picture taking


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Noun1.picture taking - the act of taking and printing photographspicture taking - the act of taking and printing photographs
posing, sitting - (photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait); "he wanted his portrait painted but couldn't spare time for the sitting"
intensification - the act of increasing the contrast of (a photographic film)
photography - the occupation of taking and printing photographs or making movies
pictorial representation, picturing - visual representation as by photography or painting
radiography - photography that uses other kinds of radiation than visible light
xerography - forming an image by the action of light on a specially coated charged plate; the latent image is developed with powders that adhere only to electrically charged areas; "edge enhancement is intrinsic in xerography"
telephotography - photography using a telephoto lens
exposure - the act of exposing film to light
contrast - the range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness)
inscription, dedication - a short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something
record - anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events; "the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques"
processor - someone who processes things (foods or photographs or applicants etc.)
reticulation - (photography) the formation of a network of cracks or wrinkles in a photographic emulsion
underdevelopment - (photography) inadequate processing of film resulting in inadequate contrast
touch up, retouch - alter so as to produce a more desirable appearance; "This photograph has been retouched!"
blow up, enlarge, magnify - make large; "blow up an image"
handcolor, handcolour - color by hand; "Some old photographs are handcolored"
sensitise, sensitize - make (a material) sensitive to light, often of a particular colour, by coating it with a photographic emulsion; "sensitize the photographic film"
photograph, shoot, snap - record on photographic film; "I photographed the scene of the accident"; "She snapped a picture of the President"
retake - photograph again; "Please retake that scene"
x-ray - take an x-ray of something or somebody; "The doctor x-rayed my chest"
block out, mask - shield from light
overexpose - expose excessively; "As a child, I was overexposed to French movies"
underexpose - expose insufficiently; "The child was underexposed to language"
expose - expose to light, of photographic film
overexpose - expose to too much light; "the photographic film was overexposed and there is no image"
solarise, solarize - overexpose to sunlight; "be careful not to solarize the photographic film"
solarise, solarize - become overexposed; "The film solarized"
underexpose - expose to too little light; "The film is underexposed, so the image is very dark"
solarise, solarize - reverse some of the tones of (a negative or print) and introduce pronounced outlines of highlights, by exposing it briefly to light, then washing and redeveloping it
develop - make visible by means of chemical solutions; "Please develop this roll of film for me"
underdevelop - process (a film or photographic plate) less than the required time or in an ineffective solution or at an insufficiently high temperature; "These photos are underdeveloped"
color, colour - having or capable of producing colors; "color film"; "he rented a color television"; "marvelous color illustrations"
black and white, black-and-white - not having or not capable of producing colors; "black-and-white film"; "a black-and-white TV"; "the movie was in black and white"
flat - lacking contrast or shading between tones
contrasty - having sharp differences between black and white
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These models are pocket-sized and offer buyers a variety of functions and modes for easy digital picture taking.
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The camera features a built-in flash for indoor or outdoor picture taking, sturdy plastic construction, a two- element lens that produces sharp, clear images and manual on-off switch that enables the photographer to override the flash.
The new Captiva advertising campaign is an exciting look at an entirely new dimension in instant picture taking," said Joanna Hughes Brach, Polaroid director of national advertising.
This service will be instant, with each picture taking less than 2 minutes to print, and the cost is affordable to the customers.
Although spectators will not have access to the tower, they are invited to visit the exhibit and retail area and talk with photography personnel who will give tips on picture taking.
Erin visited Sesame Place and helped viewers choose the right digital camera for their needs, plus offered picture taking tips and the best methods for printing pictures.
Building off the success of last year's campaign and Maria's pop icon status, we are showing consumers that whenever and wherever there are great picture taking moments, Canon digital cameras are there to capture them," said Yukiaki Hashimoto, senior vice president and general manager of the consumer imaging group at Canon U.
Fujifilm introduces two new 35mm film cameras at PMA 2006 that are designed to make picture taking both easy and affordable.
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