Are you new to photography? You might be pulling out your camera’s manual to know how to go about with handling the device. However, there are increased possibilities for you to get confused with the terminologies that are given in the manual. You will have to learn to understand the photographer language and here is a blog that will provide the details regarding the basic terms that you should know. These terms are for the beginners and help them understand how to use them.
The first thing that you need to know is ‘Megapixels’ that is the term used to denote the dimension that your camera sensor can capture. In simpler words, a camera with higher megapixels can capture larger images that will be great when it comes to printing them. However, remember that bigger files will occupy a larger portion of your camera’s storage capacity. The next one is ‘Aperture’ that is the measure of the opening in the lens. This opening lets the light to pass through the digital sensor or film. Aperture is usually measured in f-stops and if it is more, the amount of light captured will be more and it will result in brighter snaps.
‘Autofocus’ camera will do the focusing work electronically without you trying to focus the camera manually as it might result in blurred images due to shake. Autofocus cameras let you choose between three and nine auto focus points in the image and create more artistic interpretations. ‘Exposure’ is another term that indicates the quantity of light that reaches the digital sensor. Exposure is controlled by aperture, ISO and shutter speed.
The ‘ISO’ or International Standards Organization is the sensitivity of your camera’s sensor to light. Usually, higher ISO that is high sensitivity to light will let you capture better snaps in low light conditions. It is known that camera shake will result in blurred images, and this is where ‘Image Stabilization’ plays a role. This feature uses a series of techniques that result in minimizing the blur that is caused due to the motion of the camera.
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