What does the word "photography" literally mean?

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drawing with light
seamless painting
self-painted picture
The word photography derives from the Greek photos ("light") and graphe ("drawing"). The term was coined by Hercules Florence, a French painter and inventor, who used it in his diary to describe the process. Photos is also the root of words such as photon or photophobia (fear of light).
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