Sunday, 3 July 2016

Week 9

The topic of the week is Graphic and Photography. Dr. Fariza was our lecturer for the topic.

Although I was not that fond of photography, it was nice to have new knowledge in the field. Dr. Fariza explained in a detailed manner about different components of a camera, something that used to be unknown to me as the closest thing that I have, that resembles a camera is my phone's. Anyway, I had heard about these terms quite a lot of times but never knew what they actually meant.

An optical lens that is used in conjunction with the camera body, controlling the image projected onto the imaging sensor.

Focal length
Focal length is expressed in mm and a higher number means a bigger zoom, while a lower number mean the lens can be used for wider shots.

Also known as the opening of a lens diaphragm. It affects the amount of light that enters the lens. In short, it is the opening of the lens. The lower the f/stops, the larger the opening, thus more light will enter. When you press press the shutter release button of your camera a hole opens up that allows your camera's image sensor to catch a glimpse of the scene you want to capture.

The shutter is the part that blocks all light from exposing the image sensor. When you press the shutter, it quickly opens and closes, exposing the image sensor with a flash of light.

Well, I sure learned a lot in this week's class. The class was not only informative, but also casual and not stressful despite the 3-hour period. About learning photography, count me interested.


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