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 Before hearing clemency pleas on behalf of Death Row inmates, the board issues a press release announcing it will close the meeting to the public and the press — except for a brief photo opportunity at the start. Alan Judd, ajc, 25 Aug. 2014 As the fighters stood nose-to-nose for a photo opportunity, Fury’s father and a member of Whyte’s entourage began mouthing off to one another. New York Times, 22 Apr. 2022 Last month, a photo opportunity went off the rails when Mr. Sunak seemed unsure how to fill up a car at a gas station. New York Times, 10 Apr. 2022 Reading time was followed by a book signing and photo opportunity with the author. John Benson, cleveland, 6 Apr. 2022 The bats emerge daily at sunset in large groups, which is a surreal experience and cool photo opportunity. Rebecca Treon, Chron, 15 Mar. 2022 Hop & Bowl includes 2 games of bowling, shoe rental, small soda, photo opportunity with Easter Bunny and small gift. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 31 Mar. 2022 The famous Tree of Hearts, a giant maple tree decked out with hundreds of glittering hearts, is a hot favorite with visitors and a great photo opportunity. Tamara Hardingham-gill, CNN, 30 Nov. 2021 President Biden goes to Europe to participate in an important and historic photo opportunity with the other leaders of the G7 economic powers, which are Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, Google, Facebook, and Mattress Giant. Dave Barry,, 26 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of photo opportunity

1952, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

22 May 2022

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“Photo opportunity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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