http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/1821-photography-cameras-shutter-speeds-f-stops Photographers use different cameras, but how you use the camera makes a larger difference in your photos than the brand. In this lesson, learn how to use your Single Lens Reflex, or SLR camera. First, learn the basic operating principles of the camera-how it uses light to record an image. These principles of how a camera works are the same, regardless of whether you are using a standard film or digital SLR camera. Then, learn what an f-stop and shutter speed have to do with taking great photos. These numbers often confuse beginning photographers, but Brian explains them fully. The f-stop on your camera controls the amount of light that is allowed through the lens. The shutter speed adjusts how long the film is exposed to this light. Learn how the f-stop and shutter speed are expressed as fractions, and how they work together to control the light volume and exposure time of the film. This lesson is excerpted from the DVD Learn Photography, Film & Digital. It is the first lesson cut from the DVD and includes Chapters 1, 2, 3 (on Cameras, How Cameras Work, and Shutter Speeds/F-stops) FOR MORE PHOTOGRAPHY INFORMATION: www.Photo-Seminars.com
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