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    Re: Photo freak.

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    This is what I have been trying to ask. Then, what is the general meaning of photo freak?
    Did you read post #4 in which I gave you two possible meanings for "photo freak"?

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    Re: Photo freak.

    Yes but I thought that photo freak ,in general,means people who like to have there photographs taken.

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    Re: Photo freak.

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    Yes but I thought that photo freak, in general, means people who like to have there their photographs taken.
    OK. You asked what it means. I gave you two possible meanings. You then asked if it can also mean someone who likes to pose for photos. I said no. I'm not sure what other information I can give you.

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    Re: Photo freak.

    You got me completely wrong. I was just trying to say that I misunderstood the phrase first and later with your explanation I corrected myself.

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    Re: Photo freak.

    OK, so you are now clear on the meaning? And on what it doesn't mean?

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    Re: Photo freak.

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    OK, so you are now clear on the meaning? And on what it doesn't mean?
    Certainly.I always see your replies completely satisfying.

    Your post which I quoted has an informal way of asking question. I remember seeing a thread related to it a few days ago. Can that way of asking question used in written English?.By the way, what is the meaning of wink?(smiley that you have used).

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    Re: Photo freak.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    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!

    I have heard the terms "lens whore" and "lens hog" for such a person, but neither is especially flattering, especially the first. I've just searched them on Google myself and neither has returned many hits which makes me think that they aren't really in common usage, and perhaps are local/specialist, but I think the meaning is reasonably easily apparent so most English speakers would infer it. I'd be very careful before calling anyone, especially a lady, a "lens whore" though!


    There is a phrase becoming more common in youthful Br Eng to describe the act of making sure you are in every possible picture, and it is known as "photobombing", although it has connotations more of making sure you are in pictures you weren't meant to be in, and possibly trying to spoil them or pull the focus away from what was intended.

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    Re: Photo freak.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tullia View Post
    I have heard the terms "lens whore" and "lens hog" for such a person, but neither is especially flattering, especially the first. I've just searched them on Google myself and neither has returned many hits which makes me think that they aren't really in common usage, and perhaps are local/specialist, but I think the meaning is reasonably easily apparent so most English speakers would infer it. I'd be very careful before calling anyone, especially a lady, a "lens whore" though!


    There is a phrase becoming more common in youthful Br Eng to describe the act of making sure you are in every possible picture, and it is known as "photobombing", although it has connotations more of making sure you are in pictures you weren't meant to be in, and possibly trying to spoil them or pull the focus away from what was intended.
    "Camera whore" was one of the phrases I came up with and then Googled, only to find it didn't mean quite what I had thought. My photographer flatmate told me that a camera whore, in photographers' parlance, is someone who buys lots and lots of cameras, has to have all the photography gadgets and spends a fortune at camera exhibitions.

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    Re: Photo freak.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "Camera whore" was one of the phrases I came up with and then Googled, only to find it didn't mean quite what I had thought. My photographer flatmate told me that a camera whore, in photographers' parlance, is someone who buys lots and lots of cameras, has to have all the photography gadgets and spends a fortune at camera exhibitions.
    Yes, that construction of noun+whore works for many things; I've heard many, including DVD-whore, techno-whore, shoe-whore, bag-whore... I've even been known to refer to myself as a "stationery-whore" because of my love for multi-coloured post-it notes, highlighters, plastic wallets and notbooks of every shape and size! I think all are capable of being used in a pejorative sense or in a joking, self-deprecating sense, so as in all things, context is key.

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    Re: Photo freak.

    Oh, I am a notebook whore!!

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