Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Modern camera anatomy, part of Photography Foundations: Exposure (part 1).
- [Instructor] So if any camera is…fundamentally a lightproof box,…what's all that other stuff on your camera…and why do cameras come in so many different shapes…and sizes?…In the last movie when I showed you this pinhole camera,…I said that to take a photo with it,…you set it up and then guess how to frame your shot.…That's because this camera doesn't have a viewfinder…of any kind.…I can only guess at what it's pointed at…and what the dimensions of it's framing might be.…If you look at the history of cameras,…you'll find a lot of different viewfinder designs…and that's because engineering a viewfinder is very tricky.…
Consider this.…The lens in a camera needs to point directly…at the focal plane.…That's the plane on which you've placed the piece of film…or a digital image sensor.…With that arrangement, you can think of it…as the image sensor looking through the lens…but if the image sensor is looking through the lens,…there's no way for your eye to look through the lens.…The sensor is in the way.…Over the years, many different designs have been created…
Note: This course is designed to work with any digital camera, but it is easier to follow along using a digital SLR or mirrorless camera.
- What is exposure?
- Modern camera anatomy
- Shutter, aperture, and ISO
- Light metering
- Changing shutter speed and aperture
- Exposure compensation
- Light meters
Skill Level Beginner
Learning Natural Light Portrait Photographywith Chris Orwig2h 30m Intermediate
A word about camera brands3m 19s
1. Exposure Fundamentals
2. Camera Anatomy
3. Basic Metering and Exposing
4. Dynamic Range
5. Exposure Compensation
6. Light Meters and Autofocus
Where to go next3m 34s
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