HOW CAMERAS WORK, SETTINGS, AND MEGAPIXELS
- Students will understand how cameras work
- Students will understand main camera settings
- Students will understand what megapixels are and how many are needed
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 (stop at 47 sec)
Visit a Camera Obscura (stop at 2:45)
How do digital cameras work? - This short video explains how digital cameras operate (stop at 3:02)
Settings - This link shows and explains some of the main camera settings we need to know. We'll talk about numbers one, three, and eight.