flash /flæʃ/ (noun) a sudden bright light that shines for a moment and then disappears Example: a flash of lightning
camera /ˈkæmrə/ (noun) a piece of equipment for taking photographs, moving pictures or television pictures. It can be a separate item or part of another device. Example: I bought a new camera yesterday.
noise /nɔɪz/ (noun) a sound, especially when it is loud, unpleasant or frightening Example: What's that noise?
photography /fəˈtɑːɡrəfi/ (noun) the art, process or job of taking photographs or filming something Example: I think photography is an interesting art form.
lens /lenz/ (noun) a curved piece of glass or plastic that makes things look larger, smaller or clearer when you look through it Example: I have two pairs of glasses with different coloured lenses.
autofocus /ˈɔːtəʊfəʊkəs/ (noun) part of a camera that adjusts (= makes changes to) the focus as it prepares for a picture to be taken, so that the picture will be clear Example:
bokeh /ˈbəʊkeɪ/ (noun) a blurred (= not clear) effect used in photography Example:
color calibration /ˈkʌlə kalɪˈbreɪʃ(ə)n/ (noun) is to measure and/or adjust the color response of a device (input or output) to a known state. Example:
file format /fʌɪl ˈfɔːmat/ (noun) is a standard way that information is encoded for storage in a computer file Example:
histogram /ˈhɪstəɡræm/ (noun) a diagram that uses rectangles (= bars) of different heights (and sometimes different widths ) to show different amounts, so that they can be compared Example:
overexposure /ˌəʊvərɪkˈspəʊʒər/ (noun) the fact of having no protection from the harmful effects of too much light or too much time in the sun Example:
underexposure /ˌʌndərɪkˈspəʊʒə/ (noun) Example:
red-eye /ˈred aɪ/ (noun) a flight in a plane at night, on which you cannot expect to get enough sleep Example:
time lapse /ˈtaɪm læps/ (adjective) using a method in which a series of individual pictures of a process are shown together so that something that really happens very slowly is shown as happening very quickly Example:
resolution /ˌrezəˈluːʃn/ (noun) a definite decision to do or not to do something Example:
aspect ratio /ˈæspekt reɪʃiəʊ/ (noun) the relationship between the height and width of the image on the screen of a television, an electronic device, etc. Example:
aperture /ˈæpərtʃʊr/ (noun) a small opening in something Example:
shutter speed /ˈʃʌtər spiːd/ (noun) the time taken by a camera shutter to open and close Example:
white balance /wʌɪt ˈbal(ə)ns/ is the global adjustment of the intensities of the colors Example:
color temperature /ˈkʌlə ˈtɛmp(ə)rətʃə/ is the temperature of an ideal black-body radiator that radiates light of a color comparable to that of the light source Example:
depth of field /ˌdepθ əv ˈfiːld/ (noun) the distance between the nearest and the furthest objects that a camera can produce a clear image of at the same time Example:
ISO /ˈaɪsəʊ/ (abbreviation) International Organization for Standardization (an organization established in 1946 to make the measurements used in science, industry and business standard throughout the world) Example:
exposure /ɪkˈspəʊʒər/ (noun) the state of being in a place or situation where there is no protection from something harmful or unpleasant Example: Her new movie has had a lot of exposure in the media.
compression /kəmˈpreʃn/ (noun) the act of pressing things together or pressing something into a smaller space Example:
focus /ˈfəʊkəs/ (verb) to give attention, effort, etc. to one particular subject, situation or person rather than another Example:
power switch /ˈpaʊə swɪtʃ/ is an electrical component that can disconnect or connect the conducting path in an electrical circuit, Example:
mode switch /məʊd swɪtʃ/ is the process of storing the state of a process or thread Example:
LCD display /ɛlsiːˈdiː dɪˈspleɪ/ Example:
viewfinder /ˈvjuːfaɪndər/ (noun) the part of a camera that you look through to see the area that you are photographing Example:
memory card /ˈmeməri kɑːrd/ (noun) an electronic device that can be used to store data, used especially with digital cameras, mobile phones, music players, etc. Example:
tripod /ˈtraɪpɑːd/ (noun) a support with three legs for a camera, telescope , etc. Example: