Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Getting the Shot

I remember when I used to do PR work and would go out on a photo shoot with a photographer to get pictures for a brochure or annual report, and I was always amazed at how many shots he would take. I was used to the way most of us take family pictures -- one shot each.

The photographer I worked with was very talented, and very patient. I was always mindful of the clock ticking and the fees, and he patiently explained that there is a difference between taking a picture and taking a photograph. If you want a good photograph you can't rush the process and you may shoot a whole roll of film before you get that one great shot.

I was reminded of that the other morning when I discovered some beautiful butterflies having breakfast from the flowers in my old plow. I must have taken 20 shots, before I got this pretty yellow swallowtail.

I won't post all the pictures, but I'll post a few to show the progression from beginning to end.


Elspeth Antonelli said...

What beautiful shots! And..what a lovely garden! It puts mine to shame. I have many garden ambitions but seem to lack the necessary drive.


Maryann Miller said...

Thanks Elspeth. Glad you liked the photos. That is actually not my garden. Just an old plow with flowers in it. I have several other garden spots around my property. Some with flowers and some with veggies.