photography

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noun pho·tog·ra·phy \fə-ˈtä-grə-fē\

Definition of photography

  1. :  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

  1. He studied both film and still photography.

  2. Landscape photography is her hobby.

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First Known Use of photography

1839

Other Pictures (on film) Terms



PHOTOGRAPHY Defined for English Language Learners

photography

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Definition of photography for English Language Learners

  • : the art, process, or job of taking pictures with a camera


PHOTOGRAPHY Defined for Kids

photography

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noun pho·tog·ra·phy \fə-ˈtä-grə-fē\

Definition of photography for Students

  1. :  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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