1.1How a Digital Image is Born

Let’s take a few minutes and step back and start from scratch. The information to follow might seem a little simplistic, but it’s going to make sure we’re all on the same page before we move deeper into more important terms and concepts.

We’re going to assume that we’re shooting a scene—actually this scene with actress Lisa Jay.

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Actress Lisa Jay from Tranquility Inc. Tranquility Inc © Adakin Productions.

In order to capture this image, the light reflecting off the objects in the scene enters the camera’s lens and is projected onto the sensor inside the camera.

The image to the right is an approximation of how ...

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