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 The Ultimate Photography Glossary Term

The beauty of good photography is impressive, whether done on a skilled or an unskilled level.Images have been known to inspire change, redefine art and preserve precious memories for other purposes.With a click and a moment of flash, you can capture greatness and history altogether! However, enthusiasts can find themselves in unfamiliar territory with all the strange and changing photography – vocabulary used around them. That calls for a proper understanding of photography terms to help enjoy the thrill of photography. Here follows a well -researched list and comprehensive list of photography glossary terms commonly and rarely used in the world of photography to assist you to move swiftly to a whole new level in photography.This glossary is tailor-prepared to appeal to all photographers regardless of their skill-level (amateur and professional) seeking in-depth knowledge in the trade covering all terms from traditional photography to the new-age era.Time to learn and elevate your status!

 

Photography Glossary Terms

 

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[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1674″]AA Filter[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1680″]A/D Converter[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1689″]Adjustable Focus Lens[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1690″]AE – Auto Exposure[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1691″]AE Lock[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1692″]AF – Auto Focus[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1693″]Ambient Light[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1695″]Angel Of View[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1697″]Aperture[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1698″]Aperture Priority – AE[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1699″]Aspect Ration[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1700″]Archive AVI[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1701″]Astia[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1702″]Auto Scene Recognition[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1703″]Automatic Camera[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1704″]Automatic Mode[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1705″]AWB[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1706″]B&W[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1707″]Back Lit[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1708″]Backlight[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1713″]Banding[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1715″]Barrel Distortion[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1716″]Bellows[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1717″]Bit[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1718″]Bit Depth[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1719″]Bitmap[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1720″]Bleed[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1725″]Blooming[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1726″]Bluetooth[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1727″]BMP[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1728″]Borderless[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1729″]Bounce Lighting[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1730″]Bracketing[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1731″]Brightness[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1732″]Buffer[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1733″]Bulb[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1734″]Burst Mode[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1735″]Byte[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1736″]Candid Pictures[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1737″]CCD[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1738″]Close-up[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1740″]Close-up lens[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1741″]Coated lens[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1742″]CMOS[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1743″]CAF[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1744″]Color Modes[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1745″]Composition[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1746″]Continuous Mode[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1747″]Contrast[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1748″]CRW[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1751″]Dark Frame[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1752″]Decompression[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1753″]Dedicated Flash[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1754″]Densitometer[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1756″]Depth Of Field[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1757″]Diaphragm[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1758″]Diffuse Lighting[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1759″]Digital Camera[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1760″]Digital Viewfinder[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1761″]Diffusion Dithering[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1762″]Digital Zoom[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1763″]Diopter[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1764″]Dithering[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1765″]DOF[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1766″]Dodging[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1767″]DPI[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1768″]Dram[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1769″]Dram Buffer[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1770″]DSLR[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1771″]E-TTL[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1772″]EV[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1773″]EVF[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1774″]EXIF[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1775″]Existing Light[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1776″]Exposure[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1777″]Exposure Bracketing[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1778″]Exposure Compensation[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1779″]Exposure Meter[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1780″]Exposure Modes[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1781″]External Flash[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1782″]File Formats[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1783″]Fill Flash[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1784″]Fixed Aperture[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1786″]Fixed Focal Length[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1787″]Fixed Focus[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1789″]Flash[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1790″]Flash Memory[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1791″]Flat Lighting[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1792″]Focus[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1793″]Focus Range[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1794″]Focal Length[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1795″]Focus Assist[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1796″]Focus Lock[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1793″]Focus Range[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1798″]Foreground[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1799″]FOV[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1800″]Frame[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1801″]Frame Rate[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1803″]F-Stop[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1804″]Gamma[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1806″]Gamma Correction[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1807″]GIF[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1808″]Gradation[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1810″]Gray Level[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1811″]Gray Scale[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1812″]Guide Number[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1813″]Histogram[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1814″]Hot Shoe[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1816″]Hue[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1819″]Image Processing[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1820″]Image Resolution[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1821″]Interval Recording[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1822″]IR[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1823″]ISO[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1824″]JPEG[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1825″]JPG[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1826″]LCD[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1827″]Lens[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1828″]Lossless[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1829″]Macro[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1832″]mAh[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1833″]Matrix Metering[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1834″]Media[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1835″]Megabyte (MB)[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1836″]Memory Stick[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1837″]Metering[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1838″]Moirè[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1839″]MOV[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1840″]Movie clip[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1841″]Motion JPEG[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1842″]Movie Recording[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1843″]Multi-Pattern Metering[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1844″]Multi-Point Focusing[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1845″]Multi-Zone Focusing[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1847″]Noise[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1848″]Noise Reduction[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1849″]Optical Viewfinder[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1850″]Optical Zoom[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1851″]Orientation Sensor[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1852″]Over Exposure[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1853″]Panning[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1854″]Panorama[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1855″]Parallax[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1856″]Pixel[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1857″]Polarizer[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1858″]PNG[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1865″]Point & Shoot[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1859″]Polarizing Filter[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1862″]Programmed AE[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1863″]Progressive Scan[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1868″]RAW[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1869″]Red-eye[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1872″]Red-Eye Reduction Mode[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1873″]Render[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1870″]RGB[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1871″]Range Finder[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1874″]Resize[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1875″]Resolution[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1876″]Saturation[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1877″]Self-Timer[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1878″]Sharpness[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1879″]Sensitivity[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1880″]Shooting Modes[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1881″]Shutter[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1882″]Shutter Lag[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1883″]Shutter Priority AE[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1884″]Shutter Speed[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1885″]Skylight Filter[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1886″]Slow Sync[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1887″]SLR[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1888″]Smoothing[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1889″]Spot Metering[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1890″]Storage Media[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1891″]SVGA[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1892″]Telephoto[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1893″]Thumbnail[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1894″]TIFF[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1895″]Time-Lapse[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1896″]Trans Reflective[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1897″]True Color[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1898″]TTL[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1900″]Unipod[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1901″]USB[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1902″]Under Exposure[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1903″]UV Filter[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1904″]VGA[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1905″]Video Out[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1906″]Viewfinder[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1907″]Vignetting[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1908″]White Balance[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1909″]Wide Angle Lens[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1910″]Zoom[/itg-glossary]
[itg-glossary glossary-id=”1911″]Zoom Lens[/itg-glossary]

Conclusion.

These terms may take years to fully master and effectively apply in the daily routine of a photographer but continued exposure and experience will ensure a comfortable understanding of most if not all, where applicable.Sometimes the terms are used very interchangeably and this glossary provides a perfect balance of all of them. Furthermore, the field of photography is a dynamic one and so are the terms used.Complex and new terms are being created, day- in day- out especially in the current era of digital photography and it thus calls for constant updating of oneself as time develops.This glossary is a very important asset to any upcoming and seasoned photographer out there seeking to further grow in their trade or hobby.It is my sincere hope that you find it helpful. If you come across new terms kindly let us know and we’ll gladly research about them and update our collection. Time to capture those great images, all said, the image is everything.

 

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