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Bob Madden

November 14th, 2009

Live blogging the Bob Madden siminar… Just ’cause he asked how many people were.

“Capture the Heart of the Moment”

Photos very impressive. Being a long time Nat Geo reader I think I’ve seen most of them.

I think 90% of the people here are club snap.

Ok enough live blogging… Now to pay attention to the talk.

Ok, he just said something very important: “decide before you go if you are going as a tourist or a photographer.”

Very important, in reality most of the trips I take are somewhere in between. I want to take photos, but those with me are mostly just tourists. So I have a few minutes to take photos not all the time I need to get ‘the shot’.

Most of my photos from my first trip to Japan show this. I could have taken a lot better photos it I spent much more time. But the other guys were just taking snapshots… And there is always more to see. In the end, photography is one of my hobbies — but travel is one of my passions. I want to see more, just like my friends. So I take the photos I can and don’t annoy m fellow travelers.

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