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When it comes to photos, I feel like an amateur, an aficionado, a devotee.

(3 commonly misused words)

  • amateur: From French 'amateur', from Latin 'amātōr' (“lover”), from 'amāre' (“to love”). A person attached to a particular pursuit, study, or science as to music or painting; especially one who cultivates any study or art, from taste or attachment.

  • aficionado: From Spanish 'aficionado', past participle of aficionar (“to inspire affection”). A person who likes, knows about, and appreciates a particular interest or activity; a fan or devotee.

  • devotee: An ardent enthusiast or admirer; a believer in a particular subject.