Selfies – I love this image

On a light-hearted note, a photograph from my trip to Venice last year. It was around this time, 12 months ago, that I had the privilege of taking part in a wedding workshop with one of the world’s leading wedding photographers, Yervant. It was a great opportunity to learn from one of the undisputed masters of our craft and to develop friendships with photographers from across the world.

This photograph’s from a walk one evening after a meal.

When the day-trippers have left Venice and the business people and shop workers have gone home, the city enters a more tranquil, relaxed phase. Gondoliers loiter, trying to attract visitors for evening rides along the canals. The occasional street-vendors are still hanging around, but for the most part the streets are really quiet. In St Marks’ Square the cafes and restaurants do a great trade, tempting visitors with classical quartets to sit down and enjoy a drink or two. Mind you, it’s pretty expensive, so prepare to hit the credit cards!

As I walked along the Riva degli Schiavoni, I saw this family taking a “selfie”. Lit only by the street lamps that pepper the waterfront, I love the intimacy of this image. A family photo they’ll treasure for years, a permanent record of their trip to this magical city.

That’s the beauty of photographs. They trigger memories, bring back feelings and emotions. True, not all of the emotions they trigger are necessarily good ones, especially if one of the family members is no longer with us. But they’re important. So please, treasure those photographs of your family – one day they may be all that you have to remember them by.

Selfies - I love this image

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