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

Lamont questioned Ganim’s commitment to his Bridgeport constituents, saying his campaign for governor and a recent photo opportunity outside a detention center for children on the U.S. border with Mexico were taking him away from his duties. Neil Vigdor,, "Rival Democrats Ned Lamont And Joe Ganim Exchange Barbs In Raucous Debate," 12 July 2018 Trump’s immediate ability to see Barrett and her family as a presidential photo opportunity is pretty typical, of course. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "Amy Coney Barrett Looks Like a Future Trump SCOTUS Pick," 11 July 2018 Another impressive photo opportunity is at Cisco Crossing, a pair of rail bridges near Lytton, B.C. One is an 812-foot-long truss arch bridge perched 220 feet over the river, and the other is a truss bridge spanning 520 feet. Jennifer Franklin, USA TODAY, "See the coast, cities and mountain peaks on this trip of a lifetime to the Canadian Rockies," 9 July 2018 This art deco beauty is currently being restored to its former glory, meaning the photo opportunities will be plentiful for years to come. Annie Zaleski,, "See Cincinnati with fresh eyes and visit these 7 postcard-worthy sites," 29 June 2018 The digital photo booth will give the sense of being inside a claw machine game, and there will be a Buzz Lightyear box that people can step into for photo opportunities, according to Christopher Duran, with BoxLunch. Mike Nolan, Daily Southtown, "Toy Story Land mall tour to make stop at Orland Square in Orland Park," 15 June 2018 Insta-worthy photo opportunities: Pose with celebrity chef Graham Elliot. Madeline Mitchell,, "Wine and food and beer, oh my: Grand Tasting Tips," 11 June 2018 The first challenge, if the meetings on Singapore's luxurious Sentosa Island are to be more than a glorified photo opportunity, is to define the terms of engagement, and demand commitments. NBC News, "Trump relies on gut instinct. The North Koreans have 45 years of preparation.," 10 June 2018 And the dinos make for a pretty amazing photo opportunity, for Mother's Day, or any day for that matter. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Spend Mother's Day at the Mitchell Park Domes looking at flowers and dinosaurs (yes, dinosaurs).," 9 May 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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