Quick Snap – Don’t touch the jellyfish

Dear lord. Look at the size of that jellyfish.

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Quick Snap – Apollo 11 Landing Site 50 years later

June 20, 1969 humans landed on the moon. Full Stop. Period. 50 years ago two American men, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (poor Michael Collins back in the Command Module) set foot on the moon.

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Quick Snap – Photographing fireworks

So how did you celebrate our nation’s birthday yesterday? July 2, 1776. Yep, you missed it. It was July 2, 1776 when the Continental Congress (reps from the 13 colonies in Philly trying to sort things out) voted to declare independence from England. NOT July 4. Here, let John Adams speak from the grave…

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Quick Snap – Iran you so silly

We have this idea in American Journalism, and yes people it still gets taught in journalism schools – of not faking images. No excessive crops (looking at Trump inaugural pics) or “photoshopping”. People have lost their jobs at every level of American media for fooling about with images.

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Quick Snap – NOPE NOPE NOPE

That is a Huntsman spider eating a pygmy possum in Tasmania, Australia. Seriously Australia, WTF is going on down there? And total credit to the couple staying in the lodge that took the time to take a photo.

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Unless someone like you cares a whole lot…

And the point will get missed. Again. The Lorax, published in 1971, chronicled the story of the Lorax warning a character called the Once-ler against the destruction of a valley of trees called Truffula trees. It was a warning against environmental destruction at the hands of corporate greed and cheap consumerism.

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Quick Snap – Swin Cash photo…

In this case odds are it was just some mid-level someone in a hurry. And it sucks. But in a world where women, and women of color, are judged unfairly by their appearance, this image was a true disservice.

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Quick Snap – look closer

As this is a photo blog, let’s just concentrate on one thing… This photo was supposedly taken in 1896 when Ford was debuting his new car – a tech still in its infancy. Ford didn’t invent cars, but he was at the forefront of development and ultimately mass production.

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Quick snap – Your life in one photo

It’s 2019. We shoot and upload and share something like 3 billion photos a day. A DAY.
Amidst all that noise, could you post one, just one photo that sums up your life? Not just a piece of it, but really encapsulates who you are, what you do, what you love?

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Quick Snap – Photog takes one in the lens

One of the lessons I used to instill in my students, or at least talked about out loud in class, was the idea of situational awareness. What am I shooting, where should I be? What are the potential hazards?

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