Level 2 Proficiency: DSLR Introduction

Learn how to use the camera beyond the automatic settings to get the best results. Composition is always important!

Step 1: Review with teacher

We will sit and review the following before you go out to shoot: o MODE: Use “P” for Program o ISO: Change ISO and understand 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (3200/6400 on T3i Cameras) o WHITE BALANCE: Set WB to AWB (auto) o ZOOM: use dial to zoom and switch to larger zoom lens o FOCUS: change between auto and manual on lens o SEQUENTIAL SHOOTING: Change from with single shot, multiple shots and timer mode o FLASH: turn flash on o VIEWING: using jump and zoom in on photo to check focus o DELETING: individual photo vs. formatting card o CF CARD: remove & replace CF or SD card o BATTERIES: put CORRECT batteries on charger and back into camera

Step 2: Shooting

Set camera to “P” setting Set your own ISO (remember, 100=Outdoor, 200/400= indoor, 800/1600=gym or auditorium) Decide whether or not a flash is needed Shoot the following: 1. Outside - subject positioning 9. Inside- subject positioning 2. Outside - leading lines 10. Inside – shallow depth of field 3. Outside - shallow depth of field 11. Inside - deep depth of field 4. Outside - framing 12. Inside – choose 5. Outside - low angle 13. Inside – choose 6. Outside- high angle 14. Gym or auditorium – subject 7. Outside – choose positioning 8. Outside - choose 15. Gym or auditorium – leading lines

Step 3: Grading

Batch rename as your last name with 3-digit sequence number and conference with teacher