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.