Karl Blau played a solo acoustic set last night at Kennelly Keys Music in Anacortes. It was vintage Karl, making jokes about tuning by ear, and sudden screams into the microphone. I’d been waiting to get some good pictures of him for a while.
It was a beautiful morning on Friday, March 16th. I took a walk along the wharf in Coupeville, WA. At the end of the wharf is a “whale bell”. Bystanders who spot an orca or gray whale are instructed to ring the bell under the Native American carving.
The water was still and the shadows and light on the bell and wooden art were compelling. Taken with my LG Electronics G5 phone camera.
In this post (and a series of follow-up posts!), I’m going to explain the limitations of smart phone cameras and why you might want to invest in a standalone camera.
As I began this piece, I realized that some of my audience might need and want a refresher on the key components of a camera. These assemblies are small on a smartphone, but they exist and are just as important as on a standalone camera.
Any digital camera system on the market today (including your phone) contains the following subsystems:
To compare your smartphone camera to a traditional camera, we need to look at each of these components in turn.
Please don’t read this article assuming that I know anything about your needs as a photographer. That’s only for you to decide.
The key parameters of any decision to invest in a camera system are
Regardless of your answers to these 3 questions, I think the next series of posts will be useful.
As you begin investigating traditional cameras, you will run across category names that define budget and feature combinations.
We’ll continue this series of posts next time with a comparison of lenses in a smartphone versus a standalone camera.
This is a memorial to all local fisherman who have lost their lives at sea.
Perhaps it’s appropriate that I photographed this on a grey day with a storm passing to the east.
There are always flowers here as a tribute to husbands, fathers, sons, grandfathers, and uncles who met an untimely end in this local revered but dangerous occupation.