My digital camera history (2016 Edition)

Posted August 15, 2016

About 7 1/2 years ago I wrote a blog post that outlined my digital camera history.  Since that time, I’ve gone through a good number of digital cameras.  At certain times, I owned more than one at a time because there was a period of time where I thought I was going to get more into wedding photography.  I actually owned the first three cameras listed below at the time I wrote the first blog post but I didn’t list them in that post because I was currently using them.  Now that those cameras are history, they are included in this 2016 edition.

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Editing Photos with a Mobile Device

Posted June 6, 2014

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Photo right out of the camera with no editing

One of my favorite things to do on a mobile device (phone or tablet) is to edit photos.  I was wondering how editing on my mobile device would match up to editing photos on my computer.  I used two different apps on my iPad Mini, Snapseed and iPhoto.  On my Macbook Pro, I used Lightroom 5.  I took a single photo and brought it into each of these programs.  Transferring photos from my camera to the iPad Mini was easy thanks to my Eye-Fi card.

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Isaac and Janet

Posted November 23, 2011

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.

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New Small Toy: Olympus 45mm 1.8

Posted November 11, 2011

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.

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Some HDR processing

Posted September 14, 2010

Sometimes HDR processing can really enhance a photo. Now that Apple has introduced a HDR feature in their new iOS people are wondering how it’ll improve their photos…

Here’s a photo I took the other day on the UPenn Campus…

With a little post processing using some HDR software, this is what I get…

You’ll notice that the greens come out a lot better.  I admit that I may have overdone it on the tonemapping part, but I can live with it.  There are other things that I could have done to clean up the photo, but I’m content.

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Philadelphia Wall Murals (Photofunia revisited)

Posted August 26, 2010

I realize that there are a lot of wall murals, but this is ridiculous.  Actually, I was just revisiting one of my favorite sites, Photofunia.   Make sure to check it out.  Be prepared to waste some time having some fun.

No joke though, Philadelphia does have a lot of wall murals all around the city.  Maybe that’ll be a future photography project.


This week in Philly

Posted August 21, 2010

Another interesting week on the east coast.  I worked like crazy this past week and continue to work like crazy.  We did a lot of walking and had some guests.  We finally had guests over for dinner for the first time.  Does this mean our house is ready?  Not really, but it’s getting closer.

Last week we went to the Art Museum area and this week we went again.  This time we went at night.  I got a few good shots, but my view of the city was partially blocked by a showing of a movie on the steps of the museum.  Guess what movie they were showing.  You guessed it… Rocky.

Other than that, it’s been a normal week.  Today we finally ate at Bobby’s Burger Palace.  It’s a burger place opened by Chef Bobby Flay.  I would say it was a good burger but for the price, I was expecting a bigger burger.

This coming up week won’t be any different.  A lot of work and more work.  I’m hoping to have to make the other room to have some semblance of an office.  We will see.  Here are some photos taken this week:

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This week in Philly

Posted August 14, 2010

We officially moved to Philadelphia August 3rd.  Our place is finally beginning to look like a place to live in.  The best news is that the weather has been cool the past couple of days after a week of scorching temperatures.  The top floor of our apartment was just unusable because it was too hot.  We finally did get a portable AC last week.  This week, we finally setup our bed frame, TV, and a bunch of other things.

Today, was a more eventful day.  We finally went to Reading Terminal Market where they had annual Dutch Festival.  Later on, we entertained some out of town visitors by eating cheesesteaks and went to the Art Museum area.  This is the same area where Rocky ran up.

Here are some pictures from today:

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iPhone DSLR…. crazy

Posted July 17, 2010

The things people come with. Very creative. I see the first professional movie shot all on a iPhone coming soon.

Check out the Engadget Post here.

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Road Trip Day 7

Posted July 14, 2010

Another relaxing day in Fort Collins.  Tomorrow, we will be on the road again, but today was a time to just to relax and have dinner with the saints.  This morning we took a short drive to Horsetooth Reservoir.  It turned out to be a very nice day today.  We went to old town after that to have lunch.  Here are some pictures from Horsetooth Reservoir.

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