I’m a Snapshooter. I looked it up.
“Snapshooter: a person who takes snapshots.”
I think Snapshot-ographer is more like it.
I do not take photographs. I take snapshots.
Snapshot: a casual photograph made typically by an amateur with a small hand-held camera.
Or in my case…. an iPhone holstered to my hip from the back of my horse.
:an impression or view of something brief or transitory.
Yes, I am an amateur in oh-so-many-ways.
My horse is too sometimes. When they get the ropes out he gets excited and can’t stand still.
It’s very brief and transitory. Like my marriages.
But every now and then I get lucky. I get the “money shot”.
The Cowboy Money Shot.
I’m able to capture that brief moment in time that shows it how it really was.
And is aesthetically pleasing.
I take hundreds of snapshots from the back of my horse when I ride out with the cowboys.
When I get home, I delete almost all of them.
I’ll save a handful.
I’ll crop and boost the color if they need it. That’s all. No Photoshop.
I shoot from the hip and hope for the best.
In art and life. I hope to get that money shot.
And sometimes I do.
Love, Cowgirl Red aka Terah