The Shutterbug Translator
Professional photography techniques are now at your fingertips with the KODAK Ektra smartphone. So, in the spirit of placing technical artistry into the hands of the people, we’ve translated some photography lingo to help you ‘tog’ and ‘bokeh’ with the best of them.
A human being with an evolutionary appendage, called a camera. Shutterbugs are rarely spotted without a camera in hand.
Shoot, check, shoot, check, shoot, STOP. Chimping is the irrepressible need to instantly view every photo you snap on screen. Easy as it is to get sucked in, chimping is frowned upon in many photography circles.
The sun is high in the sky and the landscape is drenched in gold. This hour of pure visual magic, just after sunrise or just before sunset, creates low contrast and warm tones – a photographer’s dream.
There is nothing like Super8 mm film. The release of Super8 mm film format in 1965 was a revelation for shutterbugs looking to easily capture their personal memories on motion picture film. You can recreate the warmth, crackle and grain of the film stock on the KODAK EKTRA smartphone with the Super8 app.
A digital photography format that retains all the data captured by your camera’s sensor, shooting in RAW gives you more room to manoeuvre and greater creative control in post-production.
From boke (暈け or ボケ), the Japanese word for ‘blur’ or ‘haze’, Bokeh describes the beautiful aesthetic quality created by out-of-focus areas in a photo.
Quite simply, taking photographs. The number one occupation of a diehard ‘tog’.
Or, for the Francophile, ‘Clair Obscur’. A term borrowed from the popular Renaissance painting technique, chiaroscuro means using extreme low-key lighting (often from a single source) to craft a striking contrast between areas of light and dark.
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Illustrations by João Neves/@nevesman