Themed Weekend: Snapshots & Scrapbooks

snaphots-and-scrapbooksI aspire to be a better photographer.

Someday I might even take a digital photography class from the local community college. Just for the fun of it.

I want to be able to take artistic, stand-out pictures that are worthy of display and oohing and aahing. 

I take decent photos as it is, but there's so much more that I could learn. So much beyond the "auto" function and the "say cheese" snapshots. 

This weekend is dedicated to pictures. Taking them. Preserving them. Displaying them. 

I read a great quote recently - "Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever...it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything." (Aaron Siskind)

That quote captures why I believe in taking hundreds of photos, why I insist on it. Because photos capture memories. They stop time - if only for a moment.

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11 comments on “Themed Weekend: Snapshots & Scrapbooks”

  1. I hear you. I call myself a professional amateur because I have had a photo obsession for years. I take hundreds of photos of the people I love because I want to remember every single detail long after my memory fails to serve me. Great quote, thanks for sharing.

  2. I love taking pix too. However, my teenage daughter seems to be the naturally gifted at photography in our family. Then put Photoshop in her hands and watch out world.

    I am hoping she wins a better SLR camera this year so she pass on her current camera to me. I used it this last Christmas and was amazed at how great it picks up action shots of my kids moving about. No more blurry pictures! Woo Hoo! As for now...I still have a simple digital camera that does not handle action shots very well.

    Loved the quote and the reminder to get my camera out again today!

  3. I am really excited about your theme this weekend! We just purchased a Canon XSi and absolutely love it. I too, would like to take a few classes on photography!

  4. Taking really good photographers is something I've aspired to do for a long time. I wish it wasn't such an expensive hobby.

  5. I LOVE this theme. I am an avid scrapbooker and wannabe photographer (I don't know a lot though, just learning a bit here and there so I get lots of bad photos and a couple good ones=)) I look forward to seeing what you post this weekend.

  6. I LOVE the quote! It's put so perfectly and is exactly how I feel. Thanks you for sharing!

    Can't wait to see what the rest of your posts have to say.

  7. What a great theme for the weekend. I have a ton of pictures that I don't really know what to do with. I'm looking forward to reading your posts!

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