The Advanced Hobbyist Photographer - Headshots

Terminology Revivew

Terminology Review

  • Exposure
    amount of light which reaches your camera sensor or film
  • Contrast
    scale of difference between black and white in your images
  • White Balance
    process of removing unrealistic color casts, so that objects which appear white in person are rendered white in your photo.
  • Histogram
    graphical representation of the tonal values of your image. In other words, it shows the amount of tones of particular brightness found in your photograph ranging from black (0% brightness) to white (100% brightness)
  • Saturation
    graphical representation of the tonal values of your image. In other words, it shows the amount of tones of particular brightness found in your photograph ranging from black (0% brightness) to white (100% brightness)