Smiles, All Photographs Are Good Photographs ..


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’ .

emptyfilm canisters
Ah, remember film?



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.

Dayatthe wildlife sanctuary
Portrait of one of my granddaughters


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?



Published by artfromperry

ARTFROMPERRY I take photographs and tell stories with photographs, . Everything in these photographs is exactly as it is supposed to be. Blurred, from a distance, sharp or not, colors varied from the average. These are not photographic mistakes nor anything to be corrected. These are exactly as I want them to be seen. As a pastime, I produce and direct television programs in parts of New York City, NYS USA UPDATE: Due to covid hitting our city, I temporarily stopped producing television since the studio required that we sign a seemingly illegal covid contract in order to have access to the studio. Considering a lawsuit to get the program back on the air again .

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