photo opportunity

noun

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

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 Trump and Merkel met later Wednesday on the sidelines of the summit and kept their remarks polite during a photo opportunity with the press. BostonGlobe.com, "Kerry slams Trump’s remarks at NATO summit," 11 July 2018 The organization regularly raised concerns over citations issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture over issues pertaining to the handling of the bears, including during photo opportunities with the public. Kimberly Rapanut, azcentral, "Bears find refuge in Arizona after life in Texas traveling act," 17 May 2018 There are less expensive photo opportunities available as well. Richard Tribou, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Pinellas County: Winter and Hope hold court," 6 May 2018 To be honest, this is fun for young and old visitors and a great photo opportunity. Katie Newcomb, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Revving it up: A kidventure at the Harley-Davidson Museum," 15 Nov. 2017 The Phoenix Zoo welcomed a female baby Masai giraffe on June 26 and gave her a moment in the spotlight Wednesday with a July 4 photo opportunity. Angela Forburger, azcentral, "Phoenix Zoo welcomes new baby giraffe born last week," 4 July 2018 Salah, who also took part in a photo opportunity with Kadyrov, has been criticized by the British media for allowing the Chechen leader to use him to improve the government's international image. Hemza Hendawi, chicagotribune.com, "Reports: Salah considering retirement from Egypt due to Chechnya controversy," 25 June 2018 Salah, who also took part in a photo opportunity with Kadyrov, has been criticized by the British media for allowing the Chechen leader to use him to improve the government's international image. Hamza Hendawi, Fox News, "Sources: Salah considering retiring from national team," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of photo opportunity

1952, in the meaning defined above

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photo opportunity

noun

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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