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Digital
Photography
Sony DSC-F707
Kodak DC260,
&
Common Photographic Issues
Who was the first person to use
pixels to make an image representation?
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George (Dot) Seurat
(18th Century Impressionist)
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About:
- Bitmap, Rasterized Images
- Vector Graphics
Bitmap Images (Made up of Dots):
- Sources: Scanners & Digital Cameras
- Gradated Images (photos)
- Considerable Sizing, Quality Issues (Jaggies)
(Four foot High People Images are 25-30 Meg files per Person)
Vector Graphics (Made up of Bezier Curves)
- Examples are Canvas, Illustrator or Corel Draw Softwares
- Can Scale Up without Quality Problems
- Great for Spot Colors
- Most Schematic Drawings are Vector Format
- Not particularly good for Gradated Images
*Important to choose the correct format for each project.
Vector not Raster format for:
- Charts/Graphs with spot colors
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Framing from to Great a Distance!
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Frame Closer for Detail!
*With Sonys Five Meg per shot,
Images can be Sectioned and still
retain quality Resolution!
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Landscape vs. Portrait
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Chose The Format You Need.
One that Displays either...
The Best Overall Product Shot or
the Most Detail (Gets You Closer)
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Camera Defaults are
Typically Too Dark!
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Low End Photo Manipulation Software Can Help this
Problem with Little Effort! Powerpoint can adjust
(Menu under Format/Picture)!
Some Newer Cameras can be Adjusted to Lighten!
Flash Deflection/adjustment can Soften/Lighten.
Slave Flash. (See Next Slide)
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To Flash, Not to Flash or...
to Slave Flash?
Direct from Camera Flash No Flash Slave Flash
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Backgrounds Can Confuse!
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Consider Your Background!
(Try to Maintain a Contrasting, Plain Background!)
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Some Possible Solutions:
White Deflection Boards (test for the best)
Slave Flash
Tissue over Camera Flash
Tri-pod:
- Slower shutter speed
- Set ASA higher
- Lower or No Flash Setting (with Sony)
Dulling Spray
Slight Camera Angle
Hotspots
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White Balance Adjustments!
The White Balance adjustment will help with
various artificial lighting.
Increasing Flash intensity will wash out
various factory lighting tints.
*How does the
Red Eye reduction
process work?
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Macro Capabilities!
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The Macro Process!
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The Macro Process! (continued)
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Kodak DC260/265 Digital Camera
Photo-realistic 8" x 10" Prints.
1.6 million Megapixel (1536 x 1024 pixels).
(Highest Resolution Per Picture Setting
can make a quality enlargement up
to 8x10 without pixelating (jagges) or distortion)
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Memory Storage Increments
& Old/New Prices
CompactFlash Cards(Kodak)
8MB - $49.. $15
10MB -..(Capacity is 12 Best Images)
15MB -
20MB -
32MB -.....(Capacity is 65 Best Images)
40MB -
48MB -
64MB -
80MB -
96MB - $349
1999
Prices
2002
Prices
*256MB- $165 (Capacity is approx. 250 Best Images)
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Readers
CompactFlash
Card Adapter
68-pin PCMCIA ATA
Compatible Devices
(All IBM Laptops -
need for road trips)
Multi-Card Reader
Single CFCardReader/Writer
Compatible with
Various Card Sizes
*There is a
Multi-Card Reader
(Universal Card Reader
from Memorex)
that can Readm all!
(Including Sony Memory
Stick)
Less Expensive USB
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Sony DSC-F707 Digital Camera
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Sony DSC-F707 Digital Camera
Increments of Image File Sizes
& Pixel Count:
- 2560x1920 Pixels: 5.0 Meg (Quality Printing up to 30"x40")
- 2560x(3:2) Pixels: 5.0 Meg (fits 8.5x11 printout format)
- 2048x1536 Pixels: 3.0 Meg
- 1280x960 Pixels: 1.3 Meg (Quality Printing up to 8"x10")
- 640x480 Pixels: 0.35 Meg (used for E-mail/not particularly
good for printing)
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Sony Memory Sticks
2560x1920 2048x1536 1280x960 640x480
8MB - $25
16MB 6 10 24 96
32MB *Approximate Capacities
64MB
128MB - $90 48 80 192 768
Shots per Stick
Memory Storage
Increments & Prices
(5 Meg per Shot)
Change setup from fine to standard
and double the capacity with negligible quality loss!
Take a photograph of a empty white wall and the result will be a small JPEG file,
take a photograph of a colorful image with a lot of detail and the file size will increase!
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Digital Files to
Continuous Tone Prints!
