Random Photo Wednesday | On a bridge over the Stour — Canterbury

The photo above was taken with the iPhone 11 with an anamorphic lens from Moment. The traditional 4:3 ratio is stretched to 16:9. The Filmic Pro Firstlight app automatically de-squeezes the image. When filming the 16:9 ratio is further stretched to 2.36:1 similar to movies in the cinema.

Photo- and Videography and Storage

After a typical trip abroad I come home with about a thousand pictures. After culling the really bad ones (bad composition, out of focus, doubles) quite a few need to be stored. For years now I had been using Keenai (or Eye-Fi as it used to be called), an online photo and video backup solution….

Going Digital: Double the Megapixels

With Nikon just having introduced two new cameras to their lineup it is a good moment to describe my experience with the immediate predecessor of the D500. In 2009 my Nikon D70 began to behave oddly. Most pictures were overexposed and the camera would lock-up. Luckily it was a known issue and Nikon repaired the…

Going Digital – An Upgrade (1999)

From the mid-90s I was already shooting digital photography (read more here). This was more or less digital. Images were recorded in the same way as video was on VHS. The disks were easily corrupted and VHS quality still images were not the greatest. In 1999 I upgraded to a real digital photo camera, one…

Going #Digital

Back in the mid-nineties I made the first step into digital photography. The camera I bought wasn’t a real photo camera. but a Still-Video Camera. It looked more like a disk-man, was equipped with a fixed-focus lens, a small viewfinder and an LCD display counting the number of photos recorded on the proprietary floppy disk…