photograph noun


old, recent | black-and-white, colour, coloured, sepia, tinted
Tinted photographs were an early substitute for colour.
| blurred, fuzzy, grainy, out of focus
This photograph is out of focus.
| faded | clear | sharp | excellent, good, great, lovely, stunning, superb, wonderful | (good) quality | glossy | framed | signed | studio | group, team | family | wedding | school | cover, magazine, newspaper, press
The cover photograph of one magazine showed a dying soldier.
| publicity | documentary | fashion | portrait-sized, postcard-sized | passport, passport-sized | facial
Send a recent facial photograph of yourself with your application.
| close-up | still
Frame the subject in the video viewfinder as you would for a still photograph.
| aerial, air, satellite | digital, polaroid | infrared | erotic, explicit, indecent, nude, obscene, pornographic, topless


get, take
Did you manage to get a photograph of the goal? I spent the day taking photographs of the city.
| pose for | develop | blow up, enlarge | scan (in)
I scanned in some photographs of the family to send to friends by email.
| touch up
The photograph has been touched up to conceal her double chin.
| crop | mount
I cropped the photograph and mounted it on some card.
| publish | make
The sun rising over the horizon would have made a good photograph.


Her photograph appeared in all the papers.
| depict sth, show sth | capture sth
The photograph manages to capture the excitement of the occasion.


album | frame


in a/the ~
The wing is assembled as shown in the photograph below.
| ~ of
An aerial photograph of the field shows clearly where the buildings were.


photograph courtesy (of) …
photograph courtesy Liverpool Evening News (= acknowledging permission to publish a photograph)
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of art a piece/work of art
Michelangelo’s Pietà is a magnificent work of art.

collect ~
She collects Jacobean portraits.

display, exhibit, show ~
The works will be displayed in the new wing of the museum.

~ be (put) on display/exhibition/show ~ go on display/exhibition/show
paintings put on show for the first time The photographs are on exhibition until the end of September.

house ~
An annexe was built to house the sculptures.

a series of ~
a series of paintings by Van Gogh

a collection/exhibition of ~
an exhibition of early 20th century French masterpieces

an art/photographic/photography exhibition
The open art exhibition will allow new artists to exhibit their work.

by ~
a sculpture by Barbara Hepworth


photography noun


black-and-white, colour | flash | infrared | aerial, underwater | close-up | still | trick | professional | documentary, news | art | fashion, portrait, sports, wildlife, etc.


magazine | competition





What is a collocation?

A collocation is two or more words that often go together. These combinations (for example collocations with “photography”) just sound “right” to native English speakers, who use them all the time. On the other hand, other combinations of “photography” may be unnatural and just sound “wrong”.

Using collocations list of “photography” improves your English, especially your English speaking skills, and increases your vocabulary words in English.


Why learn collocations with “photography”?

  • When using collocations with “photography”, Your language will be more natural and more easily understood.
  • You will have alternative and richer ways of expressing yourself.
  • It is easier for our brains to remember and use language in chunks or blocks such as Common Collocations with “photography” rather than as single words (photography | Definitions, Meanings, Synonyms and Antonyms of “photography”)

How to learn collocations with “photography”?

  • Be aware of collocations with photography , and try to recognize them when you see or hear them.
  • Treat collocations  as single blocks of language. Think of them as individual blocks or chunks, and learn strongly support, not strongly + support.
  • When you learn a new word  (e.g. photography | Definitions, Meanings, Synonyms and Antonyms of “photography”), write down other words that collocate with it.
  • Read as much as possible. Reading is an excellent way to learn vocabulary and collocations of  “photography” in context and naturally.
  • Revise what you learn regularly. Practice using new collocations with “photography” in context as soon as possible after learning them.
  • Learn collocations with “photography” in groups that work for you. You could learn them by topic (time, number, weather, money, family) or by a particular word (take action, take a chance, take an exam).


Types of collocation with “photography”

There are several different types of collocation made from combinations of verb, noun, adjective etc. Some of the most common types are:

  • adverb + adjective: completely satisfied (NOT downright satisfied)
  • adjective + noun: excruciating pain (NOT excruciating joy)
  • noun + noun: a surge of anger (NOT a rush of anger)
  • noun + verb: lions roar (NOT lions shout)
  • verb + noun: commit suicide (NOT undertake suicide)
  • verb + expression with preposition: burst into tears (NOT blow up in tears)
  • verb + adverb: wave frantically (NOT wave feverishly)


Using Collocations of photography to Boost Your IELTS Score

The correct use of collocations of “photography” is an essential part of improving your English level and boosting your IELTS score. Using collocations + “photography” sentence examples correctly allows you to write and speak more like a native speaker and they are also one of the things that examiners look out for when marking your tests.