8 posts tagged self portrait
Sony QX100 with an iPhone.
Yup! I think my excitement is palpable here… ;)
This is the Sony DSC-QX100 Smartphone Attachable Lens-style Camera . It officially releases to the public at the end of this month in limited quantities but I was fortunate to get my hands on one.
I have only been playing around with it for the last few hours and I am basically in love with this device. The image quality is insanely good since it has a 20 MP sensor with a Zeiss f/1.8 lens attached. I plan on taking tons of photos with it all over NYC this week.
For the curious, there is another version of this device called the Sony QX10 Smartphone Attachable Camera which has a different lens and sensor and ships at a lower price)
If you haven’t heard of this device yet, it’s a lens and sensor all in one that you can literally control with your smartphone. It’s also device agnostic and works on most Android and iOS devices which is how I am using it with my iPhone here.
There is an attachment that allows you to put it on the back of your phone but you can also hold it like this or at different angles and you can even put it on a tripod or sit it down while using your phone to take photos with it.
You also have an option of sharing photos you take with this to your phone’s library for easy sharing to Instagram, Facebook, or wherever or you can share directly to Twitter via the interface.
I plan on writing a lengthy post about the QX100 this week including screenshots of the interface and more photos. I think this device has the potential to create a shift in the world of mobile photography. Exciting times!
Update: Here are Sony QX100 photos taken from the top of the Empire State Building:
Sony QX100 Photos
Sony QX100 Interface, Menus, Shooting Modes
I have a pretty big announcement that I will be making this week regarding my photography!
Really excited. In the meantime, these are just some silly photos I took while playing with the gorgeous light in my hotel room in San Diego last week. It was the end of the journey after a whirlwind 3 days and I just wanted to capture the happiness I was feeling.
I was posting most of my California updates to my Facebook while I was away if you are curious: Here is my Facebook.
More NYC posts and my big announcement coming up this week (plus my recap of the experience I had in California)! ♥
Sony A99 and some gratuitous self-portraits. Lower East Side, New York City.
Sony was kind enough to send me an A99 which is Sony’s new flagship interchangeable lens camera that features luscious 35mm full-frame format and Sony’s professional broadcasting technology.
I am babysitting it for a month and can’t wait to take it out to shoot New York City.
Just from playing around with it yesterday (with mostly self-portraits), I can tell it will be hard to part with! The speed is great, the image quality is fantastic and it is super light.
It’s love at first sight ;).
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Self-portrait. Lower East Side, New York City.
As a photographer who doesn’t primarily deal with portraiture in a major way, I find it really intriguing to dabble with light and self-portraiture because it’s a puzzle I am endlessly trying to figure out.
I mentioned in my earlier photo-post today that I have had the pleasure of using a Sony SLT-A77 this week and so I decided to experiment with self-portraiture again. I decided to give myself the challenge of relying on the camera and lens (Sony Carl Zeiss 16-80mm ƒ3.5-4.5) and the light from my trusty desk-lamp solely rather than post-processing. I didn’t even apply any makeup because I wanted to keep everything as close to imperfect as possible (if that makes any sense?).
I was inspired by the rigid rules of a self-portrait photo challenge earlier this year where the stipulations were that the portraits had to be straight out of the camera with no processing whatsoever. I really enjoyed that sort of challenge especially since I don’t own any dedicated studio equipment (you can see the results here or the first 9 photos here if that first link doesn’t work). It forced me to focus on the available lighting and really learn the limitations of the lens I was using.
It’s always good to step out of one’s comfort zone.
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