AskDefine | Define photographer

Dictionary Definition

photographer n : someone who takes photographs professionally [syn: lensman]

User Contributed Dictionary



From φ[vς (light) and γράφω (I write)


photographer (plural photographers)
  1. one who takes photographs


one who takes photographs

Extensive Definition

A photographer is a person who takes a photograph using a camera. A professional photographer uses photography to make a living.
Photographers are often categorized based on the subjects they photograph. Some photographers explore subjects typical of paintings such as landscape, still life, and portraiture. Other photographers specialize in subjects unique to photography, including street photography, documentary photography, fashion photography, wedding photography and commercial photography. The distinction between artistic photography and photojournalism or other types of photography and the associated techniques does not remove this personal aspect from the work of the great photographers.
photographer in Danish: Fotograf
photographer in German: Fotograf
photographer in Esperanto: Fotisto
photographer in French: Photographe
photographer in Hebrew: צלם (מקצוע)
photographer in Croatian: Fotograf
photographer in Indonesian: Juru foto
photographer in Italian: Fotografo
photographer in Dutch: Fotograaf
photographer in Thai: ช่างภาพ
photographer in Ukrainian: Фотограф
photographer in Russian: Фотограф
photographer in Chinese: 攝影師
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