A snapshot is a photograph that is "shot" spontaneously and quickly, most often without artistic or journalistic intent. Snapshots are commonly technically "imperfect" or amateurish—out of focus or poorly framed or composed. Both are technically photographs, but a snapshot is considered a cursory image, a quick record of something or someone. Most people take snapshots. A photograph may not be all that much more than a snapshot, but the person is trying to make a better or more meaningful image.

In computer systems, a snapshot is the state of a system at a particular point in time. The term was coined as an analogy to that in photography. It can refer to an actual copy of the state of a system or to a capability provided by certain systems.

Forced age Ultricies

There is no explicit or implicit mention in Strand's 1917 essay that one of the great American inventions that might have contributed to turning photography into the expression of a new modern era was the Kodak, which had first appeared for sale almost thirty years earlier in 1888. The Kodak seems to have had at best only a liminal, unacknowledged influence on the ways in which art photography was being practised and understood. But it did fundamentally change how amateurs viewed and approached photography.

Element of a good Photograph

The most important element of a good photograph is the ability of the photo to communicate with the viewer. It should be able to tell a story through its composition, lighting, and most importantly its subject matter.

How to photograph

It's a myth that you need a super-wow camera to take nice photographs. Entry-level DSLRs are quite reasonably priced these days and if you're shooting for a blog, the picture quality will be more than adequate. It's worth investing in a nice lens if you're feeling flush, but I honestly think it's how you apply the technology you have that really matters.

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