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    LynneJoyce
    LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
    13 Jun 2008 - 2:32 PM

    I am new here, a 60 year old rank amateur who would love to be technically proficient. However I really struggle with photo geek-speak and feel that real photographers speak a language that I just don't understand.

    My husband is a technically proficient photographer - you know, the kind who says "Smile" for a holiday snap then fiddles with the camera's bells and whistles until you are left with a weary grimace on your face. He tries to explain all the terms but because they lack logic to me I find them tough to remember.

    Is there a dictionary of photographic terms for non geek speakers like myself?

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    redjoker
    redjoker  6981 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
    13 Jun 2008 - 2:35 PM

    there is a glossary here

    its pretty good, and please, lets nots say "geeks" again lol

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    conrad
    conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
    13 Jun 2008 - 2:39 PM


    Quote: please, lets nots say "geeks" again lol

    Geeks geeks geeks geeks geeks! Wink

    Sorry. Couldn't resist.

    The link is good, though. Useful site feature. Although I'm surprised someone actually managed to find it and link to it.

    Anyway, if you can't find what you're looking for in there, let me know - I'm the sad little person who spends time looking for new definitions to add, so any questions and suggestions are welcome.

    Oh, where are my manners? Welcome to the site! Hope you'll enjoy it here!

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    Michelle_S
    13 Jun 2008 - 2:39 PM

    Welcome to epz Smile

    geeks
    /runs away

    Last Modified By Michelle_S at 13 Jun 2008 - 2:40 PM
    redjoker
    redjoker  6981 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
    13 Jun 2008 - 2:41 PM


    Quote:
    The link is good, though. Useful site feature. Although I'm surprised someone actually managed to find it and link to it.



    what can i say, im a genius

    LynneJoyce
    LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
    13 Jun 2008 - 5:01 PM

    Brilliant. Great site. Thank you. It is now on my bookmarks toolbar.

    There's nothing wrong with the term geek. It is shorthand for one who is devoted to a particular subject and knowledgeable way beyond others. I would love to be a photo-geek myself and if ever I get there, I will own the title with pride, always provided that it is allowed to be both a geek and a wrinkly!

    Pete
    Pete Site Moderator 1318442 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
    13 Jun 2008 - 5:27 PM


    Quote: My husband is a technically proficient photographer

    Stick with us and you will be running rings round him in no time Wink

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    sketch
    sketch  71469 forum posts United Kingdom
    13 Jun 2008 - 6:29 PM

    Hello

    sarah x

    LynneJoyce
    LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
    14 Jun 2008 - 10:05 AM

    Thanks Pete. I won't tell him about this site until I have caught up!

    mjsayles
    mjsayles  81019 forum posts
    14 Jun 2008 - 1:27 PM


    Quote:
    My husband is a technically proficient photographer - you know, the kind who says "Smile" for a holiday snap then fiddles with the camera's bells and whistles until you are left with a weary grimace on your face.

    Is that you, mum? Cos you've just described my dad!! Wink

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