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For the Love of Photographers

It's a strange feeling being the photographer and having someone take a picture of you.

Dear World,
Most of us here on Lomography.com are use to being behind the camera, capturing the scene, taking the picture. SO isn’t it a strange feeling when someone comes up to you, mid-shot, to snap a picture of YOU?

Photo by rake

Just a few moments ago outside of my university, there was a photographer trying to capture some sort of construction going on. As I was walking by I just decided to grab my camera out of my pocket and snap a quick picture of him in-the-act. He was just so shocked. He tried to take a picture of me in return with his SLR, but I was just walking too fast. We exchanged this look, I can’t really describe it, but he just had the cutest smile, like I made his day.
Just think about it, if you’re always the one taking pictures, then all the sudden out of nowhere a young girl with a plastic camera comes and snaps a picture of you and your fancy-schmancy camera, you’ve gotta feel a little funny. I can’t stop thinking about this guy. We were complete opposites. It was just the cutest thing.
I just can’t wait to get it developed. It was pretty dark out and I as using 100iso film, so it will be a pretty dark picture, and I had no time to adjust the focus so it will most likely be blurry. But I can tell that it will probably be my favorite picture simply because every time I look at it I will be reminded of his expression afterwards.
SO EVERYONE, next time you see someone very into taking a photo, whip out your weapon of choice and take a shot. I promise you, their reaction (if they notice) will be very special.

written by rake

1 comment

  1. qrro

    qrro

    hahahahaha nice story!!! something similar happened to me 2 or 3 weeks ago i went to a pillow battle(fight??) with some friends (lomographers too) and we were shooting with or plastic guns while some pros have their huuuuuuuuuge extremely expensive DSLR with fantastic zoom lens and was kinda funny see how they look at us.

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