Sams conversion process:
- One Megapixel digital file can produce quality
4x6 continuous tone ($.20 per print)
- Three Megapixel digital file can produce quality
8x10 continuous tone ($1.96 per print)
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Safely Removing Memory Stick
From Your PC!
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Safely Removing Memory Stick
From Your PC! (Cont.)
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Safely Removing Memory Stick
From Your PC! (Cont.)
*Light on USB Connector should go out prior to disconnect!
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Sony Pitfalls & Idiosyncrasies
Macro mode is effective between 1"- 35"
It is critical for an accurate close up focus, to have the Zoom
set at Maximum Wide.
When do I use Finder vs LCD Viewer?
Finder most of the time for OutsideLCD most of the time Inside.
Hologram/Nightframingmodes are great options for low light
situations. Keep Hologram in Auto mode.
Record images in the JPEG format.
Do NOT:
- Touch contact points!
- Restart PC, when memory stick is in USB!
- Remove Memory Stick from USB while light is on!
Use Tri-pod in combination with Timer for the ultimate focus!
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Sony Pitfalls & Idiosyncrasies (Cont.)
Shutter speed/aperture minimum/maximum settings are (Mode dial M) :
- Shutter speeds are 30 (to record flow motion) to
1/1000 (to record frozen motion)
- Aperture settings are F2 to F8
(range changes depending on Zoom position)
When Reviewing Images on the LCD Viewerbe aware,
there is a two to three second focus delay!
Sending 5 Meg (Sonys highest quality Image setting) Images
electronically (E-mail) will sometimes not transfer or transfer very slow!
Battery Life is approximately-
- 2.5 hrs.-Still Image Recording (without Flash) & 3.5 hrs.-
Still Image Playback
Use the Windows 2000 Driver for USB Mass Storage Device
Light Metering function.
- Spot Metering (specific region)
- Center-weighted Average (determines exposure based on
center of image)
- Multi-pattern metering (exposure based on total area of image
and determines balance)
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Multiple User Issues!
Most digitals have a Default Setting. For the Sony, press small
pinhole located below Memory Card.
- Will need to reset 3x2 (2560) Image Size.
- Reset or turn off date/time display
Sony requires approximately 45 minutes.
Download/Delete Images off of memory cards/sticks.
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File Formats
(Which One Do I Use?)
JPEG:
- Camera default
- Lossy format (image will deteriorate with each save!)
- Designed for photo or bitmapped images
- Great for E-mail (Compresses file and protects against corruption)
GIF:
- Will not deteriorate
- Limited number of colors (256...used mostly with spot color designs)
- Used extensively for Web design
- Designed to minimize file size and improve electronic (e-mail)
transfer time
TIFF:
- Will not deteriorate
- Files tend to be large (high quality - used by graphic designers)
PDF:
- Because of Good Compatbility for crossing Software/Hardware
bridges, this format may be the best for Electronic Transfer
- Compatible with both vector or bitmapped graphics
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Media Information Websites
Kodak Web Site: http://kodak.com/global/en/service/products/ekn006593.jhtml
Sony Web Site: http://www.sonystyle.com/digitalimaging/Technology.shtml
Nikon Web Site: http://www.nikonusa.com/usa_category/category.jsp?cat=1
Canon web Site (Basics): http://www.canon.com/technology/basic/index.html
Ofoto Prints From Digital: http://www.ofoto.com/Welcome.jsp
Ofoto/Imaging Resource Digital Camera Purchase Help:
- http://press.ofoto.com/29.jsp?UV=862839427641_66021797303&US=0
- www.imaging-resource.com
Digital Photographer/IntroTo Digita Imaging: http://www.digiphotomag.com/
About The Number Of Dots: http://www.imagingresource.com/ARTS/HOWBIG/HOWBIG.HTM
How To Convert Your 35mm To Digital: http://www.siliconfilm.com/html/products2.htm
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Digital Camera Resource Page: http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/sony/dsc_f707-review/index.html
Weekly Digital Camera Updates: "DPR Newsweek" <newsweek-owner@dpreview.com>
An Unbiased Review: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonydscf707/page3.asp
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Image Enhancements!
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Sony DSC-F707
Kodak DC265
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Materials Needed for Digital Camera Class/Workshop:
Appropriate Number of Sony and Kodak Digital Cameras
- Make sure all cameras are fully charged
Tri-pod
White Board
Slave Flash
Wide Angle Lens
Laser Pointer
Magnifyer
Operation manuals for each different style Camera
Handouts?
Make Diplomas
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After class:
Check out Cameras and Room for next class.