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Tuesday
Jul202010

Aperture

An opening or hole through which light travels. The aperture setting for cameras is literally the size of the opening of the hole in the shutter which allows light to pass through and expose the film or sensor. Aperture is also a popular photo editing software developed by Apple specifically for Mac users. Apple's newest Photo Editing Software is Aperture 3.

Tuesday
Jul202010

Dodging

Dodging a print is a process which gained its named from the traditional wet-process of printing. By blocking or hiding an area of the print from the light, the darker areas would receive less exposure and be lighter than had the area been left alone. During initial exposure of a print photographers will block portions of the print that need less exposure. The same process is now replicated in most image editing software like Adobe Photoshop.

Tuesday
Jul202010

Sharpen

Sharpening an image attempts to correct misfocused areas in an image and attempts to make them look more "sharp." Most image editing software such as Aperture, Lightroom and Photoshop have sharpening tools. Some programs like NIK Software's Sharpener 3.0 focus specifically on image sharpening aspects of digital image editing.



Tuesday
Jul202010

Shutter Speed

The amount of time that the shutter (mechanical opening) is open exposing film or a digital sensor to light. These speeds range from fractions of a second to minutes and are determined by a balance between the aperture, available light, ISO speed, and desired effect.