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

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Melbourne at 15mm

This is one of the Limited lenses I was really keen to get my hands on. Prior to this my favorite and most used lens was the Sigma 10-20. I really liked to shoot wide. Well using primes seems to have changed the way I shoot. I often find this lens too wide at the moment, however this is one lens I will not be parting with any time soon. I have not used the Sigma since getting it.


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