cam·​era·​per·​son | \ ˈkam-rə-ˌpər-sᵊn How to pronounce cameraperson (audio) , ˈka-mə-rə- \
variants: or camera person
plural camerapeople\ ˈkam-​rə-​ˌpē-​pəl How to pronounce cameraperson (audio) , ˈka-​mə-​rə-​ \ or camera people also camerapersons or camera persons

Definition of cameraperson

: a person who operates a camera (as for motion pictures or television) : a cameraman or camerawoman

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Recent Examples on the Web Rust, a reporter for CNN affiliate WAVE, was live on air with her cameraperson when a police officer walked into the camera's shot, aimed directly at them and fired what Rust described aspepper bullets. Dakin Andone, CNN, "In one week there were at least 8 instances of police using excessive force caught on camera," 6 June 2020 Though the Goshen school has been closed to students since March 14, Brock made sure her classroom tradition went on with the help of her daughter, Caitlin, and friend Sarah Atwell working an iPad as the cameraperson for Brock's 24 students. Matt Stone, The Courier-Journal, "In a school without students, teaching and Kentucky Derby fun are live streamed," 1 May 2020 But with just a singer and a cameraperson in the church this Sunday, the amens will be few and far between, the bishop said. Daniel Burke, CNN, "There's no church, but it's still Easter and Christians are celebrating," 12 Apr. 2020 Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon has a new cameraperson: his wife, Nancy Jovonen. Kate Knibbs, Wired, "Desus & Mero Adapt to Life in Quarantine," 7 Apr. 2020 Why wasn’t the C-SPAN cameraperson trying to film that, too? Charles Bethea, The New Yorker, "What C-SPAN Can’t Show Us at the Impeachment Trial," 21 Jan. 2020 The officer eventually sprays mace in Bernard's direction and Bernard moves toward the cameraperson recording the video. Jordan Culver, USA TODAY, "Virginia police were searching for a 'very dangerous' murder suspect. He was caught naked, TV video shows," 27 Aug. 2019 Reporters and camerapersons flocked, leaving Ragnow practically alone. Eric Bolin, ajc, "Arkansas coach Bret Bielema’s words Monday helped motivate Frank Ragnow," 10 Oct. 2017 Every day, someone has to document everything-they're the cameraperson. Mark Ellwood,, "Don't eat the airplane food, and other jet-set tips," 20 July 2017

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First Known Use of cameraperson

1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Cameraperson.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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: a cameraman or camerawoman

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