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Is this not a fabulous photo? I wish I had taken it.
It was taken by my friend, Olivia. I interviewed her recently and here’s what she had to say:
AM: How old are you Olivia?
Olivia: I am ten. I was still nine when I took the picture.
AM: This is really an amazing picture that you took of your sister. Did you realize that when you were capturing the image?
Olivia: Thank you! No, I didn’t realize it would be so great.
AM: Did you plan this photograph or was it one of those happy accidents that all artists enjoy every once in a while?
Olivia: It was sort of both. I planned out what she would be holding and where she would sit, but everything else just kind of fell into place, like the light shined on her face the right way, and the wind was perfect for the picure. That was a happy accident!
AM: What are your favorite things to photograph?
Olivia: Hmmm…. Anything! If I see something funny or if I just want to remember the moment, I take a picture of it. I carry my camera everywhere!
AM: Carry your camera everywhere! That’s great advice. Thank you Olivia for sharing your beautiful photograph with my readers!
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So then dear readers, what shall we name Olivia’s fabulous photo?
Sartore, a National Geographic photographer for more than 14 years, has put together a wonderful book on how ordinary people can take extraordinary photos. Even if you are not into photography, it is just a beautiful book to browse through. What I loved about this book is that it is more about how to capture images and moments rather than how to operate a camera. In fact, I liked the book so much that after I reviewed it, I asked the good people at National Geographic to send me one for you too and they graciously obliged.
So then, put your thinking caps on and let’s name that fabulous photo!