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General News · 7th January 2013
WiFi Society
Personal Digital Photography
By Richard Trueman
January 2013


Film has been replaced, but Photography persists. The cameras have changed and because of the home computer, the whole process of developing, presenting, and archiving has become “in home” and almost immediate.

If you are new to all this then the first section is for you.

If you want to get more of your pictures correct or to have more power, then the second session is for you.

If you are a serious amateur and want to spend more time with acquainting yourself with the professional tools of photography, then session three is for you.

Regardless of the session or sessions you attend, your questions will be answered, hands on help will be facilitated and demonstrations will be given.


BeginnerMonday, January 7th
Pixels, Megapixels, and Megabytes, a brief understanding.
The different available cameras for you, price vs function.
Basic settings to the camera; file size, type, auto.
You and your computer. Getting the files from your camera to your computer.
Professional Services vs you setting up a “darkroom” -computer, software, printer.

IntermediateMonday, January 14th
When and what basic settings other than “Auto” to pick on your camera
Locating the exposure compensation controls on your camera and why you would use them.
Basic editing controls with your software, Colour balance, Exposure, Brightness, Contrast.
Other Options:Emailing files, Printing files, slideshows.

AdvancedMonday, January 21st
JPEG vs RAW -the digital negative
Introduction to Adobe Lightroom Software: The professional choice for ALL your photographic needs; acquiring, sorting labeling, keywording, developing, printing, books, slideshows, and after all this, FINDING a photo or group of photos.

All three workshops are from 3:30 - 5:00 on their respective Mondays. Each will be held in the Pioneer Room (Café) at Manson's Hall.

Sliding scale donation requested of $5 - 15, with donation to benefit the WiFi Society.

Hope you can come!