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photography

  

      n  
1    the process of recording images on sensitized material by the action of light, X-rays, etc., and the chemical processing of this material to produce a print, slide, or cine film  
2    the art, practice, or occupation of taking and printing photographs, making cine films, etc.  


flash photography  
      n   photography in which a flashbulb or electronic flash is used to provide momentary illumination of a dark or insufficiently lit subject  
infrared photography  
      n   photography using film with an emulsion that is sensitive to infrared light, enabling it to be used in misty weather, in darkened interiors, or at night. It has applications in aerial surveys, the detection of forgeries, etc.  
Kirlian photography  
      n   a process that is said to record directly on photographic film the field radiation of electricity emitted by an object to which an electric charge has been applied  
     (C20: named after Semyan D. and Valentina K. Kirlian, Russian researchers who described the process)  
time-lapse photography  
      n   the technique of recording a very slow process, such as the withering of a flower, by taking a large number of photographs on a strip of film at regular intervals. The film is then projected at normal speed  
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n.
an urban photography trend consisting in taking the pics from the top (and usually the edge) of high buildings
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