Terms and Jargon

IMG_6083Although photography is ultimately about art, the use of high-tech gizmos inevitably leads to photographers throwing around an array of terms and acronyms that can be overwhelming to a new photographer.  This list is (obviously) a work-in-progress, but I hope it’ll help a bit!

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Hotshoe -  A mounting plate generally found on the top of a camera designed to mount an electronic flash.
HSS -  High Speed Sync. Used in flash photography to indicate flash capability when shutter speeds are faster than sync speed. See also Intro to High Speed Sync.