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    Photographic terminology and words you hate.

    When I first heard terms like Rembrandt lighting and bokeh, I had to look them up, a bit like the selfie I suppose. I quite dislike word displacement with new words for the sake of it. Can others think of words in photographic terminology they find annoying? Oh yes and here is another one - soup it.

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    I remember a similar thread in the past year or so, that you may find interesting, but I cannot find it.
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    Yes, one that I find very annoying "Shot" as in nice shot!
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    "Nice Capture!" What the *&%? did you capture?

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    What bother me more are the terms for characteristics of photographs. Words like movement, balance, frame, etc. Bleah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael R 1974 View Post
    What bother me more are the terms for characteristics of photographs. Words like movement, balance, frame, etc. Bleah.
    Except for the fact that these words have real meaning in terms of the craft of photography.

    What would you suggest we say when we use some elements to balance or frame others? Would other terms be any more effective/less annoying?

    It gets to a point where you have to get over petty annoyances and just take pictures.

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    I hate the word digital.

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    I hate the words agile, sprint, scrum, burndown chart, daily standup, and product owner. But none are photography terms.

    Soup it takes my top photo term groan.
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    "Expired film"
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    Bible: there is nothing new under the sun.... New words... same old meanings. One should always collect several 8 to 10 syllable words to mutter softly was walking away with a superior smile and nod of the head.

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