To be able to talk about photography like a professional
Photography , like many activities, has a specific vocabulary . It is difficult to improvise without knowing the exact terms.
Here are some terms that you should know, which are basic to learning photography.
- The diaphragm
It is the element of your camera that will determine the aperture of the field, as well as the amount of light that will be transmitted to the sensor.
- The opening
The aperture corresponds to the diameter of the lens, which is adjusted using the diaphragm. It is used to control the amount of light that reaches the sensor, as well as the depth of field of the photo.
- the approach
It is about defining the element (s) of your photograph on which you want to obtain a sharpness more or less precise . Focusing will allow you, for example, to highlight your main subject clearly and make the background more out of focus.
- The exposure time
It is the time that your sensor will be exposed to light. Its duration will depend in particular on the brightness and movement of your subject. For example, if you are photographing a fast moving subject, you will need to use a short exposure time to keep it sharp.
- The ISO sensitivity
It is the sensitivity of your camera’s sensor to light. The higher it is, the less light is needed to take the photo. But, even at high sensitivity, low light is more likely to be grainy in your photo.
- The digital grain
Designates items that alter the sharpness of details in a photo.
- The exhibition
It has to do with the brightness of the photo you are about to take. The desired exposure is achieved by combining the aperture, pause time, and sensitivity settings.
It will depend on the brightness of the scene. But you can also play with the exposure depending on the effect you are looking for.