Definition of photograph noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfəʊtəɡrɑːf//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfoʊtəɡræf//
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 (also photo) a picture that is made by using a camera that stores images in digital form or that has a film sensitive to light inside it aerial/satellite photographs colour photographs His photograph appeared in the local paper. Please enclose a recent passport-sized photograph of yourself. I spent the day taking photographs of the city. The usual phrase in North American English is take pictures. Synonymsphotograph picture photo shot snapshot/​snap printThese are all words for a picture that has been made using a camera.photograph a picture that has been made using a camera:a photograph of the house Can I take a photograph?picture a photograph:We had our picture taken in front of the hotel.photo a photograph:a passport photophotograph, picture or photo?Photograph is slightly more formal and photo is slightly less formal. Picture is used especially in the context of photographs in newspapers, magazines and books.shot a photograph:I tried to get a shot of him in the water. Shot often places more emphasis on the process of taking the photograph, rather than the finished picture.snapshot/​snap an informal photograph that is taken quickly, and not by a professional photographer:holiday snapsprint a copy of a photograph that is produced from film or from a digital camera:a set of printsPatterns a colour photograph/​picture/​photo/​snap/​print to take a photograph/​picture/​photo/​shot/​snapshot See related entries: Artwork and techniquesExtra examples An aerial photograph of the field shows clearly where the buildings were. Can I have my photograph taken with you? Did you manage to get a photograph of the goal? Frame the subject in the video viewfinder as you would for a still photograph. He admitted offences of possessing indecent photographs of children. Her photograph appeared in all the papers. I can’t wait till the photographs have been printed. I cropped the photograph and mounted it on some card. I got some great photographs of the party. I prefer to print my digital photographs. I scanned in some photographs of the family to send to friends by email. I’m learning how to post photographs on my blog. Send a recent facial photograph of yourself with your application. She scans each photograph into her computer. Tell me who everyone is in the photograph. The book is illustrated with 96 action photographs. The cover photograph of one magazine showed a dying soldier. The first issue featured a photograph of Martha Graham on the cover. The newspaper published a grainy photograph of her. The next day they published photographs of the kidnappers. The photograph has been touched up to conceal her double chin. The photograph manages to capture the excitement of the occasion. The photographs were clear and sharp. The sun rising over the horizon would have made a good photograph. The wing is assembled as shown in the photograph below. This photograph is out of focus. Tinted photographs were an early substitute for colour. Upload your photographs to one of these sites. We looked through her old black-and-white photographs. We posed for a group photograph. a couple of photographs released by news agencies a fuzzy black-and-white photograph a photograph of my son Edmund editing software that enables you to enlarge and crop photographs photograph courtesy Liverpool Evening News satellite photographs of Beijing the famous photograph of Che Guevara the photographs stored on the memory card aerial/​satellite photographs
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