Quick Shots


I own a Canon SD 100.

I don’t use it as much as I’d like, which is unfortunate. Everyday I see examples of pictures I’d like to take – Waterloo on a bright morning, a girl’s hair blowing in the breeze, a child investigating their first bug…

The problem is – I’m self conscious. There’s something scary about whipping out your camera and taking a photo in public. You can almost feel the stares – real or imagined – of bystanders. I guess I’m not immune to embarrassment :-)

Having discovered Flickr (hats off to Kartooner) I’ve been having a blast with this community photo sharing website. Its feature packed and easy to use interface are the primary reasons I’m enamored with it. Not to mention, the ability to embed my pics into my blog, post to my blogs etc. are the icing on a very nice cake…


I am going to try and take a picture every day. I’ll try different shots out, at different times and post em. They’ll appear in the “Quick Shots” section on the sidebar. If you click on the picture (and you’re a Flickr member) you can comment or draw notes on the pictures I post. I even entertain picture suggestions.

No. Seriously. I do. The more ideas, the better.

I’m hoping that continued practice will help me improve my eye and lessen my embarrassment. That’ll probably take time hmm?

Note: I’ve noticed I’m become increasingly focused on tools with a simple user-oriented design. The more complex the interface, the less likely I am to spend any time with it. That’s quite the departure from earlier behavior.


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  • I have the same issue with taking pictures in public. It doesn’t help that my camera sux and it takes an hour to take one.

  • Hi E-Bo.

    I’m thinking of buying a new camera (after my university term is done) for that very reason – the delay in taking photos.

    I’m still not sure of how to combat the stares etc. other than simply ignoring them. It’s also an issue when I’m trying to take photos with people who are walking/being with me – I feel like I’m wasting their time.