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HOW CAMERAS WORK, SETTINGS, AND MEGAPIXLES

Learning Goal
- Students will understand how cameras work
- Students will understand main camera settings
- Students will understand what megapixels are and how many are needed
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All cameras function on the same basic principles. Understanding how our camera works can make us better photographers.

How Cameras Work

Camera Obscura - This photographer talks about the earliest cameras in the beginning of the video
How Photography Works - This article discusses the camera obscura and other basic principles of photography
How Cameras Work - Three short videos, each explaining how cameras work

In class we'll look at an old camera to demonstrate these concepts.

Camera Settings

Settings - This link shows and explains some of the main camera settings we need to know. We'll focus on numbers one, three, and eight.

Megapixles

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Pixel - Definition of a pixel
Megapixel - One million pixels, used to measure resolution

The Assignment

Complete the Megapixel Debate Research assignment found here