Cable Release – A cable that plugs into your cameras shutter release button and eliminate camera shake from the force of pushing the shutter release by hand.
Camera Angle – The positioning of the camera relative to the position of the subject. Also referred to as “viewpoint.”
Camera Shake – When the camera moves during the exposure time, a blurry look will be applied to the entire image.
Close-Up – Photographing an object at very close range.
Color Negative – When shooting in color film, the negative will show exact opposites of the original color. When printed to photographic paper, the negative becomes a positive and shows in full color on the print.
Color Reversal – Color film that shows the actual color on film. This film cannot be printed through common darkroom techniques as it requires a negative to positive, but can be shown through a slide projector.
Compact Camera – A quick point and shoot type camera.
Composition – Putting together various visual elements to create a unique organization or grouping to achieve a unified image or photograph.
Contact Print – Placing the negative directly on top of photographic paper and exposing the paper to print the direct negative.
Contact Sheet – Placing a sheet of negatives on top of a sheet of photographic paper and exposing it to view the positive images of each negative.
Contrast – The relative difference between light and dark areas of the photograph.
Crop – Enlarging a photography to purposely cut-off certain edges of an image when printing negatives.