The Lingo


Depth of field

For many cameras, depth of field (DOF) is the distance between the nearest and the farthest objects that are in acceptably sharp focus in an image


F/ stop

An f-stop is a camera setting that specifies the aperture of the lens on a particular photograph. The letter “f” stands for focal length of the lens.



‘Aperture’ means ‘an opening, hole, or gap.’ In the case of photography, the lens aperture is the opening through which light passes to enter the camera.



Bokeh is defined as “the effect of a soft out-of-focus background that you get when shooting a subject, using a fast lens, at the widest aperture, such as f/2.8 or wider.” Simply put, bokeh is the pleasing or aesthetic quality of out-of-focus blur in a photograph.


Shutter Speed

Shutter speed is the length of time the camera shutter is open, exposing light onto the camera sensor. Essentially, it’s how long your camera spends taking a photo.


Exposure triangle

The Exposure Triangle comprises aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. These three camera and lens controls work together to regulate the amount of light that makes it to the light-sensitive surface (aperture and shutter speed) and the sensitivity of that surface (film or digital ISO).

Joanie Simon, The Bite Shot

Who these days hasn't heard of Joanie? If you haven't you're in for a treat! She's a natural teacher, and will help you to take more visually interesting images! Here I've gathered a few for you that are related to camera settings.

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Lauren Caris Short

Lauren (aka That's Sage) has videos that range from editing, capturing motion and much more. Below I've gathered some helpful videos for you to dig into!


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