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    Photo freak.

    What is the meaning of photo freak?

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    #2

    Re: Photo freak.

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    What is the meaning of photo freak?
    Context please. Can you post the whole sentence where you found this? I know what I would guess but I don't want to get it wrong for you.

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    Re: Photo freak.

    Are you a photo freak? Meaning you have to take pictures of everything you do?

    I saw the above sentence in Google search.

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    Re: Photo freak.

    In that context, it's either someone who really likes to take photos and photographs everything (probably in a quite annoying way!) or just someone who really likes photographs (perhaps looking at them, buying them etc).

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    Re: Photo freak.

    Can we use the phrase for the person who likes very much to give poses(not in annoying way) for the photos?

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    Re: Photo freak.

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    Can we use the phrase for the person who likes very much to give poses(not in annoying way) for the photos?
    Do you mean someone who poses for photos (like a model)?

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    Re: Photo freak.

    Model is a professional. I m talking about a normal person. Person who likes to be taken photos.
    Last edited by david11; 06-Mar-2012 at 03:00.

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    #8

    Re: Photo freak.

    There are many similar expressions - control freak, computer freak etc.

    They usually mean that someone does something a lot and is hooked on this particular thing.

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    Re: Photo freak.

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    Model is a professional. I m not talking about a normal person. Person who likes to be taken photos.
    Sorry, I didn't mean that you actually meant "a model", it was just that you said "someone who gives poses" - "to pose" is the verb, someone who "gives poses" might be the photographic director or the photographer, giving instructions to someone else on how to pose.

    A person who likes to have their photograph taken and is always posing whenever someone picks up a camera could be called an exhibitionist (although that does not have to involve cameras). I can't think of any other term (well, I did think of a couple but I Googled them and they don't mean quite the same thing). My flatmate is a photographer and he said they don't really have a word for people who immediately throw themselves in front of a camera every time it appears!

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    Re: Photo freak.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    My flatmate is a photographer and he said they don't really have a word for people who immediately throw themselves in front of a camera every time it appears!
    This is what I have been trying to ask. Then, what is the general meaning of photo freak?

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