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📷 🎬 Shutter

Just like shutters on a window, your camera has a shutter which opens and closes to allow a certain amount of light to hit the sensor. Your shutter is controlled by a time value and is simply the amount of time the sensor is “open” to the light. Obviously the longer you leave the shutters …

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📷 🎬 Intentional or Incidental?

This may be the most important lesson of the course. One principle I constantly reiterate is that artistic work should be intentional rather than incidental. You’re creating something you intended to make rather than relying on chance or coincidence to produce something interesting. Anyone can take a picture, and it’s not that hard to click …

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📷 🎬 The Creativator

Photography lets me show others how I see the world. -Preet N. Shoos Underwhelming as it sounds, unless you have a physical disability, it’s often the photos that look least like the way we all see the world that look the coolest. Here’s a way to generate hundreds of different shots from the same subject. …

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📷 🎬 Aperture and f-stops

How open is your lens? Small f-stop = big depth of field and vice versa. The bigger the hole the more light gets through. This is confusing because the aperture is described in terms of something called an “f-stop” and the smaller the f-stop number the larger the aperture’s opening is, e.g. f1.4 is a …

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🎬 Sensor Size and Crop Factor

Your lens projects its circular image onto your camera’s sensor. The image circle could be smaller or larger than your sensor–the lens doesn’t care. So what would happen if your sensor is significantly smaller than the image circle projected by the lens? You’d see only the center of the image. And vice versa, what happens …

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