Definition of Five Photography Words

The first five words in a series that will be published weekly. These five are actually acronyms, yet just as important to know.


Do It Yourself‘ (Sometimes, ‘Destroy It Yourself’) Photographers, probably more than any other group are known for ingenious modifications, hacks and inventions created as inexpensive methods to get a better photograph.


What The Duck‘ Comics . The best (only?) comic strip staring a duck as a photographer.


Time (or Trade) For Prints‘ and ‘Time For CD (or DVD)‘. This refers to the model’s time in return for photographer providing prints or CD (internet version of a test shoot) with the expectation both sides will only use for portfolio updates.


Field of View Crop Factor’ – Reference to Canon’s 3 sensor sizes:
1.0 = 36mm X 24mm5D, 1Ds Mark II, 1Ds Mark III
1.3 = 28.7mm X 19.1mm1D Mark II, 1D Mark II N, 1D Mark III
1.6 = 22.5mm X 15mm10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 300D (Digital Rebel), 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 400D (Digital Rebel XTi)


Derogative term for a ‘Guy With Camera’ that shoots female models (preferably with little or no clothes) with no intention of doing anything with the photos more then attracting more female models to let him take pictures. There is no model equivalent standardised, although there are models who are just after the attention.

Borked 50mm Lens - Cover and Innards

Watch for more photographic words next Sunday!

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  1. G’day Stephen,

    I like the idea of the five photography words per week. Seeing as we’re up to our collective butts in acronyms nowadays it’ll be helpful to get some of them explained.

    Hmmmm, I wonder why I never got to be a GWC. I guess my camera was never big enough or maybe the lens wasn’t long enough. :-D



  2. G’day Don!
    Yes, there are hundreds of interesting photography words, and an insane amount of acronyms to know and remember. So these ‘definitions’ are as much for me as they are for everyone reading!
    LOL at idea of you being a GWC. Don’t even wish that upon yourself!
    Thanks for leaving a comment, much appreciated!


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