Photography Acronyms You NEED to Know / by Sydney Joseph

When I first started out in photography, I did a short course at the University of the West Indies Open Campus. Once I had finished that, I spent a lot of time learning online at the Youtube University (according to my Mom) as well as through different bloggers online. One of the hardest things I had to deal with was learning all of the acronyms that are used in photography so I created this list of the most common ones to help you out.

AE: Automatic Exposure

AF: Auto Focus

AV: Aperture Priority

AWB: Automatic White Balance

CA: Creative Automatic

DOF: Depth of Field

DSLR: Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera

JPEG: Joint Photographic Experts Group

LR: Adobe Lightroom

M: Manual Exposure

MF: Manual Focus

PS: Adobe Photoshop

RGB: Red Green Blue

SOOC: Straight Out of Camera

TV: Shutter Priority (Time-Value)

WB: White Balance

For a more comprehensive list check out this post by Wikipedia.