At the Paint In, beer garden I was introduced to a new term by my friend's 22 year old son.
Apparently he just 'photo bombs' and later when he looks, he generally has a few good photos. So photo bombing is just taking hundreds of pictures. After studying photography and knowing the mechanics of the camera, light, composition and everything that goes into good photography, I had wondered why there were so many good photos from amateurs. I notice my sons always have great photos on their Facebook pages taken with cell phones or iPods.
It's a little disconcerting if you are a photographer who can't afford all the fancy camera bling, like amazing lenses and lighting. Heck why even put all the effort into taking a good shot when you could just point your camera and start snapping?
I let him play with my camera for a bit and later I dug through all the photos of pretty girls to pull out these. They are pretty interesting.
My favourite is the last one. He missed his shot of a guy petting a dog and got this instead. The result is something a lot more curious.
The world is changing so quickly with technology taking so many leaps forward, it makes you wonder where we will be soon. A few years ago I wouldn't have had a blog, and my sons wouldn't have had such great photos of themselves except for the ones their mom took.
I took photography 6 years ago and I learned with an old 35mm film camera. I used an actual dark room to develop and manipulate my photos in. I would create my depth of field with the camera rather than Photoshop and would make sure I had the shot before I took it because I couldn't just delete them. It's a whole other process.
All I can say is, is that I'm glad I'm rolling with the times but I doubt I will be photo bombing any time soon.