Lab Assignment Digital
to use a digital still camera
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|A GS104a Instructor will be
computer lab, lower level of library, to help if needed. Check
instructors office hours.
Review of terms from
GS104a assignments and some new terms. Many you know and have in
The terms with an "*" you will be expected to be able to define and
without accessing other sources. Check with a GS104 instructor or
the class assistant if you need help with these terms. In
the class and text documentation you can
also check this Glossary,
or Google for
help with definitions and problems you may not find.
Rule of 3's
Download and install Picassa.
We will use this program from Google to organize and
edit our pictures next class.
(2) Complete a Digital Photo
Gallery. Use the guidelines in the
following documentation to make good photographs
First: Check out the general rules for all
if you already reviewed these in the digital video class]
All great pictures
have one thing in common: They are well-composed.
Here are a few tips to help you compose and take better pictures.
and the Rule of 3's
Making your picture
art of cropping
Just like a haircut, you can make photos look better by cutting them.
Learn the basics of "cropping."
Second: Using Title V's digital camera [NOTE: You
use Media Services or your own camera but be sure to learn and use the
MUST READ--Information on using the Title V digital camera (Nikon
Third: Take your camera and go shoot--use the
Mode dial-Scene on your camera for these:
Learn the basics for taking better landscape photography.
Learn how to take better photos of any animal.
art of close-up
Learn how to focus on the smallest details with some great tips on
Learn how to take great photos of sports action.
Learn how to shoot family portraits like a pro.
great fireworks photos
Everybody loves fireworks. With some planning and the right gear, you
can have photos worth bragging about.
The above links on rules for taking pictures
and much more is available at: http://www.adobe.com/education/digkids/
(4) Dictionary: Make sure you have the terms with an
"*" defined and a good example where relevant. You have defined
some of these
terms previously in your dictionary. Improve on previously
defined terms if possible and define new terms in your own words (not
just copy and
another source). Your definitions should be clear, complete and
understandable to someone like your
self who is not in this class. Your understanding the
concept is the goal for creating definitions. If you do not
understand a concept ask fellow class members then your instructor if
pictures with a digital camera using
choices to maximize the
quality of the picture. In
most cases there is adequate memory for all group members to take
lots of shots--so go for it!.
will have one camera for each group. [Note:
cameras are also available on a check out bases at Media Services,
West corner of library basement]
person in a
group will check out a camera and be responsible for flash memory,
members will take turns taking pictures. Each class member must
have their own unique pictures
all pictures are taken take the camera to
the computer lab help desk and they will copy the picture to
group member copies their
pictures to their flash drive from
transfer. Copy the pictures from Transfer
immediately after they are downloaded because transfer is
automatically erased daily.
pictures should be
carefully composed to maximize quality and interest. This includes
subject framing, rule of 3s, appropriate focus and
depth of field. Reread the sources above if you don't remember
Your picture photo
should contain good
examples of at
of the following by next class. You must
have examples for all 7 completed and on your web site by the
Friday of the quarter. You can use the photogallery folder from
the web quiz saved in your My CSUB
Web folder and just replace the previous
pictures with your pictures
- Sports/Action: a sports or
- Portrait: a family, friend, or pets portrait
- Self portrait using the timer feature (to be used
on your HOME web page)
- Close-up: plants, insects, computer connections,
- Landscape: mountains, city scape, etc.
- Flash: party, family event etc.
- Night shot: Fireworks, city streets, etc.
pictures from the camera and place them in
in your MyCSUB Web you created
in the quiz.
Delete the equivalent sample photos in
the folder and rename your photos
appropriately so that they replace the deleted samples. FTP the
changes in your photogallery folder to the WWW folder on the web server.
Your instructor can help if needed during
their office hours.
Others will use the cameras so
must be returned to the instructor by 9:30 next class.
Review new additions to Computers
and Society Links.
Be sure the red items above are on your web site and linked before