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

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

High ISO.

Generally I am too fond of bed to be out photographing when it's dark but here are a couple of images taken at Melbourne's Crown Casino. They were taken with a Pentax K5iis and HD DA 35 Limited at ISO 12800 and f2.8.

I know they show considerable noise and white balance is off but heck I am all about the snapshot and this quality I would find acceptable as a momento from a holiday. It is a perfectly adequate image to trigger memory and emotion.

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