Hope For The Best
An insightful conversation between a friend and myself. Caution: thought provoking approach to photography, found herein.
K.M. : Very nice! You captured the moment precisely and deeply.
ilan : SIGMA decided, when it made the exposure (as it does with all photographs). With Sigma you point and wait for the camera to shoot!
K.M : You knew how it would turn out, that’s the most important part.
ilan : Hoped it would turn out. It's fun photographing you and your family because in the future, when your son is an adult, we will look back at these photographs with fond memories.
K.M. : Hoping an image comes out right is the joy of photography. This joy only comes with using equipment that is “less convenient” than the more “efficient” tools we have at our disposal today. And yes, we will revisit these images in the future! If we don’t, then what’s the point of making photographs?
ilan : My thoughts exactly. I don’t understand why people who say they don’t photograph to remember, call themselves photographers! The original job of the photographer was to capture a moment in time to be remembered later. I think this is what Yamaki Kazuto [SIGMA’s C.E.O.] understands-- the magic of hope. That’s why the magic of SIGMA occurs not in the process of making the exposure, but in the processing software in the camera and on the computer. Lately, the hope has been focused towards praying the software loads!