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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Duterte said he had skipped the gala dinner and picture taking due to jet lag, with the events coinciding with his sleeping hours in the Philippines.
It incorporates a host of features that make picture taking easy and fast.
The trick, Sinars explains, was to pipe in additional X rays from outside the machine that would be used exclusively for picture taking and that wouldn't overwhelm or destroy the X-ray detector.