What is an SLR camera? <ul><li>SLR means Single Lens Reflex. </li></ul><ul><li>An SLR camera allows the user to see exactly how the image will appear at the moment the shutter is released. </li></ul><ul><li>It is most expensive of all digital cameras because it can take higher quality images and has various adjustable settings and add-ons. </li></ul>
Functions of an SLR Camera. This is where all the relevant information is displayed. Such as time settings, date, sound, light, ISO etc. PORTRAIT This mode will blur the background to make the subject stand out. The camera ’s built-in flash will automatically ‘pop-up’ and fire if required. LANDSCAPE Will give front to back sharpness by maximizing Depth of Field. Mounting the camera on a tripod will give the best results. CLOSE UP This will allow a close focusing distance for subjects such as insects, flowers, etc. As with Portrait, the flash will fire automatically if needed. SPORTS Use this mode to freeze the movement of fast moving sport and action subjects.
Functions of an SLR Camera. APERTURE This controls the amount of light that reaches the film. It does this by a series of numbers called ‘F’ Stops or ‘F’ Numbers. Each Aperture setting is half the size of the preceding ‘F’ number (i.e.:F4 lets in half the amount of light of F2.8) and is twice the size of the following ‘F’ number (i.e.:F4 lets in twice the amount of light of F5.6). The smaller the ‘F’ number the wider the Aperture and the larger the ‘F’ number the smaller the Aperture - in a nutshell small means big and big means small! In addition to controlling light, the Aperture also helps control Depth of Field (D.O.F) which is the area of sharpness extending in front and behind the point of focus. Altering the Aperture setting will directly alter the Shutter Speed.
Functions of an SLR Camera. These control the amount of time it takes for the light to reach your film. Typical Shutter Speeds are displayed in seconds (from 30 to 1) and fractions of a second (1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/90, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/750, 1/1000 and 1/2000). Some cameras are capable of much faster Shutter Speeds. Altering the Shutter Speed will directly alter the Aperture setting. SHUTTER SPEED
Pictures – How were they taken? Make: Canon Model: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 110 IS Shutter Speed: 1/403 second Aperture: F/5.6 Focal Length: 5 mm ISO Speed: 80 This was definitely taken with an SLR camera.
Cityscape The artist preferred not to share which camera they took this picture with along with the ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture. This was definitely taken with an SLR camera,
Cityscape Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 5D Shutter Speed: 1/8000 second Aperture: F/4.0 Focal Length: 17 mm ISO Speed: 320