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  • Terminology

    Photography

  • Cows

  • To do list: • Define digital camera terminology • Recall the beginning of digital

    photography • Explain the characteristics of given

    photos using proper terminology

  • In the beginning… • Eastman Kodak Company • First digital camera • 1975

  • Terminology • Action photos • Aperture • Candid photos • Caption • Composition • Crop • Diaphragm • Digital zoom exposure • Focal point • Formal portraits • Informal portraits • Landscape view • Lens • Lighting • Macro

    • Memory card • Optical zoom • Photo credit • Pixels • Point-n-shoot camera • Portrait view • Resolution • Rule of thirds • Shutter • Silhouette • Still-life photos • Release button • Single lens reflex camera (SLR) • Video screen • Viewfinder

  • Action Photos • Draw viewer’s attention because of

    the action they show

  • Aperture • Opening in the camera that dictates

    how much light enters the lens.

  • Candid Photos • Photos in which subjects are not

    posed.

  • Caption • Used to give information about the

    photo • Second most read part of story behind

    the headline • Gives photo credit

  • Composition • Describes the arrangement of objects

    in a photo

  • Crop • Trims part of the original photo

  • Diaphragm • Creates the aperture

  • Digital Zoom • Inferior to optical zoom • Enlarges center of photo, center

    appears larger and quality is reduced

  • Exposure • The amount of light striking a

    photographic material, i.e. film

  • Focal Point • The subject of a photo

  • Formal Portraits • Taken in a studio; subjects are posed

    and looking at the camera

  • Informal Portraits • Similar to formal portrait except the

    subject is shot in his or her natural environment

  • Landscape View • Picture shot horizontally

  • Lens • Captures an image by gathering light

    and focusing a subject

  • Lighting • Refers to the direction of the light in

    relation to the photo’s subject

  • Macro • Setting that allows close-up

    photography

  • Memory Card • Stores images on a camera

  • Optical Zoom • Adjustment of the lens to magnify

    image without loss of picture quality

  • Photo Credit • Tells who took the picture

  • Pixels • The tiny squares that make up a photo

  • Point-n-Shoot Camera • Has built-in lens, fixed aperture and

    automatic flash, which it uses automatically to determine the correct exposure and focus as it records the image

  • Portrait View • Picture shot vertically

  • Resolution • Number of pixels per square inch • Higher=better quality

  • Rule of Thirds • Subject is off centered; preferred

  • Shutter • Controls how much light enters the

    camera by the length of time the shutter is open

  • Silhouette • Picture using light to create varying

    effects

  • Still-life Photo • Picture of inanimate objects

  • Release Button • Button, on the camera, used to take

    the photo

  • Single Lens Reflex Camera (SLR)

    • Second type of camera • Relies more on operator for quality

    photos

  • Video Screen • Screen used to preview photos on

    digital cameras

  • Viewfinder • Area of camera used to view the

    subject of photo to be taken

  • Describe these photos

  • Photo 1

  • Photo 2

  • Photo 3