This Video Explains 25 Important Photography Terms That Every Beginner Should Know

Here’s a great resource for beginner photographers. The below video from Apalapse gives brief explanations of 25 important technical photography terms that every beginner photographer should know.

Here’s a rundown of the 25 terms and at which point in the video they are explained:

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

“Today, there's so much misinformation about how photography works: the science, theory, and technology behind how images are formed,” says Vincent Ledvina, the Minnesota-based photo instructor behind Apalapse’s videos. “In this video I wanted to provide not only the definitions of key photography concepts, but how they relate to each other, gradually explaining the photo-taking process as a whole.”

Since he posted the video, Ledvina has added some errors and corrections in the description on YouTube, so check them out under the clip here. And below is a list of three other photography education videos we have featured from Apalapse:

Photo Basics: The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Photography and What They Mean for You (VIDEO)

Understanding Focus Stacking and How to Use It for Maximum Depth of Field (VIDEO)

Watch This Helpful Animated Video Explaining Everything You Need to Know About Shutter Speed

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