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By David Prakel

The visible Dictionary of images offers transparent definitions of key words and ideas, subsidized up by means of 1000s of illustrative examples. protecting functional phrases akin to Lens Hood and Sheet movie in addition to pursuits and types similar to Pictorialism and the Photosecession, it bargains with the terminology of either electronic and standard images.

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He did little of his own printing, composing in the camera and having photographs printed, uncropped, with a distinctive black border showing the limits of the framed image. He died in 2004. Dessau: Exposing a Gestapo Informer. C Catchlight 52 The catchlight is the bright reflection in the eyes of the subject in a portrait. Without this distinctive reflection the face can look ‘unoccupied’ and the sitter appears listless and disengaged. The catchlight is a reflection of the lamps used to light the portrait.

There is only one moment when all the elements of composition come together – the ‘decisive moment’. Born in France in 1908 and considered by many the founding father of street photography and photojournalism (one of the founders of the famous Magnum photo agency), CartierBresson would probably be as happy to be recalled as a painter and artist. He was an early adopter of the Leica 35mm camera and strongly disliked publicity. He did little of his own printing, composing in the camera and having photographs printed, uncropped, with a distinctive black border showing the limits of the framed image.

Colorimeter see Calibration 46 Spectrophotometer C Colour and the Colour Wheel 60 R (Red) M (Magenta) Y (Yellow) B (Blue) G (Green) C (Cyan) Colour is our perceptual response to different wavelengths of light energy that fall on light-sensing cells in the retina of the human eye. Photographers place the colours of the spectrum around a wheel to help choose filters or change an image. The additive primary colours of red, green and blue are 120° apart on the wheel. All other colours are combinations of the three primaries and lie in between.

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