ARTS OF PHOTOGRAPHY

ABSTRACT
adjective

 
1) used to refer to a type of painting, drawing, or sculpture that uses shapes, lines, and colour in a way that does not try to represent the appearance of people or things
2) existing as an idea, feeling, or quality, not as a material object

noun

 
1) a painting that uses shapes, lines, and colour in a way that does not try to represent the appearance of people or things
2) a short form of a speech, article, book, etc., giving only the most important facts or ideas

ACID
noun

 
any of various usually liquid substances that can react with and sometimes dissolve other materials

ANGLE
noun

 
the space between two lines or surfaces at the point at which they touch each other, measured in degrees

APERTURE
noun

 
a small and often narrow opening, especially one that allows light into a camera

ARCHITECT
noun

 
1) a person whose job is to design new buildings and make certain that they are built correctly
2) a person responsible for achieving a particular plan or aim

ARCHITECTURAL
adjective

 
relating to the design of buildings

ARCHITECTURE
noun

 
1) the art and science of designing and making buildings, or the style of a building
2) the style in which buildings are made

ASH
noun

 
the soft grey or black powder that is left after a substance, especially tobacco, coal, or wood, has burned

BLUR
noun

 
1) something that you cannot see clearly
2) something that you cannot remember or understand clearly

BRUSH
noun

 
an object with short pieces of stiff hair, plastic, or wire attached to a base or handle, used for cleaning, arranging your hair, or painting

CLOUD
noun

 
a grey or white mass in the sky, made up of very small floating drops of water

COMPACT
adjective

 
consisting of parts that are positioned together closely or in a tidy way, using very little space

COMPOSE
verb

 
1) 1) to produce music, poetry, or formal writing
2) to be formed from various things
3) to be the parts that something is made of
4) to form or make up something

COMPOSED
adjective

 
calm and in control of your emotions

COMPOSITION
noun

 
1) a piece of music that someone has written
2) the process or skill of writing music
3) the way that people or things are arranged in a painting or photograph
4) something that a person has created or written, esp. a text, a work of art, or a piece of music, or the act of creating or writing something
5) the mixture of things or people that are combined to form something

DARKROOM
noun

 
a specially lit room where photographic film is processed

DAWN
noun

 
1) the period in the day when light from the sun begins to appear in the sky
2) the start of a period of time or the beginning of something new
3) from early morning until night

DEPTH
noun

 
1) the distance down either from the top of something to the bottom, or to a distance below the top surface of something
2) the distance from the front to the back of something

DIGITAL
adjective

 
1) recording or storing information as series of the numbers 1 and 0, to show that a signal is present or absent
2) using or relating to digital signals and computer technology
3) showing information in the form of an electronic image

DISTILL
verb

 
1) to heat a liquid until it changes to a gas and then make it liquid again by cooling
2) to reduce it but keep the most important part

EXPOSURE
noun

 
1) a single photograph on a piece of film, or the amount of time a piece of film is open to the light when making a photograph
2) one of the positions in a strip of film that can produce a photograph

FILTER
noun

 
1) any of several types of equipment or devices for removing solids from liquids or gases, or for removing particular types of light
2) a thin piece of plastic or glass placed in front of a camera lens in order to change the colour or amount of light entering it
3) a tool for selecting or removing a particular type of information

FLASH
noun

 
a sudden bright light that quickly disappears

FOCAL
adjective

 
central and important

FOREGROUND
noun

 
1) the people, objects, countryside, etc. in a picture or photograph that seem nearest to you and form its main part
2) the area that is of most importance and activity, or that people pay attention to

verb

 
to give the most importance to a particular subject, etc.

FORMAT
noun

 
1) a pattern, plan, or arrangement
2) the way in which information is arranged and stored on a computer

LENS
noun

 
a curved piece of glass, plastic, or other transparent material, used in cameras, glasses, and scientific equipment, that makes objects seem closer, larger, smaller, etc.

PANORAMIC
noun

 
1) a view of a wide area
2) a view, description, or study of events or activities

PHOTOGRAPHY
noun

 
1) the activity or job of taking photographs or filming
2) the skill or activity of taking or processing photographs

PHOTOGRAPHER
noun

 
a person who takes photographs, either as a job or hobby

PHOTOGRAPHIC
adjective

 
relating to, used for, or produced by photography

PORTRAIT
noun

 
1) a painting, photograph, drawing, etc. of a person or, less commonly, of a group of people
2) a film or book that is a portrait of something describes or represents that thing in a detailed way

SCAN
verb

 
1) to look at something carefully, with the eyes or with a machine, in order to get information
2) to look through a text quickly in order to find a piece of information that you want or to get a general idea of what the text contains

SCHEMA
noun

 
a drawing that represents an idea or theory and makes it easier to understand

SENSITIVE
adjective

 
1) easily upset by the things people say or do, or causing people to be upset, embarrassed, or angry
2) having or showing awareness and understanding, esp. of other people’s feelings and needs

SENSITIZE
verb

 
to make someone sensitive to something

SHADOW
noun

 
1) an area of darkness, caused by light being blocked by something
2) an area of darkness in which people and things cannot be seen
3) a small dark area of skin under your eye

SHUTTER
noun

 
the part of a camera that opens temporarily to allow light to reach the film when a photograph is being taken

SILVER
noun

 
a white metal that is highly valued and used esp. in utensils, jewelry, coins, and decorative objects

adjective

 
1) made of silver, or of the colour of silver
2) of a bright gray-white color

SILVER
verb

 
to cover something, especially glass, with a thin layer of silver-coloured material in order to make a mirror

SUNLIGHT
noun

 
the light that comes from the sun

TELEPHOTO LENS
noun

 
a camera lens that makes objects far away look nearer and larger when they are photographed

TEXTURE
noun

 
1) the quality of something that can be decided by touch; the degree to which something is rough or smooth, or soft or hard
2) the features of the surface of it, which comes from the materials used to make it

TRIPOD
noun

 
a support with three legs for a piece of equipment such as a camera

VISUAL
noun

 
something such as a picture, photograph, or piece of film used to give a particular effect or to explain something

adjective

 
relating to seeing

ZOOM
verb

 
to move very quickly

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