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Meaning of the word “Photography” | Trivia

So today we have a new section on our blog called “Tips, Trivia & Advice”…

All things photography… wedding, elopement, proposal, portrait, corporate, events & commercial.


The word photography is actually derived from the Greek words, photos (“light”) and graphe (“drawing”).

So, quite literally, as photographers we are drawing with light or light-drawing!!!

Pretty cool huh???

The term was coined by Hercules Florence, a French painter and inventor, who used it in his diary to describe the process.