What is photography?

  • (noun): The occupation of taking and printing photographs or making movies.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Photography is the art, science and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film, or electronically by means of an image sensor. Typically, a lens is used to focus the light reflected or emitted from objects into a real image on the light-sensitive surface inside a camera during a timed exposure. The result in an electronic image sensor is an electrical charge at each pixel, which is electronically processed and stored in a digital image file for subsequent display or processing.

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... Pumpkins — "Tonight, Tonight" (Director of Photography Declan Quinn) Brandy (featuring Wanya Morris) — "Brokenhearted" (Director of Photography ...

More definitions of "photography":

  • (noun): The act of taking and printing photographs.
    Synonyms: picture taking
  • (noun): The process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces.

Famous quotes containing the word photography:

    Too many photographers try too hard. They try to lift photography into the realm of Art, because they have an inferiority complex about their Craft. You and I would see more interesting photography if they would stop worrying, and instead, apply horse-sense to the problem of recording the look and feel of their own era.
    Jessie Tarbox Beals (1870–1942)

    If photography is allowed to stand in for art in some of its functions it will soon supplant or corrupt it completely thanks to the natural support it will find in the stupidity of the multitude. It must return to its real task, which is to be the servant of the sciences and the arts, but the very humble servant, like printing and shorthand which have neither created nor supplanted literature.
    Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)