Monday September 23

Today you should be finishing up demonstrating the tips explained in the beginner photography videos.

We got started with this last week by talking about how to hold your camera. You need to make sure that you’re watching carefully and demonstrating all of the important parts of each video.

NOTE: too much time was wasted last week on this, so we will need to move a lot more quickly and efficiently this week, now that you know what to do.

Some of the tips are hard to demonstrate so you will need to write some information on top of your photos. If you know an image editor well you can use it, but a quick and easy way is to use Skitch. I demonstrated this program briefly last week.

Skitch may not appear on your dock, so you may have to open it from your Applications folder in Finder or use a quick search in Spotlight.

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You will need to take some photos and import them into your iPhoto library. Once they are in there, looking at a folder of photos, you can choose one or multiple photos and then go into the File menu and Export.

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You could also choose a photo and go to the File menu and Show in Finder.

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Once you see the file, you can right click on it and choose Open with, and choose Skitch. You could also Drag the photo and drop it on top of the Skitch icon in your dock, so long as it’s open or added to your dock.

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Skitch will ask you to create an account, which I encourage you to do, but you can also “Do This Later”

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You can use the arrows to point out areas that are discussed in the video, and then the text to explain.

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Once you have one properly labelled, you can click at the bottom where it says “Drag Me,” and, uh, drag me. Move the photo to your desktop or another suitable location.

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Rename the photo so that the file name reflects what you are demonstrating (eg: chimping) and then drop this off to me in your Drive or DropBox folder. You may need to take and/or label multiple photos or copies of the same photo to cover all of the information in some movies.

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