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Pictures vs. Photographs

Well hey there, how you doin’?

So as of late I have been checking my Tumblr a lot and I don’t know why. Every time I check it, I get upset. What’s upsetting is how many horrible pictures my friends reblog. I swear, out of every “good” photo, there’s at least 10 bad ones. Do you people not have eyes?! You just reblogged a photo of someone’s shoes!!! I don’t care about shoes! Why the heck does this piece of crap picture have 2,000 likes/reblogs?! It’s horrible!!!

Then I realized not everyone shares the same view as me on the differences between a photograph and a picture. So here is what I think.

As a photographer I am always trying to improve my photography. One of the ways I am trying to is by taking less pictures and making more photographs. To me, picture and photograph mean two different things.

A picture is something that you take instantly. It’s usually a “slice-of-life” moment. Now these photos aren’t bad and sometimes they can be very interesting. But the problem is is EVERYONE takes pictures. And most the time this pictures have no thought put into them. They are just a snapshot. Usually un-compositional, grainy, blurry, easily forgettable, etc. But as a photographer one of the keys to becoming “One of the Greats” is to make PHOTOGRAPHS that are MEMORABLE.
To me, a photograph is something that took a photographer a long time to create. Minutes, hours, days, even years. Photography is suppose to be a form of art and art is RARELY created instantly. Some artists never finish their work. Another aspect to a good photograph is thought. Planning ahead. The photographer may have had an idea for a photograph in his head for a long time before he finally creates the image.
I’m trying to take less pictures and create less (yes thats right, less, you don’t make a lot of photographs) photographs. But those few photographs that I have created, I want to be great.

That’s my thought on the subject. What do you think? How would you describe a picture/photograph?

Matty :D

(P.S. sorry for any spelling, grammar, or missing words. I typed this all out on my iPhone.)

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You Might Need This

Remember how I was all like, “Speaking of Tumblr, did I tell you that I just got one? No, I didn’t. You know why? Because I just got it yesterday. I think it would be really cool if you followed me. I’ll use it to post photos, videos, and other random stuff that normally doesn’t get posted on my blog. Jajaja?” Well I was so happy to tell yall about my Tumblr, that I forgot to post a link to my Tumblr! I feel slightly stupid about this.
So brace yourselves, for I am about to post a link to my NEW Tumblr!

When you click this, you will be taken to awesomeness

And since Im just throwing links out there, here is the one to my Twitter. I tweet a lot. Like a lot a lot. So prepare yourself.

When you click this, you will be taken to more awesomeness

If you followed me on both Tumblr and Twitter, I would give you a virtual hug.

Matty :D

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Just Give The Cat A Bath!

Today my mom decided to give our cat a bath. We are leaving for Colorado tomorrow and she wanted him to be nice and clean. Judging by the expression on his face, he is enjoying himself (insert sarcasm here)!

If you are wondering how I got the cool colors n’such, well I just downloaded some Instagram Actions for Photoshop! If you would like them, they are free (how can you refuse something that’s free) on Daniel Box’s Tumblr.

Speaking of Tumblr, did I tell you that I just got one? No, I didn’t. You know why? Because I just got it yesterday. I think it would be really cool if you followed me. I’ll use it to post photos, videos, and other random stuff that normally doesn’t get posted on my blog. Jajaja

Now Playing – Set Fire to the Rain – ADELE

Matty :D

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