Digital SLR Camera Simulator

by Peter Voynov on February 2, 2012

slr-camera-simulator    Digital SLR stands for digital single lens reflex, named because these cameras use a mirror located behind the lens to reflect light to the view finder. When photographer releases the shutter, camera’s mirror travels quickly out of the way, allowing light from the camera lens reflect directly to the sensor and  blacking out the view finder. The view finder in a camera contains a prism that rotates the image around so that photographer can see an image right side up and transfers it onto the  screen where photographer can see it. Using SLR camera is not an easy task, and using one with automatic options defeats the purpose of buying SLR camera.

If you’ve never used SLR camera and you want to learn using one, or if you own SLR Camera and you want to test your skills, this SLR Camera simulator is for you.  Thanks to camerasim.com for offering this amaizing interactive SLR camera control. Have fun :) !

 

The SLR controls:

Lighting

Lighting is the single biggest determinant of how your  camera needs to be set. With only a few  exceptions, you can never have too much light.  Use this slider to experiment with different indoor and outdoor lighting  conditions.

Distance

Use this slider to simulate how close or far you are   in relation to the subject.

Focal length

Moving this slider is the same as zooming in and out with  your lens. A wide, zoomed out setting  creates the greatest depth of field (more things are in focus) while zooming in  creates a shallower depth-of-field (typically just the subject will be in  focus).

Mode

The exposure modes of an SLR let you control one setting  while the camera automatically adjusts the others. In Shutter Priority mode, you to set the  shutter speed while the camera sets the aperture/f-stop. In Aperture Priority  mode, you set the aperture/f-stop  while the camera sets the shutter speed.  Manual mode is fully manual—you’re on your own! Refer to the camera’s light meter to help get  the proper exposure. Although every  real SLR camera has a “fully automatic” mode, there is not one here—what’s the fun in that?

ISO

ISO refers to how sensitive the “film” will be to the  incoming light when the picture is snapped.  High ISO settings allow for faster shutter speeds in low light but  introduce grain into the image. Low ISO  settings produce the cleanest image but require lots of light. Generally, you will want to use the lowest ISO  setting that your lighting will allow.

Aperture

Aperture, or f-stop, refers to how big the hole will be for  the light to pass through when the shutter is open and the picture is snapped. Lower f numbers correspond with larger holes. The important thing to remember is this: the higher  the f number, the more things in front of and behind the subject will be in  focus, but the more light you will need.  The lower the f number, the more things in front of and behind the  subject will be out of focus, and the less light you will need.

Shutter speed

Shutter speed is how long the shutter needs to be open,  allowing light into the camera, to properly expose the image. Fast shutter speeds allow you to “freeze” the  action in a photo, but require lots of light.  Slower shutter speeds allow for shooting with less light but can cause  motion blur in the image.

 

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