100 Photography Keywords – in Mandarin (Chinese)
11th March 2014. Singapore – With more and more Chinese nationals coming to our shores, it is important that we should know some photography terms in Mandarin (Chinese language). Personally I had taught a few China-Chinese photography students here in Singapore as well as some senior citizens who are not proficient in English. After trying to teach & explain in Mandarin for a couple of times (and after lots of senseless laughter), I am still not really good at teaching in Mandarin. Sometimes, before I can even say or explain something, I started giggling already. You can imagine the faces of the students when they see me giggling and after that, I spout out broken Mandarin so bad that they swear I was speaking French.
I have compiled some 100 Key words that we commonly used in Photography along with the chinese text beside it. This list was compiled from google, contributions from friends & students. Some make sense to me while some are totally off.
I will leave it to you on what you think is correct.
I would like to clarify that NONE of the Keywords below are verified or recognized by any source.
Have fun & here I present to you,
The 100 Photography Keywords – in Mandarin (Chinese)
01) Photographer = 摄影师
02) Videographer = 视频摄影师
03) Junior Photographer = 菜鸟摄影师
04) Senior Photographer = 摄影前辈
05) Master Photographer = 摄影师父
06) Retired Photographer = 神
07) Photography Assistant = 摄影助理/ 跑腿
08) Photographer-Wannabe = 骗吃骗喝/装模作样
09) Model = 模特儿 (摸不得)
10) Gearhead = 摄影器材收藏家/ 咖浪古尼
11) Shutter = 快门
12) Aperture = 光圈
13) ISO = 光线敏感测量度
14) Metering = 光亮测量表
15) Flash = 闪光灯
16) Single Shot = 单拍
17) Continous Shot = 连拍
18) White Balance = 白色平衡表
19) Preview = 预览
20) Delete = 删除
21) Magnify = 放大
22) Bracketing = 包围连拍夹层摄影
23) Focus Point = 对焦点
24) Automatic Mode = 全自动模式
25) Shutter Priority Mode = 快门优先模式
26) Aperture Priority Mode = 光圈优先模式
27) Programme Auto Mode = 程序半自动模式
28) Bulb Mode = 灯泡模式, 快门曝光时间由用户控制
29) Long Exposure = 长时间曝光
30) Focus Peaking = 重点峰值
Style/ Genre 风格
31) Macro = 微细摄影
32) Portraiture = 人像摄影
33) Landscape = 景观摄影
34) Nature = 自然生态摄影
35) Sports = 运动摄影
36) Abstract = 抽象摄影
37) Birding = 飞禽摄影
38) Wedding = 婚纱摄影，婚照摄影
39) Monochrome = 黑白摄影
40) Street = 街头摄影
41) Fashion = 时尚摄影
42) Abstract = 抽象摄影
43) Porn = 色情摄影
44) Pets/ Wildlife = 宠物摄影/ 野生摄影
45) Events =活动摄影
46) Food = 食物摄影
47) Product = 产品摄影
48) Advertisement = 广告系摄影
49) Photo Processing = 照片处理
50) Crop = 修剪
51) UV Filter = 紫外线过滤器
52) ND Filter = 中性密度镜片滤光器
53) CPL Filter = 偏光镜片滤光器
54) Gradient Filter = 梯度滤光器
55) Infrared Filter = 红外线过滤器, 也名为万能过滤器
56) Wide Angle Lens = 广角镜头
57) Fisheye Lens = 鱼眼镜头
58) Zoom Lens = 变焦镜头
59) Prime Lens = 定焦镜头
60) Tilt Shift Lens = 移轴镜头
61) Telephoto Lens = 远摄镜头
62) Super Telephoto Lens = 超远摄镜头
63) Manual Lens = 手动对焦镜头
64) Auto Lens =自动对焦镜头
65) Local Lens = 当地镜头
66) Parallel Imported Lens = 平行进口镜头, 水货
67) Square Filter = 方形滤镜
68) Screw On Filter = 螺杆式过滤器
69) Filter Adaptor = 滤镜接环器
70) See Through Filter = 通摄过滤器 (refer to #55)
71) Canon = 佳能
72) Nikon = 尼康
73) Sony = 索尼
74) Pentax = 宾得
75) Olympus = 奥林巴斯
76) Fujifilm = 富士
77) Panasonic = 松下
78) Sigma = 西格玛
79) Tamron = 腾龙
80) Tokina = 图丽
81) Hasselblad = 哈苏
82) Leica = 徕卡
83) Samsung = 三星
84) Casio = 卡西欧
85) Mamiya = 玛米亚
86) Contax = 康泰思
87) Konica = 柯尼卡 (Konica Minolta = #87 + #88)
88) Minolta = 美能达 (Konica Minolta = #87 + #88)
89) Kodak = 柯达
90) Polaroid = 宝丽来
91) Studio = 摄影室
92) 35mm = 35毫米全帧格式
93) Medium Format = 中等格式
94) Large Format = 大幅面格式
95) Camera Sensor = 摄像头传感器
96) Cropped Sensor = 裁剪格式
97) Photography = 拍照
98) Photocoffee = 摆出相机喝咖啡
99) Photobrag = 废话联翩而拍不出像样的照片
100) Photopervert = 拿着相机骗小妹妹。
I hope you had fun reading the above list as much as we had fun putting it together for you.
