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Chapter 12 - Digital & Video Photography

Digital photography can be quite complex but we have simplified it here to begin with by explaining the importance of shutter speeds, aperture and exposure. This progresses onto advanced skills using telephoto lenses and shooting in low light with fast shutter speeds. At the end of the chapter there is a photographic exercise to complete. The section on covert video explains the different types of systems available today and how to use them correctly.

  • Digital SLR cameras
  • Image size, resolution & compression
  • How a Digital SLR camera works
  • Correct exposure: aperture, shutter speed, focal length
  • Exposure modes
  • Depth of field
  • Lenses: types, speeds
  • Film speed and ISO, up rating
  • Metering & exposure compensation
  • Focusing
  • Video Photography
  • Covert video cameras
  • Bag fits & body worn systems