That's it. Not a photographer. Just a snap shot shooter.
I really enjoy taking my camera to family gatherings and events.
There, I try to take visually appealing and memorable photos of family members and activities.
For instance, I went to Ironman Canada to photograph my son.
I saw him five times during the day for 10 to 15 seconds per time.
While in that window, I took around 150 pictures of him with the camera shutter mode on "continuous, 3 frames per second". Shooting good sports photographs is a special talent. Getting the focus sharp, panning properly, trading off ISO for depth of field... There is lots to learn and do. I won't make the cover of Sports Illustrated, but my pictures make a dad proud.
The other characteristic of a photographer that I don't have is the inspiration to take my camera and go out for a day to take pictures... of whatever takes my fancy. I seem to need the family connection.
Now the real challenge is controlling my Gear Acquisition Syndrome. I don't need a
5Diii or the wide aperture professional lenses of a serious photographer. However my lens collection would make a rookie professional salivate and the 5Diii is on my wish list.
So, since the resources are a little thin right now, I won't pick up a 85mm f/1.2L and a full frame camera but that day is coming.
Are there other self confessed snap shot shooters out there? What do you take pictures of? And do you have Gear Acquisition Syndrome?