photography

Definitions of photography
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n the process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces

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anaglyphy
the process of producing pictures in contrasting colors that appear three-dimensional when superimposed and viewed through spectacles with one red and one green lens
autotype, autotypy
process for producing permanent prints in a carbon pigment
digital photography
a photographic method that stores the image digitally for later reproduction
dry plate, dry plate process
a former photographic method that used a glass plate coated with a light-sensitive gelatinous emulsion
photomechanics, photoplate making
the process whereby printing surfaces (plates or cylinders) are produced by photographic methods
powder method, powder photography, powder technique
a process for identifying minerals or crystals; a small rod is coated with a powdered form of the substance and subjected to suitably modified X-rays; the pattern of diffracted rings is used for identification
radiography, skiagraphy
the process of making a radiograph; producing an image on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light
scanning
the process of translating photographs into a digital form that can be recognized by a computer
video digitizing
the process of capturing and converting and storing video images for use by a computer
autoradiography
producing a radiograph by means of the radiation emitted from the specimen being photographed
dithering
the process of representing intermediate colors by patterns of tiny colored dots that simulate the desired color
Type of:
physical process, process
a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states

n the act of taking and printing photographs

Synonyms:
picture taking
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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
telephotography
photography using a telephoto lens
exposure
the act of exposing film to light
cinematography, filming, motion-picture photography
the act of making a film
X-ray photography, roentgenography
radiography that uses X-rays to produce a roentgenogram
xeroradiography
radiography using X-rays and xerographic (rather than roentgenographic) techniques
overexposure
the act of exposing film to too much light or for too long a time
underexposure
the act of exposing film to too little light or for too short a time
time exposure
exposure of a film for a relatively long time (more than half a second)
take
the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption
animation
the making of animated cartoons
Type of:
pictorial representation, picturing
visual representation as by photography or painting

n the occupation of taking and printing photographs or making movies

Type of:
business, job, line, line of work, occupation
the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

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