Before I start this new series Photobuse, I want to share some insite with you. Photography is evolving faster and faster. And with this evolution comes a bunch of new terms. The term I created for this series is Photobuse which is defined as anyone who has been abused, mistreated or mislead by someone calling themselves a professional photographer.
Some other terms are:
Truncated~ in photography, this term means the digital file on your media card can not be opened because it is missing part or all of the image. The first time I shot digital at the newspaper, 11 years ago, all my files from a polo match were truncated. I could see them on the back of the camera but could not get them off the camera. That was frustrating.
Noise~ this is the thing you don’t want your kids doing when you have a headache. But in photography it refers to the grainy appearance caused by using a high ISO on your digital camera to take a picture.
Pixelated~ refers to an image that show the digital pixels that make up the image. This occurs when someone tries to make a print from a file that is not large enough to print at that size. Great example, you shoot a picture on small jpeg and try to print it as a 16×20. The image is going to show a bunch of small squares because the file is not big enough to support that size print.
Client Abuse~ is when a photographer spends hours with a person, child or family to get there pictures taken and then the results from the session only yield a picture or 2 worth even using or printing. In some cases there are no usable images. Yikes.
These are just a few terms that refer to this new digital photography evolution. Photography has never been about the camera or just “push the button” and I’ve got a great picture. It takes more than a fancy camera and good eye. It takes knowledge and skill to take a good picture. And that will never change.