If photography terminology baffles you, like when someone mentions an ‘f stop’ and you wonder why in the world anyone would shorten the word ‘full’ to an ‘f’, take a peek at this info graphic…
Automatic settings are useful, you can quickly snap something by whipping out your camera without worrying too much about anything else other than composition. Unfortunately the camera is deciding what the best settings are so it will never be as precise or skilled as our eyes.
Most of the time we want our photographs to be an exact replica of what we are seeing so you may want to make some manual changes to your camera. For instance, if you’re taking shots at night or in very bright sunlight, these are situations in which the camera struggles to find a good consistent setting by itself. A few alterations to the settings can improve quality and consistency.
This info graphic lays out some key terms and shows them in a way that helps you understand what’s going on inside your camera. Just by knowing this you can make great improvements to your photographs and get control of your camera to use it to its full potential.