What does Photography mean?

Definitions for Photography
fəˈtɒg rə fiPho·tog·ra·phy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. photography, picture takingnoun

    the act of taking and printing photographs

  2. photographynoun

    the process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces

  3. photographynoun

    the occupation of taking and printing photographs or making movies

Wiktionary

  1. photographynoun

    The art and technology of producing images on photosensitive surfaces, and its digital counterpart.

  2. photographynoun

    The occupation of taking (and often printing) photographs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Photographynoun

    the science which relates to the action of light on sensitive bodies in the production of pictures, the fixation of images, and the like

    Etymology: [Photo- + -graphy: cf. F. photographie.]

  2. Photographynoun

    the art or process of producing pictures by this action of light

    Etymology: [Photo- + -graphy: cf. F. photographie.]

Freebase

  1. Photography

    Photography is the art, science, and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film, or electronically by means of an image sensor. Typically, a lens is used to focus the light reflected or emitted from objects into a real image on the light-sensitive surface inside a camera during a timed exposure. The result in an electronic image sensor is an electrical charge at each pixel, which is electronically processed and stored in a digital image file for subsequent display or processing. The result in a photographic emulsion is an invisible latent image, which is later chemically developed into a visible image, either negative or positive depending on the purpose of the photographic material and the method of processing. A negative image on film is traditionally used to photographically create a positive image on a paper base, known as a print, either by using an enlarger or by contact printing. Photography has many uses for business, science, manufacturing, art, recreational purposes, and mass communication.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Photography

    fō-tog′ra-fi, n. the art of producing pictures by the action of light on chemically prepared surfaces.—n. Phō′tograph, a picture so produced.—v.t. to make a picture of by means of photography.—ns. Phōtog′rapher, Phōtog′raphist.—adj. Phōtograph′ic, -al.—adv. Phōtograph′ically. [Gr. phōs, light, graphein, to draw.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Photography

    Method of making images on a sensitized surface by exposure to light or other radiant energy.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Photography' in Nouns Frequency: #2811

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Photography in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Photography in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Photography in a Sentence

  1. Mick Fleetwood:

    I have a reverence for great photography, but I don't consider myself in that league.

  2. Le Govic:

    Now there are many well known photographers who use the platform, but at the very beginning, there were many people who didn't know so much about photography, and these were the kind of people that I wanted to showcase, but on the other hand, it was also something confusing because there are too many images.

  3. Quentin Hart:

    From McKenna Pro Photography, from John Deere, which is a global company, to The Sulky, which creates high-end buggies, they're taking their time and they're making masks for our communities, we've seen the resiliency, we've seen incredible business acumen, and people be able to change on the go, on the fly to make things happen for our safety.

  4. Paul Butler:

    The star is named in honor of the great American astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard, who was a pioneer of stellar photography and astrometry, edward Emerson Barnard recognized that this star had the largest known proper motion a century ago.

  5. Lois Greenfield:

    In some ways dance and photography are antithetical. Because (dance) happens in 360 degrees of space, according to musical intervals, a choreographed dance has to be performed in sequence; it's not just isolated movements. But I'm extracting one split second, which nonetheless kind of represents a sequence or is like a split-second dance.

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