2 of my pictures made it to the shortlist for the Galway Independent photo competition…
You can vote on Facebook, it’s just one click, no hassle at all! PLEASE VOTE FOR MY PICS, it would mean a lot to me… Mine are entries #37 and #9… I know there are a lot of pics with fancy effects and all out there, but please help me out… And #9 seems to be in with a better chance, so I think it’s the best option…
My name is Magali Surcin (also known as Madeleine, as it’s easier to pronounce in Ireland, where I’ve been living for quite a few years now), and I’m an amateur photographer. What you see above is a self-portrait.
Ever since I was given my first instant camera as a child, I’ve always enjoyed taking pictures, mostly for their sentimental value. But I’ve quickly come to love the way a photograph can stand out on its own and convey a distinctive emotion, regardless of the context.
Until recently, I’d never given much thought about showing my pictures, but as I gain experience, I have to admit I’ve got a bad case of the photographic bug. I usually carry my camera with me pretty much everywhere I go, to the point that friends start wondering what’s wrong with me when I don’t. I’m notorious for wandering off with little warning other than “Hold on a sec, I just want to take a quick shot, I’ll be right back” whenever something catches my eye… Anything. Which doesn’t mean that I produce a masterpiece everyday, but sometimes I get lucky, I guess. Other times, my camera can be my shield, or my voice when words fail me.
At the moment, I don’t use multiple-lens reflex cameras, because I want to be able to take spontaneous shots - this is important to me. In the future though, I will probably go back to a reflex camera for special occasions. I use mostly a little "expert compact" Fuji, and a Panasonic bridge camera.
I actually use very little retouching on my pictures, only a few adjustments here and there. In fact, I don’t even have Photoshop.
What fuels my passion for photography is the combination of the technical and the subjective aspects of the discipline. To put it pompously, I’m fascinated with this balance between emotion and science.
I hope you’ll like what you see. If you do, thank you; please come back every now and then to check out the updates, and don’t forget that most of the time, all it takes is to look around you, and there’s a good chance that you’ll see something inspiring.
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