Photo encyclopaedia

Photography is full of technical terms about technology, accessories and procedures. In order to make the most of the many technical possibilities and to shoot the most impressive photos, a sound basic knowledge of photography is necessary. With just a few clicks through our photo encyclopedia you will get a good understanding on various areas of photography. In the sections photo school, camera manufacturer, cameras and technology of our comprehensive photo glossary you will find important terms of photography concisely and comprehensibly explained. mehr lesen

Canon
Camera manufacturers

Canon

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The Japanese company Canon is currently the largest camera manufacturer in the world. Canon’s product line of cameras includes the well known EOS SLR camera as well as system cameras such as PowerShot and IXUS compact cameras. The company also manufactures EF lenses and Speedlite flash units. EOS stands for Electo-Optical System. The EOS product […]

File Formats
Technology

File Formats

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File formats define the syntax, that is to say the inner structure, of data. Depending on the intended applications, there are various available file formats for photos. While some formats are mostly used for exchanging photos, other formats are optimised for further editing. Thanks to Exif data, additional information can also be added to the […]

Image Stabiliser
Technology

Image Stabiliser

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Methods to avoid camera shake in photography are known as image stabilisation. Free-hand photography of moving motifs or photographing without flash with little surrounding light usually leads to blurry photos. Image stabilisers help prevent such blurs and compensate for small movements of the photographer’s hands. This plays less of an important role in motion blurring; […]

Image Sensor
Technology

Image Sensor

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The central electronic component of a digital camera or camcorder is the image sensor. Together with the lens and the image processor, the image sensor is a deciding factor of the picture quality of a digital camera. The image sensor takes the place of a film negative of an analogue camera and consists of many […]

Picture Sharpness
Technology

Picture Sharpness

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In photography, the sharpness distinguishes and showcases the details in your picture. The quality of photos is often measured by their sharpness and achieving a high level of sharpness is one of the most important goals in the technical implementation of photography. There is a difference to keep in mind between the technical picture sharpness […]