DSLR Intro – Class 4

Casper College, 3/21/19Instructor: Karel Mathison Topics Polarizing Filter DemoFocus SelectorMetering ModePicture ControlsRetouch MenuToysReferences Polarizing Filter Demo This was an outdoor demo using two different subjects viewed at a 90° horizontal angle from the sun. The 90° angle is the point of maximum polarizing effect. More acute or obtuse angles have a diminished effect. Viewing the …

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DSLR Intro – Class 3

Casper College, 3/6/19Instructor: Karel Mathison Topics Self TimerPlayback & Deleting PhotosFilters (UV, Polarizing, Neutral Density)White BalanceHistogramsExposure CompensationExposure BracketingRAW vs. JPG Self Timer The timer introduces a delay between press of the shutter release and opening of the shutter curtain. This delay is configurable. My camera supports delays of 2, 5, 10, and 20 seconds. There …

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DSLR Intro – Class 2

Casper College, 2/27/19Instructor: Karel Mathison Class Topics Camera Kit ContentsHolding the CameraProgram Shooting ModeManual Shooting ModePreset (Scene) Shooting ModesLive View vs. View FinderDiopter AdjustmentContinuous vs. Single Shot ShutteringImage Stabilization/Vibration ReductionManual Focus Camera Kit Contents The bag should be a special bag specifically designed with dividers to protect the camera and lenses from shock. Karel specifically …

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DSLR Camera Intro – Class 1

Casper College, 2/20/19Instructor: Karel Mathison Class 1 Topics Camera OperationISO SettingAperture Priority ModeShutter Priority ModeCamera Cards Camera Operation Everything about camera operation came directly from the owner's manual. Attaching & Removing a Lens Line up the lens attachment marks on the camera lens and body. Rotate the lens until it clicks. The click is important …

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Skunk Hollow to Biathlon Course

Groomed Nordic TrailModerate Difficulty4.28 miles375 feet ascent7850 - 8075 feet elevation This path departs from the Skunk Hollow parking lot that's located just south of the Casper Mountain Trail Center. Alternatively, you can leave north from the trail center. A short distance up the lighted trail, the first path to the right drops down to …

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Camera Introduction

Light reflected from a subject, through the camera apparatus to the light sensor, produces the photographic image. Each camera component along the light path introduces a change that will alter the resulting image. The simplistic representation below shows the spatial relationships among the components. A cursory understanding of the image transformations along the light path …

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Bishop’s Loop

Groomed Nordic TrailEasy2.6 Miles223 feet ascent7718-7866 feet elevation Bishop's Loop departs to the west of the Casper Mountain Trail Center and swings to the north across Strube Loop. After passing behind the Casper Mountain maintenance facility, it leaves Parks Department grounds making a large loop. Bishop's Loop travels among several cabins and along a ridge …

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