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


I thought I would try my hand at some HDR processing. I have seem some work that I quite like and others that I am not so fond of. I think that it may be best to look for subjects with this process in mind. I am not a big fan of spending much time in post processing which probably shows in some of my images, so here are a couple of HDR shots processed in a few minutes using a combination of PSE 9 and Corel PaintShop Pro X5.

Haigh's Chocolates, Melbourne

Melbourne Tram

Steamfest, Sheffield, North West Tasmania

A crop of the above image. I really wish that I had noticed him when I took the original picture as I think he would have made for a fascinating portrait.

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