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Pronunciation:  fu't√Ęgrufee

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  1. [n]  the occupation of taking and printing photographs or making movies
  2. [n]  the act of taking and printing photographs
  3. [n]  the process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces

PHOTOGRAPHY is a 11 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: picture taking
 See Also: anaglyphy, autotype, autotypy, business, cinematography, digital photography, exposure, filming, job, line, line of work, motion-picture photography, occupation, pictorial representation, picturing, powder method, powder photography, powder technique, process, radiography, radiography, scanning, skiagraphy, telephotography, video digitizing, xerography



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pho*tog"ra*phy\, n. [Photo- + -graphy: cf. F.
1. The science which relates to the action of light on
   sensitive bodies in the production of pictures, the
   fixation of images, and the like.

2. The art or process of producing pictures by this action of

Note: The well-focused optical image is thrown on a surface
      of metal, glass, paper, or other suitable substance,
      coated with collodion or gelatin, and sensitized with
      the chlorides, bromides, or iodides of silver, or other
      salts sensitive to light. The exposed plate is then
      treated with reducing agents, as pyrogallic acid,
      ferrous sulphate, etc., to develop the latent image.
      The image is then fixed by washing off the excess of
      unchanged sensitive salt with sodium hyposulphite
      (thiosulphate) or other suitable reagents.

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