(technically wrong phrases)such as 'visible light'; what a nonsense;all light is visible;otherwise, it is not lightand along similar lines'IR orUVlight;as no such things exist
Since there are creatures such as insects and hawks with functional vision into the UV spectral range, it seems reasonable to refer to UV as light, at least to the wavelengths that fall within their visual capabilities, and within the context of the visual systems of those ceatures. It is not something that bothers me enormously, but you are probably technically correct about the rest.
One cannot but balk at any of the terminology associated with mainstream model photography, especially the digital type. It is so far removed from what I consider to be proper photography, that it seems like an alien recreation form usurping our terminology. Half-worlds such as 'tog rile me, and I had to enquire what exactly TFCD meant (and still took a while to get my head around why either the 'tog or wannabe model would bother). I suppose it is new tools, same old vanity.
"Bokeh", "sharp", "contrast", "micro-contrast" and a few other similar terms in the hands of the untalented can ruin an otherwise good conversation. "Soup" is another one I don't take to. Even "brew" seems more appropriate by comparison. Grain in reference to digital files, is another pet peeve. And to top it, someone must tell me a digital camera produces "film-like" images. I then instantly doubt the sincerity of the statement.
The term "Fine-art photography" has a very special place right at the top of my list of unscratchable itches. I cannot imagine the photography world any poorer should it disappear.
"Shoot" and "shot" fall into the same category of "snap", "click" etc. As long as those terms are used relating to family photographs or the weekend's party pics, or even to street or candid photographs where the theme is the hunt or the quickness of the taking moment, it does not particularly seem out of place. It would seem strange to use such a term for night photography or anything made with a pinhole, 4x5 or larger.
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life's too short to go around hating anything, let alone words.
trite, I know, but really, the only consequence of other people using words in a way one doesn't like them to be used is one's own irritation.
get (as they say) over it.