Hello lovelies! So, I was saving this art doll to celebrate Photography Day, but can you believe it I missed the date! For some reason I thought it was on August 29th but it turns out it’s on August 19th! But hey, I’m still excited to share shutter-happy Dorothea Bokeh today who is, of course, passionate about taking photographs!
Whether it’s in front of a tourist attraction on our travels, a birthday gathering, a sunset, our restaurant worthy homemade meal, our adorable pet or blooming plant, a photograph is a way to document the moment, capture the emotion and a way to express our creativity!
Something about practicing photography sharpens your eye and makes you more able to see the lovely things in life. I notice beautiful clouds, rich light from the setting sun, a colourful flower, a sweet kid moment, a beautiful stream of steam from a hot tea cup, and so on.
– Kristen from The Frugal Girl
Some photos have reached ‘iconic’ status! For example, Sam Shaw’s famous 1954 photo of Marilyn Monroe in a ‘flying’ white dress standing over a subway ventilation. Or Steve McCurry’s photo of a young Afghan girl in a Pakistani refugee camp which appeared on the National Geographic June 1985 magazine cover. But not all moments in life are lovely. Many of the iconic photographs that have caught the attention of the world have shocked and saddened us. Who can forget Kevin Carter’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of a vulture and Sudanese little girl which first appeared in The New York Times on 26 March 1993.
You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.
– Joan Miro
Macro . Battery . Flash
Dorothea believes that life is just like a camera. We should try our best to focus on what’s important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives and, if things don’t work out, just take another shot!
Till next time.
P.S. Dorothea is named after Dorothea Lange, an American documentary photographer and photojournalist. Lange’s photographs influenced the development of documentary photography. In photography, bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in out-of-focus parts of an image or the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light. So, Dorothea Bokeh!
P.P.S. If you enjoy photography you might be interested in reading this article about the importance of ethics in photography.
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