Camera Deconstruction Elizabeth

Casing: The outer shell that surrounds the camera and protects the parts inside from being damaged. It also holds all the parts in place and prevents the light from contacting the film.
Shutter: A 'curtain' that opens and closes between the lens and the film. When you take a picture, it opens and controls how much of the film is exposed to light.
Lens: A curved piece of glass or plastic that redirect the beam of light that bounces off objects. This causes the beams to come together and form an image like the scene.
Film: A light sensitive emulsion on a plastic base. When pictures are taken, the light reflects off the object into the lens and strikes the emission to record the image.
Flash Circuit: What causes the flash mechanism. The flash helps light up the room so that the light can reflect off the object and be recorded into a picture.
Gas Discharge Tube: A tube filled with xenon gas. It has electrodes on each end and a metal trigger plate. The trigger plate is hidden by a reflective material which directs the flash forward.

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