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?

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