Mindful in communicating photography

Ever since I read Jim M. Goldstein’s blog post, Philosophy of Photography: To “Shoot” Or To “Photograph”?, I’ve become more wary of relating photography with the words “shoot” or “shot”.

  • Possibly offensive: “I’m going to a band photoshoot.”
  • Much better: “I’m going to photograph a band.”

Unless I’m 100% sure whoever I’m speaking to won’t correlate “shoot” with weapons, I’ll muster all my brainpower to say photograph.

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Bryan Villarin

Bryan is a Community Guardian at Automattic. He's also a photographer, card magician, and cat whisperer. (Thanks to my friend and colleague Steve Blythe for the sweet photo!)

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