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There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough - there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph.
Robert Frank

Meaning of "photography" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PHOTOGRAPHY

photography  [fəˈtɒɡrəfɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Photography is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PHOTOGRAPHY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

photography

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.

Definition of photography in the English dictionary

The definition of photography in the dictionary is the process of recording images on sensitized material by the action of light, X-rays, etc, and the chemical processing of this material to produce a print, slide, or cine film. Other definition of photography is the art, practice, or occupation of taking and printing photographs, making cine films, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PHOTOGRAPHY


aortography
ˌeɪɔːˈtɒɡrəfɪ
astrophotography
ˌæstrəʊfəˈtɒɡrəfɪ
autography
ɔːˈtɒɡrəfɪ
cartography
kɑːˈtɒɡrəfɪ
cholecystography
ˌkɒlɪsɪsˈtɒɡrəfɪ
chromatography
ˌkrəʊməˈtɒɡrəfɪ
cinematography
ˌsɪnɪməˈtɒɡrəfɪ
cryptography
krɪpˈtɒɡrəfɪ
cystography
sɪsˈtɒɡrəfɪ
electrochromatography
ɪˌlɛktrəʊkrəʊməˈtɒɡrəfɪ
electrophotography
ɪˌlɛktrəʊfəˈtɒɡrəfɪ
enigmatography
ɪˌnɪɡməˈtɒɡrəfɪ
fractography
frækˈtɒɡrəfɪ
hectography
hɛkˈtɒɡrəfɪ
hyetography
ˌhaɪɪˈtɒɡrəfɪ
macrophotography
ˌmækrəʊfəˈtɒɡrəfɪ
microphotography
ˈmaɪkrəʊfəˈtɒɡrəfɪ
pictography
pɪkˈtɒɡrəfɪ
radioautography
ˌreɪdɪəʊɔːˈtɒɡrəfɪ
telautography
ˌtelɔːˈtɒɡrəfɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PHOTOGRAPHY

photogeologic
photogeological
photogeologist
photogeology
photoglyph
photoglyphic
photoglyphy
photogram
photogrammetric
photogrammetrist
photogrammetry
photograph
photograph album
photographer
photographic
photographic memory
photographical
photographically
photographist
photogravure

WORDS THAT END LIKE PHOTOGRAPHY

angiography
autobiography
bibliography
biography
calligraphy
choreography
computed tomography
crystallography
demography
discography
filmography
geography
historiography
oceanography
orthography
pornography
radiography
tomography
topography
typography
videography

Synonyms and antonyms of photography in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «photography» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Find out the translation of photography to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of photography from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «photography» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

摄影
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fotografía
570 millions of speakers

English

photography
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

फोटोग्राफी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الْتَّصْوِيرُ الْفُوتُوغْرَافِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

фотография
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

arte fotográfica
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফটোগ্রাফি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

photographie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Fotografi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Fotografie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

写真撮影
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사진술
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Fotografi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nghề chụp ảnh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புகைப்படம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

छायाचित्रण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

fotoğrafçılık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fotografia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

fotografia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

фотографія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fotografie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φωτογραφία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

fotografie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fotografering
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fotografering
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of photography

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PHOTOGRAPHY»

The term «photography» is very widely used and occupies the 1.588 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of photography
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PHOTOGRAPHY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «photography» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «photography» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about photography

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «PHOTOGRAPHY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word photography.
1
James Balog
I've always believed that photography is a way to shape human perception.
2
Jeff Bridges
I found that photography was a great way of relaxing on the set.
3
Francesco Carrozzini
I always saw photography as a way to get to film.
4
Anton Corbijn
My photography changed from being more documentary-like to arranging things more, and that came into being partly because I started doing music videos, and I incorporated some things from the music videos into my photography again, by arranging things more.
5
Anton Corbijn
The only advantage of the CD is that you have a booklet that can tell a bit of a story, but the little covers are just boring. I love vinyl, and I have loads of it. It's the same thing as digital photography versus film photography. It's a quality thing.
6
Anton Corbijn
The really simple approach to photography is a great balance to making the films.
7
Nigel Dennis
All I really wanted to do was wildlife photography.
8
Giles Duley
For me, documentary photography has always come with great responsibility. Not just to tell the story honestly and with empathy, but also to make sure the right people hear it. When you photograph somebody who is in pain or discomfort, they trust you to make sure the images will act as their advocate.
9
John Dykstra
I had done a lot of rock 'n' roll photography when I was in college. I was one of many photographers who worked for The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, and all of these rock 'n' roll bands.
10
Robert Frank
There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough - there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PHOTOGRAPHY»

