What is a DSLR?

What is a DSLR?

By Robert Patterson

So, what is a DSLR? It’s a camera, that much is apparent, but why is it different? What makes a DSLR so important and useful? In this video, photographer Robert Patterson will answer these questions and more by explaining the different parts of the camera and how they work together to produce photographs. Understanding how a DSLR works can take you beyond a simple point-and-shoot photographer. When you understand how the camera uses light, how the aperture, lens, and shutter work together to capture your image, you can start to make far more educated compositions when shooting.

In this video you will learn:

  • What is a DSLR?
  • How does the viewfinder work?
  • How does a digital sensor see light?
  • What do the shutter, aperture, and lens do?

Check out the example photos used in the video below!

Thanks for watching! We hope you found this tutorial helpful and we would love to hear your feedback in the Comments section below. And don’t forget to visit our social media pages and show us what you’ve learned by sharing your photos, videos and creative projects with us.

See what's new in PaintShop Pro 2018!

Download your FREE 30-day trial and check out the latest version of PaintShop Pro, with new workspaces to match your skill level, improved tools for faster results, and over 100 new brushes, gradients, color palettes, textures and patterns.


Related Tutorials


Tools You Need

PaintShop Pro 2018

PaintShop Pro 2018 is your affordable photo editing and graphic design software—without the restrictions of a subscription.

Soft Dream Script

Turn your photos into a misty, ethereal dreamscape in one click with the Soft Dream script for PaintShop Pro.

AfterShot Pro 3

Edit faster and get back behind your camera where you belong with AfterShot Pro 3, the world’s fastest RAW ­editing software.

Photography eBook Bundle

This collection of 4 eBooks will teach you everything you need to know to take amazing photos.


Related Images

Share this post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *