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04-17-2015, 04:03 AM   #1
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Nicknames for photographers

Might be only tentatively related to photography, and may well have been done before, but what nicknames do you use to describe your photography hobby?

For example bird watchers are known as "twitchers", Star Trek fans were incorrectly referred to as "trekkies" before the more correct term of "trekkers" was made more prevalent. There must be others, but how about photographers? Snappers or clickers seems pretty lame.

And for a second question, what collective noun would you use for a group of photographers? A roll (probably not so prevalent in the days of digital rather than film, but an SD card doesn't have the ring)? How about a gallery? Or an Exposure?

Any suggestions?

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Shutterbug is a common name in some areas for Hobby Photographers. I have used it to describe my hobby .

Ps I still call myself a trekkie
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An aperture of photographers?

A doom of Pentaxians?
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I hear photogs, or togs, often.

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put me down for photogs. (and trekkie and whovean and sailor)
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I hate the phrase 'tog or photog'

i'll never be one of those. I'm a person who creates images. period. :P

We usually call ourselves a troupe.
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A-hole seems to be what I hear a lot

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a "frame" of photographers?
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QuoteOriginally posted by jrpower10 Quote
A-hole seems to be what I hear a lot
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tourists.... and a bunch of them: annoyance
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"Circles of confusion"?
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With a camera - photography or photographer.
Without - flasher.
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Pushy ones get more colorful nicknames.

Then there was this guy I ran into last year at Yellowstone. Every time I went to take a shot there he was leaning into the photo. He was a German tourist with a nice Nikon setup. I had an inspiration that rather than get frustrated, I just backed off a bit and included him in the scenes. His wife was always back a bit with their 2 month old son keeping him in the shade where possible. I chatted with her for a bit while he went nuts with his camera. Since they may never make it back he was trying to catch everything he could and she was letting him. Very nice, and patient, lady.

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BTW, I know some nature photographers who have a nickname for a lot of the tourists that they come across. They called them tourons. A ranger at Yellowstone put it this way. People coming to the park are on vacation and for about 10% of them, their brains are too.
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