Please feel free to share this article with your friends and spread some laughter to someone today.
毒 读了此 糕 稿后笑了一个痛快， 不如将此稿发送给您的 色淫 摄影朋友，也让他 妈 们笑一笑吧！
Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM (C) – Part 2
- Featuring Guest Reviewer Ng Chee Seng
Photo: Ng Chee Seng with the the Sigma 18-200mm (C) at Hainan, China.
10th March 2014, Singapore – Sigma’s recent release, the super all-in-one Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM (C) has caught the attention of many users worldwide. Many photographers were taken by surprise that Sigma had the 18-200mm redesigned and rebuilt for this popular all-purpose zoom focal range lens right after 2 years since the Mark II was released. Sitting in the Contemporary Line (C), this lens had proven itself to be different from the rest of the competition since our first review. As we all know, most All-in-one zoom lenses are also made & marketed as travel lenses, so we decided to appoint a semi-professional photographer to review the Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM (C) as a Part 2 review. And we came to know that he will be travelling – perfect.
Ng Chee Seng, 36 years old had been shooting for about 4 years now. A semi-pro photographer specializing in landscape photography & portraitures, we persuaded him to bring the Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM (C) for his trip to Wenchang, Hainan in China. And he agreed. Let’s check out his account & experience of using the new Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM (C).
By Ng Chee Seng, Semi Pro Photographer (Singapore)
When I was contacted by Allan Lee, the Editor of ourshutterjourney.com, I wasn’t sure what I am getting myself into. He had recently reviewed the new Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM (C) and after learning that I was going for a trip to Wenchang, Hainan, he excitedly contacted me and asked me if I am keen to review this lens. I told him that I had never done this before and to my surprise, he actually say this is exactly what he wanted – an end user with no prior review experience to review the lens so that he can get an unbiased and fair feedback from the user point of view. Happily I agreed and we met up to collect the lens.
First Look & Handling
Photo: Key information here. Review done on a Canon DSLR, the super broad, smooth & comfortable zoom ring, the Zoom lock button, the new Sigma “C” Badge, other operational buttons like the MF/AF and OS switch. Most importantly, it’s Made in Japan.
The new 2014 Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM (C) is a pretty small and light weight (430g) zoom lens. It has a standard wide (18mm) to super telephoto (200mm) focal range. I fell in love with the smooth finishing (feel) of the lens exterior (barrel) of the lens which was manufactured with the new TSC (Thermally Stable Composite) – this offers thermal expansion characteristics similar to those of aluminum and it feels expensive to the touch.
Together with the supplied Canon DSLR (from Allan), I took the lens to Wenchang, Hainan in China for a trip.
I was impressed by the very capable Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM (C). Apart from its solid built and the super smooth zooming ring, this lens packs performance too. Image sharpness is rendered across the whole focal ranges from 18mm to the super-tele range at 200mm. (see below pics).
At the wide angle of 18mm F3.5, it render very good sharpness at the center of the frame but sharpness is slightly compromised at the sides of the frame.
However, after stopping down the aperture to F11, sharpness at the center frame is good but not as sharp as compared to shooting at F3.5 – but the sides of the frame became very sharp.
I personally discovered that the “sweet spot” for this lens has to be the highly-loved F5.6, sharpness is very good across the whole frame, corner to corner. If you love shooting landscape at the wide 18mm range, you will never go wrong with the aperture set to F5.6 for this lens.
At tele-end of 200m, it maintained very good sharpness across the whole frame which is seldom the case for such lenses in the past. I am very impressed by it’s capabilities to keep CA (Chromatic aberration) very low. Almost negligible, I can hardly notice any CA at 18mm with 100% crop but at 200mm, it show very minimum traces of CA (outline) lining the tree branches which to me, is very acceptable.
