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12th Cameraderie Photo Challenge: Your favourite "Snapshot" of 2018

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by rayvonn, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. rayvonn

    rayvonn All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2015
    12th Cameraderie Photo Challenge: Your favourite "Snapshot" of 2018

    Snapshots. Often derided by people on photography forums but not by me and so I'd like to use this latest challenge as an opportunity to celebrate them. So as it's December (already!), let's see you choose just one from this year. I reckon it's going to be very difficult. Note that I said favourite, not best. The image may require a short explanation, or it may not need one and be self explanatory. By way of example, the below image, taken way back in January would be my own personal favourite as it reflects a genuine moment of life in Africa where I was at that time.


    It matters not to me that there is no sharpness or dynamic range to the image. But that’s just me, yours will be different to mine (it could be an image taken in your back garden) and that’s what I’m looking forward to seeing.

    Btw, the “winner” of this isn’t really a winner - your favourite image is your favourite image and that’s that. It's only me judging this you know

    And so to the rules:

    1. Either take pictures that match the nominated theme or select some from your portfolio. You must be the photographer that created the images in order to enter it.

    2. Only one entry per salon, please. If you want to withdraw an entry and replace it with another, that is OK, but you must make it clear in the post containing your replacement pictures that this is what you've done. You can add or change the title and add to the edit line to let everyone know.

    3. The decision of the curator at the end of the challenge is final - don't give him/her a hard time about it: this is just a friendly photo-challenge, after all!

    4. The winner will assume the responsibility of curator for the next Challenge, and as soon as possible post a message in a new thread in the SC Photo Challenges forum, with details of the new theme. Don't forget - that opening message must include a copy of these instructions, which also double as the rules.

    5. The curator cannot enter his or her own salon.

    Good luck!
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  2. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    Theme sounds interesting, but I always feel that different people interpret the word Snapshot differently (just like 'point and shoot camera'); is a snapshot a shot taken while you're not focused on photography? Or can it also be, for instance, a street shot which, although you didn't have much time to set it up, you did go out and hope to find? Or should a snapshot be something you took primarily to record a memory rather than because you thought the photo in itself would be great?
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  3. rayvonn

    rayvonn All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2015
    Whatever interpretation you have is fine by me.
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  4. michealj

    michealj Veteran Subscribing Member

    Feb 8, 2015
    Twin Cites, MN
    An Interesting topic Rayvonn. Looking back on this year, I found this. We were on vacation in SW Florida. The kids were doing their thing, my wife was shopping and I found this quiet little restaurant. It was very quiet and I took a quick shot of the conversations.

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  5. Christop82

    Christop82 Rookie

    May 2, 2017
    On the way back home from a trip to Yellowstone. Had a great time...
    X-E1 , 7artisans 35mm f1.2
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  6. donlaw

    donlaw Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Selfie snap at Choi Jeong Hwa Chaosmos Mandala in Boston MFA
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2018
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  7. I think this is my favourite from the year, a woman making a selfie with a kangaroo.

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  8. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Cheshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    I had very little time to meter, compose, cock the shutter and fire on this one (groups of dog walkers approaching). I suppose a medium format folding camera doesn't usually create snapshots but it felt like it with this one.
    Point of Ayr lighthouse
    by Martin Connolly, on Flickr
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  9. bath-remodeler01.jpg

    I don't do "snapshots," but after looking through some of my photos, I realized I grabbed this while I was shooting some pics of my bathroom remodeling project to share on my own forum. I only use my phone's camera when I am doing these kinds of projects, so I guess I can classify them as snapshots. The phone is a Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
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  10. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    99845516-AE62-433C-AA1D-173B6E6B24DD.jpeg My favorite snapshot of 2018. My grandaughter Stella was sitting in her carrier practicing blowing raspberries. I was there with my x70 to get this funny angle.
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  11. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    I would pay money to know what that kangaroo is thinking.
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  12. ionian

    ionian Regular

    Nov 25, 2016
    Too shallow, and it would have no meaning to anyone else - but this is a shot of my daughter on her birthday with her best friend dressed up as princesses. Even aged four, you can sense how important their friendship is to each other, and this picture captures that togetherness.
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  13. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Probably something along the lines of "Would it kill you to drop a fiver in the tip pouch?"
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  14. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    The eyes looking through those pink glasses are mesmerizing and just anchor this shot.
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  15. This is a tough one for me. Hard to say what my favorite is, was, or might be.
    Also hard for me to wrap my mind around what a snapshot means, to me, at least.
    So I looked in the dictionary:
    an informal photograph taken quickly, typically with a small handheld camera.

    Okay. I can live with that. And most of my cameras are pretty small. Relatively speaking. All are small enough to handhold which is basically the only way I take pictures. All right.

    I can't honestly say that this photograph is my all-time favorite. But it's one of my most recent. And it definitely was taken snapshot style: I was walking along the street in the small town where I live, heading downtown, when I saw something in a yard I was passing that caught my attention. So I lifted my camera and pressed the shutter.

    Here it is.

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  16. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran

    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
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  17. chickenherby

    chickenherby Regular

    Jan 25, 2015
    Herbert Lang
    son Mischa.jpg
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  18. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Great subject.

    I had to think myself out of my usual head space before making a choice. I went for something informal, impromptu, intimate...

    ...may I therefore present for your enjoyment and edification Oscar, in all his relaxed glory.
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  19. rayvonn

    rayvonn All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2015
    Early days and yet already I'm glad I chose the subject, completely justified by every entry thus far.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2018
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  20. mnhoj

    mnhoj gee aahrr

    Jan 27, 2012
    Excellent theme!
    Great snaps everyone!

    I just deleted 1500 "snaps" from my free Flickr. ( :
    So here's a fresh one of my fav model/test subject(my kids are all old[er] now) with a little holiday vibe.
    45460222684_e7ad949146_h.jpg holiday by john matsu, on Flickr
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