Impossible photography | Erik Johansson

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video

retains

Retains is a word that is used to describe something that is still in existence. When you retain a document, you keep it in a safe place.

  • The company retained the document because they want to make sure that it is safe.
  • The company retained the document because they want to make sure that it is still relevant.
retaining

Retaining something is keeping it. You might retain a document in order to keep it safe or to prevent it from being lost.

  • He retained the document in order to prevent it from being lost.
  • She retained the document in order to keep it safe.
capturing

Capturing something is taking it or making it into a permanent form. When you capture a photo, you take a picture of something that is already in a permanent form.

  • He captured the photo of the flowers in the garden.
  • The company captured the market share from the other company.
illusion

An illusion is a false impression that you have of something. You might think that the sky is blue, or that you're taller than you really are.

  • The illusion of the sky was very beautiful.
  • The illusion of the cake was very convincing.
imaginable

The word imaginable can be used in two different ways. The first way is to describe something that is possible, but unlikely. The second way is to describe something that is impossible but possible to imagine.

  • It's hard to imagine living in a world without computers, but that's imaginable.
  • It's impossible to imagine living without water, but that's imaginable.
realities

Reality is the actual physical world that we live in. It's the world that we see and feel with our senses.

  • The reality of the situation is that he will be fired.
  • The reality of the situation is that she won't be allowed to go to the party.
desaturated

A desaturated color is a color that has been made less intense by removing some of the colors that are usually present in it. This can be done with a color printer or with a color filter.

  • The image is desaturated because the blue and green colors have been removed.
  • The image is desaturated because the color has been removed from all of the light sources.
erase

To erase something is to remove it from existence. You can erase something from your memory by thinking about it or talking about it less.

  • He erased the memory of the argument by talking to her about it less.
  • The teacher erased the test from the students' scores.
manipulated

To be manipulated is to be controlled or influenced by someone or something else. Someone who is manipulated often feels like they are not in control of their own life.

  • The media is manipulating the public into thinking that refugees are a threat.
  • The politician is manipulating the public into thinking that refugees are a risk.