Exploring the Human Condition: altered states of consciousness

Zip and Boy

Love, love, love…

Cahill Photojournalism

IMG_6897We’re talking about “moment shots.”

This photo of my middle child and our Border collie, Zip, is a good example of capturing a moment. The dog’s paw and tongue on the boy’s face, and the boy’s smiling grimace shows the emotion of the moment – she loves him, and he loves her, but her tongue is warm and wet and slightly gross-feeling against his cheek. This photo shows the feelings these two have for one another. I like it better than a posed shot of dog and boy.

The best piece of advice I can offer as far as taking moment shots is to have your camera settings adjusted and your camera up and at the ready. If you can adjust shutter speed, use TV – Time Value – and set your shutter speed to 1/250 or faster (higher bottom number).

Copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.


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