During the month of May I’m doing the NaBloPoMo challenge–blogging every day of the month on the theme of photos.
Today’s prompt: Do you ever secretly snap pictures without the subject knowing? Tell us about a secret shot you’ve taken.
I don’t take secret shots of anyone because it’s at the least unkind and at worst an invasion of privacy. I think there’s a difference between ‘secret’ and ‘candid,’ too. Taking a picture of someone blowing out their birthday candles is a candid shot, taking a picture of someone walking down the street talking on their phone is secret (I’m looking at you, paparazzi). I don’t believe in taking pictures of people without their knowledge. Of course, going to a concert or show and taking a picture of a performer is different, as they probably expect there’s going to be cameras in the crowd. However, I’m very much against taking pictures of other people without their knowledge (or without them being in a situation where they would reasonably expect to be photographed) and I hope other people extend me the same courtesy. Unfortunately, there’s entire sectors of the entertainment industry wrapped up in this behavior.
As for the photo prompt, here’s a super close up picture of my cat. She was born with a permanently dilated pupil, thus her wonky eye: