I thought I would take a moment and step away from food photography and just speak on photography in general. With the upcoming holidays virtually upon us a few of us will be taking photos of family, friends, scenes, etc. So let’s step back and make the photos we take good memorable shots. Take time to know your camera whether it is your phone, a point and shoot, or a DSLR. And yes, take into consideration lighting (light has many different colors that your camera picks up that we need to compensate for). Our brain makes instantaneous calculations to correct what we see; our cameras need help to get things right. This means getting the White Balance (WB) correct. Let’s not let that colorcast make our friends look alien.
As a final note: sure, carrying your photos around on your phone or tablet is nice and perhaps this is today’s past time. But prints are a true keepsake. Prints have permanence, remembrance, and value to us all in a special way. If you decide to get prints, take time to know your pixel parameters and the right dimensions for your camera. Remember, resolution requirements for screen rendering (mobile device or desktop) is not the same for prints. Get your prints done right and they will last.
The perfect Smartphone car mount. I have not per say been looking for a Smartphone car mount. However, I do follow Terry White’s Blog Posts from time to time. And if you either been thinking about a Smartphone car mount or looking for a Smartphone car mount this one may be your answer.
Phone Photography is here to stay. Virtually all of us have a phone with a camera and use it. I was so glad to see one of the premier photography sites, 500px, do a story on ‘Phone Photography. Thus I am proud to share it.
Cellphone theft is on the rise in the U.S. Cellphone thefts are now the single biggest source of property crime in many American cities. A recent study found that lost and stolen phones cost consumers close to $30 billion a year. And 10 percent of smartphone owners say they’ve had a phone stolen.
There are well-organized sophisticated operations at work behind the scenes where they export the smartphones to other countries. So some law enforcement officials, including New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, would like the industry to do something about it. They are asking tech companies to come up with ‘kill switches’, which will render the phone inoperative.
The vast majority of people today are using their smartphones as their go to camera. What’s even worst they are archiving their pictures on their smartphones. If your smartphones is lost or stolen what happens to your beloved pics? This is what happens: they are gone. I mean lost perhaps gone forever with no hope of recovery. And, if the ‘kill switch’ initiative is engaged you can count on your pics being lost. Why take this risk? Save your pictures to your computer’s hard drive, in the cloud or to an external hard drive. Don’t take the risk. Saving your precious pictures is too easy. Don’t let them be lost.