"This talk is mainly aimed at undergraduate and graduate students as well as those who have a general interest in the generation principles of synchrotron radiation. In this presentation the principles of radiation production from relativistic electron beams are introduced. These principles lead to the radiation characteristics of synchrotron radiation from bending magnets and undulator, wiggler magnets. The origin of properies as collimation and spectrum are discussed. Synchrotron radiation can be polarized and the circumstances for that to happen will be described. Finally, a variety of less conventional radiation sources like, Transition and Channeling radiation, Parametric X-rays and stimulated Transition radiation will be covert shorly.