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32 things photographers say… and what they really mean

This is a quite funny article in Digital Camera World, showing us all up for insecure things we really are….

Here is a taste for you

When photographers say…
What are you shooting?
They actually mean…
Hello there! This is me, trying to break the ice.

When photographers say…
I work primarily with natural light.
They actually mean…
My flash exposures are awful. Seriously, they’re awful.

When photographers say…
I only carry out minimal post-processing.
They actually mean…
Photoshop confuses the heck out of me. I mean, I can shuffle the Unsharp Mask sliders left and right a bit, but I really have no idea what I’m doing.

When photographers say…
I love the way that you’ve processed your photos.
They actually mean…
I’d love to copy that look – can you tell me how you did it?

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