\fə-'tä-grə-fē\ noun, 1839
The art or process of producing images by the action of radiant energy and especially light on a sensitive surface. From the Greek words phos ("light") and graphis ("stylus", "paintbrush") or graphí, together meaning "drawing with light" or "representation by means of lines," "drawing."
A good photograph is knowing where to stand. - Ansel Adams