Sunday, May 8, 2011

What's a perfect photo?

Some photos can mean so much even if the quality isn't the best. Before we got our digital cameras we couldn't take (afford) several photos of the same thing just to have it perfect. If there were photos of people we had to accept that they sometimes winked with their eyes or moved their head. Children could be very hard to catch  if you were to slowly. Maybe you could ask them to stay calm and look into the camera but those photos didn't feel as natural as if you took a photo and nobody noticed. I know that I saved some bad blurry photos just because they were the only one I got from a special occasion.

But even now when I take pics of children I want them to act natural. The photo above is a good example of that. I remember how I ran after this little happy singing team and it wasn't easy to catch them as they moved all the time and the umbrella went from one side to another. But I didn't want them to stop and interrupt this moment. They had so much fun and now I'm glad that I have this photo even if the light, the colors and the quality isn't the best. For me it means a Quality Memory! 


Jill from Killeny Glen said...

I agree Ella! The moments we want to capture on film are precious!

JMW said...

What a wonderful photo - pure happiness!

Don said...

Perfection is overrated... this photo is a joy.