Insta360º Nano

I thought I would check it out and then in all likelihood find the product completely unsatisfying and return it. But, I’m stunned! In realtime: stitching, video, live streaming, VR! The Nano is 3k, but the company is about to release an 8k camera! I mean: will you be able to touch whatever you’re watching?! It will be life-sized?! You… Continue reading

A Very Sordid Wedding

The weekend after the symphony concert on March 4th, Steve and I met up at LAX to drive down to Palm Springs for the world premier of A Very Sordid Wedding. We chose to drive because the flights from LAX to Palm Springs, though short, are insanely expensive. We now know why. No matter what it costs, FLY! We were… Continue reading

San Francisco or Bust

At the beginning of the month, we headed out to San Francisco for a symphony concert (March 4th). I was especially looking forward to this concert, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. I didn’t know that he would be presented with a recognition from the symphony: This was his 1,500th program at the symphony. His first was in 1974! Additionally, I… Continue reading

Those Photo Apps

New photo apps that heavily process photos get me almost every time! I have to try them out. I’ll never understand the digital magic under their hoods. Perhaps that’s the reason I feel so drawn to them? So here are some experiments from today’s photo apps download of the Prisma app for iPhone. (Despite what you may find, there is… Continue reading

Continuing the Exploration

In my previous post, Exploring the Backside of the Tracks, I talked about my finding a specific photo location near some Atlanta westside railroad tracks. In this post, I want to talk about what’s by those tracks: The Goat Farm Arts Center. What a very cool place to discover! The area consists of several buildings built back in the 1800’s.… Continue reading

Exploring the Backside of the Tracks

I love exploration. No, I really, really love exploration. I wanted to use a photo I had seen on the Lost and Found Youth website for a donation box for that organization. Printing pictures from the web typically yields disastrous results because printing and display technologies are so significantly different. So, I decided to find and shoot the photo myself.… Continue reading

#SevenDayPhotoChallenge: Photo 3

They say that the best camera is the one you have with you. It had just stopped raining (an incredibly rare thing at the time) when we stopped at the old submarine (now fishing) pier at Fort Baker. The air was clear with a bit of a nip from the strong and consistent breeze from the ocean through the golden… Continue reading

ōlloclip Telephoto w/ Wide Angle

Last month I reviewed the YOPO lens kit for the iPhone 6+/6s+. You can read about that at this link. I was terribly dissatisfied with the quality of the images the kit produced. To be frank, they were just so poor as to be unusable. Get an idea of the size of the olloclip on its neckstrap The ōlloclip 2x… Continue reading

The Ongoing Quest for a Fresh Selfie

Selfies. What a concept. A photo to represent our online presence. I think it’s ultimately kind of weird, frankly. But today the selfie is, well, a way of life for some people who seem obsessed with taking them. To each his/her own I suppose. I must admit that I like seeing current photos of people I know, especially if I… Continue reading