A&P I've got to do a speech about what to look for when buying a digital camera

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  1. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    its got to be 8-10 minutes long. i think i'm going to break it up into categories like this

    intro - 2 minutes
    difference between p&s and dslr's - 1 minutes
    resolutions - 2minutes
    memory and what kind of cards - 2 minutes
    other fuctions/adjustments such as video, white balance, iso, shutter speed, RAW format - 3 minutes

    what do you think? is there something else that should be in there?
     
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  2. Under_Fire

    Under_Fire Duck and Run

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    dedicate more time to the white balance, iso, shutter speed etc. and shorten the difference between PS's and DSLR's, thats like 2 sentences.
     
  3. Pineapple Devil

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    done
     
  4. hash browns

    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    tell them to only buy sharp L glass

    50mm is the best, especially on digital

    it's so good you'll want three :)
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    seriously, ask what a person wants to do

    you simply cannot do some things with some types of cameras

    knowing what you want to do should guide your decisions
     
  6. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    yeah thats the point i'm going to take. i was thinking of moving the p&s and dslr section to the top to start off saying its all dependent on what kind of pictures you want to take
     
  7. Mr_Penut

    Mr_Penut Elitist Member OT Supporter

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    use a chart for a visual aid, and point out what kind of camera could/would be best for each :eek4:
     
  8. Mr_Penut

    Mr_Penut Elitist Member OT Supporter

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    aka drunk parties, cheap p&s

    travel dslr or good digi cam

    xtreme sports dslr
     
  9. Pineapple Devil

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    i am. i've got to make a powerpoint to go along with the speech
     
  10. Bdog

    Bdog ...but do I really care?

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    Talk about post processing and how important it is to make large borders with all photos.
     
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    i'd throw in something regarding RAW files
     
  12. Jhegro

    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    Canon > Nikon

    ahahahaha, watch the clusterfuck ensue now that i've said that.

    idiots....
     
  13. Pineapple Devil

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    good idea. i think i'll put that in with the last section on other functions
     
  14. Mr_Penut

    Mr_Penut Elitist Member OT Supporter

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    Do not go too technical

    what most people want is an easy way to figure out what they want/what they need
     
  15. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    I'm not. thats why i'm only going to explain the surface details and tell what each thing means. most people dont understand what iso and shutter speeds are so i'm just going to try and make it where a 4 year old could understand it
     
  16. Under_Fire

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    Sandisk cards provide much sharper images
     
  17. Mr_Penut

    Mr_Penut Elitist Member OT Supporter

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    most people wont care about shutter speeds and ISO
     
  18. Pineapple Devil

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    but its still something they need to know about
     
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    :eek3:
     
  20. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    make sure to discuss the fact that just because you buy a DSLR doesn't mean you can take great pics....
     
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    Yeah it does. :rolleyes:
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    I stand corrected :mamoru:
     
  23. Mr_Penut

    Mr_Penut Elitist Member OT Supporter

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    not much in a "what do I need to look for when buying a digi cam"

    this is not a "how to use my digi cam" sppech
     
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    be sure to mention tomash somewhere
     
  25. Pineapple Devil

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    how is other functions and settings on a camera not something you would look at when buying a camera? are you one of those people that think the number of megapixels is everything and the only thing you should look at? sure sounds like it
     

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