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

Saturday, March 3, 2012

One City, Three Cameras

Well, it has been quite some time between posts but hopefully they will be more regular now.
We have just returned from a few days in Melbourne where I used three very different cameras. Firstly, my main camera, a Pentax K10D, Second, the last point and shoot I bought, a Pentax Optio E60 and finally my beloved Canon G6.
These first images are from the K10D. It was very overcast and I struggled with achieving correct exposure. This wasn't helped by the fact I haven't picked up a camera for months.

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These next images are from the Optio E60, a camera I have never liked due to its colour rendering. It is however, the only pocketable camera I have.

AAMI Park, Melbourne

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This final set is from the G6.

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Killing Time

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Empty Tram

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