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Photography: Vocabulary 1-33
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The size of the lens opening through which light passes.
A numerical rating that describes the sensitivity of a film to light-- i.e. 100 ASA, 400 ASA, 3200ASA-- the higher the number, the less light is needed.
A mode of camera on which the camera adjusts the shutter speed, the aperture, or both to produce the correct exposure. Abbreviated AE.
A system by which the camera adjusts its lens to focus on a given area, for example, whatever is at the center of the image. Abbreviated AF.
Built in meter
A reflected light exposure meter built into a camera so that light readings can be made directly from the camera's position.
A shutter setting marked B at which the shutter remains open as long as the shutter release is held down.
To darken a specific area of a print by giving it additional printing exposure.
Portrait lighting in which the main source of light is placed high and directly in front of the face.
A long coiled wore with a plunger at one end and a socket at the other that attaches to a camera's shutter release. Pressing the plunger releases the shutter without touching (and possible moving) the camera.
A picture taking devise usually consisting of a light-tight box, a film holder, a shutter to admit a measured quantity of light, and a lens to focus the image.
A light-tight metal or plastic container that permits a roll of 35 MM film to be loaded into a camera in the light.
The process of placing a negative in contact with sensitized material, usually paper, and then passing light through the negative onto material. The resulting image is the same size as the negative.
Traces of chemicals that are present where they don't belong, causing loss of chemical activity, staining, or other problems.
To trim the edges of an image, often to improve the composition. Cropping can be done by moving the camera position while viewing a scene, by adjusting the enlarger or easel during printing, or by trimming the finished print.
A room where photographs are developed and printed, sufficiently dark to handle light-sensitive materials without causing unwanted exposure.
Describes a negative or an area of a negative in which a large amount of silver has been deposited. A dense negative transmits relatively little light. Opposite: thin.
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