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The Dying Vocabulary of Photography: Words That Don’t Mean What You Think They Mean

By August 26, 2019 August 27th, 2019 Current News

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[by Mark Dunsmuir]

Language is a slippery thing. The meanings of words are constantly evolving. Add in the continuing leaps being made by the technology underlying photography, and it’s no wonder that the language photographers use is in an almost constant state of flux.

There are dozens of words and phrases that have been commonplace in conversations about photography for decades, but thanks to changing technology, the meaning of the following words has shifted.

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