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Photography Terms & Definitions

Our SLR Lounge glossary of photography terms and definitions is the best online resource for learning essential photography terminology. All of our photography definitions are packed with not only comprehensive explanations but also video definitions for each photography term, related photography tutorials, and more.

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Adobe Process Version AF Area Modes AF Assist Illumination AF Lock AI-Servo Autofocus Ambient Light Angle Of View Anti-Aliasing Filter Aperture Aperture Priority Auto Exposure Astrophotography Aspect Ratio Aspherical Lens Auto Exposure (AE) Auto Servo AF Autofocus (AF)
b
Back-Focus Backlight Balanced Composition Blu-Ray Disk Bokeh Bounce Light Bracketing Brenizer Method Broad Lighting Buffer/Buffering Bulb (B Setting) Butterfly Lighting
c
Cable Release Camera Twist Candids Card Reader Catchlight Center Weighted Metering Chromatic Aberration Cinematographer/Cinematography Circle Of Confusion Circular Polarizer Filter CMOS CMYK Color Cast Color Temperature Composition Compression Continuous Servo AF Contrast Cropping
d
Depth Of Field Diffuser Distortion Dodging Double Exposure Dynamic Range
e
EXIF Exposure Compensation Exposure Exposure Meter or Light Meter External Flash
f
F/ Number or F/ Stop Fisheye Lens Flash Sync Speed kFocal Length Focus Tracking Foreground Formatting FPS Front Curtain Sync
g
Geotagging Graininess
h
Hair Light HDR Photography High ISO High Key Photography Histogram Hyperfocal Distance
i
Image Resolution Image Sharpening Image Stabilization In-Camera HDR Intervalometer Inverse Square Law ISO
j
JPEG
k
Kelvin Kelvin White Balance Setting Kicker Light
l
Live View Loop Lighting Lossless Compression Low Key Lighting
m
Macro Photography Manual Exposure Manual Focus Megapixel Mirror Lockup Mixed Lighting Monopod
n
Neutral Density Filter Nightscape Nightscape And Star Trails
o
One-Shot Autofocus Overexposure
p
Painting With Light Panning Panorama Prime Lens
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r
Raw File Format Rear Curtain Sync Rule of Thirds
s
Sharpness Short Lighting Shutter Drag Shutter Speed Single-Servo Autofocus
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Viewfinder
w
Whip Pan White Balance
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xD Picture Card
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Zoom Lens