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Aperture Defined A term given to a hole or opening. In optics it is the name given to the hole or opening which light is admitted, it determines the angle of a bundle of rays that come to focus on the image. While in photography it refers to the size of the opening in the lens that determines the amount of light falling onto the sensor.  Read More
Burning and Dodging A method of changing the exposure of areas of an image. Giving longer exposures, making it lighter is 'dodging', while shorter exposures adding darker areas is 'burning'. Read more .....
Chimping when a person stops taking photographs in order to look through the images they have taken. It can also refer to checking every photograph that you take on the LCD as soon as taken.  The term comes about through the actions observed, in some, of excitement and the noises Oooh! Oooh! Aaah. Read more ......
Digiscoping A method of obtaining photographs using a digital camera through a spotting scope to create powerful telephoto pictures. A technique popular with birdwatchers who have found the digital camera a useful addition to their field telescopes. The technique amongst birders is sometimes called digiscopy birding. Read more ......
Fine Art Photography Looking at how to determine when a photograph becomes more than just a photograph and therefore gets added value. Read more .....
Photochrome

The photochrome process was half photography and half an early form of printing. It produced colour photographs around 50 years before colour photography was generally available and allows us to have a glimpse back into the end of the 1800ís. Read More ......

Photojournalism The art of taking photographs in a set sequence in order to tell a news story, the photographs can encapsulate situations, people, events and scenes of good and bad but in the end they are there to help the reader understand what is happening in that situation. Read more .....
Pictorialism A style of photography used at the turn of the 20th Century, an early form of Fine Art Photography, Read more ......

 


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