Photography : back to the basics

Some weeks ago, I learnt the ropes of Photography with Photo Up. At the end of the day, it’s mostly a matter of vocabulary. You can easily get lost, but once you’ve got the basics in mind and you know how all those settings interlink with one another, you can see the funny side of photography.

 

Short glossary of Photography jargon

Shutter speed : It’s the length time the shutter of a camera is open when taking a photograph. The amount of light that reaches the film or image sensor is proportional to the exposure time.

Aperture :  It is an opening through which light travels. The aperture limits the quantity of light that can enter a camera.

Depth of field : It’s the distance between the nearest and the furthest objects giving a focused image.

ISO sensitivity : It’s the ability of a sensor to provide a defined response for a given level of lighting.

Focal length : It’s the distance between the centre of a lens and its focus.

Noise : It means the quality of the image is not optimal. Digital images shot in low light or with a high ISO setting often exhibit this undesirable noise.

 

How do those settings interlink with one another

Exposure_graph

 

ISO-exposure

 

focalengthvsdistanceandsiezeofimage

 

 

Here are some links to know more about photography

Learn Basic Photography

Basic Photo Tips

Nikonusa

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