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C-41 – The most common color film processing created by Kodak. Most modern films are processed in C-41.

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 NegativeWhen 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.