Monday, November 9, 2015

The Person Behind the Camera

If you are wondering . . .

Why do I take pictures?

What do they matter?

How will my pictures be meaningful?

What sets my work apart?

Watch this video by Canon.

A photograph is shaped more by the person behind the camera than by what's in front of it.  

Couldn't resist going through the archives looking for photographs that tell more about me than the subject. And these pictures of my youngest son are more my story than his. The light in his eyes and the smile on his face are reflections of the love I feel for him - always.

And isn't this reason enough?


  1. Thank you Donna for sharing those tracks towards a deep reflection... these are the questions we should ask ourselves as photographers...
    Thank you for sharing the video, so interesting to see the different approaches and renderings of the 6 photographers... This man lending his face to the portrait game is a mirror for each photograph's conscious and unconscious personality... so obvious!
    And such is the series of portraits of your son as a little boy! The joyfulness and playfulness and also innocence we can read on his young face and in his sparkling eyes are also yours as a happy and loving mother. Your son is so cute here with his 2 brand new teeth and his hands telling a story... what a lovely boy!

  2. A perfect example from your stash and so adorable too! I really enjoyed this clip... fascinating and really makes you ponder.

  3. I don't wonder, haven't wondered...but your photographs always fill me with wonder. xo

  4. Excellent share! Thank you!

  5. I see this truth affirmed time and again as I visit you and my other friends who blog their heart through images. I feel as if I could identify each of you by your work. Your personality shines through, beautifully, in the pictures you take, the ones you choose to share and talk about. Great post, friend!

  6. I have never thought about this before but I know with my granddaughter I have done this. It is actually me putting forth the expression that I want her to convey. Need to be better and more mindful of the subject.

  7. This is exactly the kind of post I love to read....reflective and challenging at the same time. I will certainly be more mindful of this as I take pictures....

  8. Excellent shots of your boy....I love and feel his enthusiam for life...he looks like you also...Yes, this is quite enough reason for taking photo' one day, looking back on these photo's and feel that smile spreading across your's more than enough.


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