Definition of photography
: the art or process of producing images by the action of radiant energy and especially light on a sensitive surface (such as film or an optical sensor)
Examples of photography in a Sentence
He studied both film and still photography.
Landscape photography is her hobby.
Recent Examples of photography from the Web
Underwater photography comes with a whole new set of challenges both technical and physical.
Rivera’s latest project, takes her interest in photography’s connection with identity to a personal level, focusing on her domestic partner as muse.
Guth's photography turns a blue-and-black New Guinea clown weevil into a goofy, awkward monster, every hair on its antennae visible.
That's the opening of a neat online piece on the Broadway show photography of Brigitte Lacombe, who's had astonishing access for decades.
Satellite photography shows the grounds today include a tennis court, gardens, a soccer field and another large, modern building.
How to gracefully back out of a volunteer commitment Erin Einbender spent $200 at a craft store buying colorful feathers, fuzzy pompom balls and other supplies for her final photography project as a student at the School of the Art Institute.
The overall impression is of impatience, a desire to be done with photography and catch their train.
From noon-3 p.m. Saturday, the center, 18022 Dixie Highway, explores photography through making cardboard cameras or 3-D glasses.
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First Known Use of photography
PHOTOGRAPHY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of photography for English Language Learners
: the art, process, or job of taking pictures with a camera
PHOTOGRAPHY Defined for Kids
Definition of photography for Students
: the making of pictures by means of a camera that directs the image of an object onto a surface that is sensitive to light
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