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    it has been asked a few times this week what some photography abreviations stand for this was found online by CBA100 at http://www.brighthub.com/multimedia/photography/articles/7634.aspx

    The List...
    A

    A-DEP – Automatic Depth of Field

    AE – Automatic Exposure

    AEB – Auto-Exposure Bracketing

    AF – Auto Focus. Click here to learn how to fool your digital camera's AF for sharper images.

    AP (Nikon) – Aperture Priority
    AV (Canon) - Aperture Priority

    AS – Antishake. Click here for more information.

    B

    BMP - Also called Windows bitmap, click here to learn about this image file format.

    BTL – Behind the Lens

    B&W – Black and White

    C

    CCD – Charged Coupled Device: Click here to learn more about this image sensor technology.

    CHDK - Canon Hackers Development Kit. Click here for a detailed explanation.

    CMOS – Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor

    CMS – Colour Management System

    CMYK – Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black

    CWB – Custom White Balance. Click here for more information.

    D

    DI – Digital Imaging

    DOF – Depth of Field. Click here to learn more.

    DP – Digital Photography

    DPI – Dots per Inch. This article contains information on DPI.

    DPOF – Digital Print Order Format

    D-SLR or DSLR - Digital Single Lens Reflex

    DZ – Digital Zoom. The difference between digital zoom and optical zoom is mentioned here.

    E

    EC – Exposure Compensation

    ETTR - expose to the right

    E-TTL -Evaluative Through The Lens

    EV – Exposure Value

    EVF – Electronic Viewfinder

    EXIF – Exchangeable Image File Format. Click here for a detailed article on EXIF.

    F

    FEB – Flash Exposure Bracketing

    FEC – Flash Exposure Compensation

    FEL – Flash Exposure Lock

    FF – Full Frame

    FFS - When things go wrong

    FOV – Field Of View

    FPS – Frames per Second

    G

    GB – Gigabyte

    GIF – Graphics Interchange Format. Click here to learn more.

    H

    HDR – High Dynamic Range

    HSS – High Speed Sync

    I

    IF – Internal Focusing

    IR – Infrared

    IS – Image Stabilization

    ISO – International Standards Organization. Understand ISO by reading this article.

    IQ – Image Quality

    J

    JPEG or JPG – Joint Photographic Experts Group. Click here for more information.

    K

    KB - Kilobyte - 1024 of these go into 1mb

    L

    LCD – Liquid Crystal Display

    LED – Light Emitting Diode

    LTE – Long Time Exposure

    M

    M – Manual

    MB – Megabyte

    MF – Manual Focus

    MLU – Mirror Lock-up

    MMC – MultiMedia Card. Click here to read all about it.

    MP – Megapixels. Click here for a more detailed explanation.

    MS – Memory Stick. Refer to MMC for a more thorough explanation.

    N

    ND Filters - Neutral Density Filters (see also Graduated ND Filters)

    NR – Noise Reduction

    NS@W - Not Safe @ Work (Also NSFW = Not Safe For Work (to be seen in thread titles or infront of websites))

    O

    OCF - Off Camera Flash

    OCR - Optical Character Recognition. More information seen here.

    OEM – Original Equipment Manufacturer

    OOC – Out of Camera

    OOF – Out of Focus

    OTF – Off the Film

    OVF – Optical Viewfinder

    OZ – Optical Zoom. Within this article, you will find a brief explanation on what the difference between digital and optical zoom is.

    P

    P - Programmed auto-exposure

    PIC – Picture

    PICS or PIX - Pictures

    PJ – Photojournalism or Photojournalist

    PNG - Portable Network Graphics. Click here to learn more about this image file format.

    PP – Post Processing

    PPA – Professional Photographers of America

    PPI – Pixels per Inch. Click here to learn more.

    PQ - Picture Quality

    PS – (Adobe) Photoshop

    PSE – Photoshop Elements

    PSP – Paintshop Pro. Here is a review of Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

    Q

    R

    S

    SD - Secure Digital: a memory card format for your digital camera.

    SDHC- Secure Digital High Capacity. See SD for more information.

    SLR – Single Lens Reflex: the same thing as a D-SLR, only referring to film cameras.

    SOOC – Straight Out of Camera

    SP – Shutter Priority. Click here for more information.

    SS – Shutter Speed. Learn all about shutter speed by clicking here.

    'SWMBO' - She Who Must Be Obeyed

    T

    Tb - Terabyte - 1024 gb

    TFP - Time For Prints

    TFCD - Time For CD

    TIFF or TIF – Tagged Image File Format. Learn more here.

    TTL – Through-the-lens

    TV - Time Value

    U

    USB – Universal Serial Bus

    USM – Unsharp Mask, also means Ultrasonic Motor

    UWA – Ultra Wide Angle

    V

    VR – Vibration Reduction. Click here for more information on VR.

