Introduction to Digital Cameras
31 Cahill Cres.,
For absolute beginners, covering topics such as –
* glossary of the scary (digital) words found in camera manuals
* inserting batteries and memory cards
* basic settings e.g. Auto, flash, still pictures/movies, zoom (including macro)
* menu settings (portrait, landscape, sports modes etc)
* storing photos (computer, USB, CD, external hard drive)
* printing (via Card or USB using in-store printers or via computer to home printer)
To store or home print photos students need basic computer skills.
For interested (and competent) students, I may add a follow up course on other topics – photoshop, creating slideshows etc.
Basic Course is normally 4 x 2 hours at my home; limited to 4 students at a time.
The end of the month signals the end of an 8 hour course on the Basics of a Digital Camera. All eight participants had an enjoyable and enlightening number of sessions on “what button does what” on several different brands of camera – Nikon, Canon and Pentax (both Compact and DSLR), and hopefully now re-read their manuals with “head nodding” enthusiasm and understanding. We expect to see some beautiful shots of orchids, waterfalls and sunsets etc., in the near future from each and everyone.
Class Three Tuesday Mar 12,19,26, Apr 2 2.00 – 4.00 pm – confirmed and full
Class Four Thursday Mar 14,21,28, Apr 4 2.00 – 4.00 pm – confirmed and full
A Fifth class is proposed for Thursdays May 2,9,16,23 with 4 students listed but not yet confirmed
No further classes will be on offer till June or beyond.
Five people have each spent 8 hours coming to grips with their digital camera in the first round of classes. Currently, 9 people are halfway through a second round.
All have appreciated how complicated these ‘thing-a-me-bobs’ are and just how many ‘gizmos’ can be packed into such a small item. Just wait and see how good a photographer they will be when they know which ‘douverlacky’ to
push to get it to work!
Two people have each spent 4 hours learning (& mastering) the basics of a Spreadsheet. Next will be “The Fundamentals of a Powerpoint Presentation”.
We live in exciting times???
There are a variety of cameras in use ranging from $90 compacts to $900 (plus) DSLR’s with some people who are absolute ‘raw’ beginners to some with considerable but varied knowledge. I only hope that we all gain
something from the “beginners” classes.
Keep smiling and say “Cheese!” – just in case?
Phil (Digital Cameras/Advanced Computers). 49546186
If you would like to join the Introduction to Digital Camera Group or would like to peak to someone about it, please send us a message on our contact page.