From photography's invention in the 1830s until Kodak introduced the first Brownie cameras in 1900, only professionals produced photos, and at great expense. More affordable and portable after that, photography began to reflect and shape our lives. Recently, we asked Red Roomers to post the best photo they ever took on their blogs.
A few photos stood out:
Member Mary Wagner's shot at the Grand Canyon is called "Impermanence." As she puts it: "And that while we would soon be moving on, the rocks would be there for thousands more years. It seemed like the perfect visual metaphor for our time in this world."
Dr. Jitu Rajgor caught two child laborers "who wore an unconditional happiness on their faces. They have received nothing from the life yet and obviously have nothing to loose except this cheerful smile." Read more in of this member's post, "Smile."
For compositional skill and natural splendor, it's hard to beat author Cheryl Norman's shot of a lake in Alaska. See it up close in her blog entry "The Best Photograph I Ever Took."
These selected shutterbugs will receive Sean Arbabi's The Complete Guide to Nature Photography: Professional Techniques for Capturing Digital Images of Nature and Wildlife. Sean's book contains 250 pages- 250+ images- 50,000 words, 10 chapters, 10 assignments covering the gamut of nature, outdoor, wildlife, and macro photography.
All of Red Roomers' best photo entries are here. I hope you'll find your favortes and let the blogger know what you liked about the moment he or she caught on film.
All of Red Room's past blog topics are here. Thanks as always for blogging!