I love this photo. The person on the left took a photo of the two men. After taking the photo, she showed them the photo and they all gathered around her LCD screen to look at the photo that had just been taken.
When I first started taking photographs, I learned with a Pentax K1000 film SLR. There was no instant feedback. In fact, if I didn’t shoot an entire roll of film in a day, it could be a week or longer before I knew whether I had taken any good photos. Now that we have instant feedback, we take a photo and then check to see how it turned out and often decide immediately whether it is worth keeping.
An unintended side effect, however, is that we gather around our cameras to see how good, or not good, we looked in the photo. Community built on LCD screens? Maybe.
I find that when I put my camera on the ground, or upside-down on a train ceiling, or against a wall, I get the most interesting results, just because it’s close to something.
This is great food. They display it in the window, and they bring all of this to your table and whatever you eat is what you pay for. It is brilliant food. Tasty. Spicy. Fried. All the things I shouldn’t eat, and it’s amazing.
So healthy food is on the menu again after tonight, but awesome, greasy, spicy food with a good friend is about as great as a night can get.
By the way, the crappy quality is because this is my phone camera. I didn’t have my big camera with me.
I missed you, with all of your analog functions and manual focus. With your amazingly basic light meter and super hot manual wind and rewind. Mmm…where have you been all my life?
Oh yeah, in my camera bag. I’m sorry I’ve been ignoring you. I’m on holidays right now…so…I promise we’ll go hit the town soon. Sound good?
I am not one who likes to put himself in front of the camera.
In front of a crowd? Yes.
In front of a classroom? Yes.
In front of my peers? Sure.
In front of my elders? You bet.
In front of small children? Why not.
In front of the camera? I’d prefer not.
So this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge was more of a personal challenge for me than a photographic one. In response, here is a collage of things that make up me. Consider it a self-portrait, of sorts, please. If you need an explanation of any of it, please ask.