pho·​tog·​ra·​pher | \ fə-ˈtä-grə-fər How to pronounce photographer (audio) \

Definition of photographer

: one who practices photography especially : one who makes a business of taking photographs

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Synonyms for photographer


lensman, photog, shooter, shutterbug

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Examples of photographer in a Sentence

He worked for the magazine as a fashion photographer. we'll need to choose a photographer for the wedding

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Two picks: the pioneering Patricia Mendoza Gallery, and En Blanco Art, who represents artist Marcelo Legrand and photographer Flor Garduno. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "A Design Lover's Guide to the Baja Peninsula," 29 Mar. 2019 Judging by their respective feeds, Hadid and fashion photographer Mert Alas are in Turkey on a photoshoot. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Bella Hadid Dyed Her Hair Dirty Blonde — and She Looks So Much Like Gigi Now," 26 Mar. 2019 After 9/11, a photographer for the Enquirer died of anthrax exposure and traces of the disease were found in the company's Boca Raton office. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "Has National Enquirer Publisher David Pecker Met His Match in Jeff Bezos?," 8 Feb. 2019 But there is no better software package for amateur and pro photographers — or aspiring meme creators who just really like to mess around on Photoshop. Nick Statt, The Verge, "The first 11 apps to install on your new Mac," 27 Dec. 2018 The intimates line debuted with Brazilian Olympian Tom Hintnaus posing in briefs for famed photographer Bruce Weber; Calvin Klein intimates really exploded in the ’90s, after Mark Wahlberg and Kate Moss shot a racy commercial for the line. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "The Calvin Klein brand hired big-name fashion designer Raf Simons to build relevancy. Now he’s out.," 27 Dec. 2018 Hop on a world tour of photographer Gray Malin’s aerial images of sunbathers, with umbrellas dotting the sand like technicolor punctuation. Curbed Staff, Curbed, "18 enticing new books on design, cities, and more," 14 Dec. 2018 Flickr's new owners say that the change is being made to better concentrate on what Flickr should be: a community for photographers to store, showcase, and talk about their work. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Free Flickr accounts slashed to 1,000 pictures; the rest will be deleted," 2 Nov. 2018 More photographers than ever entered the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition for 2019. WSJ, "Portraits in Depth," 15 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of photographer

1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of photographer was in 1842

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English Language Learners Definition of photographer

: a person who takes photographs especially as a job

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