I can be quickly angered with myself because I lack the understanding of how my own camera sees the same scene I do. Not only that, but if I did have the understanding of how my camera see the scene, I do not anticipate that I have the dexterity to change the camera settings in the time it takes to raise the camera to my Eye once I see a shot. Although, because I know why I am angered, I can learn what I do not know. So, let us get to it!
In Tuesday’s post “Camera Troubles” we talked about how our Eye receives light and the path it takes through our Eye to the Brain. Now I should tell you that your visionary organisms are so magnificently fashioned no camera can compare to its spectrum of strength, complexity and ability.
Cameras are doing some amazing and spectacular things today, but the camera which outputs the most fantastic images is only at a basic level able to capture 1 out of the 100 things the Human Eye sees. Amazingly, even giving it a 1 out of 100, is being generous.
The camera is fashioned after the organisms that give us the capabilities to see. By displaying the inspiration for the first camera prototype I will list and correlate the major devices of the digital camera to the human capability of vision.
Major camera devices:
- Lens – The lens containing glass for focusing and diaphragm for measured light control.
- Shutter – The shutter is a part of an SLR camera which covers the sensor and only opens for the purpose of taking a picture.
- Sensor – The sensor receives the light which surrounds the scene.
- Processor – The processor receives the information from the sensor and sets it in order for storage.
- Storage – The storage is a memory card that can produce any or all of the images you have taken.
Cameras, film and digital, are wonderful devices we can use to remind us of those specials times and events. There are some limitations of camera technology as compared to our visual capabilities.
“So how do I learn the difference between what my camera sees and what I see?”
“What settings ought to be change, and what is the proper setting level?”
These and other questions will be answered in our first two posts of April. Please join us as we explore how to get the most out of your camera!