I'm looking for a "native english" alternative to the word "photograph". To give an example, we have the word "Lichtbild" in German, which describes the concept of an image created by or using light in native german words. Is there an analogous word in English or has "photography" been the first and only term ever used to describe photographs? Thank you very much.

Thomas
I'm looking for a "native english" alternative to the word "photograph". To give an example, we have the word "Lichtbild" ... in English or has "photography" been the first and only term ever used to describe photographs? Thank you very much.

'Snapshot' or 'Snap' were terms regularly used when I was younger