Archive for the ‘Photo’ category
On December 1, my wife started selling handmade bead necklaces at Etsy. It’s something we discussed for a long time. She’s new to Etsy, but not me. I have long been early adopter of online services. For example, I opened my Yahoo account in 1996, I rented my first Netflix DVD in 1999 and in 2006 I joined both Facebook and Twitter. I opened an Etsy account in July 2006 to purchase for my daughter the Amigurumi Flowery pink bunny rabbit with matching bag. It’s pictured below without the bag; photo taken today. My teenager still has the handmade animal four-and-a-half years later. Read more ►
National Geographic post “Halloween Costume Pictures: Spooky Styles a Century Ago” inspired my own photo essay. National Geo credits the first image “photograph copyright DaZo Vintage Stock Photos, Images.com, Corbis”. The other images also come from commercial photo services—now why is that? I visited the outstanding Flickr Commons and pulled up historic Halloween past pics that are royalty free; granted, mine aren’t from a century ago. Read more ►
Every picture tells a story. The tale here is: “Oops.” Focus was supposed to be on the lamppost. I salvaged the image because the house is clear as viewed through the glass. The “House Behind” is another fine example of the Leica X1 at work. Read more ►
My cousin Dan emailed several old photos he recently obtained while vacationing in Maine. That’s me, probably age 11, but only a guess. The newspaper’s date isn’t visible. I don’t recall the photo or its taking but the shot must have been posed by either my father or uncle. I don’t read French. (Le Soleil was published out of Quebec City. This evening, a quick Web search left me wondering if the newspaper still exists.) Read more ►
Leica X1 may be my main camera, but it doesn’t go with me everywhere. My cellular is ever-present, however. While still not enthralled with iPhone 4 as a camera, I must admit that it’s still capable of delivering some good shots; the camera with you is better than none.
[Editor's Note: This post was moved to joewilcox.com from oddlytogether.com on Sept. 28, 2010.]
Do you have an iPhone 4 story that you’d like told? Please email Joe Wilcox: joewilcox at gmail dot com.
I’m not that impressed with iPhone 4’s camera, whether measured by usability or output. The photos are okay, but nothing like what I’m used to getting from a Nokia handset. The iPhone 4 requires too many steps to capture a photo. On many newer Nokia N Series handsets, sliding the cover from the lens launches the camera, allowing image capture in seconds. For iPhone 4, you must push the home button, slide the touchscreen unlock bar and tap the camera application. The button for taking photos is on the touchscreen; a physical key would be better. Read more ►