O'Reilly logo

Video Production Handbook, 4th Edition by Jim Owens, Gerald Millerson

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

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 racecar driver.

Andy Ciddor, TV Technology

Today's cameras can create high-quality images. With the right techniques, you can produce interesting and persuasive images. A working knowledge of the camera, lenses, depth of field, shutters, and f-stops is essential to obtain images with the maximum impact.

TERMS

Action line (line/eye line): The imaginary line along the direction of the action in the scene. Cameras should ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required