Saturday, December 17, 2016

Enjoying The Fruits Of Other's Labors

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I have always said that I "take" pictures, but I have heard people, mostly professional photographers, talk about "making" photographs.  And I like the way that sounds.

Saying you make a photo reminds me of back in the day when the skill not only came at the time of composing and photographing a subject, but also in the darkroom when you had to develop film in order to get your final result.  That in itself is an art.  My grandfather used to develop his own film.

These days, everyone's a photographer.  They buy a digital camera and hang out a shingle, taking pictures of everything from newborn babies to weddings to food to DIY projects.  And some people are really good at it.  Have you see Instagram lately?

For me, I am planning to make more photos in the future, and get a little better at doing it.  I know I will never master the true art of photography.  Not because I don't think I can, but because I know I won't apply myself in the way that's needed to learn and perfect the art.

I'll just stick with what I do for the blog, enjoy the lucky shots I get, keep adding to my Instagram feed, and continue to follow the work of the really amazing photographers I've found online.

I'll live vicariously.

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2015: I'm Not Seeing It
2014: Searching For Apr├Ęs-Ski Attire
2013: They May Be Turkeys, But Their Goose Is Definitely Cooked
2012: Just In Case You've Run Out Of Ideas
2011: Getting Stoned In New York*
2010: I Used To Care But Now I Take A Pill For That
2009: Wet And Woodsy
2008: Bite Sized Yummy Goodness
2007: There’s A Time For Everything
2006: Colors Of The Barrio
2005: Puss In Breasts

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