Photography/did Matthew Brady start like this?
Ahh, the memories...
"Stand still!" "Don't rub your nose." "Hold it..." click "Did I close my eyes?" Been there, done that. I just started taking pictures some 50 years ago, I guess; but I wonder... Did Matthew Brady or Ansel Adams start out like that too? Such words of encouragement and eloquence- "put your hand down"; 'don't pick your nose" or even "don't scratch there..." If you've ever taken a picture of a child, you've heard remarks like this and more. That's one thing I've grown to love over the years, the interesting comments people make in relation to photos as they are taken or after you show them the prints. I think my favorite of all times was when I took a picture of my friend at church. I spent hours dodging and removing background clutter, and when I presented him with the finished product, his comment was, "it doesn't look a thing like me!" Excuse me! I thought, who is that man standing there in your position and wearing your clothes?
When I was growing up there was just one camera per household..., now, everybody has one, or more. Even in our cell phones. We all seem to click away and the pix are not that bad, we seem to take a pride in being able to capture a mood or sentiment unique to the situation. Even the kids are 'snapping' and with digital formats and our computers now-a-days, it's easier than ever to catch that 'just right' pic and upload it to our computers, our TV's or just email it to our friends and family via our iPhone.
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