• WordNet 3.6
    • n photography the occupation of taking and printing photographs or making movies
    • n photography the act of taking and printing photographs
    • n photography the process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Photography The art or process of producing pictures by this action of light.
    • Photography The science which relates to the action of light on sensitive bodies in the production of pictures, the fixation of images, and the like.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n photography 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
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Photography fō-tog′ra-fi the art of producing pictures by the action of light on chemically prepared surfaces
    • v.t Photography to make a picture of by means of photography
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  • Tony Benn
    Tony Benn
    “Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.”
  • 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.”
  • Edvard Munch
    Edvard Munch
    “I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Photo-, + -graphy,: cf. F. photographie,


In literature:

It is only comparatively recently that photography has been applied to comets.
"The Children's Book of Stars" by G.E. Mitton
The only sport which he enjoyed was riding, riding a bicycle, and the only luxury he allowed himself was photography.
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
Many of the best of them are owned in this country, and all have been reproduced by engraving or by photography.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 8 (of 8)" by Various
Vaguely he felt photography must be a slow process in Adairville, Kentucky.
"Blue-grass and Broadway" by Maria Thompson Daviess
Photography naturally suggested itself, but the difficulties proved as great as unexpected, almost as great as in casting.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Apparatus, pure Chemicals, and all the requirements for the practice of Photography.
"Notes and Queries, Number 218, December 31, 1853" by Various
"Taxidermy" by Leon Luther Pray
A graduate, such as is used in photography, is very useful in measuring out the quantities of acid and water.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
The description was too accurate to be artistic; it amounted to mere photography.
"The Dominant Strain" by Anna Chapin Ray
Holt had called in Major Kulp of the photography wing and General Ward from the command staff.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery

In news:

Texarkana Gazette Photo Images from the photography staff of the Texarkana Gazette.
"Dollhouse" director of photography Lisa Wiegand is relying on the Panasonic VariCam 3700's Film-Rec 600 percent setting to provide additional latitude in shooting.
" Dollhouse " director of photography Lisa Wiegand is relying on the Panasonic VariCam 3700's Film-Rec 600 percent setting to provide additional latitude in shooting.
My love of photography started when I was nine.
Photography by Sport Truck Staff.
Most of us will remember that before computers and digital photography we had to take film into a store to have it developed.
Photography by By The Author.
Trevor Jones Thoroughbred Photography Ltd. No Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner has ever won a Breeders' Cup World Championships race.
Photography by Jason "Pugz" Walker.
45 AM on May 24, 2012 by Chris Roberts (1 Comments) Filed under: Art Hounds, Events, Galleries, Music, Photography, Theater.
( Jim Marshall Photography LLC / July 12, 2012 ).
Photography provided by Lydia Kuennen of mebraldy photography.
It has a range of mediums, from paintings to photography to sculpture, with submissions by some of the Houston art scene's heavy hitters.
Photography was also his hobby, along with history — especially area history.

In science:

Pire, Femto-photography of protons to nuclei with deeply virtual Compton scattering, Phys.
Generalized parton correlation functions for a spin-0 hadron
Spatio-angular resolution trade-offs in integral photography.
Augmenting Light Field to model Wave Optics effects
The 3 mm drift gap is ensured by a 3 mm thick resin frame enclosing the chamber and providing the gas inlet and outlet (see photography on figure 1, right).
MICROMEGAS chambers for hadronic calorimetry at a future linear collider
Instead, the images used in the evaluation process (which may be based on formal benchmarks or simple popularity) belong to a very special subset of all possible images: those that arise as a result of everyday human photography.
Compression Rate Method for Empirical Science and Application to Computer Vision
Algebraic Reconstruction Techniques (ART) for threedimensional electron microscopy and X-ray photography.
Randomized Extended Kaczmarz for Solving Least-Squares