American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The art or process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces.
- n. The art, practice, or occupation of taking and printing photographs.
- n. A body of photographs.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art of producing images of objects by an application of the chemical change produced in certain substances, as silver chlorid, bromide, or iodide, by the action of light, or more generally of radiant energy. ; . The rays which are in general most active in this way are those of the upper part of the spectrum, as the blue, violet, and ultra-violet rays. The red and yellow rays produce a much less marked effect on an ordinary sensitive plate; but it has been found possible to prepare a special gelatinobromide plate which is highly sensitive even to the less refrangible rays, as those in the infra-red region of the spectrum. (See
spectrum.) Photography rests on the fact that silver nitrate and various other chemicals are decomposed by certain solar rays and reduced, becoming dark or black, or in other ways affected, according to the intensity and amount of actinic rays received on them. The process consists
- n. The art and technology of producing images on photosensitive surfaces, and its digital counterpart.
- n. The occupation of taking (and often printing) photographs.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The science which relates to the action of light on sensitive bodies in the production of pictures, the fixation of images, and the like.
- n. The art or process of producing pictures by this action of light.
- n. the occupation of taking and printing photographs or making movies
- n. the act of taking and printing photographs
- n. the process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces
- From photo- + -graphy, together meaning "drawing with light" or "representation by means of lines", "drawing". From φωτός (photos, "(genitive) of light"), and γράφω (graphō, "I write"). (Wiktionary)
“Photography is a holistic science that heals both mind and body..photography beyond barriers photography beyond all god made man made frontiers..”
“I learned that Ernest received all his training in photography from the U.S. Army during World War II.”
“Two minor suggestions if I might -- and these like almost everything in photography is subjective.”
“Art, in photography, is universal because of storytelling.”
“Certainly progress in photography is not going to stop.”
“Acton briefly wondered whether "the term photography should even be used.”
“Oh by the way what camera do you use? your photography is a dream.”
“An unparalleled collection of documents and photographs charting the development of photography from a gentlemen's pursuit to a mass popular pastime has been donated to the British Library and De Montfort University.”
“LIFE and Getty Images, the two most recognized names in photography, have joined forces to provide you instant access to millions of breathtaking photographs - for free.”
“Spherical still photography is neat, but it has lost it's zing for me since I learned about spherical video.”
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A collection of words found in English that are either purely Greek or have Greek etymology.
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Words that describe the art of the impressionist era.
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relating to light; relating to photography
Movies would not exist without the people who invented or developed these objects and processes. At least, not as we know them.
Good for my image....
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