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Old 09-22-2010   #1
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What are the worst words in photography?

So...what are the worst words you've ever heard in photography?

Me? It always starts out the same way; "...I bought my spouse a DSLR for Christmas and they've become quite the photographer. Here, take a look as some of their pictures."

What are yours?

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Old 09-22-2010   #2
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An all time favorite of many of us here:

"Wow... That camera must take very good photos!"
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Old 09-22-2010   #3
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"I LOVE HDR!"

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Old 09-22-2010   #4
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the worst singular word: photog
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Old 09-22-2010   #7
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Old 09-22-2010   #8
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Oh...I almost forgot; "...my friend is getting married and they asked me to photograph their wedding. Can you give me some pointers?"
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Old 09-22-2010   #9
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Old 09-22-2010   #10
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You know your flash didn't go off. [such ignorance]
Those shots won't work out you know. [same guy]
You might want to take the lens cap off. [so embarrassing]
Yeah, I have an old camera just like that. [bet she doesn't]
So you have these on your iPhone, but you took them with that old film camera....how did you do that? [magic]
Is that a Lecia? [dyslecia]
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Old 09-22-2010   #11
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For me it's a tie between "HDR" and "ken rockwell thinks highly of it"
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Old 09-22-2010   #12
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How could I forget... "I'll just fix it in Photoshop"
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Old 09-22-2010   #13
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Old 09-22-2010   #14
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Old 09-22-2010   #15
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Old 09-22-2010   #19
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Old 09-22-2010   #21
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Joe...the macro shots of flowers are usually what I am bombarded with with...along with backyard family shots of the kids...and oh yes, that famous poorly exposed sunset shot from the family vacation...and it all ends with, "...aren't they a great photographer?"
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Not enough light.

...I find myself saying it to often. A 1.4 lens and fast film help, but both are expensive to sustain and even then, there are limits if you need to deal with motion.
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"Shame about the weather today - YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN HERE YESTERDAY!!"

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...and this camera has 12 mega pixels, 20x zoom and a VR stabilization...
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"Can you get me a job?" or "How do I get that job?"
Pretty much what I hear everytime I tell another photographer that I work for a large daily newspaper. It doesn't even matter what their background is, weddings, fashion, whatever.

"Your flash didn't go off."
It's very annoying to explain.

"How much should I charge for....?"
Pretty much every other post on fred miranda in the "pro" section.

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I like the way this lens draws. :cringe:
Ok, I confess I've said this before.
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My brother about a week ago when I showed him the M4: "I seriously don't believe a camera can work without batteries."

Then he fondles the M4 for a few minutes and says, "the bottom plate looks like its hiding a battery", when I told him the roll goes in there, he goes, "no, you are lying. Why don't you open that and show it to me?" God help me, I had a TriX loaded at the time.
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