Fascinating Video Explains the Science Behind Digital Camera Sensors

Ever wonder what happens in your digital camera after you click the shutter? John P. Hess of Filmmaker IQ knows the answers and he explains it all in the fascinating and informative video below.

Word of warning first: at 13+ minutes, the clip is long by YouTube standards and, at points, it gets highly technical. Stick with though; it’s worth it.

Hess delivers the facts in a clear, straightforward manner with the help of illustrations, giving you the full history of the capture process for photography and filmmaking from the early days of silver halide to modern CMOS image sensors. Important stuff and highly educational.

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