Chapter 7Using the Camera

“In the hands of even a moderately skilled photographer who knows the capabilities of the camera, even a cell phone can produce reasonable pictures. Unfortunately, owning a camera and knowing which button to push doesn’t make you a photographer any more than owning an automobile makes you a Formula One race-car driver.”

—Andy Ciddor, TV Technology

Terms

CU: Close-up shot.

ECU/XCU: Extreme close-up shot.

ELS/XLS: Extreme long shot.

f-stop: The f-stop regulates how much light is allowed to pass through the camera lens by varying the size of the hole the light comes through.

I-mag: “Image magnification” is when you are shooting for large video screens positioned near a stage to allow the viewers to get a better view ...

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