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#1 Sweet Chilli Philly

Posted 03 November 2007 - 03:29 PM

Canon vs Nikon


Which DSLR to get?

Camera reviews and buying guides etc

Your photography kit?


Your settings


For beginners

Interesting facts about DSLR cameras. GREAT for beginners


Backdrop info


Backdrop stand info




Speedlight/Mountable flash

Which Camera Bag?


Understanding RAW

Photo editing programs

Photoshop or Photoshop Elements - What Version??
How to make a story board

Photoshop actions

Free actions for Photoshop

Itty Bitty vs NicoleV actions

Photo Books

Snapfish photo books http://members.essentialbaby.com.au/index....howtopic=408544

Photo Books, what was the final verdict???

My Reflections photo book review

Asuka books http://members.essentialbaby.com.au/index....howtopic=423303
Free Blurb book!!!!! http://members.essentialbaby.com.au/index....howtopic=324546

My Photo Fun.com.au

online photo service recommendations

What Lens and why



AE - Auto Exposure
AF - Auto focus
AP - Aperture Priority
AS - Antishake -  often understood to be the same as IS, but may only refer to a camera automatically increasing ISO
CAF - Continuous Auto Focus
DOF - Depth of Field
DZ - Digital Zoom
EC - Exposure Compensation
EV - Exposure Value
FOV - Field of View
IQ - Image Quality
IS - Image Stabilization - usually refers to optical IS
ISO � Number indicating a digital camera sensors sensitivity to light
MF - Manual Focus
SS - Shutter speed
NI - Neat Image - noise reduction software
NN - Noise Ninja � noise reduction software
NR - Noise Reduction
NT or (NT) - comments written only in a subject line of a post, indicating no reply in the main subject area
OIS - Optical Image Stabilization
OOF - Out of Focus
OP - Original Poster � person who starts a new forum topic
OZ � Optical Zoom
PIC - Picture
PICS, PIX - plural for PIC
PP - Post Processing - editing digital images
PS - Photoshop - photo editing program considered by many to be the "gold standard"
PSE - Photoshop Elements - "little brother" of Photoshop
PSP - Paintshop Pro - similar to Photoshop but less expensive
SP - Shutter Priority
TCon - Telephoto converters for increasing focal length.
USM - Unsharp Mask - sharpening tool found in many photo editing programs
WB - White Balance
WCon - Wide Angle Converters
100% crop - a section of a full sized image cropped at an 1:1 ratio
SOOC - straight out of camera
PB - portfolio building
CC - constructive criticism
HHCC - hard hat constructive criticism

Okay that's just a start, I'm sure I will have more to add but if anyone has any links they wish to share feel free and I will add them original.gif

Also I wasn't sure what to add as to different models of camera's as they seem to change all the time but if anyone has any links they would like added please let me know.

#2 scit

Posted 03 November 2007 - 03:44 PM

Wow that's a lot of work, well done on putting it all together!

Thanks for doing this.

Off to have a read now.


#3 3rdXtheCharm

Posted 03 November 2007 - 03:45 PM

Great Idea Philly!!  tongue.gif

#4 mypinkwagon

Posted 03 November 2007 - 03:45 PM

Thanks so much for that biggrin.gif

#5 jazzmin

Posted 03 November 2007 - 03:47 PM

Thanks SO much!!  wub.gif

#6 Sweet Chilli Philly

Posted 03 November 2007 - 03:48 PM

No problem original.gif Just thought it would makes things a tad easier grin.gif

#7 spawn

Posted 03 November 2007 - 05:23 PM

We need this stickied I think Susan.  original.gif   Well done on compiling such a big list and thank you!

#8 Guest_Twocentpiece_*

Posted 03 November 2007 - 06:00 PM

Absolutely brilliant!!!!!

#9 ~Whintreleigh~

Posted 03 November 2007 - 06:35 PM

Honey...you are awesome...I wish there was something like that when I got mine some months back! cool.gif

#10 ~Susan~

Posted 03 November 2007 - 08:01 PM

wow this is really great! all stickied for you too original.gif

#11 Sweet Chilli Philly

Posted 03 November 2007 - 08:02 PM

Thanks heaps for that Susan original.gif

#12 Miss Cinders

Posted 03 November 2007 - 09:41 PM

Ahh you're a good woman biggrin.gif

#13 blueberry℘twist

Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:26 AM

Can I make a suggestion  grin.gif can we have a list of abbreviations  biggrin.gif

TIA  grin.gif

#14 Sweet Chilli Philly

Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:40 AM

Can I ask what kind of abbreviations you are after?

Do you mean just normal forum ones?

Sorry being a little dense today blush.gif

#15 MeLoddy

Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:54 AM

Philly I would assume photographic ones.


SS - Shutter Speed
DOF - Depth of Field

I must be dense too this morning as they are the only ones I can think of!  laughing2.gif

#16 blueberry℘twist

Posted 07 November 2007 - 10:01 AM

SOOC - straight out of camera
PB - portfolio building
CC - constructive criticism (sp?)

and heaps more - I know what most of them mean but if this thread is for newbies then it would be very helpful  grin.gif

#17 Sweet Chilli Philly

Posted 07 November 2007 - 10:33 AM

Okay I have added some abbreviations, let me know if there are any more you would like added original.gif

#18 blueberry℘twist

Posted 07 November 2007 - 10:37 AM

Wow thats a great list - just thought of a really good site for reviews of all cameras as well as buying guides and discussions about all sorts of cameras  biggrin.gif

#19 leanne83

Posted 08 November 2007 - 01:35 PM

Great post Philly biggrin.gif

#20 Chiquitita

Posted 02 December 2007 - 09:46 AM


Which Camera Bag? http://members.essentialbaby.com.au/index....howtopic=442781

#21 Chiquitita

Posted 08 February 2008 - 02:18 PM

Another suggestion - Photo Books

Snapfish photo books http://members.essentialbaby.com.au/index....howtopic=408544

Photo Books, what was the final verdict??? http://members.essentialbaby.com.au/index....howtopic=365887

My Reflections photo book review http://members.essentialbaby.com.au/index....howtopic=423303

Asuka books http://members.essentialbaby.com.au/index....howtopic=357294

Free Blurb book!!!!! http://members.essentialbaby.com.au/index....howtopic=324546

My Photo Fun.com.au http://members.essentialbaby.com.au/index....howtopic=401671

online photo service recommendations http://members.essentialbaby.com.au/index....howtopic=326486

#22 Sweet Chilli Philly

Posted 08 February 2008 - 04:25 PM

Thanks for the links to the photo books Marnie original.gif I've added them in original.gif

#23 tassiegal

Posted 02 December 2008 - 03:13 PM

What does MWAC stand for??

#24 Sweet Chilli Philly

Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:31 AM

What does MWAC stand for??
It means Mum with a camera.

#25 Bluewavesky

Posted 13 March 2009 - 09:57 PM

Just wanted to ask how I add flickr to my profile at that bottom. I have just restarted my flickr account and don't know how to add it like everyone else has.

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