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Basic (D)SLR Camera Controls

Basic (D)SLR Camera Controls

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Published by: Bluetama on Jan 13, 2009
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Photographers don’t just take photographs -they make them !
Manual Control of aDSLR Camera
Cross-section view of DSLR system
1 - 4-element lens + aperture2 - Reflex mirror3 - Focal-plane shutter4 –Sensor/ film5 - Matte focusing screen6 - Condenser lens7 - Pentaprism8 - Eyepiece
 The basic operation of a DSLR isas follows: for viewing purposes,the mirror reflects the lightcoming through the attached lensupwards at an approximately 90degree angle. It is then reflectedby the pentaprism to thephotographer's eye. Duringexposure (when the photographis taken), the mirror swingsupward, and a shutter opens,allowing the lens to project lightthrough the aperture onto thefilm / sensor.
DigitalSingle Lens Reflex Camera
In order to record light you need to know how tocontrol your camera settings.Understanding photographyexposureallows you to give correct instructions to yourcamera.
Photography is theArt of Recording Light
Light MeterShutter SpeedFilm / Sensor SpeedAperture
 There are several items that a photographer uses to controllight:
 Your camerais just a tool -you are theartist

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