Want to take better photos?! - Photographing with Intent

“What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” ― Karl Lagerfeld

Continuing on with our series of photography tips, this week we are talking about capturing moments as they happen and letting go of perfection.

Are we robbing future generations of the truth if we are manufacturing our moments in the relentless pursuit of perfection?

Tip Two - Practice photography with intent

Open your phone for me, and have a look through your camera roll. How many selfies feature? Are there 23 images of yesterdays coffee for Instagram? Did it take 55 takes to get your child to look at the camera? And how annoying is it when your friend blinks in every single shot?!!!!

In the digital age it is so easy to get carried away with achieving the "perfect" shot. Sharp, in focus, perfectly exposed, with everyone looking straight down the lens and smiling blissfully at the camera. I watch mothers at the park begging their kids to stay still, to smile at the camera. The more she begs the more wriggly the kids become. Or at weddings when guests crowd the aisle obsessed with capturing the bride appear for the first time and completely miss the groom's tears as he watches his bride approach.