Why do You Take photographs
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10-12-10, 12:26 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Peak District
My reasons are far more ordinary than others
Always had an interest in photography but, as said previously, with film I couldn't remember why I'd taken some image because of the delay in processing. Digital changed all that and the internet provided plenty of positive criticism to point me in a better direction for my shots.
I guess now I take pics to see if I can't recreate a visual moment that I considered worth capturing, whether it be living or inanimate - and, of course, always pursuing the 'killer' shot! Doesn't harm that some are prepared to pay for pics taken or even for me to take pics for them - but I'm not driven by that. Ultimately it's the overall enjoyment I get taking the shot and then the secondary enjoyment of maximising the resultant image.
Love attempting to get the most out of any bit of kit, whether it be my mobile, G11, Sigmas, Canons, kit lens, M42 or L - tripods, rails, tubes, teleconverters or flash. Recently got fed up with the rubbish that the so-called pro at eldest's uni produced in the way of studio pics that we've got studio lights on the way - something I've avoided up until now as I've never had a real interest in studio photography
Try to avoid pastiche but inevitably take many images that've been done before, but hey, it's all a good learning experience! Try to cover everything from wildlife, through landscapes and down to macros. If it moves then shoot it and if it doesn't move, shoot it twice in case it moves!
Hmmm....... bit of a book I've written there but then you don't have to read it!
If it moves then snap it. And if it doesn't move snap it twice in case it does move!
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