Project #6  Take control: ISO
Digital cameras are able to take pictures in very low light conditions. They can do so because the sensitivity of the camera to light can be changed from normal to very high sensitivity.  The measure of that sensitivity is the ISO, which could be as low as 100 or as high as 6400 on your camera. Like  shutter speed and aperture, changing the ISO gives you creative control over the pictures you take.

Get to know how the ISO can be changed  and how you can use ISO creatively. Project ISO
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Project #7  Zoom
Almost every digital camera comes with a zoom lens having a range of focal lengths from wide angle to telephoto. The picture  to the right shows the frames of 28mm, 50mm, 84mm, and 300mm focal lengths. Often we choose the focal length that requires the least effort. But there is a lot more to choosing the focal length for a particular picture than whether if is easier than getting closer or stepping back a few feet. Focal length should be a creative decision.

Learn how to use the zoom lens on your camera creatively. Project Zoom

Find the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
This is a project you can come back to again and again because there are  unlimited opportunities for variety and creativity.

Tools in and around the home. Project Tools

Point of View
This is a project that will take your photography from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Try seeing things like your dog sees the. Or like a bird sees them, Or like a baby sees them. When you do, you take your pictures to an entirely new level.

See things differently. Project Point of View

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Around the House
This is a project that asks you to see interesting things in ordinary places, and there is nothing more ordinary than breakfast.

There is no place that has more photo opportunities than your home.

Find some ordinary thing and make them look great. Around the House

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GIMP
GIMP is the photo editing and enhancement program we have on the school computers. Most photos can be improved and made a lot more interesting by using the features of GIMP.  This project asks that you use Gimp to do some simple things such as cropping and improving contrast and saturation. It also asks that you explore some of the special effects possible in "Filter."

Do some GIMPing   Project GIMP

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