I have certainly no issue with this Sigma’s fast & silent focusing. The hypersonic motor (HSM) was super quiet & focusing was “instant hit” even at 200mm. This lens focuses well for both day or night operations. The lens did a little hunting when I used it at night during low light condition which was quite common for most variable apertures zoom lenses – now which lens doesn’t hunt at low light right? On overall, I really love the blazing fast & spot on focusing.
After using the Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM (C) for a straight 7 days in China, I am very pleased by what this lens had delivered. Be it handling or image quality, this lens is definitely the best all-purpose lens available today. Although designed and made as a variable aperture lens, we cannot compare it with other fixed aperture zoom lens or prime lens but given its humble asking price and the overall quality, this is the best combination that money can buy.
The Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM (C) will guarantees pleasing user experience for street shooting and a great companion for oversea travel for its portability. And yes, I have booked a Nikon Mount version of this 2014 Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM (C) – and I think you should too.
Thanks Allan for giving me this great opportunity to test out this lens for my China Trip!
Ed: You are most welcome Chee Seng!
** Sigma had re-organized their whole lens line into 3 category.
They are “C” Lens, “A” Lens & “S” Lens.
C Lens = Contemporary Lens Line
Featuring the very latest technology, and combining optical performance with compactness, Sigma’s high-performance Contemporary line covers a wide range of needs. Lenses in this category are Standard zoom lenses, telephoto zoom lenses, high-magnification zoom lenses.
A Lens = Art Lens Line
Designed with a focus on sophisticated optical performance and abundant expressive power, Sigma’s Art line delivers high-level artistic expression. Lenses in this category are Large-aperture prime lenses, wide-angle lenses, ultra-wide-angle lenses, macro lenses, fisheye lenses.
S Lens – Sports Lens Line
While offering sophisticated optical performance and expressiveness, Sigma Sports line lenses deliver high action-capture performance, enabling photographers to get exactly the shots they want. Lenses in this category are Telephoto lenses, telephoto zoom lenses, super telephoto lenses, super telephoto zoom lenses.
For more information, please visit http://www.sigma-global.com
Ourshutterjourney.com 4th Anniversary Readers Giveaway!
12th March 2013, Singapore – In line with ourshutterjourney.com 4th Anniversary, we have been making announcements after announcements sharing good news. From incorporating a LLP to the official appointment of our very own Authorized Service Centre, this round is for you – our readers!
We have 10 units of high quality ceramic mugs with ourshutterjourney.com logo to give away! Just answer a few simple questions! And you might just win One of these Limited Edition commissioned souvenirs from Ourshutterjourney LLP!
How to Win?
Step 1: Answer the below questions.
Question 1: Who are the Founders & Managing Partners of Ourshutterjourney LLP?
Question 2: Name 3 of ourshutterjourney.com’s Signature Photography Events.
Step 2: Email your answers + your name, contact number to email@example.com by 28th March 2014 noon.
- First 10 Email Entries with all answers correct will stand to Win the Limited Edition Mugs!
- All Winners will be notified by email & sms. We will also publish the winners on our site.
What are you waiting for?
5th March 2014, Singapore – Lensy, is a new community marketplace for photography enthusiasts to feature and sell their images as stock photography to brands and businesses that need them.
Started by two ex-advertising agency planners, Vincent Teo and Ling Ang, Lensy was developed to help address the challenge of finding Asian photos from the traditional stock libraries, most of which were based in the U.S and Europe. At the same time, most current stock photography licenses are complicated and expensive for buyers with only a small percentage of revenue generated from each sale going back to the photographers.
“These were entrenched practices that were meant to benefit traditional stock libraries, not photographers. We wanted to find a way that could disrupt this outdated model and empower photographers by creating a fair and sustainable platform.” Vincent says.
With the lower cost of entry of cameras and better quality camera phones, there are more and more people in Asia who are interested in photography and who are good photographers themselves.
Lensy seeks to champion the photography enthusiast by giving an equal opportunity to anyone who has a passion for the craft to grow and develop as a photographer while making their photos available for sale to brands and businesses.
“There is an opportunity to democratize stock photography by offering photography enthusiasts the opportunity to earn money from their photos as well as offering businesses a wide range of affordable, high quality and royalty-free images that were free of complicated licenses for their web content such as websites and social media posts.” says Ling.
Lensy is based in Singapore but the site is open to serve a global audience with a specific focus on Asia. Anyone can sign up for free and upload his/her photos. All submitted photos will then be moderated by the team to ensure quality and appropriateness.
