Adjective.

A genetical phenomenon residing within a host. The host may be a person, place† or thing. Usually photogenetic qualities reside in people, or animals. This gene has an astounding ability to enhance its host's attributes in an event of a "photo opportunity". Said host gains a charismatic boost during a photographic moment. As noted before, this is a genetical phenomenon, meaning it is not directly passed down from one parent or the other; rather it is indirectly passed down from a member higher up the family tree. (usually several generations)

†In the case of a photogenic place, it is usually somewhere calm and peaceful; somewhere that when people see it, they are (more often than not) subconsciously pleased with the view. If in such a case that the person is consciously pleased with a view of the place, such place must be regarded as sacred; especially if viewed as such by a vast selection of people.
Did you see that picture of Britney falling down? Even in humiliation she still looked graceful!

Yea, man. She's really photogenic.
by Kiete5 December 10, 2009
A compact way of saying "you're fugly in reality, but darn in pictures you look good!"
Daft #1: you're so photogenic man!
Daft #2: asshole!
by youngstudd January 21, 2011
a person who looks good in pictures but not in real life.
she was very photogenic.
by Afireinsidethedarkness October 17, 2004
When someone looks attractive in pictures but is ugly af in reality
Example 1: Maria and Stephanie are photogenic .

Example 2: I seen Stephanie at school and she's so photogenic
by Mustybitch101 August 27, 2016
Someone who is always taking pictures of themselves.

Usually Photogenic Penguins are members of social networks like Myspace, Facebook and Bebo.

These people are easily can be picked out.

Signs of a Photogenic Penguin is:
a) Carrying a camera/camera phone on them at all times.
b) Uploading 5 or more pictures of themselves each week on their page.
c) Commonly asking people if they can take a picture with them.
d) Has 3 shots or more of them looking the same.
e) Has a favorite Angle.
Frank- Hey did you see that photogenic penguin on myspace yet?

Joe- Yes, they added like 40 pictures of them self last night.
by Pancake Batter May 2, 2009
the recall of an individual who edits their own memories in order to enhance their own reputation or repress an undesirable truth.
that guy has a photogenic memory. there's no way those dogs he use to date were chicks.
by kris takahashi December 27, 2007