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“Fringing”?! Photography Slang Explained

Photography can be a pretty mysterious world with a lot of weird slang that general public and amateurs, but also enthusiasts or even pros, find difficult to understand. Are you often confused by some of the things your photographer friends say? Like any hobby or pastime, there are common photography terms that we all come to learn, and then there is some of the more bizarre slang you can spend a lifetime behind the lens never understanding. Below we’ve compiled a collection of common photography slang and obscure camera acronyms to help lift the veil on their mystery.

Photo provided by Patricia Chica
Photo and cover photo provided by Patricia Chica

This is by no means a complete list. In fact, if there’s something we’ve missed feel free to add your own in the comments below – just keep it clean, people…

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Techniques: The Silhouetted Shot

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Reflections and shadows can be a good way to catch silhouettes. Like wet areas, bitumen… for their minimalist aspects: (16mm, f/11, 1/60 sec, 250 ISO). This picture has been taken at sunset.

The silhouetted shot is one very poetic way to express photography. I must admit that it is really one of my favorite photography field! Making silhouettes is more like evoking your subject rather than describing it. It is about illustrating rather than telling. It is a subtil play with shadows and light. It is about creating a painting with masses rather than fine details or colors. Silhouettes can genuinely enrich one’s range of creativity in the field of photography. What I love about this technique is that it allows the reader to invest himself more in your creation and imagine the details that are missing. It is mysterious poetry in a photograph. Continue reading Techniques: The Silhouetted Shot