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

Monday, April 1, 2013

Canon G6

The other week we took a trip to Brisbane and Sydney. As the weather forecast was for hot and humid I opted to take my Canon G6 with me instead of lugging a DSLR and lenses. I bought the G6 in 2004 for $1049. In its day it was quite a camera and over the years I have taken some quite reasonable pictures with it. Not having used it much in the last couple of years though I did notice a few things that irritated me.

Firstly the time between shots as it writes to the CF card. As I was shooting in RAW it seemed to take forever and became really quite annoying as the days wore on. The other issue was the viewfinder. I like to use an optical viewfinder and in its day this was pretty good for a point and shoot but I suppose I have become spoiled by my DSLR's.

I think it may be time to update the old Canon but at this time have no idea what would be a suitable replacement.

Here are some pics from this trip.


The Brisbane River


The Wheel of Brisbane


Construction Site


The Future of Photography ?


Taronga Park Zoo Cable Car


Sydney Harbour Bridge






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