MCD401 Assignment 1 Solution and Discussion

Camera basics, principles and practices MCD401

Department of Mass Communication
Virtual University of Pakistan SEMESTER FALL 2019

ASSIGNMENT NO.1 MARKS: 15

TOPIC
Camera Lens & Filters

Learning Objective:
• To provide students with an opportunity to familiarize with professional photography techniques.

Background:
Camera lenses are often more important than the camera they are attached with. The most camera body fixed with a good lens can make a good picture, but the best camera body in the world cannot make a good quality picture if its lens is of a poor quality. Similarly, Filters are generally used for capturing scenery in very problematic lighting conditions. They can enhance colors and decrease reflections or can simply protect lenses.

Task:

Keeping the importance of filters and lens in mind, you are required to write techniques to clean your lens and filters for durability of these important parts. (Marks 15)
Learning outcome:
• It will help students in developing and enhancing the capabilities of camera and equipment handling.
• Note: Copied material will be graded “Zero”.

Schedule
Opening Date and Time 8th November, 2019 At 12:01 A.M. (Mid-Night)
Due Date and Time 14th November, 2019 At 11:59 P.M. (Mid-Night)

Note: Only in the case of Assignment, 24 Hrs extra / grace period after the above mentioned due date is usually available to overcome uploading difficulties which may be faced by the students on last date. This extra time should only be used to meet the emergencies and above mentioned due dates should always be treated as final to avoid any inconvenience.
Important Instructions:
Please read the following instructions carefully before attempting the assignment solution.
Deadline:
• Make sure that you upload the solution file before the due date. No assignment will be accepted through e-mail once the solution has been uploaded by the instructor.
Formatting guidelines:
• Use the font style “Times New Roman” and font size “12”.
• It is advised to compose your document in MS-Word 2003.
• Use black and blue font colors only.
Solution guidelines:
• Use APA style for referencing and citation. For guidance search “APA reference style” in Google and read various website containing information for better understanding or visit http://linguistics.byu.edu/faculty/henrichsenl/apa/APA01.html
• Every student will work individually and has to write in the form of an analytical assignment.
• Give the answer according to question, there will be negative marking for irrelevant material.
• For acquiring the relevant knowledge don’t rely only on handouts but watch the video lectures and use other reference books also.
Rules for Marking:
Please note that your assignment will not be graded or graded as Zero (0) if:
• It has been submitted after due date
• The file you uploaded does not open or is corrupt

Solution:
Dust is everywhere and everywhere is dust. It will get on and inside your lens. Lenses are manufactured in extremely clean factories, where manufacturers go to great lengths to try to eliminate dust from the environment. Even then, brand-new lenses may have dust between the lens elements.
Dust, however, is not the main enemy. A lens that sits on a shelf in your home for years and collects a thick layer of dust will, obviously, produce image-quality issues. But, a few specs of dust here and there on or inside the lens will have no effect on image quality. A few specs of dust on or inside the lens will have no effect on image quality. That statement was intentionally repeated.
Trying to keep your lenses dust free through continual cleaning may serve to shorten the life of your lens, as you run the risk of scratching the lens surfaces every time you clean the glass.
Remove as much dust and dirt as possible from the lens with a blower or soft bristled brush.
Apply a few drops of lens cleaning solution to a lens tissue or cleaning cloth.
Using a circular motion, gently remove oil, fingerprints, and grime from the lens surface, working from the center outward.
Note:
This is only solution making ides, not a complete solution.

Solution:
Dust is everywhere and everywhere is dust. It will get on and inside your lens. Lenses are manufactured in extremely clean factories, where manufacturers go to great lengths to try to eliminate dust from the environment. Even then, brand-new lenses may have dust between the lens elements.
Dust, however, is not the main enemy. A lens that sits on a shelf in your home for years and collects a thick layer of dust will, obviously, produce image-quality issues. But, a few specs of dust here and there on or inside the lens will have no effect on image quality. A few specs of dust on or inside the lens will have no effect on image quality. That statement was intentionally repeated.
Trying to keep your lenses dust free through continual cleaning may serve to shorten the life of your lens, as you run the risk of scratching the lens surfaces every time you clean the glass.
Remove as much dust and dirt as possible from the lens with a blower or soft bristled brush.
Apply a few drops of lens cleaning solution to a lens tissue or cleaning cloth.
Using a circular motion, gently remove oil, fingerprints, and grime from the lens surface, working from the center outward.
Note:
This is only solution making ides, not a complete solution.