Happy holidays from all our volunteers here at the lab. We have been working hard to bring you up to speed on all your devices and PC’s. Last year we made books, posters, movies, notecards and learned about our Digital After Life. this year will be just as exciting.
I found a great article on pairing fonts (Font Pairing) was very helpful in my Holiday newsletter as well as my book for the family. I have been using Mixbook and enjoy the interface and the print quality. for postcards and greetings cards, I have been using Touchnote, an app on my phone and iPad. Touchnote
Do you still need photo downloading help from your phone or how to take better photos? Check out our January calendar and get some help from peers like yourself who understand that you weren’t born with a digital literacy. http://www.agecomputer.org
YOUR PHOTOS ARE ONE OF YOUR MOST CHERISHED POSSESSIONS.
Photos tell the stories of our lives.
However, in this chaotic, rapid and ever-changing digital landscape, our photos are scattered across multiple devices, in numerous boxes tucked in a closet and stored in outdated media. They’re disorganized, vulnerable, and in some cases, inaccessible.
Save Your Photos Month is the direct result of witnessing devastating losses many people experienced after natural disaster struck their communities. Wild fires, gas explosions, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters are a constant in the daily news. Natural disasters or human error will always be a threat to your photo collection. We can help you safeguard your memories so you can prevent the loss of these irreplaceable treasures.
Print this off and keep as a handy reference in your backpack or pocket. Watch for some out in field photo excursions in June and July. Info courtesy of Pic Monkey
Aperture is all about light, numbers, and the sixth letter of the alphabet. Keeping track of how those things combine can be tricky, especially if you’re new to photography or haven’t had enough coffee. Take a look at the aperture section of this cheat sheet and determine which f stop suits your purpose.
Is your shutter feeling the need, the need for speed? It better, if you’re after an outstanding action shot. But it should probably go slow if you’re looking for some beautimous motion blurring. To make sure you know just how fast or slow your shutter should go, we’ve included this handy shutter speed section on the cheat sheet.
Check out the ISO section of this cheat sheet to get an idea of the proper degree of light sensitivity for the setting. ISO settings range depending on the camera, but “normal” is said to be between 200 and 1,600. The lower the number, the less sensitive your camera’s sensor or film will be to light.
If you’ve ever seen the exposure triangle, you know that exposure has to do with ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. On this cheat sheet, the exposure section is all about your light meter. Use it to remember whether that + or – in your display means your image will be over or underexposed, and adjust your shutter speed and aperture accordingly.