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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He worked for the magazine as a fashion photographer. we'll need to choose a photographer for the wedding
Recent Examples on the Web Turner talked about primary designer Angie Slade, who sits in photo shoots and consults with the artistic director and photographer to make sure every element is in sync between the images and the materials that will be used with them. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "The importance of building relationships: How PS Studios became a go-to design firm for Valley businesses and beyond," 16 Feb. 2020 Studying a series of tiny frames with a loupe, a photographer or editor could identify potential hits, usually... Richard B. Woodward, WSJ, "‘Proof: Photography in the Era of the Contact Sheet’ Review: Mistakes and Masterpieces," 15 Feb. 2020 Food and beverages were catered by the popular local restaurant, The Grotto, and photographers were on hand to document the fun and good times with a special studio set up in a corner of the massive ballroom. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Wild fashions, homemade dresses wow crowd at Inspire Film Festival," 14 Feb. 2020 Shelton Matthews and her legal team found a man who inherited a collection of civil war images by celebrated photographer Matthew Brady. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "The secret feminist history of the US Supreme Court," 13 Feb. 2020 The best videographers collaborate seamlessly with your photographer, planner, designer, stylist, and other members of your creative team. Heather Hall, Harper's BAZAAR, "BAZAAR's Little Black Book: The Top Wedding Videographers in the World," 21 Jan. 2020 Visual Essay: The 49ers season so far — seen through the eyes of our staff photographers. Taylor Kate Brown,, "Bay Briefing: One eviction echoes loudly in Oakland," 15 Jan. 2020 Our photographer Amy Lombard walked the floors of the Las Vegas Convention Center all week to capture the spectacle of CES 2020. Wired Staff, Wired, "CES 2020 in Photos: Living in a Material World," 11 Jan. 2020 Our photographer obtained her permission to photograph the pen holder. Anjali Tsui, ProPublica, "They Loan You Money. Then They Get a Warrant for Your Arrest.," 3 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of photographer

1841, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of photographer was in 1841

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23 Feb 2020

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“Photographer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of photographer

: a person who takes photographs especially as a job

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