Terms Defined

The glossary of terms including the assumed verbiage used even as a beginner along with the more distant terms more common in film days. Some terms from the history and specialized areas of photography are also explored.


Bokeh is pronounced BOH-kay. It describes the beauty of the out of focus areas of a photograph. It describes the beauty or the lack of beauty of the softness and the efforts made to make that softness. It further describes how the points of light will represent when not in focus. Bokeh is not depth of …

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