Cameras and photography
by hjfok - 11/29/09 2:16 AM
In Reply to: SLR Vs Non SLR..... by augmrao
Photography is an art of capturing light. There are many ways you can choose the exposure to express your vision and creativity. The camera body is the black box, the sensor or the film is the recording medium, and the lens focuses the light onto the recording medium. There are several simple physical laws of optics that defines the characteristics of the lens choice, yielding a variety of photographic effects. Having a working knowledge of how to manipulate the camera settings to achieve the desired exposure and effect is a critical part of photography. The SLR or SLR-like cameras give you more control and thus freedom to create your vision. Using automatic mode surrenders your thinking and decision to the camera's processor, and resulted in a photo that is more or less the same as everyone else.
However, there is another side of photography, which can be used as a tool to tell a story or create a content. In this case, the photograph is more than just a pretty picture but it may convey the emotions or point of view of the photographer. As an analogy, a good movie does not necessarily need superb cinematography, the content can be more important than the visual effects.
Therefore what camera you need depends on what kind of photographer you are. It is the photographer who makes the photo, and the camera is just the tool.
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