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Photography Key Voca

Vocab. For digital lit.

TermDefinition
Pixel Small little dots that make up images on a computer display. One pixel is equal to one dot of color.
Exposer Total amount of light allowed to fall on the film or sensor while taking a photograph.
Landscape Photograph that shows land like a scene in nature, cities, the country, etc.
Portrait Photograph of a person or group of people that displays the expression, personality, and mood of the subject. The focus of the photograph is usually the person's face, although the entire body and the background may be included.
monochrome Photographs that are black and white or sepia. Sepia tones have a hue that resemble the effect of aging in old photographs (different shades of brown)
Macrophotography Close-up photography, usually of very small subjects. The size of the subject in the photo is usually greater than it’s actual life size. This might be a close-up of flowers, water droplets, someone’s eye, etc.
Aerial Photography The taking of photographs of the ground from an elevated or high position. Many times the camera is mounted on a flying object (plane, sky diver, etc.)
Darkroom A room that can be made completely dark to allow the processing of light sensitive photographic materials
Composition Arranging elements within your photo in a way that best captures your subjects by either changing or positioning the subjects themselves or by changing the camera position.
Tripod This object is used to steady and raise a camera, a flash of some kind, or other photographic equipment. It has three legs and a mounting head to attach the camera.
Viewfinder What the photographer looks through to compose and to focus the picture
Rule of Thirds The “rule” where an image that you want to photograph should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts (two equally-spaced horizontal and vertical lines).
Crop To trim the photo to the required size and composition (usually electronically)
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