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Mrs. Mahoney

Newspaper Photography terms

"wild art" Not associated with any particular story.
cropping the cutting or marking of a photogragh to eliminate unnessary material and highlight important elements
rule of thirds a method of composing photographs in which the field of vision is divided into thirds horizontally and vertically and the image is placed at the intersection of any two lines
halftone a screen that prepares a photographic image for reproduction by converting it into a series of tiny dots
sizing reducing or enlarging a cropped photo to fit exactly a space on the layout
photo essay a story told-generally involving three to seven photographs with captions
lens the part of the camera through which the light enters, is sharpened and is transmitted to the film.
aperture in a camera, the lens opening that controls how much light gets through the shutter
exposure in photography, the amount of light that strikes the film
f-stop a scale that indicates the aperture in numbers. the lower the number the wider the aperture
flash-synch speed the faster the shutter speed that can be used with a flash to obtain a properly exposed picture
back lighting having the light source behind the subject instead of behind the photography
digital camera a camera that transmits electronic images onto a disk for printing from a computer rather than onto film
darkroom a room having little or no light, in which film can be developed
fixer in photography development, a bath that sets a film or print image permanently
enlarger a device used to shine light through a negative, magnifying the image onto light-sensitive photographic paper, where the image is focused and imprinted
test strip in photo development, a series of print strips made at different exposures to determine the most appropriate one for the final print
ISO a standard measure of the speed film. a film with a higher ISO is more light sensitive than one with a lower ISO
depth of field the area of clear focus in front of and behind the subject of the photography
shutter speed in a camera, a scale that indicates how fast the shutter opens and closes, measured in fractions of a second
camera-ready copy text prepared so that the headlines, body type, and art are already set, positioned, and ready to be photographed
copywriter one who writes material for advertisizing
optical center a point about two thirds of the way up from the bottom of an add
news release information about an organization provided to the news media by that organization
public relations the communication of information from an organization, company, or group to some particular audience to achieve a specific response
Created by: Megan Gumbel