1.1 The Magical Process
When most of us pick up our digital camera and push the button, we rarely put any thought into the "magic" that creates the photograph or digital image. Many people in the early days of photography refused to have their picture taken because they thought this magic of capturing their image was evil. What was once considered evil magic is simply a process that is well understood by image scientists. So, what actually happens in that moment, typically a fraction of a second, when a picture is created? Let's find out!