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Digital Media "Photography terms"

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Shutter Release
the button at the top of the camera used to take the picture.
Aperture
an adjustable opening in a camera that limits amount of light.
Focal Length
the distance from the center of a lens to the focal point.
Balanced
when graphics don't overpower text.
Framing
using the veiwfinder of the camera to select what part of the subject to photograph.
Tripod
a three-footed stand often used to balance a camera.
File compression
the process of reducing the size of a file so that you can fit more files into the same amount of disk space.
Rule of Thirds
when an image is divided into thirds horizontally and vertically.
Filter
A device that removes something from whatever passes through it
Veiwfinder
the part of the camera that indicates the field of view that is seen by the camera lens.
Pixels
the little squares that can be seen when a graphics image is enlarged
megapixels
one million pixels
Resolution
the number of pixels or dots that a monitor can display.
Depth of field
the portion of a scene that appears acceptably sharp in the image.
Zoom lens
a camera lens that magnifies the image.
Landscape orientation
Printing a document where it's wider than tall.
Portrait
a drawing, painting , or photograph of a person, especially the face, taller than wider.
Sharpness
the clarity of detail in a photo.
Tone
a quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color.
Angle of view
the amount of area capture in a camera shot, varies based on the use of different kinds of lenses.
Photoshop
an image editing program
Logo
a distinctive shape used to represent an organization.
Flattening
a process that combines all layers and reduces file size.
Active Layer
appears highlighted in the layers panel.

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