Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/27

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Subject: [Leica] photographic slang (off topic)
From: Alex Brattell <>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 10:06:18 +0100

>From: Francesco Sanfilippo <>
>Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 16:08:14 -0700
>Subject: Re: [Leica] Some questions please
>Can someone explain what this "smudging" thing is, and what
>you mean by "flashing nudes for cash to erotic mags?"

'Smudging' - UK slang for social photography in restaurants etc where a
photographer goes around making quick group portraits of smiley faces.
Practitioner known as 'smudger'.

'Flash for cash' - see above

'Doorstepping' - news photogs worst job, waiting for
celebrity/politician/criminal etc to emerge from premises.

'Boshing' - what the news photog does when celebrity/politician/criminal

Any more silly jargon out there??