that elusive snapshot

hi all! i hope your week is going well and good things are happening. i’ve been trying to keep a balance of creativity and the mundane day to day work. i still come here for my fix of in between time that nothing else seems to beat.

i stumbled onto my amazon wishlist today and starting looking through the many books i have on it. since i’m probably going to be doing a lot of the photos in my books, it’s going to be really important to study and see what makes or breaks a shot.

it’s amazing that with film cameras these photogs were able to capture such memorable moments in time. sometimes it seems even with a digital and hundreds of images only one or two are real money shots.

i never thought of myself as a good photographer and have heard everything from the fact that it’s not the camera, it’s the photographer, whether you have a disposable or a helga.

still, i find it to be an unattainable art and science combination that may even have a touch of magic thrown in. all  i can ask for is that i am blessed with a bit of that elixir when the time comes!

have a great night!

January 14, 2011. Books, Photography.

12 Comments

  1. KimHindsPhotography replied:

    Thought you might enjoy this short clip about a new found street photographer.

    http://www.wttw.com/main.taf?p=42,8,80&pid=A1hO97qcWo7ViDL_rWniVH2LakYxNa7J

    -Kim

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    • the paris apartment replied:

      ooh looks like a great exhibit. street photos are even more subtle cause there’s no set up. i’m having a hard time with still life shots!

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  2. amberbyday replied:

    I often think of the equipment and the size of the cameras that these guys had and still take the most amazing photos. My Great Grandfather was a war photographer and it blows me away when I think if what he went through and what he had to carry with him to get the shots he did.

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  3. Splendid Sass replied:

    I love the old photographs. The images seemed to capture so much more.
    Hope your week is going well, Claudia.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  4. michelle chafin replied:

    I love the last two – sophistication and love!!

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  5. sundaygirl24 replied:

    Claudia I am as every, waiting with breath that is baited for the book!!!
    Sadie xx

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  6. Lee Ann at The French Maids Place replied:

    A night in front of the fire, two kitties snuggled close by, a hot libation atop my silver tea warmer, cashmere robe, fuzzy slippers and any one of these amazing books…sheer heaven!
    Can’t wait for your new one!
    –Lee Ann
    http://thefrenchmaidsplace.blogspot.com/

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  7. the paris apartment replied:

    that sounds like the perfect winter night!

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  8. Acquired Objects replied:

    I can honestly admit I’m lousy at photography. No matter how hard I try my pictures just never look right and trust me an expensive camera doesn’t help. Beautiful photos of which I’m jealous.

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  9. the paris apartment replied:

    that’s why it’s such an art, it takes so much more than a camera. oh to master it would be a dream!

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