The ABC of Photography – Byte

Byte

The standard unit for measuring the memory capacity of digital storage devices. Each byte can have one of 256 different values and is equal to eight bits.

 

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The ABC of Photography – Butterfly lighting

Butterfly lighting

A technique for lighting portraits achieved by pointing the flash down towards the front of the face and creating a distinctive butterfly-shaped shadow under the nose. A reflector is used to soften the shadow. This technique is also known as ‘Paramount lighting’ after the movie studio’s glamorous portraits from the 1930s.

Sources:  Pixabay, Wikipedia, Susan Wingfield Lamar High School


 

The ABC of Photography – Burst rate

Burst rate

The continuous shooting speed of a digital camera, which enables a sequence of images to be taken in rapid succession, measured in frames per second (fps). The rate can only be sustained for a certain number of shots.

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The ABC of Photography – Burn tool

Burn tool

A tool that can be used to darken parts of an image selectively during digital image manipulation. The tool gets its name (and its hand-shaped icon) from ‘burning- in’, a traditional darkroom process in which parts of a print could be made darker by giving some areas of a print more exposure than others. Also, see the Dodge tool.

Sources:  Pixabay, Wikipedia, Susan Wingfield Lamar High School


 

The ABC of Photography – Buffer

Buffer

Temporary memory used by a digital SLR. The size of the buffer in a camera helps dictate the maximum burst rate and the number of shots per burst.

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The ABC of Photography – Brightness range

Brightness range

This is the difference between the brightness of the brightest part of the subject and the brightness of the darkest part of the subject. Also known as Subject Brightness

Range (SBR).

Sources:  Pixabay, Wikipedia, Susan Wingfield Lamar High School


 

The ABC of Photography – Bridge camera

Bridge camera

A camera that bridges the gap between compacts and D-SLRs. They are similar in appearance and handling to small D-SLRs, but they have a fixed, usually ‘super zoom’ lens, with some models offering up to 50x optical zoom. Instead of a D-SLR’s optical viewfinder, they have an electronic viewfinder.

Sources:  Pixabay, Wikipedia, Susan Wingfield Lamar High School