The Camera Never Lies!
Hello. It's good to be back on the staff blog again. This week I thought I'd talk about my passion for photography. Both taking and looking at photographs is a great pastime and I've been inspired by a recent landscape photography exhibition I went to see.
I take my camera with me everywhere and particularly enjoy taking a picture of a view or a landscape. Other people prefer to photograph people or take portraits but I think sometimes people get in way of the view but there are exceptions as you can see below.
What type of photography do you prefer?
Are you familiar with the saying 'a picture tells a thousand words'? Well, it's true! A photo captures a moment in time and when you look at it, it brings back the memories, feelings and emotions of that moment. It's also an accurate record of that moment which is why some people say 'the camera never lies'.
Photos of the birth of my children are obviously priceless but so too are some special places where I have snapped an amazing view.
Taking a snap is an informal way of saying 'take a photo'. A snap, really implies it is a casual and brief picture possibly taken on a 'point and press' camera. A serious photographer would be using a more sophisticated camera with changeable lenses and where you can alter the aperture and shutter speed. I would like to think I'm like this but inevitably I put my camera into automatic mode!
The great thing about photography is it is global. All around the World someone is taking a photo and it doesn't matter what language you speak because a photo can be understood by anyone. Would you agree?
What's made photography more accessible to everyone is the development of digital technology. It's now easy to capture, store, copy and share pictures, particularly through social networking sites like Facebook and Flickr. Do you take photos on a camera or do you use your phone?
I have to admit, with old fashioned photography I had a limited number of exposures on my film so would be more selective on what I would photograph. In a digital world I can now just keep snapping and choose my favourite shot later. I still like to print out my photos and keep them in an album so I can carry them around and bore my friends with them! I hope you like the ones I have shared with you here.
So do you have a treasured photo? What is it of and why is it so special?
I hope you enjoyed this blog. For tips from the BBC on taking better photographs click on this link.
Explanation of some of the useful phrases from this blog:
A picture tells a thousand words - one photo can tell a story.
Taking a snap - taking a quick and casual photograph with your camera.
Point and press camera - a simple, sometimes cheap, unsophisticated camera.
The camera never lies - the camera takes an accurate image of what you see.