Why Snapshot?

To my mind there is a vast difference between a photograph and a snapshot.
A photograph is made, the photographer has a vision for the image in mind and sets about creating it. Waiting for the right light or weather conditions and often visiting the scene several times to get it just right.
A snapshot on the other hand is taken as the opportunity arises, often with minimal thought. It is what we do on holiday, when out with family, it aids us in remembering those moments long past.
Having said that, many snapshots are perfect, just like the postcard, whilst some photographs, despite the time and effort, look like a hurried snapshot.
I take mainly snapshots, but occasionally, I get a beautiful photograph.

More of my images can be seen on smugmug and on flickr

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wide Guy.

After the weekend away in the big smoke I have been analyzing the stats on the pictures taken.
But first, here is a list of the equipment taken for the weekend.
  • Pentax K10D
  • Sigma 10mm-20mm, f3.5-f4.5
  • Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4.5
  • Small Crumpler shoulder bag
According to Explosure Plot, (a fantastic freeware program available here), 38.6% of all images were taken at 10mm and 27.27% were taken at 17mm. This means that whichever lens was on the camera I went straight for the wide end.

A few samples.

Photographing the photographers

Flower Stall

St. Kilda shop

View from our room

Community Garden

Old Post Office

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