Do I shoot Holiday Snaps?

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Do I shoot Holiday Snaps?

8 Jul 2020 12:24AM   Views : 274 Unique : 200

I was musing about the question of holiday snaps, and of course they have a huge value as family memories and records of where we have been. But the distinction between these and more measured photography is very blurred. When we go away, we go away with photography in mind as much as all the other aspects of a holiday. Every day has its own memory card, downloaded to the laptop as well as kept till we get home. Pictures are still posted every day to ePHOTOzine, forums are still moderated, and in the end, photographically speaking, I struggle to see any difference betweeen that and any other photographic day. If we go to a concert, I have a compact camera, even the ballet isn't immune to the searching of my lens.

So I thought I would look back and try very hard to find some images that I could say were holiday snaps, in the sense that the photography was less important than the rest of the day's activities. I think I was chasing shadows really, but let's see what I could find.

An impromtu shot of my Mum at a cafe table
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Just one step back.....
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The Halfling Traveller
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Family fun at Wray Castle
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Sue at the Devil's Porridge Museum
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Sophie at John Rylands Library
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Hide and Seek in Waterstones
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Deer Customer
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So Happy Together
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Sophie Browsing Books
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Party Time
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Caring
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Sue and Sophie and a Dunham Christmas
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In the end I'm not sure what I've proved or not proved, except that wherever I go and whatever I'm doing then I'm also photographing it at the same time.

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