Scheme of works for using a scanner, digital
camera and Photoshop Course spring 2004
Digital camera section
To see some of today's shots click
The basics of how a digital camera works
Common features of digital cameras.
Protecting the lens / camera / use the strap and lens cap
Introduction to the "lock down" technique.
If you just push down the shutter button without
using the lock down technique it's more than likely
the camera will focus on a part of your picture that you don't want it
Here I used the lockdown technique and WOW! it's in focus. See I told
A resolution to understand Pixels (Picture elements) get students to
create a 10 pixel image then define it to print at A4 then do the same
with different size pictures. Demonstrate then try out.
The toolbox and its sections
The options toolbar.
Using F key
Using shift and TAB
Creating a new file - basic
The different palette windows > moving them around and
switching them in to groups.
Defining a custom workspace
Defining how big the "canvas is"
Selecting the basic drawing tools
Using the magnifying class to zoom in
Double clicking on the hand and magnifying glass icons to
change the view
Undo and history
Saving the image at different points by using "Save
Understanding different file types
End of lesson 2
Pictures from this session (29 September 2005)
This is my view of the class... trust me it's scary!
If you don't believe me put your mouse on the picture and see.
The "hand on mouth trying not to laugh gesture" is, as Desmond
Morris will tell you,
a clear indication that the teacher has just been politically incorrect
or has just had a go at someone. Or alternatively she's just having a
funny thought of her own!
This student is looking for a means of escape... and let's face it we
can't blame her!
The group wonder off to the pub... erm the riverside to take some shots
which show what they've learned from the teacher today. (See below) -
Also this person has made the tutors legs look short and his belly a little
ahah who says the camera never lies!
Posts out of heads, having all the subjects looking out of the frame
and having someone looking away from the focal point... Right everyone
to the class I obviously didn't teach well today did I?
This one's OK.... oh it's one of mine.... sorry I'm blushing out of embarrassment!
Put your mouse over this image to see the difference a levels adjustment
Put your mouse over this to see what effect changing one's position can
have on the composition
The original shot
The shot after a Photoshop effect has been applied
If you were part of the class today and would like to
add one of your shots to this page then
why not email me one? Oh you don't know how to do that? Well I better
show you how... I will my eager learners,
I will, and it'll be soon, let me assure you of that....
But for now the lesson endeth here!
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