps. Each of you will be used to working ina particular way and as long as you keep your blog or sketchbook up to date on a weekly basis thenthe choice is yours. We will need to see your progress every week.
UNIT BLOG -http://dphot.tumblr.com/
The unit Flickr group is a great way for you to share your photographs with other students’ on theunit. I encourage you to seek comments and also look for inspiration. Perhaps join some other groups?
Flickr Group -http://www.flickr.com/groups/phot/
 
GETTING STARTED
With any new unit you will need to start thinking about managing your time and work from the start. You will be handed a series of tasks that will get you using your camera from week 1. Please prepareyour files, camera/s and decide on howyou will present your work at the sessions. Youwill be asked to discuss your work each week. Please BE PREPARED.
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digital camera’s enable you to upload your images to a computer withcables and some now have wireless capabilities.FOLDERS - Prepare folders on your student drive (5gb storage).COLLATING / EDITING - Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Apple Aperture and Apple’s iPhoto all haveimage browsers to view your work, edit and collate.EXTERNAL STORAGE - A good way to have easy access and carry around your master files/imagesfrom home and uni. Try and buy 500gb+CrashPlan -http://www.crashplan.com/online data back-upWEBSITESFlickr Free Account - 1 terabyte upload free. Flickr Pro Account - Unlimited uploads and ad free for £16 per year.Also Google Picasa which is free
CAMERA
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you will be required to have your own camera for this unit. It needs to be digital andhave if possible, manual controls. Students’ in the past have used mobile phone camera’s andborrowed high end digital camera’s from the photography department. If you are planning on buy-ing a camera then talk to Gary or myself for advice.Get to know your camera inside out. Experimentwith the settings, visit the camera’s website and alsolook at the Flickr group for your camera’s make/model as there are some great discussions forumswith hints and tips about use and experimentation.
SOFTWARE
 
- In class we have access to Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop and iPhoto. You canget 30 day free trial of Adobe products from their website atwww.adobe.comand iPhoto is free onMac’s. Other solutions are the online version of Photoshop -http://www.photoshop.com/toolsandthey also have an iPhone app. Open Source - Photoshop Gimp a free clone of Adobe’s software -http://www.gimp.org /Look around as there are plenty of other similar productshttp://www.apple.com/aperture/(Macand used by professional photographers), Camera Bag 2 -http://www.nevercenter.com/ -http://www.pixelmator.com /,http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php, and if you are an iPhone user then see the next page.

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