I had the opportunity to 2nd shoot and be the assistant to the great Emily Ivey of Fresh Ivey Photography. After almost a year since the last wedding I shot, I temporarily came out of retirement to help out Emily and also help out my good friends Isaac and Janet. All these shots were shot with my Olympus E-PL1 with the Olympus 45mm f1.8.
Not too long after I bought my Droid Bionic, every cool phone in the world was either release or announced… the iPhone 4S, the Galaxy Nexus, Droid Razr. Looking back, I’m happy with my decision to get the Bionic. One thing that I found today was an FM Radio App. Apparently, older phones use this app but they for some reason omitted this from the Bionic. The app requires you to plug in your headphones because it uses the headphones as the FM antenna. I’m not sure if it’ll work with other Android phones but I’m enjoying my Bionic more and more. I should be finally releasing some apps as well in the next few months.
As I do every year, I start to consider what things and devices I just don’t use anymore. I go through this a lot with the photography equipment. Before I sold all my DSLR equipment, I went through the my share of buying and selling camera equipment, particularly with lenses. I finally settled on my gear and I was very happy. Now that I have moved on to the micro four-thirds world, I’ve been trying to be settled on what I need. I’m definitely one step closer with this new lens. I’ve been wanting a fast focusing portrait type lens. This lens is definitely the answer. I’ve only had it for a few hours, but I already know that I’m going to love this lens. There will be more tests shots to come. I’ll do a formal review on it in a few weeks with some tests shots. I’m pretty sure you’ll see some shots on The Daily Snap. By the way, I bought this lens off eBay from a Hong Kong seller. I was little hesitant to pull the trigger, but I couldn’t be happier. The lens was shipped from Hong Kong and arrived at my doorstep within 3 days. Seller dzone2.
After a little over two months of having the HP Touchpad, I decided that the experiment is over. I recently sold the Touchpad on Ebay. I did sell it for a profit and I have been contemplating whether I should get the Amazon Kindle Fire. Unless the reviews for it are mind blowing, it doesn’t look like I’ll head that direction. Why did I sell the Touchpad? Was it the fact that it didn’t have an extensive eco system like the iPad? Did it have anything to do with the pretty cheap hardware? I would say that these had a contributing factor, but I would say the main reason is pretty much the same reasons I gave when the iPad first was released… I’m more of a content creator than a content consumer. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely consume a lot of content, but I need something that I can program with while I’m consuming content at the same time. Now that I’ve sold my Touchpad, HP can officially kill the WebOS division… or at least sell it.