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, June 10, 2013

Sigma 10-20mm F/4-5.6 EX DC

On several occasions I have run a program called Exposure Plot to see what my most used focal lengths, exposures etc are.My most used lens (marginally) is my Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro but my favorite lens is the Sigma 10-20mm F/4-5.6 EX DC. I tend to shoot both of these lenses predominantly at the wide end. Below are some samples form the 10-20 taken over the past few years.

 Richmond Gaol
  Bridge at Richmond
Cradle Mountain
South Coast Vista
Bluebells at Deloraine

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