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Digital cameras are well-suited to the classroom. They are affordable and they're the easiest way to get images on the web or to a friend via email. They can be reviewed immediately, are easily edited and there aren't any paper or printing costs if the images are kept digital. When you do print you can select the images you choose and print them out on an inkjet printer or put them on a USB and take them to be printed commercially.
Though many educators have a digital camera, few know how to use one effectively. We'd like to change that. That's the purpose of this webpage.
Digital Cameras I (workshops 1 and 2): a two-session introduction that gets folks up and running (and shooting). In the first class all participants are busy exploring their cameras, basic composition techniques, taking pictures, doing basic image editing, and sending images via email. In the second class they work with lighting techniques, explore camera settings, create a slideshow and learn how to print high-quality images.
Digital Cameras II (workshops 3 and 4): a two-session intermediate workshop. In these classes we dig deeper into composition and lighting techniques, create panoramic images, explore more cameras settings and editing techniques, creating fancier slideshows, look at some publishing options and explore ways to shoot and use a digital cameras video option. (whew!)
Resource Links & Tutorials
Image editing, resolution and printing
- Oregon Photo Blog
Oregon photographers and students are invited to share their work and suggestions at http://oregonphotoblog.org/
- Resizing Digital Photos (PDF)
Use Microsoft's Photo Editor to crop and resize images and to make them more email-friendly.
- Scanning tips
This site has good info on resolution and printing
Photo Editing Software
Online Printing and Photo Publishing