Discover the use of photography in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to photography and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Digital Photography Book
Scott Kelby, author of The Digital Photography Book (the best-selling digital photography book of all time), is back with another follow-up to his smash best-seller, with an entirely new book that picks up right where volume 3 left off.
Scott Kelby, 2012
2
The Photography Book
This is an unsurpassed collection of 500 superb images that represent the world's best photographers from the mid-19th century to today, arranged alphabetically by photographer, from pioneers such as Gustave Le Gray and Daguerre to icons ...
Editors of Phaidon Press, 2005
3
On Photography
Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism.
Susan Sontag, 2011
4
Photography: A Critical Introduction
This seminal text for photography students identifies key debates in photographic theory, stimulates discussion and evaluation of the critical use of photographic images and ways of seeing.
Liz Wells, 2004
5
Photography: The New Complete Guide to Taking Photographs
No matter what type of camera you're shooting with--digital or traditional--this is the best all-around guide for learning how to photograph better and smarter. Acclaimed photographer John Freeman simply covers all the basics...and more.
John Freeman, 2005
6
Time and Photography
Written by international specialists for a non-specialist audience and displaying extraordinary breadth and erudition, this book reshapes our vision of photography in order to include many crucial yet overlooked aspects of time, culture and ...
Jan Baetens, Alexander Streitberger, Hilde van Gelder, 2010
7
Photography
Introduces the history of photography, the different cameras used today, and how photography is used to document the events of one's life.
Valerie Bodden, 2008
8
Photography
Introduces photographic equipment, including cameras, lenses, and flash attachments, and describes how to compose and take a photograph, develop and print it, and display it.
Keith Wilson, 1994
9
Photography
This accessible, inspirational guide to creative photography explores the subjects and themes that have always obsessed photographers and explains technique in a clear and simple way.
John Ingledew, 2005
10
Photography: Discovery and Invention : Papers Delivered at a ...
This volume, based on the 1989 Photography Symposium held at the J. Paul Getty Museum of Art, discusses the pioneers of the first decade of photography (many of them instrumental in the development of modernism in art).
J. Paul Getty Museum, 1990

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PHOTOGRAPHY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term photography is used in the context of the following news items.
1
The Debate Over Watermarks in Photography
Let's take editorial photography, for example. You will be hard pressed to find a fashion or beauty editorial with a photographer's logo present. «Fstoppers, Jul 15»
2
Photography program NYC SALT teaches high schoolers life …
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but it's not often that the photographer is the subject you focus on first. In New York City, several ... «Today.com, Jul 15»
3
TV on The Radio and Boxed In Light Up the Annenberg Space for …
As the sun began to set on Los Angeles last night, the courtyard of the Annenberg Space for Photography began to fill up with people looking ... «Crave Online, Jul 15»
4
'Women of Strength' inspire Holmen native's photography
That night in 2012, one of the darkest of the Holmen native's life, was the start of a photography project called “Women of Strength” that has ... «La Crosse Tribune, Jul 15»
5
Useful Photography Tip #143: More Lifelike Color in Adobe Lightroom
Creating more lifelike colors in Adobe Lightroom is really, really simple once you identify and pay attention to specific areas in your images. «The Phoblographer, Jul 15»
6
History of photography in Ottoman Empire documented in İstanbul …
The first professional photography studio in İstanbul was opened in 1845 by Italian brothers Carlo and Giovanni Naya according to information ... «Today's Zaman, Jul 15»
7
Brentwood Photography Group announces July contest winners …
The Brentwood Photography Group, over 200 members strong, held a group outing July 24 and closed a friendly competition while welcoming ... «Brentwood Home Page, Jul 15»
8
Ten of the best science photos you'll see
... and seven highly commended images have been selected for the Australian Museum New Scientist Eureka Prize for Science Photography. «NEWS.com.au, Jul 15»
9
Your pictures: share your photos on the theme of 'run'
We're now running a regular weekly photography assignment in the Observer New Review and the next theme is 'run.' So whether it's a ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
10
OpEd: The Failing of Modern Photography Education
The requirement was largely the reason, at some point during my sophomore year, I decided to double-major in Fine Art Photography. I aspired ... «PetaPixel, Jul 15»

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