Lecturer Notes - Introduction to digital photography.

The main goal of this session is to get a few important concepts across to the students about what a digital photo is and what can be done with it, and most importantly, to fire up their interest and enthusiasm. Preparation is quite important here because you want to show how easy it is to do impressive things.

Preparation:

Prior to lesson:

When lesson is ready to start:

Click on a suitably attractive/relevant photo to be displayed whilst you are talking.

During the lesson:

Especially during "Advantages of Digital Photos", quickly run through your "before and after" playlist demonstrating the sorts of things that can be done. Then open up the main playlist and search on one of your keywords to show how powerful that is. (Remember it is an alien concept to one coming from paper-based photo albums and shoeboxes).

On "why doneatthings.. is good with jpegs" go back to your "before and after" playlist and demonstrate that they are looking at different views of the same file, not different files. ie you haven't had to save or save as


Lecturer Notes - Introduction to DoNeatThingsWithYourStuff

Checklist:

Prior to lesson:

When lesson is ready to start:

During the lesson:

At the end of "Well what do you want", demonstrate that the program remembers your settings by:

During "Tour of the program parts" :

During "About the menus":

During "dexterity issues"

During "Quick tour":


Lecturer Notes - Scanning

Checklist:

Prior to lesson:

When lesson is ready to start:

During the lesson:

The course talks through the elementaries of the scanning process, step-by-step. Use the program and the scanner to show students each step of the process. The intent is to show how quick and easy it is to get a digital photo from a real one - don't deviate from that goal.

During "Find the resolution.." and following topics, DO NOT attempt to demonstrate the dangers of setting the resolution too high. Causing the PC to either crash or to spend the next half an hour trying to compute an enormous file will not be productive.

During "Too Big" try to find where on your scanner's interface panel, the information on file size (in kb or mb NOT pixels or megapixels) is.

Procede to demonstrate subsequent topics in turn.


Lecturer notes - Printing

Checklist:

Prior to lesson:

When lesson is ready to start:

During the lesson:

The course talks through the elementaries of the printing process, step-by-step. Use the program and your selected photos to demonstrate the process of "selecting, formatting, adjusting and printing" - demonstrating each control as it is discussed and showing the results to the class, it may even be appropriate to call on a volunteer or two to "have a go".