From one half of the team behind my favorite iPhone camera app, Halide, comes an in-depth breakdown of what's changed in the new iPhone's camera. Sebastiaan talks about the strengths and weaknesses of the new camera (and its Smart HDR feature), as well as what they're doing to make sure that Halide continues to be one of the platform's leading camera apps.
2 years ago, Olympus announced (and subsequently released) its first lens with an f/1.2 maximum aperture, the M.Zuiko ED 25mm f1.2 PRO. I added this lens to my bag about a year ago, partially on the recommendation of Marius Masalar.
It has not disappointed.
Its images are unlike anything I've ever been able to create before. Olympus describes the rendering of the out-of-focus areas as "feathered" bokeh, which is about an apt of a description as any. Check out Marius's review here.
Memorial Day weekend is widely considered the unofficial start of summer, and this one was particularly special.
I had the distinct honor and pleasure to be asked by my sister, Lisa, and her husband, Drew, to make some portraits of them ahead of the arrival of their first child. We battled the heat and humidity of a swampy DC afternoon to beat the threat of afternoon storms, finding some nice locations in Old Town Alexandria.
Lisa & Drew were wonderful subjects, and I am glad I was able to help them capture a part of this special time in their lives.
I can’t wait to meet the newest member of the family in the coming months!
Midway through March, Erica, Brandon, and I decided it was time to end our hiatus, and get together for an early morning of fun with cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin. While I was able to find some good light and make some nice images, it wasn't the smoothly executed meetup that we might have otherwise expected...
An outing that was originally scheduled for late March shifted at least twice due to weather and bloom delays (turns out we hit "peak bloom" perfectly!). The morning itself was quite chilly, and despite being April, I found myself pulling my long johns out of the closet for (hopefully) one last time. I arrived first, and found Brandon without incident. Unfortunately though, we ended up in a bit of cell service dead zone, and Erica had trouble finding us. Once she found us, Erica quickly realized that she had forgotten to bring a fully-charged camera battery, and to add to that, her phone battery was almost dead (luckily she was able to get a few choice shots before the juice ran out).
All was not lost though, as the three of us enjoyed our first photographic get together in quite some time, and some memorable images were captured.