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    Photography Slang

    Being a youngster in the photography world I found some of the words used very confusing.

    Can we have a photography dictionary please.


    DOF = Depth Of Field

    Nifty = 50mm prime lens

    Tog = Photographer

    Bokeh = Quality of the out of focus parts of a picture


    over to you to add more............
    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 22nd September 2011 at 06:35 AM. Reason: corrected Bokeh

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    Re: Photography Slang

    How about ACR = Adobe Camera Raw?

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    Re: Photography Slang

    I generally use this list.

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    Re: Photography Slang

    prime = fixed focal length lens; i.e. not a zoom lens

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    Re: Photography Slang

    Sheep - Canon users

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    Re: Photography Slang

    Blown- overexposed.

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    I didn't know what pp meant for a while (PP - Post Processing)

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    Re: Photography Slang

    Quote Originally Posted by inkista View Post
    I generally use this list.
    Great List!

    POV - point of view

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    Take care Googling POV

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    Re: Photography Slang

    This one is my favorite:
    RTFM

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    Re: Photography Slang

    Quote Originally Posted by Hansm View Post
    This one is my favorite:
    RTFM

    Read The Fishing Manual......... I don't get it

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    LOL! I think Hans was just waiting in glee for someone to ask!

    (and no, I don't know either!)

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    Re: Photography Slang

    How about KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid)

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    Re: Photography Slang

    DOP-Director of Photography
    Ripping Film-Continuous burst of photos
    Double Truck-Two page spread
    C-Stand-A multi-part lighting stand with an extending arm.
    Dragging shutter-Want more detail in the photograh when using flash, use slower shutter speed.

    Just happended to be reading "The Moment it Clicks" by Joe McNally and his text is full of editorial and film photography slang.

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    Re: Photography Slang

    DOP-Director of Photography
    Ripping Film-Continuous burst of photos
    Double Truck-Two page spread
    C-Stand-A multi-part lighting stand with an extending arm.
    Dragging shutter-Want more detail in the photograh when using flash, use slower shutter speed.

    Just happended to be reading "The Moment it Clicks" by Joe McNally and his text is full of editorial and film photography slang.

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    Re: Photography Slang

    Alright Hans,

    You got me. What does RTFM mean?

    Right turn from main?
    Real torture for me?
    Ready team, forward motion?

    I could go on, but humor me and say what it really means, won't you?

    Kind regards,
    Darlene

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    Re: Photography Slang

    I think it's 'read the f...... manual

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    Re: Photography Slang

    Hopefully, I gave you a laugh anyway.

    I guess you could say I am a bit sheltered from that kind of language. I try to be anyway. It's tough anymore, to be.

    Thanks for filling me in, Dave so I don't myself further.

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    Re: Photography Slang

    How about some basics we use every day.

    ISO - International Organization for Standardisation

    What is ISO?

    We use it all the time now but many here will still remember and possibly still use ASA - American Standards Association or even DIN - Deutsches Institut für Normung. ISO is a combination of the two and kind of just crept in and took over from ASA.
    I find myself using ISO when talking about digital photography but fall back on ASA when I talk about film, no idea why its just what I grew up with and it sticks.

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    Re: Photography Slang

    Quote Originally Posted by ddp4me View Post
    What does RTFM mean?
    Read the Fabulous Manual

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