Under this model, all photos uploaded to Lensy are capped at 5MB are sold for $10 where half the amount sold ($5) goes to the photographer. The license gives buyers the non-exclusive right to use the photo royalty free across all mediums and over an indefinite period of time. And unlike other stock libraries, Lensy pays each photographer at the end of every month regardless of the sale amount due via Paypal.
Lensy also aims to make photography more social through Lensy Tasks where it allows businesses who require specific photos to crowdsource them from photographers via a “task”. Each task has a duration and reward attached. The winning photograph is selected at the end of the task to win the reward but all submissions that fit the theme will have the opportunity to be purchased by the brand; where each photo sale will earn the photographer $5.
Photographers can now register at https://lensy.com/ and start selling!
ourshutterjourney.com is happy to announce that Lensy has joined our “Accredited Merchants“network having met our standards for accreditation.
10th March 2014, Singapore – In line with ourshutterjourney.com’s 4th Anniversary, we would like to take this chance to announce that ourshutterjourney.com is now officially managed by Ourshutterjourney LLP (Business Reg. No. T14LL0381F) with immediate effect.
Since we formed the group in March 2010, ourshutterjourney.com has grown beyond our imagination, and we felt that it will be better if our photography portal is backed by a registered company in Singapore. By doing soon, we hope to provide our members, friends, followers, students, associates & merchants a more comprehensive support for anything photography in Singapore & regionally.
There will be no changes. Except that we are going to bring you more goodies, more fun, more events/ talks than before! In short, everything will be just as cool as before.
If you have questions or requiring clarifications pertaining to the above, please drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you everyone for placing us at where we are today!
1st March 2014, Singapore – Today, ourshutterjourney.com celebrates its 4th Anniversary since the group was formed.
4 years is (indeed) a long time in the world of photography. We came together in March 2010 and decided to bring together photography enthusiasts purely for the common interest of photography. Since our first group event, we have done a total of over 300 photography shoots, 29 community & charity events, 40 commercially linked events, 16 photography talks, 6 photo trips and many other activities (in 4 years!). Looking back, we have really came a long way to where we are today.
Today the group has a total of 11,828 Followers across all our social media platforms from all over the world.
Evolving is an important factor to keep ourselves relevant and to be able to serve the needs of the members & friends who had sticked with us through these years. And we did. We had changed our logo twice to finally settling on the current 8 blade apertures with the group name in the centre in August 2011. Those of you who had been following us will know what the logo stands for, We take the pleasure of posting our values once again below.
Picture: ourshutterjourney.com logo
The Logo is an Eight Aperture Blades design symbolizing Eight Values of ourshutterjourney.com (then Shutter Journey Singapore Photography Group.)
1) To Bring Casual Photography to Everyone.
2) To Share Knowledge & Experience to Everyone.
3) To Cultivate a Non-Competitive Learning Environment for Everyone.
4) To Promote Harmony in Photography.
5) To Protect Members Against Dishonest Merchants.
6) To Create A New Standard for Organized Photography Groups.
7) To Re-Invent Photography Genres with Experimentation.
8) To Forge Friendships Among Photographers.
The 8 values above which we have faithfully followed had kept us going till today. Although the group had evolved further into a full service portal which we now provides other photography resources – had blended in well in a nice & subtle way. Backed by a network of accredited merchants, ourshutterjourney.com is by far the first independant photography group that has strong support by a few major camera brands and photography retailers. Members are now better supported in many ways from equipment purchase to photography courses to photography trips.
Like every other group or organisations, we do have our ups & downs. There were so many times that we almost wanted to close the group and move on to other interests – and we were glad that we didn’t. Every setbacks, every adverse incident, every difficult situation that had put us to the test, we had emerged stronger every time. Whenever we made someone smile, or shared a useful tip or trick with the event attendees, we felt that our objectives are being met in a really special way and that further helped & encouraged us in running the group with a sane mind. Trust us, it is really not easy.
As we continue on into another year, we are planning up more surprises and more interesting events for everyone to continue to hone their craft in a casual and community learning environment. We assure everyone that we will continue to work hard to better serve everyone’s needs as much as possible and within our means. We will continue to evolve the group and that is for sure.
Before we end the 4th Anniversary note, we would like to THANK
- All the past members that has made us stronger & wiser.
- All the present members for all the relentless support & enthusiasm.
- All the long-service members for believing in us.
- All our Accredited Merchants in our dealers’ network for honest excellent deals.
- All the Camera Brands that kept their faith in us.
We can never thank enough to Everyone who had made ourshutterjourney.com to what it is today.
We are indeed grateful for everything that has happened and with the above, please accept our sincere