photogenic

[foh-tuh-jen-ik]
adjective
1.
forming an attractive subject for photography or having features that look well in a photograph: a photogenic face.
2.
Biology. producing or emitting light, as certain bacteria; luminiferous; phosphorescent.
3.
Medicine/Medical. produced or caused by light, as a skin condition.

Origin:
1830–40; photo- + -genic

photogenically, adverb
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photogenic (ˌfəʊtəˈdʒɛnɪk)
 
adj
1.  (esp of a person) having features, colouring, and a general facial appearance that look attractive in photographs
2.  biology producing or emitting light: photogenic bacteria
 
photo'genically
 
adv

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photogenic
1839, "produced or caused by light," from photo- + -genic "produced by" (see genus). Originally in photogenic drawing, the early term for "photography;" meaning "photographing well" is first attested 1928.
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photogenic pho·to·gen·ic (fō'tə-jěn'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Producing or emitting light; phosphorescent.

  2. Caused or produced by light, as a seizure.

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Example sentences
Suddenly, environmental destruction was photogenic again.
Lawyers can orate about injustice and seem quite photogenic.
However an abandoned town is not particularly photogenic.
And of course the finished product doesn't look nearly as photogenic as the
  illustration in the book.
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