Word Glossary

  • Exposure – The amount of light bouncing off of a subject.
  • Under exposure – The image is too dark giving less details to shadows.
  • Over exposure – The image is too bright giving less details to the subjects.
  • Photography – “Drawing with light”.
  • JPEG – “Joint Photographic Enterprise Group”.
  • TIFF – “Tagged Information Fie Format”.
  • Resolution – The amount of pixels that are distributed among a composition.
  • HVS – “Human Visual System”
  • White Balance – Adjusting the colours of a composition so that the image is at a natural (or neutral) state. (White).
  • Colour – How light is emitted according to the eye.
  • Size – The dimensions of the subject(s).
  • Tone – How dark or light parts of the composition are.
  • Rotation – Moving a subject arounf a 360 degree angle
  • Focal point – The main focus of the image, i.e; a bright red light on a greyscale background, or the subject in focus with the background out of focus.
  • Skewed – Biased or distorted.
  • Rule of Thirds – A grid which splits the photo into 9 sections, with 4 points. These points are known as “Points of Interest” which enhances the photo if used correctly.
  • Depth of Field – How much of the image is in focus.
  • Hue – A specific colour in the light spectrum.
  • Saturation – The intensity of colour within an image.
  • Contrast – Tonal Contrast: Variety of different tones within an image (White to grey to black).

 Colour Contrast: The way colours interact with each other.

  • Blur – Streaking of rapidly moving objects, such as cars, animals, etc.
  • Line –
  • Texture –
  • Form –
  • Symmetry –
  • Pattern –
  • Field of View –
  • Framing –
  • ISO –
  • Apperture –
  • Shutter Speed –
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