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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
fashion photography
▪ a book of Lang’s fashion photography
▪ Getting started in aerial photography is sometimes a formidable hurdle.
▪ The intelligence officer then took the map to an expert in aerial photography who determined coordinates for the building.
▪ From these beginnings aerial photography has developed into one of the archaeologist's most valued aids.
▪ New technology is having an impact on aerial photography in different ways.
▪ They also keep their aircraft busy with training, rental, business charters, air ambulance flights, aerial photography and so on.
▪ The teacher may wish to introduce pupils to evidence from archaeology, and perhaps from aerial photography.
▪ The products of much of its observation work, including aerial photography, is also to be made available to researchers.
▪ And then I had it - specialising in aerial photography.
▪ Winship's essay also draws attention to the increasing fragmentation of the body within recent commercial photography.
▪ Through commercial photography we can therefore explore hegemonic constructs of, for example, race, gender and class.
▪ But both the test of truth and the nature of documentary photography was changing rapidly in the decades after 1950.
▪ The power of photojournalism and documentary photography in the 1930s also affected fashion images, especially as photographers moved between the genres.
▪ When we look at documentary photography, the denoted image appears dominant.
▪ One motivation for early landscape photography was governmental employment of photographers for civil and military mapping purposes.
▪ After I deliver a talk on early photography, I am the guest of honor at the usual formal dinner.
▪ But she apparently never mentioned her early interest in photography.
▪ By contrasting colour and black and white photography, the men seem to appear more distant and further unobtainable.
▪ The only drawback to this little gem is the less-than-crisp black and white photography.
▪ The large 12in x 10.5in format makes good use of Schlegelmilch's high-quality colour photography.
▪ A practical system of colour photography had been eagerly searched for right from the beginning.
▪ He was awarded an Agfa bursary to develop ideas on impressionistic colour photography.
▪ Inspired perhaps by his father's early photographic inventions, he took a special interest in colour photography.
▪ Outstanding colour photography, charts and maps provide valuable background material for those wishing to join the campaign.
▪ Craik also draws our attention to the increasing eroticism of 1970s and 1980s fashion photography.
▪ And in turn, their fashion photography somehow seems elevated, more substantial because it was created by bona fide artistes.
▪ To me it was like an unreality, like fashion photography.
▪ Wildman pioneered advertising and fashion photography in Britain, specifically outdoor location work, as well as creating natural indoor lighting.
▪ His range is broader than the other histories, and includes fashion photography and advertising within its compass.
▪ Before 1989, Benetton's images still seemed to relate to the genre of studio fashion photography.
▪ Therefore, it is easy to see how some photographers have moved between areas of anthropological and fashion photography.
▪ His range is broader than the other histories, and includes fashion photography and advertising within its compass.
▪ Let us look at an advertisement which does not use a style of photography normally associated with advertising.
▪ Its detailed graphics were created by using stop-motion photography to film actual clay figures and backgrounds.
trick photography
▪ Call it ingratitude or history's trick photography the hat he wore no longer had a story.
▪ an exhibition of Irwin Penn's renowned fashion photography for Vogue magazine
▪ Chris is studying photography at night school.
▪ landscape and wildlife photography
▪ Before the introduction of the Kodak camera in 1888, travel photography was usually only indulged in by professionals or serious amateurs.
▪ He explained that earning a living left little time for photography but holidays left ample time.
▪ He said the profession of surfing photography was like a pyramid.
▪ Here, indisputably, photography was the vehicle.
▪ I walk through the photography exhibit at the Kyoto Museum thinking again about what a photograph really means.
▪ Is it photography one should copy?
▪ It was during that time that she developed her photography skills, to document conditions in the shops.
▪ Surrealist photography indeed developed techniques that self-consciously played upon this juxtaposition of the real as signifier and the signifier as real.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Photography \Pho*tog"ra*phy\, n. [Photo- + -graphy: cf. F. photographie.]

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

  2. The art or process of producing pictures by this action of light.

    Note: The well-focused optical image is thrown on a surface of metal, glass, paper, or other suitable substance, coated with collodion or gelatin, and sensitized with the chlorides, bromides, or iodides of silver, or other salts sensitive to light. The exposed plate is then treated with reducing agents, as pyrogallic acid, ferrous sulphate, etc., to develop the latent image. The image is then fixed by washing off the excess of unchanged sensitive salt with sodium hyposulphite (thiosulphate) or other suitable reagents.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1839, from photo- + -graphy. See photograph.


n. 1 The art and technology of producing images on photosensitive surfaces, and its digital counterpart. 2 The occupation of taking (and often printing) photographs.

  1. n. the act of taking and printing photographs [syn: picture taking]

  2. the process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces

  3. the occupation of taking and printing photographs or making movies


Photography is the science, art and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film.

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. With an electronic image sensor, this produces an electrical charge at each pixel, which is electronically processed and stored in a digital image file for subsequent display or processing. The result with 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 is employed in many fields of science, manufacturing (e.g., photolithography) and business, as well as its more direct uses for art, film and video production, recreational purposes, hobby, and mass communication.

Photography (film)

Photography is a 1973 Hungarian drama film directed by Pál Zolnay. The film was entered into the 8th Moscow International Film Festival where it won the Silver Prize. It was also selected as the Hungarian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 46th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

Photography (disambiguation)

Photography and Photographic may refer to:

  • Photography, the art and science of creating photographic images
  • Photography, a 1973 Hungarian film
  • "Photographic" is a song by Depeche Mode on their album Speak & Spell

Usage examples of "photography".

She culled out any that dealt with photography or imaging, and focused on a more workable list of nine.

We produced front and side views with photogrammetry, a technique using stereoscopic photography .

Saturn, and as a model potential knowledge of photography, and access to the necessary equipment.

Most of your book is dedicated to the art of black-and-white photography and imaging.

Examples of his work can be viewed at the Louvre in Paris, the Image Museum in London, and the International Center of Photography in New York.

George finally gave up photography was that she was never interested in looking at his slides.

To see slide photography disappear merely for economic reasons seemed a shame.

Anne went numbly through her daily routine, up at seven, off to the photography studio, then back home to her apartment.

For her photography class in art school she needed a collection of close-ups of people taken at random.

Within an hour I was introduced to a rumpled, shaggy, and bespectacled transfer student, who, I was told, whiled away most of his days in the well-equipped photography lab.

We both hailed from Long Island and we were both quintessential loners who had long ago escaped into solitary pursuits, his being photography, mine writing.

He became a highly respected member of the photography club and even became serious enough with a girl to move in with her.

Even his involvement in the photography club, where he was respected by everyone, brought no relief.

I always believed that, as socially awkward as he was, he would immerse himself in his photography and carve out a rewarding career.

The employee discount he was offered might have afforded him the opportunity to revisit his interest in photography had he not had a secret life.