Double Exposure:Glossary
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Double Exposure
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double exposure [n]   a film negative that has two separate images in the same frame: the photographer takes one photograph, then focuses on another object and takes a second photograph without forwarding the film. The extra light from the second exposure causes a ghostlike appearance in the first image taken. 
glass-plate negative [n]   a rectangle of clear glass covered with a thin coat of a chemical called silver nitrate, that was used to make photographs in the last half of the nineteenth century before the invention of film. The glass plate was placed inside a camera and when the shutter was opened to take a picture, light caused the silver nitrate to turn black. This negative image was laid on light-sensitive paper and exposed to light, resulting in a positive print.
New Bauhaus [n]   a school and artists' studio organized in 1937 by László Moholy Nagy, based on the Bauhaus School of Design in Germany. A principle of the school was to blur the distinction between fine art, graphic art, and industrial design.
surrealism [n]   a style of art in which the artist creates images from dreams and thoughts that pop into their minds to suggest a new way of looking at things. 


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