A Filter and a Dream

My girlfriend, who is a phenomenal photographer, always says the first thing people say when they see a good photo is “wow, you must have a really good camera”. This cracks me up. Why? Because she could take a photo with a disposable $5 camera that would blow you away. Does she have a jazzy expensive camera? Yes. But the notion that it’s all you need is hysterical. It’s her creativity and eye that stands out. I know plenty of people with really pricey cameras that take crap pics.
Me? I just fake it till I make it. I was gifted a really nice camera (by said friend) a few years ago. And I love it. But you know what I love more? My camera phone. And most importantly my camera filters!
Filters are like Spanx for my pictures. They can’t fix everything – but boy do they help. They tighten, they crop, they blur, they make everyone and everything look better. Is it an illusion? Sure – but what’s wrong with a little make believe?
Look at the picture I took on the train this morning. And then look at the filtered spanxed version. I rest my filter case.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Novice Gardener
    Feb 04, 2014 @ 12:52:12

    Wowza! Off to get a filter I go!

    Reply

  2. thebufferzoneday
    Feb 04, 2014 @ 17:46:05

    Do you mind sharing what filter you used?

    Reply

  3. B.
    Feb 04, 2014 @ 18:17:37

    “Filters are like spanx for my pictures”.

    That is such a perfect description. Yay for filters! And spanx!

    Reply

  4. Musings from a Tangled Mind
    Feb 06, 2014 @ 01:10:56

    Very nifty trick!

    Reply

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