• WordNet 3.6
    • v photograph record on photographic film "I photographed the scene of the accident","She snapped a picture of the President"
    • v photograph undergo being photographed in a certain way "Children photograph well"
    • n photograph a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
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Additional illustrations & photos:

One scene never photographed in football One scene never photographed in football
Photographing a woodcock from ambush Photographing a woodcock from ambush
ROADS THROUGH THE ASPENS Range: Northern United States and Canada, south in the Rocky Mountains to Mexico. Photograph by Albert E. Butler ROADS THROUGH THE ASPENS Range: Northern United States and Canada, south in the Rocky Mountains to Mexico. Photograph...
BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a flowering plant of the Pineapple family. Range: In swamps and along rivers from Delaware to Florida, west to Texas, north to Missouri and southern Indiana. Photograph by G. Clyde Fisher BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every photograph of the first American atomic bomb detonation was taken by Harold Edgerton
    • n Photograph A picture or likeness obtained by photography.
    • v. i Photograph To practice photography; to take photographs.
    • v. t Photograph To take a picture or likeness of by means of photography; as, to photograph a view; to photograph a group. Also used figuratively. "He makes his pen drawing on white paper, and they are afterwards photographed on wood.""He is photographed on my mind."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In WWII, when allied armies reached the Rhine River the first thing men did was pee in it. This was pretty universal from the lowest private to Winston Churchill (who made a big show of it). Gen. Patton had himself photographed in the act
    • n photograph A picture produced by any process of photography.
    • photograph To produce a likeness or facsimile of by photographic means
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Arizona it is illegal to take naked photographs before noon on Sunday.
    • n Photograph a picture so produced
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  • Diane Arbus
    Diane Arbus
    “A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.”
  • Brooks Atkinson
    Brooks Atkinson
    “The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking.”
  • Roland Barthes
    “The photographic image... is a message without a code.”
  • Dirk Bogarde
    Dirk Bogarde
    “The camera can photograph thought. It's better than a paragraph of sweet polemic.”
  • Terence Donovan
    Terence Donovan
    “The magic of photography is metaphysical. What you see in the photograph isn't what you saw at the time. The real skill of photography is organized visual lying.”
  • William Leith
    William Leith
    “Photographers never have much incentive to show the world as it is.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Photo-, + -graph,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. phōs, light, graphein, to draw.


In literature:

But it was Diana's handwriting, and she enclosed a photograph of herself, which I have now.
"Daisy's Aunt" by E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson
The plants in the photograph were found near Columbus and photographed by Dr. Kellerman.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
And we have learned by experience to fear any attempt to photograph spiritual fruit.
"Things as They Are" by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
She was caught before she turned, poor dear, so that photograph was a failure.
"Lotus Buds" by Amy Carmichael
Where but in a photograph would you see a parting so straight as this?
"Select Conversations with an Uncle" by H. G. Wells
Unobserved in the confusion, Duvall thrust the photograph into his pocket, and turned to Ruth and the others.
"The Film of Fear" by Arnold Fredericks
There is more sport in stalking animals to photograph them, and in coming to know their habits than in hunting to kill.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Crochard had risen and was looking at the photographs over the detective's shoulder.
"The Destroyer" by Burton Egbert Stevenson
A moment's hesitation and these photographs had never seen publication.
"The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2" by Various
And I wish to thank the children of the Normal School for their patience and cooperation in posing for the photographs.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne

In poetry:

A pensive photograph
Watches me from the shelf--
Ghost of old love, and half
Ghost of myself!
"To A Portrait" by Arthur Symons
Come snow, and hail, and thunderbolts,
Sleet, fire, and general fuss;
Come to my arms, come all at once--
Oh photograph me thus!
"The Oneness Of The Philosopher With Nature" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
See - here's his photograph - you see,
He's in his dotage." "Ah, dear me!
Poor soul!" said SIMON. "His decease
Would be a merciful release!"
"The Reverend Simon Magus" by William Schwenck Gilbert
With a somewhat abrupt movement,
to bring down from a shelf some
photographs that he wanted to see closely,
the bandage was untied and a little blood ran.
"The Bandaged Shoulder" by Constantine P Cavafy
A week before their wedding day,
When Smith was call'd in haste away
To join the Staff,
Di gave to him, with tearful mien,
Our only photograph. I've seen
That photograph.
"Our Photographs" by Frederick Locker-Lampson
Here are Mother and Father in a photograph,
Father's holding me…. They both look so young.
I'm so much older than they are. Look at them,
Two babies with their baby. I don't blame you,
You weren't old enough to know any better;
"The Player Piano" by Randall Jarrell

In news:

Local photographer Ken Stoecklin of Beartooth Photography is raising a few eyebrows and photographing a few faces for an upcoming project.
"Blending," a 2001 photograph, demonstrates one of Angie Buckley's signature techniques: shooting through cut-out faces from copies of vintage photographs.
"Salmon in the Trees," photographs by nature photographer Amy Gulick will be on.
After our interview we toured the exhibit - which was still being installed - and he shared how, as a novice photographer, he went about photographing people in the community.
The stains on the shroud or imprints are a photographic negative which, when photographed, reveal a positive picture.
Toru Yamanaka, a photographer for Agence France-Presse, visited places in Japan destroyed by the March 2011 tsunami, photographing them from the same perspective that other photographers used a year earlier.
Here is a book of 126 splendid color photographs by Leni Riefenstahl, certainly the most ravishing book of photographs published anywhere in recent years.
Cummings--and Vogue photographer Edward Steichen took the old-fashioned magazine by storm with their strikingly modernist photographs.
Justin Bieber is being accused of "misdemeanor battery" by a photographer who claims he was attacked when Justin refused to be photographed on his date with Selena Gomez.
(1933 Photograph by AP - 2002 Photograph by Rick Bowmer.
I am very fortunate as a professional photographer to be able to travel to beautiful locations and make photographs, but sometimes I just can't get out of town because of other commitments.
Photograph posted on WBZ-TV website - an edited version of the controversial photograph.
Photographs hold our memories that go beyond the whirl of tornadoes, people, photos, photographs, logan, missing, memories, photograph, told, tornado, images.
Hours after Alec Baldwin was photographed in a confrontation with a photographer in Manhattan on Tuesday, he went on television to defend his actions.
Glendale Community College Board of Trustees member and photographer Vahe Peroomian holds one of his donated photographs with Foundation Executive Lisa Brooks.

In science:

Figure 1 shows a photographic view of the setup in cosmic ray configuration.
Experimental study of a proximity focusing Cherenkov counter prototype for the AMS experiment
Colorized infrared photograph of the measured downconversion output schematically shown in Fig. 4.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
A photograph of the aluminium frame with the top hodoscope plane and the fibre routing is shown in Fig. 4.
Development of a compact scintillator hodoscope with wavelength-shifting fibre read-out
This catalog is from a digitized scan of the first Palomar sky survey (taken with photographic plates using the main search telescope used here, the Palomar 1.2-m).
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
The basic issue was that the nucleus of many galaxies is saturated on a photographic plate.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae