The things you find in your coat pockets when there’s a two year old with a fire engine fetish in the house.
We’re now proud owners of a DJI Phantom Quadcopter, complete with GoPro mount. Expect to see all kinds of cool aerial shots in our videos soon.
I used to carry a Ricoh GR Digital II as a pocket and street photography camera. While it was a great camera when it came out, with a number of features specifically tailored for the street and architectural photographer, by today’s standards it is getting slow. Low light especially is a challenge for this little camera.
Shots taken with the Ricoh.
Enter the replacement: A Sony RX-100. So far, I am extremely impressed. Flawless RAW shooting, beautiful F1.8 Zeiss lens, a huge sensor (for a pocket camera, near micro 4/3s territory), this small camera gives low end DSLRs a run for the money. As far as size is concerned, it pretty much matches the Ricoh. Both are small enough to slip in the front pocket of a pair of jeans.
I considered selling the Ricoh, but in the end I decided to keep using it. It offers a number of features I really like that haven’t ever been matched by any other camera: Snap Focus, which is essentially a focus preset with no discernable shutter lag, the ability to switch off the viewfinder screen completely, allowing for total stealth shooting, screen can be set to preview in b/w and my absolute favourite: a square preset, my favourite shooting format.
GSP planning for the next three years at Volunteer Toronto, developing a Board Training strategy, there’s always something new to do.
One of the things I love about Cafe Pamenar on Augusta, our local coffee shop: The water comes nicely flavoured.
Just stumbled across these scans from a roll of HP5 I took last year with an old Pentax K1000. One of my favourite camera/film combinations.
I’ve always liked the gang at El Trompo, the little Mexican restaurant on Augusta Avenue that pretty much started the influx of Latin American businesses. Their tacos are simple, home made and the hospitality can’t be beat.
We got these for our guided video tours we produce for the Princess Margaret Home Lottery prize homes. These are leftovers, we’re currently trying to come up with a clever use for them.
I am Andreas Duess.
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