Knowing what's going new is one of your major responsibility. Also, you project adviser/leader is supposed to be competent in the field and provide basic help.
I don't think this is the adequate question for CodeProject.
Are you familiar with AForge.NET?
It's author Andrew Kirillov
is also the CodeProject author; you can look at hist articles and try to ask him some questions.
Try to search CodeProject article — I use to read several articles on your topic.
If someone else share her or his experience consider yourself lucky.