Filed under: Artsy fartsy photos
I bought myself a new camera back in April to replace an adorable pink point-and-shoot I’d had for nearly two years. I was looking for something with more megapixels, yet still small enough to shove in my pocket for a bar outing. Perhaps something that had better focus abilities, but a camera that wouldn’t take me three months to figure out.
And so I picked up a sleek Samsung. It’s tiny, but has plenty of options to keep my photo-happy self amused and shooting.
Recently I attended a photojournalism class where the professor explained that utilizing a top-of-the-line camera doesn’t necessarily equal amazing photographs. Likewise, using a point-and-shoot doesn’t mean pictures lacking in quality or creativity. It’s the person behind the device, he noted, that frames the image, that makes a photo more than a simple snapshot.
Thus, I bring you a few photos I shot today … within the last hour … here, in my house.
I tend to joke that I’m being “artsy fartsy” with my camera, but I also like to believe I’m being creative. I’ve always loved photography, but I can’t imagine lugging around – or paying for – a large camera simply because it’s capabilities far exceed my smaller machine.
So let me know what you think of the pictures I’ve posted. I’m quite curious to see if I’m trying too hard, if I’m being naive and simply can’t snap a good photo with this camera, if I’m overly biased, or hell, if I’m attempting a somewhat new venture that I should immediately cease.
By the way, I hope these photos give a little more insight into who I am, especially for those who only know me as the overly opinionated MoTown journalist. Perhaps using photography will be a more subtle approach into discovering the rest of my personality, or at least tidbits of my life.
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