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Digital Photography Jargon

When starting out with Digital Photography, it helps to familiarize yourself

with the “jargon”  used by photographers.

Below you will find many of these common terms or jargon defined. Automatic Mode - A setting that sets the focus, exposure and white-balance automatically. Burst Mode or Continuous Capture Mode - a series of pictures taken one after another at quickly timed intervals with one press of the shutter button. Compression - The process of compacting digital data, images and text by deleting selected information. Dept of Field (DOF) - refers to how much of the scene in front of you is in focus. From the closest foreground objects to the farthest background objects. Digital Zoom - Cropping and magnifying the center part of an image. Hyperfocal Distance - The average distance between the nearest foreground object and the furthest in a photo. JPEG - The predominant format used for image compression in digital cameras. Lag Time - The pause between the time the shutter button is pressed and when the camera actually captures the image LCD - (Liquid-Crystal Display) is a small screen on a digital camera for viewing images. Lens - A circular and transparent glass or plastic piece that has the function of collecting light and focusing it on the sensor to capture the image. Megabyte - (MB) Measures 1024 Kilobytes, and refers to the amount of information in a file, or how much information can be contained on a Memory Card, Hard Drive or Disk. Pixels - Tiny units of color that make up digital pictures. Pixels also measure digital resolution. One million pixels adds up to one mega-pixel. RGB - Refers to Red, Green, Blue colors used on computers to create all other colors. Resolution - Camera resolution describes the number of pixels used to create the image, which determines the amount of detail a camera can capture. The more pixels a camera has, the more detail it can register and the larger the picture can be printed. Storage Card - The removable storage device which holds images taken with the camera, comparable to film, but much smaller. Also called a digital camera memory card. Viewfinder - The optical "window" to look through to compose the scene. White Balance - White balancing adjusts the camera to compensate for the type of light (daylight, fluorescent, incandescent, etc.) or lighting conditions in the scene so it will look normal to the human eye.
Digital Photography Beginners
© Copyright 2017, Digital Photography Beginners. All rights reserved.

Digital

Photography

Jargon

When starting out with

Digital Photography, it helps

to familiarize yourself with

the “jargon”  used by

photographers.

Below you will find many of these common terms or jargon defined. Automatic Mode - A setting that sets the focus, exposure and white-balance automatically. Burst Mode or Continuous Capture Mode - a series of pictures taken one after another at quickly timed intervals with one press of the shutter button. Compression - The process of compacting digital data, images and text by deleting selected information. Dept of Field (DOF) - refers to how much of the scene in front of you is in focus. From the closest foreground objects to the farthest background objects. Digital Zoom - Cropping and magnifying the center part of an image. Hyperfocal Distance - The average distance between the nearest foreground object and the furthest in a photo. JPEG - The predominant format used for image compression in digital cameras. Lag Time - The pause between the time the shutter button is pressed and when the camera actually captures the image LCD - (Liquid-Crystal Display) is a small screen on a digital camera for viewing images. Lens - A circular and transparent glass or plastic piece that has the function of collecting light and focusing it on the sensor to capture the image. Megabyte - (MB) Measures 1024 Kilobytes, and refers to the amount of information in a file, or how much information can be contained on a Memory Card, Hard Drive or Disk. Pixels - Tiny units of color that make up digital pictures. Pixels also measure digital resolution. One million pixels adds up to one mega-pixel. RGB - Refers to Red, Green, Blue colors used on computers to create all other colors. Resolution - Camera resolution describes the number of pixels used to create the image, which determines the amount of detail a camera can capture. The more pixels a camera has, the more detail it can register and the larger the picture can be printed. Storage Card - The removable storage device which holds images taken with the camera, comparable to film, but much smaller. Also called a digital camera memory card. Viewfinder - The optical "window" to look through to compose the scene. White Balance - White balancing adjusts the camera to compensate for the type of light (daylight, fluorescent, incandescent, etc.) or lighting conditions in the scene so it will look normal to the human eye.
Digital Photography Beginners