glossary

Adjustment layer Image adjustment placed on a layer above the background layer.
Ambient Available or existing light.
Analyse To examine in detail.
Aperture Lens opening controlling intensity of light entering camera.
Aspect ratio The ratio of height to width.
Auto focus Automatic focusing system.
Available Ambient or existing light.
   
Background Area behind main subject matter.
Backlight Light source directed at the subject from behind.
Backlit A subject illuminated from behind.
Balance A harmonious relationship between elements within the frame.
Banding Visible steps of tone or color in the final image due to a lack of tonal information in a digital image file.
Bit Short for binary digit, the basic ...

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