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Most overused phrases in photography?

 
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Mar 21, 2015 15:09 as a reply to  @ post 17485506 |  #841

Thank you, No. 6. I am pleased to see the word being used correctly.


"Your" and "you're" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"They're", "their", and "there" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"Fare" and "fair" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one. The proper expression is "moot point", NOT "mute point".

  
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Mar 21, 2015 15:44 |  #842

Based upon the past 22 hours, we have one post of 'amazing' on POTN almost every hour!


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Mar 21, 2015 15:46 |  #843

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Based upon the past 22 hours, we have one usage of 'amazing' on POTN almost every hour!

That's quite amazing.

I should have tried to resist.


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Mar 21, 2015 19:40 |  #844

I would have been amazed if you had.


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Mar 22, 2015 06:20 |  #845

'capture' It's been said already but I also find it quite pretentious.

What's wrong with photo?


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Mar 22, 2015 06:28 |  #846

"Creative Vision" "We see in HDR" "Digital Darkroom"


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Referring to my images "Your photos are s$*t" and "You're a man with a camera" to which I replied to the latter, "Of course, that is what all male photographers are" boom boom




  
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Mar 22, 2015 07:24 |  #848

jetcode wrote in post #11626978 (external link)
what is a preferable alternative? nice snap? delicious mix of pixels? LOL!

Oh, I don't know. How about, photography, picture, photo? None of these sound as pretentious as "capture".




  
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Mar 22, 2015 08:28 |  #849

Wilt wrote in post #17484352 (external link)
AMAZING

most universally overused adjective, inside or outside of photography. It has only been used 780 times already in the first 10 weeks of 2015 on POTN.

Really there ARE some OTHER adjectives. Didn't they teach any of them in school during the last 20 years?!


Overuse of the word 'amazing' is just...amazing! :eek:

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[edit: Gawd, my wife was watching Glee on TV and within a 5 minute piece of script, 'Amazing' was used THREE times!]

That's just AWESOME! ; D


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Mar 22, 2015 08:44 |  #850

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That's just AWESOME! ; D

You must be one of the conspirators who is trying to drive up the usage of 'awesome', which was commented by a number of folks earlier in this thread.  :p

However, at present, based upon 2015 posts alone, 'amazing' is included in 787 pages of Search listings and 'awesome' is included in 774 pages of Search listings-- in the first 2.7 months of 2015....so amazing is more abused and misused than awesome. :-(

(I have posted both words in this post, so as to not bias the tabulation.)


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Mar 23, 2015 07:07 |  #851

Great. Thanks to this thread and some of the most recent posts, I have that "Awesome" song from The Lego Movie stuck in head. Thanks. Thanks a lot.


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Mar 23, 2015 07:10 |  #852

Triplexbee wrote in post #17486324 (external link)
'capture' It's been said already but I also find it quite pretentious.

What's wrong with photo?

Because you "Captured" the photo....:-D


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Mar 23, 2015 08:25 |  #853

Wilt wrote in post #17486439 (external link)
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However, at present, based upon 2015 posts alone, 'amazing' is included in 787 pages of Search listings and 'awesome' is included in 774 pages of Search listings-- in the first 2.7 months of 2015....so amazing is more abused and misused than awesome. :-(

And the numbers just continue to increase... (Username deleted to protect the guilty):

xxxxxx wrote:
=xxxxxx;174878xx]Aweso​me shots! These cars are amazing. Love the rear end shot of the quad exhaust and the interior shot of the awesome mechanical exposed shifter the best!

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Mar 23, 2015 16:36 |  #854

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And the numbers just continue to increase... (Username deleted to protect the guilty): ; )

And even on an incremental basis 'amazing' still beats 'awesome' ... 15 new Search hits on 'amazing' vs. 13 new Search hits on 'awesome' in the past 22 hours. We are now up to 802 amazing vs. 787 awesome . Do we have demographics of POTN users? It would make it even more amazingly awesome to see the age distribution of POTN participants.

But Pekka needs to enhance POTN Search to make more than 990 of Search hits the current limit on counting!


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Mar 28, 2015 02:45 |  #855

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned. It doesn't annoy me but it's amuzing everytime I hear it: "no flash". I hear this every time I snap family photos indoor. I've explained it every time and they've seen the result photos (turned out fine). Still, year after year, I hear "no flash" every time the shots are taken, LOL. If only they look at the camera and notice that there's no flash attached anywhere on the camera.


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