Photograph

A photograph or photo is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface, usually photographic film or an electronic image such as a CCD or a CMOS chip. Most photographs are created using a camera, which uses a lens to focus the scene's visible wavelengths of light into a reproduction of what the human eye would see. The process and practice of creating photographs is called photography. The word "photograph" was coined in 1839 by Sir John Herschel and is based on the Greek φῶς (phos), meaning "light", and γραφή (graphê), meaning "drawing, writing", together meaning "drawing with light".

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Famous quotes containing the word photograph:

    The photograph is married to the eye,
    Grafts on its bride one-sided skins of truth....
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

    To photograph is to confer importance.
    Susan Sontag (b. 1933)

    I paint what cannot be photographed, that which comes from the imagination or from dreams, or from an unconscious drive. I photograph the things that I do not wish to paint, the things which already have an existence.
    Man Ray (1890–1976)