Digital Photography for the Over 50s

By Marc Campbell
March 2012
Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273761068
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
184 pages, Illustrated
$33.50 Paper Original

1. Digital Photography Basics

a) Charge your camera

b) Install your camera’s software

c) Download and install Picasa

d) Insert a memory card

e) Set the capture format

f) Set the picture quality

g) Set the picture size

h) Take your first picture

i) Review the pictures stored in your camera

j) Care for your camera

2. Use Automatic Settings

a) Use autofocus

b) Use face detection

c) Use auto flash

d) Reduce red-eye

e) Use auto exposure

f) Use auto white balance

g) Use Scene modes

h) Use the self-timer

i) Take continuous shots

j) Stabilize the image

3. Use Manual Settings

a) Use the zoom

b) Use manual focus

c) Set the shutter speed

d) Set the aperture size

e) Set the ISO speed

f) Set manual white balance

g) Use color modes

h) Use Panorama mode

4.Get the Best Shot Possible

a) Consider how to focus the shot

b) Consider how to frame the shot

c) Consider the quality of the light

d) Consider the direction of the light

e) Consider your point of view

f) Use the rule of thirds

g) Use dynamic symmetry

h) Tell one story at a time

5. Transfer Your Photos

a) Create a photo folder

b) Set up Picasa to work with your photo folder

c) Create backup sets in Picasa

d) Connect your camera to your computer

e) Import photos into Picasa

f) Make backups of your imported photos

g) View your imported photos

h) Archive your photos

6. Organize Your Photos

a) View the contents of a folder all at once

b) View the contents of a folder one photo at a time

c) Change the properties of a folder

d) Move a photo into a different folder

e) Rename a photo

f) Add a caption to a photo

g) Tag a photo

h) Use Quick Tags

i) Identify the people in your photos

j) Identify the places in your photos

k) Create an album

l) Search for photos

7. Process the Image

a) Adjust exposure automatically

b) Adjust exposure manually

c) Adjust white balance automatically

d) Adjust white balance manually

e) Adjust the color temperature

f) Adjust saturation

g) Sharpen the image

h) Blur the background

i) Convert the image to black and white or sepia

j) Tint the image

k) Remove edits

l) Save edits

m) Revert to the original image

8. Add Finishing Touches

a) Straighten the image

b) Rotate or flip the image in Picnik

c) Crop the image in Picnik

d) Resize the image in Picnik

e) Add text to the image

f) Add clip art to the image in Picnik

g) Draw on the image in Picnik

h) Add a frame around the image in Picnik

i) Touch up the image

j) Remove red-eye

k) Remove blemishes in Picnik

l) Whiten teeth in Picnik

m) Remove (or add) weight in Picnik

n) Distort the image in Picnik

o) Pixelate faces in Picnik

9. Share and Print Your Work

a) Sign up for Picasa Web Albums

b) Upload photos to Picasa Web Albums

c) Share your Web albums

d) Synchronize your Web albums

e) Manage your Web albums from Picasa

f) Email photos

g) Print photos at home

h) Order prints online

i) Print contact sheets

j) Export photos as image files

10. Do More with Your Photos

a) Create desktop wallpaper

b) Create a screensaver

c) Create a slideshow

d) Create a movie from a slideshow

e) Create a photo disc

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