photo shoot

variants: or less commonly photoshoot \ ˈfō-​(ˌ)tō-​ˌshüt How to pronounce photo shoot (audio) \
plural photo shoots also photoshoots

Definition of photo shoot

: a photography session and especially one in which a professional photographer takes photographs of someone or something for commercial use (as in a magazine) … Cohen, 63, arrives at a PEOPLE photo shoot where his wife is being fawned over by hair and makeup artists …— Kate Coyne The women exuded such strength and joy in front of the camera, who would have thought it was their first professional photo shoot?Essence To celebrate her 90th birthday this past spring, she had a photoshoot in Reynolda Gardens that included a pink tutu, crown, and cake.— Chad Tucker

called also photo session

First Known Use of photo shoot

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of photo shoot was in 1941

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4 Oct 2021

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“Photo shoot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of photo shoot

: an occasion when a professional photographer takes pictures of someone famous for use in a magazine or for some other purpose


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