32 things photographers say… and what they really mean

Final off camera flash tips from our professional photographer: using flash in sunlight

Photography has a language all of its own; a rich mix of camera jargon, lens acronyms and technical buzzwords that can be an utterly baffling sea of noise to beginners. But, with the internet and all, it doesn’t take long to know your f-stops from your fill-flash, and be able to separate HDR, DOF and TTL.

In this post we translate some of the common things photographers say and explain just what those photographers are trying to say. Just remember that our tongues were firmly in our cheeks when we put this together…

Photo Anatomy: the secrets behind one photographer’s perfect composition

Photo Anatomy: the secrets behind one photographer's perfect composition

In our Photo Anatomy series on Digital Camera World we select pictures by famous photographers and explain point by point what makes them work.

In our latest instalment, we dissect Alisdair Miller’s striking image of a stranded lifeboat in Dubai.

Photo Anatomy: the secret behind Tim Flach’s meticulous animal techniques

Photo Anatomy: the secret behind Tim Flach's carefully planned animal techniques

In our Photo Anatomy series on Digital Camera World we select pictures by famous photographers and explain point by point what makes them work.

In our latest instalment, photographer Tim Flach reveals the ingenious, carefully planned technique that enabled him to create this perfect Afghan Hound shot!

Photo Anatomy: the secret to one man’s cracking high-speed photography

Photo Anatomy: the secret to one photographer's cracking high-speed photography

In our Photo Anatomy series on Digital Camera World we select pictures by famous photographers and explain point by point what makes them work.

In our latest instalment, we dissect the tasty high-speed photography of Dan Newton, who’s amazing picture of an egg caught at the moment it shattered has all the ingredients of a fantastic shot!

Photo Anatomy: creating underwater portraits that look like paintings

Photo Anatomy: creating dramatic underwater portraits that look like paintings

In our Photo Anatomy series on Digital Camera World we select pictures by famous photographers and explain point by point what makes them work.

Igor Kraguljac’s dramatic photo was inspired by Renaissance painting. It’s a visually stunning image, but how did he take it? We have the answers in our latest instalment

Photo Anatomy: how a top documentary photographer adds impact to his images

Photo Anatomy: how a top documentary photographer adds impact to his images

In our Photo Anatomy series on Digital Camera World we select pictures by famous photographers and explain point by point what makes them work.

In our latest instalment, documentary photographer Nyani Quarmyne explains how he took this stunning portrait at a New Orleans street party.