Photography for Beginners Part 17: Glossary

Each post in this series builds on information discussed in previous posts. See the Photography for Beginners page on the menu for links to all the posts.

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I thought it might be helpful to provide an easy to bookmark glossary page for the photography jargon I’ve been using in this series. I’ve also included some acronyms and terms that I haven’t used but that are common in photography blog posts and forums.

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Photography for Beginners Part 16: Learn From Your Photos

Each post in this series builds on information discussed in previous posts. See the Photography for Beginners page on the menu for links to all the posts.

Part 15:  Types of Night Photography

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You should read articles and watch videos from a variety of sources to learn photography concepts and to get practical tips for improving your images. But the two things that will teach you the most about photography are: using your camera often and in a variety of situations, and carefully studying photos.

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Some Night Photos

Photography for Beginners Part 14:  Night Photography
Photography for Beginners Part 15:  Types of Night Photography

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I didn’t include any images in my Night Photography posts because they were already overly long. So I’m displaying a few here.

All photos were taken with my current camera, a Fujifilm X-T20 with an APS-C crop sensor. All focal lengths are given in full frame equivalents.

All of the photos are SOOC (straight out of camera) JPEGS. SOOC means you haven’t done any editing. Though I did reduce resolution so the files wouldn’t take up too much of my limited WP storage allowance.

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Photography for Beginners Part 15: Types of Night Photography

Each post in this series builds on information discussed in previous posts. See the Photography for Beginners page on the menu for links to all the posts.

Part 14: Night Photography

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I had put many hours into writing and editing the second part of Night Photography and it was ready to post last November. Then my tablet died. I not only lost the completed post itself, but all my outline notes I’d been working from. I was demoralized back then, and it took me this long to finally attempt to recreate the post. Now, many more hours later, here it is.

This is a continuation of Part 14. In that post I covered a variety of tips for shooting at night. In this post we’ll discuss some specific types of night photography.

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