Watch: 25 Vital Photography Terms Any Beginner Should Know, Clearly Explained

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If you’re just starting out in photography, terms such as aperture, ISO, and shutter speed, which make up the fundamentals of the craft, might throw you off balance.

Thanks to YouTube channel Apalapse, you now have a clearly explained resource that breaks down this trio, together with 22 other basic and important terms, that will get you acquainted with your camera and how to better capture images.

For your reference, here are the timestamps to the video’s contents below.

1. Aperture – 0:20

2. Focal Ratio – 0:44

3. Focal Length – 0:53

4. Depth of Field – 1:15

5. Bokeh – 1:33

6. “T-Stop” – 2:08

7. Shutter Speed – 2:36

8. Exposure – 3:09

9. Long Exposure – 3:21

10. “Exposure Triangle” – 3:35

11. ISO – 4:06

12. Brightness – 4:42

13. Noise – 5:24

14. Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) – 5:33

15. Expose to the Right (ETTR) – 6:39

16. High Dynamic Range (HDR) – 7:45

17. RAW Image Mode – 8:08

18. JPEG Image Mode – 8:11

19. Post Production – 8:21

20. Auto Shooting Mode -8:54

21. Meter – 8:58

22. Auto ISO – 9:22

23. Shutter Priority Mode – 9:24

24. Aperture Priority Mode – 10:04

25. Manual Mode – 10:23

If you’re into portrait photography, you might want to check out these nine professional posing tips that you, or your models, can use to look better in photos.

[via Apalapse, images via video screenshot]

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