Chapter 1 – The Basics

 Common placements of Shutter Button, Mode Dial and Command/Main Dial

Figure 1. Common placements of Shutter Button (red), Mode Dial (green), and Command/Main Dial (blue). Canon on left. Nikon on Right.

Common Button Placement on DSLR

Figure 2. Common placements of LCD Screen (red), Viewfinder Eyepiece (green), Diopter Dial (yellow), and Menu Button (blue). Canon on left. Nikon on Right.

 

Figure 3. Comparison of digital sensor sizes

Figure 3. Comparison of digital sensor sizes

Figure 4. Colors created when pure red light, blue light, and green light are combined

Figure 4. Colors created when pure red light, blue light, and green light are combined

 

 

 

 

Measurements of 35mm film

Figure 5. Measurements of 35mm film

Path light takes in a dSLR depending on mirror position

Figure 6. Path light takes in a dSLR depending on mirror position

Move the diopter dial to fine tune the viewfinder focus

Figure 7. Move the diopter dial to fine tune the viewfinder focus

Cutaway view of a camera lens

Figure 8. Cutaway view of a camera lens

A. Wide angle of view at 18mm B. Normal angle of view 50mm C. Small angle of view 135mm

Figure 9. A. Wide angle of view at 18mm B. Normal angle of view 50mm C. Small angle of view 135mm

Figure 10. Headshot at 18mm B. Headshot at 55mm

Figure 10. Headshot at 18mm B. Headshot at 55mm

Where to find the minimum focal distance on your lens

Figure 11. Where to find the minimum focal distance on your lens

32 gigabyte SD memory card with a 60MB/s read speed (left) and 32 gigabyte CompactFlash card with a 120MB/s read speed (right)

Figure 12. 32 gigabyte SD memory card with a 60MB/s read speed (left) and 32 gigabyte CompactFlash card with a 120MB/s read speed (right)

Protective memory card holder

Figure 13. Protective card holder

>>Chapter 2 – Setting Up Your Camera

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