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Introduction to Digital Photography

Peter Hellberg
April 12, 2013
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Introduction to Digital Photography

A short introduction for my colleagues at Athega,

Peter Hellberg

April 12, 2013
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  1. Introduction to
    Digital Photography

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  2. @peterhellberg

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  3. basics
    Back to

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  4. · Shutter Speed
    · Aperture
    · ISO
    basics
    There are really only three things that you
    need to learn to understand photography.

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  5. Shutter Speed
    The duration the shutter is open directly
    corresponds to how much light is hitting the
    sensor.

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  6. Aperture
    The larger the hole, the more light gets
    through to the sensor.

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  7. ISO
    How sensitive your camera is to the light that
    managed to get through to the sensor.
    (Yes, it is the same ISO you are thinking about… )

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  8. Your camera
    does not matter

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  9. Until it
    does.

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  10. techniques
    Compositional

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  11. timing
    It’s all about the

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  12. Time
    of the day

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  13. right
    Just the
    light

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  14. moment
    Capturing that

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  15. Symmetry
    & Pattern

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  16. & lines
    Angles

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  17. Simplicity
    & isolation

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  18. Shallow
    depth of field

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  19. Rule o thirds

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  20. BREAK
    ALL THE RULES…

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  21. Going
    DIGITAL

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  22. Image sensor formats
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_sensor_format

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  23. JPEG
    versus
    RAW

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  24. When possible,
    shoot in RAW

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  25. Just about
    any camera
    will do.

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  26. Buy good
    glass.

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  27. Zoom lens
    A zoom lens is a mechanical assembly of lens
    elements for which the focal length (and thus
    angle of view) can be varied, as opposed to a
    prime lens.

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  28. Prime lens
    A prime lens is a photographic lens whose
    focal length is fixed, as opposed to a zoom
    lens.

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  29. Strobist
    if you must

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  30. Processing
    Post-

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  31. Lightroom
    Aperture

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  32. X100 [Lr] presets
    github.com/peterhellberg/photography

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  33. VSCO FILM
    vsco.co

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  34. Old Film
    LOOK

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  35. Fuji 800Z ++

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  36. Kodak Porta 160

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  37. Kodak Porta 800 ++

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  38. black &
    white

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  39. #iPhoneography

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  40. Cheat sheet
    Exposure
    Aperture
    Aperture
    Shutter
    Shutter
    ISO
    ISO
    Try to keep your light meter at 0
    Shallow depth of field Brighter
    Deep depth of field Darker
    Longer exposure Brighter
    Shorter exposure Darker
    Low, higher quality (smooth) Day
    High, lower quality (noisy) Night

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  41. instagr.am/peterhellberg
    flickr.com/peterhellberg
    500px.com/peterhellberg

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