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Getting Started with Digital Photography

As more and more people transition from using film to taking photos digitally, it's important to know how digital photography can make it easier to take, print, modify, and distribute your digital photos. This program is an introduction to how digital cameras work, what features to look for when buying a digital camera, how your photos get from the camera to your computer, and a demonstration of simple digital photo editing techniques.

Below you will find links to online resources, free downloads of the handouts we use in our programs, and links to Amazon for books, software, and hardware where appropriate. Using these links to purchase these items benefits Upper Valley Digital and helps us to continue to provide the free information and handouts you can find here.

Links and Online Resources

Review sites:
http://computers.cnet.com
http://www.dpreview.com
http://www.steves-digicams.com  
http://www.dcresource.com

Online sharing sites:
http://www.webshots.com 
http://www.ofoto.com 
http://www.shutterfly.com
http://www.flickr.com

Downloads

http://www.adobe.com
http://www.picasa.com
http://www.apple.com/iphoto

Program Handout

Getting Started with Digital Photography [pdf]


Commercial Software

Photoshop Eements is the program that I use in my demonstrations of scanning and digital image editing. It isn't as full-featured as Adobe Photoshop, but it does pretty much everything I need to edit and improve scans and digital images. You can download a free trial from Adobe (link above), but be forwarned - the download is over 1 gigabyte and even on a fast connection it can take several hours.


Books

Sometimes the best reference is a book that you can peruse, mark up, read on the bus, etc. Here are some book references that cover a range of information about Facebook.