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How does light work in a camera?


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Answered 2008-02-07 20:22:19

Light reflects off of all objects that you see around you. The light enters the camera through a lens that focuses the light onto the sensitive plate (film, or sensors in a digital camera). The plate captures the image and it is processed either chemically, if an analog camera is used, or by downloading to a computer or other digital image processor.

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