Ok, it’s not going to be about my love for coffee. Rather it’s going to be about how I love taking photos and posting them here, though one could disagree looking at my posting rhythm.
Anyway, let’s make it quick and simple because I don’t want to feel more awkward than I do.
The point is that as much as I would like to keep my website alive only on my own, it’s hard to find any extra finances for it when you’ve got a family with two kids. I don’t blame them for that in any way but it is what it is.
Till now I managed to keep the website alive but most of the time it was more of a life support than a full funding. Unfortunately, even this life support option is no more.
Which brings me to you, my dear followers and readers.
Some of you have already showed your support for my photography by buying my book on Blurb and I’m grateful for that. But I also understand that for some people a book is not always a suitable option, though otherwise they would gladly consider expressing their support.
Now if you ever wish to help the blog going you can do it in the form of a coffee donation. It’s way less than buying the book and I know that a small encouragement of someone’s efforts not only helps that person but gives you a warm feeling inside. Exactly like coffee.
This was meant to be a post with a story behind the photo, but it suddenly turned out to be a post with a story about the photo.
I found it in the deepest corner of my instagram and decided to share here. This trivial task failed when I realized that I don’t have a copy of the photo on my phone, and instagram doesn’t allow sharing with other websites. I looked for it further and found the post-processed copy in my vsco online profile, but not in the app. Sharing from the profile is also impossible, so the only way out was to take the original and edit it once again.
After half an hour of scrolling down my Google photos backup back to December 2013 I’ve managed to find it and thus finally bring it here.
The lesson for everyone here is: keep copies of you favourite mobile photos on you phones or backed up, so you don’t have to go through the editing process again.
As for the picture itself, I particularly like the man sitting next to the girls wondering what they are watching.
Since my very first smartphone (HTC Desire S it was) the camera on my phone has been a vital component. Whenever I considered getting a new phone, I was always looking for a quality snapper. And it’s been a hell of a dilemma as well, because every time I had to decide whether I want to stay with Android and probably deal with some meh camera, or should I switch to iPhone and have to deal with some meh OS. But in the last couple of years the issue seems to have vanished, with so many great smartphones capable of shooting really well.
Here I would skip the sad part of me buying HTC One M8, a Dual Camera of which I described here, and fast forward to a smartphone, that will replace it in the nearest future (hopefully). It’s LG G5 of course.
If you’re into tech or mobile photography, you know about it already. It was announced at MWC2016 a couple of weeks ago and is to be released some time in April. One of its major features is dual camera module with a “standard” 16-megapixel sensor and a wide angle 8mp one. Cameras can be used separately and simultaneously, in the latter scenario you get a number of combinations of a “standard” photo inside the wide-angled one.
To make things even more exciting for mobile photographers there is also a separate module you can attach to the phone. The module is a kind of a camera grip hump with a zoom wheel, shutter button and additional battery. Here is a video from DigitalTrends where they take a closer look at all this.
Well, what can I say? Want it! Absolutely and surely.