photo opportunity


Definition of photo opportunity

: a situation or event that lends itself to and is often arranged expressly for the taking of pictures that give favorable publicity to the individuals photographed

Examples of photo opportunity in a Sentence

The mayor's visit to the hospital was a good photo opportunity.

Recent Examples on the Web

Understandably, the decor was Casino Royale chic, which made from some pretty amazing photo opportunities. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chrissy Teigen Threw John Legend an Epic 40th Birthday Party, & the Theme Was James Bond," 13 Jan. 2019 As per usual, everyone’s eyes were on the happy couple, as well as the minor details that can turn standard photo opportunities into online obsessions. Megan Mccluskey, Time, "People Can't Figure Out Why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Need All These Water Bottles," 11 July 2018 During a roughly quarter-hour Oval Office visit that afternoon, which included one-on-one photo opportunities, Mr. Trump was interested in which Wake Forest player had the biggest serve, Wake Forest’s spokesman said. Marc Tracy, New York Times, "One Way to Get a White House Visit? Have Sean Hannity’s Son on Your Team," 14 June 2018 Other activities include a treasure hunt, pirate ship slide, a tropical bounce house and photo opportunities. Linda Mcintosh,, "5 new Daughters of the American Revolution," 13 Apr. 2018 The brief photo opportunity with Putin helped Dodik win the race to fill the Serb seat in Bosnia’s three-member presidency on Sunday, deepening the ethnic divisions that have held Bosnia back since its devastating 1992-1995 war. Dusan Stojanovic, The Seattle Times, "Russian influence rising in Balkans, Baltics, Central Europe," 9 Oct. 2018 Trump and Merkel met later Wednesday on the sidelines of the summit and kept their remarks polite during a photo opportunity with the press. Jonathan Lemire And Jill Colvin, Houston Chronicle, "Trump rattles NATO, knocking its value, assailing Germany," 12 July 2018 Apparently, the biggest perk of the party has traditionally been a photo opportunity with POTUS and FLOTUS; though Trump held the party last year, he and the First Lady did not pose for photos, even though CNN boycotted the party. Vogue, "The White House Christmas Party Is Canceled—For the Press, At Least," 13 Dec. 2018 The home itself, with its circular doorways, bright white walls, and balcony overlooking the city are perfect for photo opportunities. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Best Airbnbs in Reykjavík," 9 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of photo opportunity

1952, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of photo opportunity

: a situation in which a famous person (such as a politician) can be photographed while doing something good or impressive that is meant to be seen in a favorable way by the public

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