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09/30/2015 12:45 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Snapshots

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Our era has come to see the vital importance of digital technology in our daily lives.

Our lives are a collection of the memories we make along the way, and taking time to look back at the great memories you have already made is a great way to remind yourself to fully appreciate the moments you are experiencing today

You have probably taken your share of snapshots. We all have. Snapshots are what happen when we whip out our iPhones to grab a picture

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I have to say that not all photography is aspiring to be high art. Sometimes a photo is just a memory, or a moment, I certainly aim to tell a story with my photos, or to emote something. I definitely feel something when I take them. To make a good photo you probably hear about the three elements of photographic art: light, composition and moment... and maybe not so much about moment. I've added it to the list because I believe it's one of the most overlooked elements of creating amazing photographs of people.

Choose your moments carefully. The moments that transform your images from snapshots to works of art are the ones that matter, the ones where there is emotion or excitement, drama or a sense that something is about to happen, or the aftermath of something that did happen. A moment can also be one of great peace and tranquility, or in the case of a landscape image, that moment where the light strikes the scene in a beautiful way, or when the clouds are full of rain and ready to burst. And sometimes you can find a great moment in a scene where nothing much is happening at all--a simple connection between subject and photographer can also be a great moment.

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How do you know that moment when it happens? Pay attention and take care. If you combine that moment with thoughtful composition and awareness of the light, you may never take another snapshot again. Well, you might end up with one or two, because sometimes life happens and you're not quick enough. Just keep those precious snapshots in your scrapbook, use them to remember your life, and show those works of art to the world

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I recently read and article that In just a single minute on the web 216,000 photos are shared on Instagram, there are 1.8 million likes on Facebook ....