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29-06-11, 10:41 AM
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I read that some photographers hate being called a tog. I didn't even know what this meant until a few weeks ago.
I googled it and found a forum site where some were very over the top about being called a TOG.

What's your guys views on this? Does it bother you, or is it just a nickname for a photographer?


     
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29-06-11, 11:03 AM
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I've no problem being called a tog, it's just an abbreviation of photographer. Unless of course it's one of Terry Wogan's 'terry's old geezers'

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29-06-11, 11:34 AM
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Im a TOG......


     
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29-06-11, 11:36 AM
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I've no problem being called a tog, it's just an abbreviation of photographer. Unless of course it's one of Terry Wogan's 'terry's old geezers'

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I wouldn't wear a cap or a polo shirt with 'terry's old geezers' on .......... But Tog on the other hand


     
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29-06-11, 06:14 PM
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If I classed myself as a photographer then I wouldn't be bothered by being called a 'Tog' or 'Togger' - but then I don't really class myself as a 'photographer' any more than I class myself as a 'guitarist' or a 'driver' - it's something I do rather than something I am.
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29-06-11, 06:45 PM
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I'm with phil on this.

I use it as a verb for an excursion that is primarily photography motivated as in 'off out for a Tog'


     
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29-06-11, 07:36 PM
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lets TOG together


     
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29-06-11, 07:53 PM
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Lol...well Tog is the first three letters of Together suggesting we are a sociiable bunch.

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30-06-11, 01:02 AM
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I totally agree with Phil about not seeing myself as a photographer, but as something I do from time to time. Having said that I'm not fussy about what I'm called either as long as it's not to rude
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30-06-11, 01:56 AM
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I'm called all sorts of things so wouldn't mind unless it was clearly offensive. I also agree with others, I'm not a tog by trade - just like photography.
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