When a photographer zooms in on your face with her camera, she's taking a closeup. Without closeups in movies, you wouldn't be able to get a good look at the actors' expressions.

A closeup is exactly what it sounds like: a photo or video that gets up close to its subject. A film director might say, "Okay, now I want a closeup of his face when they say goodbye for the final time." Or your grandma might ask you to send her a closeup photo of your cat, so she can get a good look at just how long his whiskers are.

Definitions of closeup
  1. noun
    a photograph or video taken at close range
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    type of:
    exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture
    a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
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