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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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
Recent Examples on the Web This conspiracy theory has been denied by the photographer and consistently disproven. Lydia Wang,, "Conservatives Are Now Attacking AOC’s Capitol Siege Story On Twitter," 4 Feb. 2021 The series of photos were taken by the 21-year-old photographer Sam Damshek. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Halsey Announces Her Pregnancy In Bohemian Perfection," 27 Jan. 2021 At one point Monday, a reporter was reminded by a photographer that her cloth mask wouldn’t cut it in a workspace that now requires heavy-duty masking. Jess Bidgood,, "‘Boring is a good thing;’ A day in post-Trump Washington," 26 Jan. 2021 Lindell claimed ignorance about the contents of the memo, which was partially captured by a Washington Post photographer as Lindell waited to enter the White House. Anchorage Daily News, "Trump to flee Washington and seek refuge in a MAGA oasis: Florida," 17 Jan. 2021 Included in the pictures was one, taken by a photographer with Getty, that showed a red-jacketed female rioter carrying a sign in the Senate chamber. Emily Bamforth, cleveland, "FBI searches former Cleveland schools employee’s house after accusations that she participated in U.S. Capitol riot," 9 Jan. 2021 The book includes first-person narratives from each photographer, documenting their careers, their inclinations toward conservation and the specialties that have taken them to deserts and ice floes, above the clouds and under the waves. Washington Post, "What does climate change look like? Twelve photographers force us to confront reality.," 5 Jan. 2021 From the legendary anonymous French photographer, this wildly collaged panorama presents 1,128 individual New Yorkers. Vulture Editors, Vulture, "25 Notable New Releases Over the Next Two Weeks," 4 Jan. 2021 To submit a candidate for Home of the Week, send high-resolution color photos via, permission from the photographer to publish the images and a description of the house to Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Home of the Week: A brand-new farmhouse in Beverly Hills," 26 Dec. 2020

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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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27 Feb 2021

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“Photographer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of photographer

: a person who takes photographs especially as a job

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