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

Examples of macrophotography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With macrophotography that shows every hair (a surprising amount of it), every spiracle (the pores in their exoskeletons through which ants breathe) and every facet of their compound eyes, the images replace our accustomed looking-down-from-a-skyscraper view with intimate, face-to-face portraits. New York Times, 5 Apr. 2021 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 20 May. 2024.

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