    W

    WA – Wide Angle

    WB – White Balance. More information can be seen by clicking here.

    WS – Watt-Second

    X

    Y

    Z



    Read more: http://www.brighthub.com/multimedia/photography/articles/7634.aspx#ixzz0xoQZDJ57

    if you know of anymore let me know and i can edit this list :)

    could a mod make this a sticky/move to the appropriate place if needed :) thanks

    Chris
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2010
  2. CBA100

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    Nice one mate. I was just about to do this myself. (y)

    Im sure it'll certainly help afew people.
     
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  3. trencheel303

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    P - programmed auto-exposure
     
  4. BandyQuill

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    done
     
  5. trencheel303

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    ETTR - expose to the right
    OCF - Off Camera Flash
     
  6. BandyQuill

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    well those can wait till im home ... keep them coming :) XD
     
  7. trencheel303

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    lazy
     
  8. On the Huh

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    FFS - When things go wrong
     
  9. Texy

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    NS@W - Not Safe @ Work

    Texy
     
  10. trencheel303

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    FUBAR - f'd up beyond all repair
     
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  11. BandyQuill

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    ok back to the sensible ones now :p
     
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  12. On the Huh

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    You have AP and SP, but Canon list these as AV and TV
    Aperture Value and Time Value
     
  13. BandyQuill

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    added those :) keep em coming people...
     
  14. birdy961

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    if TTL is through the lens what is E-TTL?
     
  15. trencheel303

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    Evaluative Through The Lens. It's Canon's flash metering mode.

    ETTL can also mean expose to the left, or "expose for the shadows". The modern day equivalent for digital is ETTR - expose to the right "for the highlights".
     
  16. Doog

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    Thanks for that (y)
     
  17. trencheel303

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    :)
     
  18. birdy961

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    Ta muchly (y)
     
  19. david1701

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    dear of you, this is a really useful list for newbies :D
     
  20. Liam

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    Great list, a few more..

    ND Filters
    Graduated ND Filters
     
  21. 13photography

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  22. TheBigYin

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    and of course the single most valuable abreviation for newbies - RTFM (Read The F'ing Manual!)
     
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    Probably that she looks like a Horse ???
     
  24. GREENGRASS

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    Its usually mentioned along with B/G as the type of work considered, i.e 2 female models = G/G
     
  26. mastertrinity

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    TFP - Time For Prints

    TFCD - Time For CD
     
  27. Jujitsu1

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    lol...Pmsl


    Laughing out loud

    Peed myself laughing
     
  28. Trev4

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    A common one on here 'SWMBO' She who must be obeyed, yes, I've got one of them too :nono::LOL:
     
  29. Karl1980

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    This may be a stupid question - so sorry in advance!!

    What does "tog" stand for? Here is what context it is in -

    http://www.talkphotography.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=46944

    As I was going to put my details up to hopefully meet some people near me to show me a few things, as I am very new to photography, but didn't want to just incase tog means I'm some sort of expert!! :LOL:
     
  30. TCR4x4

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    PhoTOGrapher, just a shorter way of saying it.
     
  31. rizla01

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    A) PhoTOGrapher!


    Or B) TOGtherness for lonely PhoTOGraphers.


    Or C) Thermal Resistance (phoTOGraphers who defy the cold weather)


    You choose.:)
     
  32. Karl1980

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    Thanks guys - at least I now know it's safe for me to put my details on there! :LOL:

    Karl.
     
  33. String

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    RTFM Read the flippin manual :)
     
  34. kilbofragins

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    What about Bump? I see it in the classifieds....Bump. To me this means you have just dropped the product you are selling :). But what does it mean on the forums?
     
  35. AndyB1976

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    A thread 'bump' brings the thread back to the top of the said subforum, onto page 1.

    It may be in classifieds, general or elsewhere - its simply to return the thread to the top of the page so that it doesn't fade away over the passing hours/days.

    Typically everyone starts reviewing the most recent threads first, then scrolls down that particular forum. So if you have your thread at the top, or at least on page 1, it has more chance of being reviewed.
     
  36. macpio2010

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    Haha, I'm liking the not-so-serious ones here!
    Also, thanks for posting the serious ones, very useful little guide for everyone
    Everyone loves a good acronym :p
     
  37. trencheel303

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    there must be a few HWMBO hanging around too :D
     
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  38. kilbofragins

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    Cheers Andy
     
  39. Loopy

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    Well, we SWMBOs let you think so every now and then.

    Loving the list btw, it's a good reminder of everything I should know by now:eek:
     
  40. rizla01

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    I note that according to your list:-

    MB = Megabytes and GB = Gigabytes

    but I frequently come accross Kb and more recently Tb which aren't in your list.

    What are they and should they not be included?:thinking:
     

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