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1 The Big Three Digital Photography Introduction 1 Instructor: Kenji Tachibana

2 M y Story: Most of my professional photography career was spent doing advertising work creating images under highly controlled studio environments. environments. I’m currently into drawing every-day objects and scenes with light to bring out their unique beauty. 1 The Big Three Digital Photography Introduction

3 Basic Camera Adjustments: 1.Brightness – adjust it using EC, exposure compensation. 2.Sharpness – adjust the focus using focus bracket [ ]. 3.Color – adjust it using the camera WB, white balance. The Big Three Digital Photography Introduction

4 Use Exposure Compensation: EC adjustment control iconEC adjustment control icon Press the button or select the icon to bring up the EC (or EV) adjustment scale.Press the button or select the icon to bring up the EC (or EV) adjustment scale. Scale showing 1 full-stop intervals up to 2 stops.Scale showing 1 full-stop intervals up to 2 stops N N One full stop difference means either doubling or halving the amount of light.One full stop difference means either doubling or halving the amount of light. Adjustment 1Brightness Control

5 Use Exposure Compensation: 1/3 stop intervals N N ‘N’ represent the ‘Normal’ exposure setting. And there are usually six 1/3 rd f/stop intervals on both sides of the normal exposure setting.‘N’ represent the ‘Normal’ exposure setting. And there are usually six 1/3 rd f/stop intervals on both sides of the normal exposure setting. Make the image brighter by moving the adjustment mark towards the ‘plus’ side of the scale.Make the image brighter by moving the adjustment mark towards the ‘plus’ side of the scale. Make the image darker by moving the adjustment mark towards the ‘minus’ side of the scale.Make the image darker by moving the adjustment mark towards the ‘minus’ side of the scale. The movement is usually controlled by the 4-way mode button.The movement is usually controlled by the 4-way mode button. Adjustment 1Brightness Control

6 Fine to Gross Adjustments: N /3 stop increments are fine-tuning adjustments.1/3 stop increments are fine-tuning adjustments. 2/3 stop adjustment is an exposure correction.2/3 stop adjustment is an exposure correction. 1-full stop change is a big brightness change.1-full stop change is a big brightness change. Any correction above the 1 full-stop is a major change. The lighting condition is probably very dark or very bright.Any correction above the 1 full-stop is a major change. The lighting condition is probably very dark or very bright. Adjustment 1Brightness Control

7 Basic Camera Adjustments: 1. 1.Brightness – adjust it using EC, exposure compensation. 2.Sharpness – adjust the focus using focus bracket [ ]. 3.Color – adjust it using the camera WB, white balance. The Big Three Digital Photography Introduction

8 Focus on Focus: Most blurry images are due to camera movement which can be traced to four factors.Most blurry images are due to camera movement which can be traced to four factors. 1) Poor shutter button technique 2) Poor camera holding technique 2) Poor camera holding technique 3) Slow shutter speed 3) Slow shutter speed 4) Poor use of focus bracket [ ] 4) Poor use of focus bracket [ ] Adjustment 2Sharpness Control

9 Focus on Focus: When the camera thinks it’s in focus, it signals with a solid green light.When the camera thinks it’s in focus, it signals with a solid green light. Although the camera does not know what your subject is. So your subject can be blurry.Although the camera does not know what your subject is. So your subject can be blurry. Make sure to place the focus bracket [ ] directly on the subject. Lock focus by pressing the 2-stage shutter button half way down. Recompose as needed.Make sure to place the focus bracket [ ] directly on the subject. Lock focus by pressing the 2-stage shutter button half way down. Recompose as needed. Adjustment 2Sharpness Control

10 Focus on Focus: Handy capability and iconsHandy capability and icons 1) Focus on ‘infinity’ 2) Close focus (macro) 2) Close focus (macro) Adjustment 2Sharpness Control

11 Basic Camera Adjustments: 1. 1.Brightness – adjust it using EC, exposure compensation Sharpness – adjust the focus using focus bracket [ ]. 3.Color – adjust it using the camera WB, white balance. The Big Three Digital Photography Introduction

12 White Balance: Set it to AUTO This is the easiest to deal with. For 99% of your shots, leave the WB set to full automatic. For most shots taken during daylight hours, it should comes out fine Adjustment 2Color Control

13 Class Manual Story 8 of Extra Stuff Time permitting

14 C amera settings: A.Exposure Meter: 1)Set it to ‘Matrix’ metering. 2)Not the ‘Center Weighted’ metering. 3)Use ‘Spot’ metering for special purposes. B.Exposure Mode: 1)Build confidence with your new camera. Set it to the snap-shot Auto for ‘quick start’. 2)Set it to Auto-P for better photographic control when you feel ready. 14 Instructor: Kenji Tachibana

15 S tory: Have one… Your story will control everything from exposure to composition. 15 Instructor: Kenji TachibanaExtra Stuff

16 C ommunication: Keep it simple I made this image with the classic story “Is the glass half full or half empty?” in mind. So far, the image is packed with a cup, water, background, and back lighting to draw the water. It’s a simple set up shot intended to show you exactly what you see. 16 Instructor: Kenji TachibanaExtra Stuff

17 P ack It: Make a specific point I added one more element which changed the question into an answer. The prop, water bottle, adds to the story in several ways. 1.It answers the question saying that the cup is now half full. 2.It also adds: o Vibrant blue color. o Pouring action. o Diagonal and liquid movements. o The bigger world suggested by the seeing only a small part of the prop. o It also implies that a person is pouring the water. 17 Instructor: Kenji TachibanaExtra Stuff

18 Class Manual Story 8 of End


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