In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Ready, Set, Done.”
Ten Minutes to create the perfect image ?
There’s a couple of schools of thought on that one
The first – is the instamatic brigade – the point and shooters, take the shot there and then
– no messing with messy things like composition.
Click – Flash – Bang – and the photos taken
(and if you have a Polaroid camera – the print is pretty instant too)
The second – is the purist brigade – scenes have to be poised, framed and timed
The subject matter has to be just so – and the lighting positioned just right
Colours work wonderfully when they’re perfectly staged
but perfection takes time…if you sneeze (or your subject moves)..
That’s it – the frame of film’s been exposed to light – its gone
That’s probably why I like the digital age so much
You see I grew up with film – the point and click – and the 35mm crowd
afternoons stood outside Boots waiting for the pics to be developed
and the joy (or disappointment) of seeing those results
with Digital – i’m the processor! –
made a slip ? If i’m in the right mode – I can get that back
(so long as I press the right button)
So it might matter for a moment
Auntie Maud has the dog in her face that second
he’ll be gone in the turn of a dial..