Photography has a language all of its own (Photography Slang Explained); a rich mix of camera jargon, lens acronyms and technical buzzwords that can be an utterly baffling sea of noise to beginners. But, with the internet and all, it doesn’t take long to know your f-stops from your fill-flash, and be able to separate HDR, DOF and TTL.
Forget photography slang terms and DSLR doublespeak, though. It’s the other things that photographers say – or rather don’t say – that are often more confusing. When a fellow photographer says that they’re ‘completely self-taught’ what are they actually trying to tell us?
If they describe themselves as a ‘fine-art’ landscape photographer, what are they really trying to say? Some of the things that spill from the mouths of photographers are loaded with double meaning…
To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of things that photographers say, and provided translations of their true meanings. Just remember that the purpose is also to have some self introspection and some humor is needed!
When photographers say…
What are you shooting?
They actually mean… Continue reading 32 Things Photographers Say And What They Really Mean