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Olya Ananko
Food rigging
- tricks done to food so that it stands still, usually used for high stacks
Depth of Field
- how much of the image is in focus
Food styling
- beautiful arrangement of food in the picture
Plating
- the process of arranging and decorating food to enhance its presentation.
Props
- anything at all used to better support and add meaning to the main subject in a photo
Backdrop
- the background
Diffuser
- a semitranslucent material placed between a light source and a subject which scatters light beams to soften light
Reflector
- an improvised or specialized reflective surface used to redirect light towards a given subject or scene
Exposure
- the amount of light which reaches your camera sensor or film
White balance
- the process of removing unrealistic color casts, so that objects which appear white in person are rendered white in your photo
Natural light
- the sun as a light source
Artificial light
- any light source that is not naturally occurring. Artificial Light includes things like flash/strobes, of course, but also any street lights, indoor lighting, or other man-made light sources
Noise
- a certain type of visual distortion. It looks similar to grain found in film photographs
ISO
- a camera setting that will brighten or darken a photo. As you increase your ISO number, your photos will grow progressively brighter

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