Basic Glossary Of Photography Terms

Aperture - Size or diameter of the opening that the light goes through. 

Aspect Ratio - Width over the height of the photograph.

Focus - How clear items are in the photo. Many camera's come with an auto focus feature. Or with some camera's you can manually adjust your focus. 

LCD - This is the screen on the back of the camera that allows you to view the photos you have taken. 

Resolution - This is the term for Digital Photos. The resolution is how many pixels a photo contains. 

Shutter speed - How long the camera lenses exposes the recording material to light. To capture a photograph for fast moving objects you need a fast shutter speed. 

Best Tips On Photographing Your Children

Taking great photographs of your children is great way to preserve memories. Here are some techniques that will greatly enhance your special photo moments.  

How To Photograph Your Own Children
  1. Don't try to get your child to pose for a picture it can sometimes look unnatural and the child can become uncomfortable and cranky.
  2. Photograph your child playing with toys or with pets. This is when your child will be relaxed and natural shots will make great photos.
  3. Your child's best smiles will be while playing outside and their personality will come through. 
  4. Capture photos of your child playing, dressing up, eating, sleeping, crying, laughing and smiling.
  5. Photographing your child at eye level will produce some great shots. 
  6. Personalizing your child's name in a book or gift is another way to preserve those special moments.

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