“Clicking” is not slang for Photographing – those two words mean different things.

I really dislike it when people call photographing “clicking” or refer to a photograph as a – “click”… “Oh what a nice click you got over there”…

A click is one short movement that you do with your mouse usually… I can understand if people mean it in the sense of – pressing the shutter button… but it limits the action only to that…

English is not my native language so get it if people use that word just because they don’t exactly understand the difference in meaning. It is possible also that I am getting it wrong… but that is what it means to me when I read it.

A photograph ( to me ) typically is the capture of a well thought of, carefully composed and sometimes adjusted object or scenery… So calling it a click – really devalues all the efforts that went into creating this photograph.

It’s one thing to call it a photo, an image, a shot – that’s all fine…
but why on earth would you want to call it a click ???

Unless your understanding of photography is that… and you think that this is all that photographers do… Even if you are using your phone – then it would be called a “tap”or a “knock”…

Maybe people are trying to replace the word ‘shot’ with – ‘click’…
because it sounds less violent or something.

I donno… All I want to say is that – I don’t get it and I don’t like it.

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Estee White

Professional Photographer with 5 years of experience. Explored many photography fields but excel in Dance, Portraiture & Fashion.

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