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1. The process or technique of photographing distant objects, using a telephoto lens on a camera.
2. The technique or process of transmitting charts, pictures, and photographs over a distance.

tel′e·pho′to·graph′ic (-fō′tə-grăf′ĭk) adj.


(Photography) the process or technique of photographing distant objects using a telephoto lens
telephotographic adj


(ˌtɛl ə fəˈtɒg rə fi)

photography of distant objects, using a telephoto lens.


1. the art or process of photographing distant objects by using a telephoto lens or a telescope with a camera.
2. electrography. — telephotographic, adj.
See also: Photography
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.telephotography - transmission and reproduction of photographs and charts and pictures over a distance
transmission, transmittal, transmitting - the act of sending a message; causing a message to be transmitted
radiophotography - transmission of photographs by radio waves
2.telephotography - photography using a telephoto lens
photography, picture taking - the act of taking and printing photographs


[ˌtelɪfəˈtɒgrəfɪ] Ntelefotografía f
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Paglen is also exhibiting works from his series Limit Telephotography (2005 - ongoing), documenting secret US government bases and operations, often from extreme distances.
Limit Telephotography (2005-2007) also presents us with an open secret and, therefore, a cognitive fissure that opens the way for aesthetic and affective concerns.
Facsimile transmission (telephotography) dates from the early 1900s.