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 The popular holiday festival features live music, fire pits, craft vendors, food, holiday photo opportunities, selfies with Santa, and a spacious area for kids. San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Nov. 2023 Music, food, fun and photo opportunities are all part of the holiday feature. San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Nov. 2023 Upon arrival to the gate, I was met with celebrations — a balloon arch for photo opportunities, refreshments, and a podium set up for remarks — to kick off the new route. Samantha Leal, Travel + Leisure, 16 Nov. 2023 And though the warmer months tend to take the wedding spotlight, winter wonderland-esque ceremonies offer stunning photo opportunities, more venue availability, and a whole other side of color palettes and flower selections to play with. Gia Yetikyel, Vogue, 25 Oct. 2023 The experience, presented by American Express and produced by Bravado, will include limited edition merchandise and photo opportunities curated by Japanese graphic artist Verdy, who is the artistic director of the experience. Steven Vargas, Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2023 Costumed families can go from business to business seeking treats and stop by Piazza della Famiglia for a photo opportunity, a map of participating locations and themed-music. The San Diego Union-Tribune Staff, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Oct. 2023 One of the park's most popular hikes, the Delicate Arch Trail, takes you on an amazing trek full of photo opportunities. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 21 July 2023 This event will bring together all of the best aspects of fandom, including tabletop games, cosplay, photo opportunities, a dance party and more. The San Diego Union-Tribune Staff, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of photo opportunity was in 1952

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Cite this Entry

“Photo opportunity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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