Nice snapshot pal…

Whenever someone compliments one of my photographs with “nice snapshot”, I get an urge to throat punch them in the most compassionate way possible; it’s like saying “nice firewood” instead of “nice hand crafted hardwood dining table”.

Furthermore, for me to call a photograph a “snapshot”, it’s usually intended as a dig to belittle the technique or technical ability of the “photographer”. Personally, It’s a word that I rarely if ever use, but hey, that’s just me, each to their own; Then again, it could be just a snapshot, and that’s cool.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could go back to the time of the old film cameras, when the shutter release button actually made a “snap” sound, but that time has come and gone and we just have to move on…