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, November 17, 2014

Tasmanian Gridiron

I had a couple of hours free on Sunday so I thought I might go out and take some photo's. As it was the middle of the day and the light was rather harsh I thought I would try and photograph some sport. Gridiron.

I set the camera to ISO 400 to ensure a high shutter speed, f8 on the HD DA 55-300WR and the focus to continuous.

Now, I know absolutely nothing about this sport so I had no idea how play was to proceed, where the hell anyone was running to or where the ball might go if anywhere at all. Here are some of the shots I managed to capture.

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