I don’t typically like to spend a lot of money on tech. I actually got my first iPhone in 2007 by winning an online contest. I usually stick with a phone for a long time before upgrading. Until recently, I was still using an iPhone 6s. But 2 things happened: My iPhone 6s battery started die, and Apple released the iPhone 11 pro. It was time to ask, “Is upgrading to the iPhone 11 Pro worth it?”
The smart phone has changed our lives in so many ways. I think that’s obvious by now. I try to be judicious in my iPhone use. I strongly dislike the ball and chain aspect of constantly checking my social media apps (with the exception of instagram!). But the thing I have always loved most about the iPhone is the quality of the camera, and the ability to take great pictures, all the time. Read more
These pictures were taken with a DJI Mavic Pro drone camera. This is a good starter drone for trying out aerial photography, this drone is good option. It’s both sturdy and light weight. Relatively easy to use, once it’s charged you can set it to beginner mode and get started. The photo resolution is decent as well.
Drone photography is an exhilarating hobby but there are drawbacks. Laws that regulate drones are constantly being introduced, so you need to check local regulations before you get started. Fortunately in Maryland, drones are allowed in all state parks. Sandy Point State Park is a great place for drone photography, with beautiful views of the Bay Bridge and the Chesapeake Bay.
The amateur photographer strikes again. I recently did this photo shoot for some good friends of mine, Heather, Tim, and their spirited English Pointer, Gretchen. It was fun – and successful, as they got some decent portraits. But I still find the task of shooting anyone besides my own immediate family kind of daunting. I’ve got the technical side of it covered. I feel like I can use my camera to the best of its ability, taking advantage of all the features. And I know a lot about lighting and composition and all that. The tough part for me is posing people. Or not posing them. Just getting them to relax in front of the camera. Read more