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Geek Speak


LynneJoyce e2
6 20 99 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2008 2:32PM
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 e2
6 981 4 England
13 Jun 2008 2:35PM
there is a glossary here

its pretty good, and please, lets nots say "geeks" again lol
conrad e2
10 10.9k 116
13 Jun 2008 2:39PM

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!
13 Jun 2008 2:39PM
Welcome to epz Smile

geeks
/runs away
redjoker e2
6 981 4 England
13 Jun 2008 2:41PM

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 e2
6 20 99 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2008 5:01PM
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 e2
13 18.7k 96 England
13 Jun 2008 5:27PM

Quote:My husband is a technically proficient photographer

Stick with us and you will be running rings round him in no time Wink
sketch 7 1.5k United Kingdom
13 Jun 2008 6:29PM
Hello

sarah x
LynneJoyce e2
6 20 99 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2008 10:05AM
Thanks Pete. I won't tell him about this site until I have caught up!
mjsayles e2
8 1.0k
14 Jun 2008 1:27PM

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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