Lens flare as a part of art
I love capturing sunny lens flares! I know, I know, you’re not supposed to aim your camera sensor at the direct sun, but it makes really cool photos. So the question is: Should I risk my camera sensor for art? I say, YES! (I wouldn’t keep it pointed at the sun for too long though, just in case.)
As photographers, we have to keep pushing the limits of our compositions and equipment’s abilities. Some times we must take risks for bigger rewards. Not every lens will give you the same flare though. So far, wide angle, no zoom gets me what I love. - Brett
Random GoPro Image
I was looking through some old #GoPro files and saw this image. I was filming the beach and set my GoPro to take a photo every 10 seconds and this is a random image from those captures. I thought it was kind of interesting.
This is a real world review based on how most people will use this camera. I used this camera in Manual Mode, Scene Mode, Full Auto, Program Mode. I didn't have the manual I just started shooting. The menu system is outrageous. It's basically got photoshop built in.
A friend at work just bought the Sony RX100 II and was nice enough to let me borrow it for a few days. I will say right off the bat, this is the best point & shoot camera I have ever used. If I put up shots from the Sony RX100 II and a Nikon D700 most people wouldn't be able to tell what camera took which picture, and the prints are amazing as well.
* On a side note, I was surprised at how long the battery lasted on this camera using the flash all the time. Usually, you take one shot with the flash and your battery indicator reduces by one bar. I think I took 20 something photos with the flash before the battery started going down.
I am going to put the original photo next to a photo edited in photoshop using Nik Photo Plugins to see how well the image holds up to editing. I will put a link to the original file so you can download, edit, and see for yourself.
Let's look at some sample images. All shot JPEG Finest quality. All shot hand held.