Definition of photograph in English:

photograph

noun

  • A picture made using a camera, in which an image is focused on to light-sensitive material and then made visible and permanent by chemical treatment, or stored digitally.

    ‘a photograph of her father’
    • ‘It did not prove possible to make photographs using the antique camera itself.’
    • ‘These cameras take two photographs to cover just this sort of well known and understood radar anomaly.’
    • ‘To take the photographs, the camera had to be set on a long exposure, which reduced any movement to a blur.’
    • ‘At the top of the page, slightly cut off, one can see two or three other photographs which are not material.’
    • ‘I raised my camera to take a photograph of this to send to Midland Mainline.’
    • ‘From time to time I get a few queries about my photographs, my camera and techniques.’
    • ‘Thus, the protest against the Vietnam War was mobilized by images such as the photograph by Huynh Cong Ut.’
    • ‘When the first photographs from his Brownie camera had come back all those years ago, he had been thrilled.’
    • ‘He took photographs using a telephoto lens and used binoculars to inspect the general state of the roofing and tiling.’
    • ‘I took lots of photographs, mostly on film but a handful on the digital camera to provide an immediate record.’
    • ‘Her recollections are intercut with her own evocative photographs and films.’
    • ‘This short film trilogy brings together my thoughts on photography and photographs.’
    • ‘Away from the film and photographs, the music conjures up images of its own.’
    • ‘The first photograph was a picture of two boys, both looking around six years old.’
    • ‘A beaming Sam was caught on camera in the photograph published in last Saturday's Observer.’
    • ‘In police custody, his solicitors came with a digital camera and took nineteen photographs of his injuries.’
    • ‘Mo came round today with her digital camera and took a photograph of what will probably be my image on the publicity.’
    • ‘His manipulation of press photographs and focus on celebrity anticipated Pop Art.’
    • ‘The wide space provided as border for each picture puts the focus on the photograph.’
    • ‘Imagine you've never seen a photograph before; imagine cameras haven't been invented.’
    picture, photo, shot, snap, snapshot, likeness, image, portrait, study, print, slide, transparency, negative, positive, plate, film, bromide, frame, exposure, still, proof, enlargement
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verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1Take a photograph of.

    ‘she has photographed all of the major ballet companies worldwide’
    no object ‘he was commissioned to photograph in the Crimea during the war’
    • ‘The first was a commission to photograph the life cycle of plankton.’
    • ‘It's as if she was expecting to be photographed for a magazine cover shoot.’
    • ‘He left his leather jacket, the one he was photographed in so often, and his record collection.’
    • ‘Two policemen are filming and photographing the apparently mild-mannered women holding the poster.’
    • ‘To my surprise, Mona agreed to be photographed, and we spent the entire day shooting.’
    • ‘Ever the subversive, I took to photographing the tourists, in search of the worst example I could find of fashion crimes against humanity.’
    • ‘Long before I became a mother, I admired and appreciated the beautiful way she photographs babies.’
    • ‘When I first began photographing for this project, I had little understanding of my own motivations.’
    • ‘An often repeated story is that Stanford commissioned Muybridge to photograph his horse so it would settle a bet.’
    • ‘I wanted to record my new experience of the old city by photographing its architecture, shop fronts and objects, as well as the people I met.’
    • ‘Arbus originally started off her career as a fashion photographer, but then veered into photographing the less photographed.’
    • ‘The Coast Guard was there and photographing when two boats believed to be carrying cocaine entered U.S. waters.’
    • ‘Two years later in Londonderry, he was again photographing troops in action, this time British infantry sent into Northern Ireland.’
    • ‘The clubs first photo shoot last week, photographing the Christmas lights in Newport and Westport was voted a great success!’
    • ‘More nitpicky yet, the cartons should not be photographed or filmed, sealed though they may be.’
    • ‘I walked the length of it, photographing all the way.’
    • ‘I photographed him for a record cover, and I like the way that the coat looks like a brick wall too.’
    • ‘Parents are asked to note that children may be photographed or filmed at Carnival events.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, at the research station, Carl and Marian were filming and photographing the ants we had collected.’
    • ‘He got a commission to photograph a house in Ireland, fell in love with the country, and they all moved there.’
    take someone's photo, take someone's picture, get a picture of, take a picture of, get a snap of, get a snapshot of, take a snap of, take a snapshot of, take, snap, shoot, get a shot of, take a shot of, take a likeness of, record, film, capture on celluloid, capture on film, record on celluloid, record on film
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    1. 1.1no object, with adverbial Appear in a particular way when in a photograph.
      ‘that cityscape photographs well’
      • ‘"You’ll see that I photograph poorly," she says.’
      • ‘She had an ear-to-ear gamine grin and a good figure, and photographed well.’

Pronunciation

photograph

/ˈfəʊtəɡrɑːf/