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, September 29, 2011


One of the most awkward things in photography is developing a workflow that is logical and easy to follow. To give you an idea for developing your own here is mine.
  • Import. Copy images from camera to computer.
  • Cull. Delete duds and duplicates.
  • Copy and Convert. Make backup copy of RAW images and convert Jpeg's to Tiff's
  • Rotate. Straighten and align images.
  • Crop. Crop for ratio and aesthetics.
  • Correct. Adjust colour, tones, saturation etc.
  • Repair. Dust removal, clone tool and removal of red eye.
  • Save. This is the master edited version.
  • Resize.
  • Sharpen.
  • Save for output. Print, web etc.
If you are struggling to establish a workflow give mine a try and make adjustments to suit you as you go.

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