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
An exhibit of traditional photography and digital art by Lonnie Harkins.
The project will engage experts to teach photography and creative writing skills to youth in the community to create a historic narrative of the town.
This year’s vendors include creators of jewelry, silk screening, drawings, paintings, interactive art, woodwork, sculpture, pottery, custom designs, ceramics, photography, bow ties, tattoos, milagro art from Mexico and more.
The war also spurred new movements in art, literature, journalism, photography and radical notions of land reform that spread across Latin America.
What is here is Modernist photography pioneer Alfred Stieglitz’s stylized 1917 photo of the urinal, placed in front of a painting by Marsden Hartley.
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.
A nearby text-and-photography installation goes further, arguing that white skinhead culture is also derived from black culture, particularly rude boy Jamaican street culture.
She's been taking daily acting classes, has been cast in an upcoming psychological thriller called Tarot, and is working on photography and fashion design.
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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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