Complete dictionary of terms photography part 1


Complete dictionary of terms photography part 1 – This comprehensive dictionary term we share a special photography for beginners who just know the tips and tricks on photography and the general terms that are often encountered in the world of photography. Who have long known photography please skip this step. Hopefully photography glossary below will help you to learn photography.


Complete dictionary of terms photography


  • A: Stands for auto, namely a password for automatic selection of facilities. That is, when the selector is turned to this position, the aperture will work automatically after the photographer selects a speed (shutter speed) or vice versa.
  • AF: stands for autofocus, ie how cameras work without requiring the photographer twirled his own inventor focus (distance). This system works after the photographer pressing the “on” in order to focus.
  • AL servo AF: autofocus, selection advice that used to take pictures objek2 move. Effective option for shooting sports.
  • Angle of view: The angle of view, nor the shooting angle. How to view and retrieve the object to be photographed
  • Aperture diaphragm: the hole where the light enters into the camera lens onto film.
  • Aperture priority auto exposure (A): automatic lighting aperture priority. If the first set ago aperture, shutter speed will work automatically.
  • Artificial light: man-made light used for photographing such as flash, fire, etc.
  • ASA: stands for standard American Association. That standard film sensitivity. The sense is equal to ISO, only first names are commonly used ASA American region. The speed is measured by the arithmetic.
  • Programmed Auto Program Auto (P): automatic facilities to choose normal programmed lighting and high speed (high speed), depending on the use of short focal-length lens.
  • Auto winder: motor useful to advance the film automatically and quickly without having cocked ¬†first. Often used by sports photographers that prioritizes neither the fast-moving objects.


  • Back light: The light from the rear, the light coming from behind the object. This light direction opposite to the camera position. In general, the resulting effect can create a silhouette; the object surrounded by “rim light” or light that exist around the object. These light effects can be detrimental to the photographer because if the lens will cause flare.
  • Bayonet: a lens holder system that only requires a rotation less than 90 degrees to perform replacement of the lens.
  • Photography Birds eye view: The point of view in a photo shoot that is similar to what view a bird in flight.
    Blitz: The flash or flashgun. This tool is an artificial light which replaces the sun light role in the shooting. To capture the flash requires a certain speed as adjusted (synchronized) with the camera. Light blitz generally be captured by the camera speed 1/60 sec.
  • Blitzlichtpulver: Embryo flash. Made from a mixture of powders including some magnesium and potassium chloride that can emit light when ignited.
  • Blur: The blurring of images due wholly or partly deliberate movement or unintentionally at the time of the shooting and the effect of the size of the diaphragm. This happens for example when panning or zooming techniques that use low speed.
  • Bottom light: The light from underneath the object, commonly called ‘base of light’. Usually used as a fill light from the front. The main function is to reduce the contrast of light.
  • Bounce Flash: The light reflection. Indirect light beam emanating from the light source (the flash). The most effective way to try is to reflect the light beam before the light was to corner another object of the shooting. The lighting technique is suitable for producing soft illumination.
  • Bracketing: A shooting technique is the same as providing different lighting combinations depending on an object (in addition to the lighting normal measurement).
  • The built-in diopter: Regulatory diopters (lens plus or minus), which is mounted on the camera viewfinder. Useful for bespectacled photographer.
  • Bulb, B (ULB) bulb: Means a very slow shutter speed on camera used to photograph the object. Old open the shutter is determined by the photographer, by pressing, then releasing the pressure on the shutter button.

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