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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Our photographer was there to document their travels through the state. Bill Ruthhart,, "Democratic divide in Iowa: Will ‘Medicare for All’ and free college appeal to rural voters or send them back to Trump in 2020?," 16 Aug. 2019 Now is your chance to get a free professional photo from one of our staff photographers. Brenda Cain And Yadi Rodriguez -,, "Today is the free photo shoot for Cleveland’s Cutest Puppy Contest: 3-7 p.m. at Edgewater Park," 10 Aug. 2019 One shoot was with Spike as a model with our photographer, Christian [Defonte]. Tatum Dooley, Teen Vogue, "Café Forgot Opens Its Latest Pop-Up Shop at Larrie in New York," 1 Aug. 2019 Ebony and Jet, through the lenses of their photographers, struck a balance in presenting the nuances and complexities of modern black American life. Syreeta Mcfadden, The Atlantic, "Why Ebony Magazine’s Archives Were Saved," 31 July 2019 That's why our photographers go to these events for you. Samantha Incorvaia, azcentral, "Photos of July weekend events, parties you missed in metro Phoenix," 22 July 2019 Our photographer, Turner Twyman, caught someone pointing what appears to be a laser pointer in Tom Brady's face last night. Alaa Abdeldaiem,, "Chiefs Fan Fined $500 for Shining Laser Pointer at Tom Brady," 18 July 2019 Upon Amin’s fall from power, the hundreds of thousands of images taken by his official photographers disappeared from the historical record, presumed lost or destroyed during the tumultuous years that followed. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Thousands of Newly Unearthed Photographs Document Ugandans’ Life Under Idi Amin," 5 July 2019 See our staff photographer’s collection of photos from Stephen Curry’s 2009 rookie year as the Golden State Warriors prepare for this year’s NBA draft. Jane Tyska, The Mercury News, "Photos: Stephen Curry’s 2009 rookie year as Golden State Warriors prepare for NBA draft," 19 June 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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English Language Learners Definition of photographer

: a person who takes photographs especially as a job

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