Many DSLRS have an auto-ISO or auto-sensitivity feature that adjusts the ISO setting of the sensor automatically to compensate for changes in lighting conditions. This is a handy feature when in an automatic exposure or program mode, as it means that your aperture or shutter speed settings won’t be as limited by the available light. […]
Lac St-Louis HDR tone-mapped Originally uploaded by robtain
I’ve been following an interesting conversation on the Macintouch web site and the relative merits of digital vs. analog (or “wet”) photography. As someone who learned photography on film about 30 years ago, the discussion resonates with me. While digital photography lacks some of the tactile qualities of film photography, I feel much more free […]
Catching snow flakes Originally uploaded by robtain
Last Saturday I made a visit to the Snow Village on Île-Ste-Hélène with a local photography meet up group. The lighting conditions were pretty challenging, but I managed to get a couple of good shots.
This is an interesting post on the LEARN Blog about the changing nature of reading, thanks to devices like the Kindle and the iPad. More thoughts on that here soon…
The battery on my 2008 15″ MacBook Pro is dying an ugly death. Last night the battery level dropped precipitously as I imported pictures from an SD card into Aperture 3. When the battery level reached about 75%, the MacBook shut off in mid-import. I plugged the computer in and rebooted, expecting to complete the […]
The composition of this photo may be a little mundane, but I was impressed by this little building in Old Montreal. I was even more impressed that the iPhone 3GS was able to get such a decent photo of it, considering the low resolution of the sensor and the short focal length of the lens.
_MG_1955 Originally uploaded by robtain I’m not getting out and about to shoot as much as I like, so I try to find interesting visuals close to home. Fortunately, the lilacs in our backyard have benefited from the recent wet weather and are in full bloom. Taken with a Canon 60D with 18-55mm EF-S lens.