Why I HATE the term "capture" for taking a photo...

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Re: Why I HATE the term "capture" for taking a photo...
In reply to Paul Farace, Apr 21, 2013

Paul Farace wrote:

I would consider someone referring to my images as "captures" as in effect saying, you totally lucked out and accidentally caught those images..

The dictionary would tend to disagree with you. Defined: capture: to take by force or stratagem. In other words, the act of capturing something is purposeful and direct, even involving specific strategy or technique. As such, I think that calling a well made photograph a capture is quite fitting. Conversely, calling a random, accidental, photograph a capture may be far overstating the actual effort taken to create it.

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