Designing Camera Simulators to Improve Photography in E-Learning #264

Online Camera Simulators #264: ChallengeRecap

A few years ago, Sony released a hilarious marketing campaign poking fun at amateur DSLR users who never learned to use their camera’s professional and complicated features.

As an auto-mode iPhoneographer, I can relate to those who feel intimidated by the steep learning in photography.

Thankfully, online simulators are available to help amateurs learn the basics of photography. And that’s what this week’s e-learning challenge is all about!

Photography Mapped

Here’s a good example of an online camera simulator designed to help you understand your camera and take better pictures. You have controls over light, aperture, shutter, and sensor and get real-time feedback below each setting.

Photography Mapped

View the camera simulator

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to create a simple e-learning interaction to help users learn to use their digital cameras.

For those just getting started in e-learning or Storyline, try using click-and-reveal interactions rather than working with multiple dials and sliders. If you have questions or get stuck on how to do something, please let us know and we’ll help you out.

Share Your E-Learning Work

  • Comments: Use the comments section below to share a link to your published example and blog post.
  • Forums: Start  your own thread and share a link to your published example..
  • Personal blog:  If you have a blog, please consider writing about your challenges. We’ll link back to your posts so the great work you’re sharing gets even more exposure.
  • Twitter: If you share your demos on Twitter, try using #ELHChallenge so your challenge tweeps can track your e-learning coolness.

Last Week’s Challenge:

To help you focus on this week’s camera challenge, take a few moments to check out the coloriffic examples your fellow challengers shared in last year’s Pantone challenge:

Using Pantone

Using Pantone's Classic Blue in E-Learning #263: Challenge | Recap

Wishing you a picture-perfect week, E-Learning Heroes!

New to the E-Learning Challenges?

The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.

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