This is what photography is all about…

Henri Cartier Bresson

We have all heard about those “decisive moments” when for some strange reason, everything at that particular second in time, seems to be just right.

At that very second, if we have a camera ready, we click the silver button, and voila!, we have an iconic shot in the bag.

But the other day, I read about a photographer and how he summarised his shooting:

“I get what I get because I point my camera in the right place at the right time. That’s the art of photography. The equipment has nothing to do with it.

For me, it is more than a genre of photography. It’s an approach to photography and to life. It is how I look at the world and how I see it even if I don’t have a camera.

I make pictures by intuition, because I feel that I need to click the exposure button at that exact time. I do not plan or stage my photos. I let life unfold before me, I capture and present it as I see it and I bring my own unique perspective of the everyday life. I’m an observer of humanity and life, my role is to document the world I live in to tell its story from my point of view”.

Now….isn’t that something? Isn’t it what we have been saying all the time? Now a professional backs that up. Case settled!


About filmcamera999

ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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