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Chapter 2. Your Camera > Fondle Your Camera

Fondle Your Camera

An important factor in making good videos is knowing how to shoot well, and the key to shooting well is knowing how your camera works. You don't need to know what all those little buttons do, and if you're like me it may be a while before you get around to opening the user manual. But you do need to recognize some major features and know the locations of just a few important controls (and be able to operate them while you are concentrating on other things).

Basic camera anatomy

Video cameras have many features in common. Here's a typical one:


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