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[fuh-tog-ruh-fer] /fəˈtɒg rə fər/
a person who takes photographs, especially one who practices photography professionally.
Origin of photographer
1840-50; photograph + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for photographer
  • There's a new photographer in town, only the thing is, she doesn't even know it.
  • There's inevitably a distance between a photographer and his or her subject.
  • The photographer uses movie production techniques to create.
  • Any way to get him working with a photographer or taking pics for the local paper or something.
  • Any good photographer has a set of filters to use depending on the light.
  • He had bribed his way out, and then a photographer spotted him.
  • First is the author's evident talent as a photographer and journalist.
  • It truly shows how beautiful the work of not only the photographer but also the artist who made the statue.
  • He was the only photographer on the scene during these moving moments.
  • The photographer is a shaky-fingered veteran, who averages a good minute to line up each picture.
British Dictionary definitions for photographer


a person who takes photographs, either as a hobby or a profession
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for photographer

1843, agent noun from photograph (v.). (Photographist also is attested from 1843).

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