"A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet."
"The proof of the pudding is in the tasting."
The things you're complaining about are just words / terms. If the photographer is producing good work, or learning his / her way, or having great fun in the process, I don't care what vocabulary he / she uses. I included having fun because you want new people coming up the ladder. They're the ones having fun, but maybe tossing some odd language about.
However - if the photographer doesn't actually know what he/ she is doing, isn't producting good work in spite of using flowery / snobbish language, and isn't even having fun - then I'd be the first to laugh at him / her for being a poser instead of an enthusiast; poser being somebody for whom the hobby is just a lifestyle accessory.
Beware - sometimes it's very hard to tell the difference.
- The idea that photographs must "say something". PLEASE. Most of the photographs I love most say nothing to me. I just like looking at them.
I dunno; may I suggest scheduling a visit to a respected phychoanalyst if you hear voices coming from a photograph again . Do they tell you to do things or come with divine messages attached? If the photographs are mounted on a wall, it's probably just your neighbors stereo set at high volume:rolleyes: .
- On Photography, by Susan Sontag.
While cleaning out a storage room during my college days, I came across that book, and being completely naive and ignorant to both subject and author, I set forth reading it cover to cover. Wasn't that impressed by it (maybe due to the fact that I didn't understand much to begin with); much bloated artsy talk and no substance (kinda like a bland low-carb diet). But at least I managed to finish it .
Chris - it's Friday the 13th today
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[SIZE=1]Tiptoeing through life's grand theater - and falling down flat.[/SIZE]