mac·​ro·​pho·​tog·​ra·​phy | \ ˌma-krō-fə-ˈtä-grə-fē How to pronounce macrophotography (audio) \

Definition of macrophotography

: the making of photographs in which the object is either unmagnified or slightly magnified up to a limit often of about 10 diameters

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macrophotograph \ ˌma-​krō-​ˈfō-​tə-​ˌgraf How to pronounce macrophotograph (audio) \ noun

Examples of macrophotography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After catching the bee in March, the researcher used macrophotography and checked in with lead authors who studied the species to confirm the insect was a blue calamintha. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "A rare blue bee scientists thought might have become extinct has been rediscovered in Florida," 16 May 2020 Get expert tips for photographing insects and other tiny wildlife at a macrophotography class 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday. star-telegram, "Go green! Nature-friendly places to go this weekend in DFW," 20 July 2017

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First Known Use of macrophotography

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for macrophotography

macro- + photography, perhaps after French macrophotographie

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The first known use of macrophotography was in 1889

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“Macrophotography.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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