mac·​ro·​pho·​tog·​ra·​phy ˌma-krō-fə-ˈtä-grə-fē How to pronounce macrophotography (audio)
: the making of photographs in which the object is either unmagnified or slightly magnified up to a limit often of about 10 diameters
macrophotograph noun

Example Sentences

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, 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, 20 July 2017

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Word History


macro- + photography, perhaps after French macrophotographie

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of macrophotography was in 1889

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“Macrophotography.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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