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Old Oct 9, 2003, 12:05 AM   #21
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I have to do an informative speech in my speech class. I plan on using my A70's TV out for a whole slug of visual aids :lol: Oh yeah, the speech is going to be on the basic techniques of photography :lol:

That is, of course, if I can get my A70 fixed or replaced by Monday the 13th. (The camera won't enter playback mode) :shock:
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Old Oct 9, 2003, 11:35 AM   #22
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Well, it appears my A70 won't be back for another 4-6 weeks :shock:

I guess I can still use my sister's A60 for the visual aids though

Man, 4-6 weeks without a camera. Makes you wonder what Ansel Adams would do. I think he would go insane :? Maybe that's what I'll do. :lol:


I feel like a banana without a peel,
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Old Oct 11, 2003, 10:01 PM   #23
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you could use your camera to inventory all your stuff at home or at your business for security reasons, then you could save the info on line at mnemopolis.com they offer long term storage of info.
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Old Oct 12, 2003, 10:23 AM   #24
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That's a neat idea except for the part about sending the evidence of your belongings to a site where some hacker could download your files, auction them to the highest bidding thieves, and weeks or even days later your home could be ransacked. I like the suggestion of using the digital cam to inventory things, a lot of people have been doing this with camcorders ever since they came on the scene, including myself.
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Old Oct 13, 2003, 7:24 AM   #25
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When the painters left a huge paint-strip sample thingie with me so I could pick out colors for the kitchen and living room, I fanned out the strips representing basic reds, greens, blues, yellows, etc, then placed it outside in bright shade to photograph it. I loaded the picture into Photoshop, printed it out, then used Vivid Details' wonderful Test Strip plug-in to get the colors onscreen as close as possible to the printout. Once this was done, I reversed all the settings and saved them. Now when I go to print nearly any picture, I can use Test Strip and the saved settings to alter the photo so it prints out as close to true colors as possible. (Test Strip and Color Mechanic are my all-time favorite plug-ins.)

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Old Oct 13, 2003, 7:31 AM   #26
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I forgot to add to my first post, that when faced with matching the colours of different sand, cement and lime to match brick mortar in a house refurb project, I used a digicam. I shot both original and test samples in clear sunlight, alongside each other in the same shot.

Whilst I was aware that colorimetry would not be good enough for precise standardisation, for comparison purposes with both reference and test sample affected, the rgb eyedropper values were very useful to get a close colour match. VOX
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Old Oct 13, 2003, 5:10 PM   #27
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I'm using my camera a lot at work..
(School for special education.. childeren with hearing, speaking and languageproblems)

I've made a picture of all the kids and put there name below it in photoshop... this way if someone else is teaching that day he or she has got the book with all the kids names...

I'm also making pictures of the things the kids have made in class... And printing them for the parents... This way they can see what we are doing in class...

And for some kids it's really hard to remember what some things are called... than i make a picture of that thing... and stick the photo togheter with the name of that thing on there desk...
this way they see that thing all day and after a while the remember it all the time..
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Old Oct 13, 2003, 5:24 PM   #28
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I've made a picture of all the kids and put there name below it in photoshop... this way if someone else is teaching that day he or she has got the book with all the kids names...

I'm also making pictures of the things the kids have made in class... And printing them for the parents... This way they can see what we are doing in class...
It's great that digital cameras have created these opprotunities, that people wouldn't have done with film cameras due to the costs. I think it's great when teachers use cameras like this, especially in the special ed department which I too have had experience with helping out.
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Old Oct 13, 2003, 8:12 PM   #29
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I read in SourceForge that there are many cases of "Digital Theft" in Japan. What is it? Well, we all know the sudden surge of mobile phones with mediocre CMOS cameras right? People are using them to take snapshots of almost anything, like an article from a magazine, an image of a tabloid, a story off the frontpage of a newspaper, or even the centerfold off of this month's Playboy!

There has been a fall in sales at bookstores because of this.

Now that's another use for a digital camera.... :twisted:
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Old Oct 16, 2003, 7:24 AM   #30
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One example of 'Digital Theft' which comes to mind is the security cameras that are everywhere intruding into our lives and the resulting footage sometimes appearing on our TV entertainment shows. Big Brother is out there!
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