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.

Key Terms

Action line: Also known as an eye line, the 180 line, or the proscenium line, this is the line along ...

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