I Photograph Life And Everything In Between
It’s funny how photography and life can be so different. I really like this picture. But if you set it in front of four photographers (smiles, or even one), they will probably tell you just how many things are wrong with the picture. Yet, if I change one single thing in this photograph, I will change the whole meaning behind it. What’s the point of photographing life if you take the life out of it to make the perfect picture? (No need to answer that, the question is for myself only). And I always have the answer. I love taking pictures and I love the fact that I have absolutely no need to perfect them, to change them or to go out on a journey to start all over again.
One Day, When I’m Older (Smiles)..
I will look back at this funky photograph and remember that I’ve taken tons of photographs, and that I used real film in so many of them, and even, yes, even that I blogged a bit here and there.
I took a picture of my computer screen as it was pointed at a blog page summary. And I placed some of the old film canisters on the computer, old T-Max, and some color film canisters, some still filled with unprocessed film, and then I took the picture that I wanted to remember. This one, is one of my favorites, still – life, yet filled with life memories. One of the canisters is marked, “7000i” . I took those pictures with the Minolta 7000i SLR. I don’t have the camera anymore, and I miss the camera but not the process. For me, film is out now. I love that I can take pictures all day long, delete some and keep some and never have to pay for processing and never have to ‘wait’ for processing as in the ‘old days’ .
It’s All About Life, That’s All
That being said, I still ‘study’ photography. Smiles. Yes, I know. Hey, but life happens and when you get as old as I am, you figure, hey, “just enjoy it”. Do what makes you happy. And for the most part, that’s what I do when I enjoy my hobby of photography, photojournalism. Perhaps that is it, photojournalism, telling the story, not adjusting the story to make it more likeable, but just photographing the story.
Minimal Edit, Blur or Tinting
NOTE: Yes, I probably use a minimal editor sometimes, but usually to give a tint, or a blur or something . Sometimes I might blur a person out of a picture to change the identity of a person, and sometimes not.
Below is a picture of one of my granddaughters. We were at the wildlife sanctuary and I saw this huge leaf. I asked her to look over the bridge (we were standing on a small wooden bridge), and when she looked over, I took this picture of her shadow in the huge leaf.
Questions For You
What’s your take on photography? How do you take your best pictures, when and where and do you enjoy editing or using a photo edit program?