Ever got your apertures and your aliasing all muddled up? Ever had a meltdown reading a camera manual? Or searched that very same manual for simple explanations of technical terms, and been left in the dark? Worried about making the switch from a simple point and shoot camera to a new digital SLR? The Photographer s Dictionary sets out to demystify over 300 key photographic and image- making terms, in easy language and illustrated with simple, yet elegant, diagrams. Going beyond what a dictionary would provide, i.e. a definition that educates, this book elucidates too. The Photographer s Dictionary delves deeper into the meaning of key concepts by providing historical background, concise examples, and practical applications, in addition to the definition itself. Entries are grouped thematically, and by first principles, so that connections may be easily made between terms and explanations. Camera icons, acronyms, and proprietary terms are also explained, and cross-referenced between different brands and models. Content is arranged in two columns, with all images and topic tags on the edges of each spread, for ease of navigation.