SAMSUNG S9 SLOWS TIME WITH SMART EASY TO USE SUPER SLOW-MO

Although slow motion photography has been a specialty for professionals, smartphones have been getting better at giving users a taste of slowing down time.

I recently put the new Samsung S9+ through the paces of capturing fast moving events using the phone’s SUPER SLOW-MO camera setting.

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3,000 MORE NEW JOBS IN VANCOUVER’S AMAZON.CA NEW DIGS

Amazon announced it is creating 3,000 high tech jobs in Vancouver, taking over the redevelopment project of the old downtown Canada Post building. The 416,000 square foot development project has now changed from a mixed-use retail, office, and residential to mixed commercial-only retail and office space. This makes the Amazon’s full time working force in Vancouver 5,000 strong totaling more than  6,000 in Canada.  Alternate location arrangements are being made until the new project is completed in 2022.

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NEW LG PHONE SPORTS BRIGHT 1000 NIT DISPLAY AND INTELLIGENCE

Following the announcement two weeks ago of the new LG G7 ThinQ May 2 launch in New York, LG is starting to share hints on its newly designed phone. It will feature artificial intelligence, ThinQ, to make it easier to use the phone as well as communicate with other LG products, like appliances and TV’s.

One specific feature is the much-improved screen viewing in bright, sunny days – the equivalent of 1,000 nits (that’s real bright in TV screen lingo) using LG’s latest Super Bright Display technology. An early pre-release phone (under embargo, except for the features in this story) I saw this week, showed natural colours, even in bright outdoor lighting.

 

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SHARP 70” 8K TV SELLING ACROSS THE POND AT MONTH’S END FOR…11,199 €

That’s $17,422 CDN folks. From screen and TV maker SHARP, after a seemingly long hiatus from store show floors the Japanese electronics company is blowing the dust off its unique IGZO fine screen technology for next Father of all TV’s.

The 8K screen was shown this weekend in Rome, hosted by Berlin based global Tech Show organizer IFA at their annual three-day Global Press Conference for more than 360 journalists flown in from around the world.

Global tech media gather around Sharp’s 8K TV in Rome

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SHARP 70” 8K TV SELLING ACROSS THE POND AT MONTH’S END FOR…11,199 €

That’s $17,422 CDN folks. From screen and TV maker SHARP, after a seemingly long hiatus from store show floors the Japanese electronics company is blowing the dust off its unique IGZO fine screen technology for next Father of all TV’s.

The 8K screen was shown this weekend in Rome, hosted by Berlin based global Tech Show organizer IFA at their annual three-day Global Press Conference for more than 360 journalists flown in from around the world.

Global tech media gather around Sharp’s 8K TV in Rome

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CAN COLOUR THEORY CHOOSE THE RIGHT PRINTER BASED ON YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR? EPSON THINKS SO

There’s more to colour than meets the eye.

I recently got a whimsical pitch from Epson through their Canadian Media Profile marketing gurus with a novel idea on how to match the best Epson printer model with one’s personality based on their favourite colour.

A long shot? That’s what I first thought, but it turns out Epson’s idea of mixing personality, colour and printer is based on colour theory first used in 1947. That’s when Swiss psychotherapist Dr. Max Lüscher  published the Lüscher Color Diagnostic Test, a tool for measuring an individual’s psycho-physical state based on his or her colour preferences. Lüscher believed choosing from dozens of primal and secondary colours, was an unconscious and objective way to best reflect your moods and feelings that we as humans have associated for thousands of years.

Fast forward to 2018 and Toronto based colour expert Jane Lockhart, principal and founder of http://www.janelockhart.com/ who partnered with Epson’s colour personality printer matchup.

Although Max Lüscher’s colour theory is more than 70 years old, is still stands up to today’s colour gurus like Jane Lockhart in Epson’s colour personality printer match-up

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LET YOUR FINGERS DO THE WALKING ON SMARTPHONE SCREENS FOR BEST SUNSETS

Love photographing sunsets? Learn how smartphone apps can help you predict sunrises and sunsets in my just published feature in the Spring Edition Canadian Photo News magazine.  Check out the article here.  Continue in the picture book format to lot’s of other helpful articles by seasoned photography writers on tips for shooting wildlife photos, helpful macro photography techniques, inside secrets shooting in RAW format and more.

You can also pick up the free magazine issue at the following locations across Canada:

  Henry’s Photo, Lozeau Photo,  Gosselin Photo, The Camera Store, Kerrisdale Camera, Don’s Photo, Forest City , Camera Kingston, Photo Central, Burlington Camera and London Drugs in the western provinces.

Finding the perfect spot to shoot an old castle lookout tower a modern lighhouse and a fireball dip in a wall break was easy with Sun Position and a tide table for the best date to be on dry land during sunset

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SONY PHONES PUSH THE ENVELOPE IN PHOTOGRAPHY

Today Freedom Mobile and Videotron launch two new Sony Xperia smartphones with top features, the XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra, at affordable prices. Videotron offers the Xperia XA2 for $29.95 on a $54.95 Plan and Xperia XA2 Ultra startingat $39.95 on a $64.95 plan, while Freedom Mobile offers the XA2 starting at $0 on MyTab $10 & $40 plan and Xperia XA2 Ultra is $0 on My Tab $15 & $40 plan.

Sony differs from most phones in better quality engineering, great optics and smarts, without necessarily going overboard in hardware most consumers would never care to pay more for.

Sony Xperia XA2 120 degree super-wide selfie

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SONY PHONES PUSH PHOTOGRAPHY QUALITY ENVELOPE

Today Freedom Mobile and Videotron launch two new Sony Xperia smartphones with top features, the XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra, at affordable prices. Videotron offers the Xperia XA2 for $29.95 on a $54.95 Plan and Xperia XA2 Ultra startingat $39.95 on a $64.95 plan, while Freedom Mobile offers the XA2 starting at $0 on MyTab $10 & $40 plan and Xperia XA2 Ultra is $0 on My Tab $15 & $40 plan.

Sony differs from most phones in better quality engineering, great optics and smarts, without necessarily going overboard in hardware most consumers would never care to pay more for.

Sony Xperia XA2 120 degree super-wide selfie

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LA TRAVIATA DELIVERS IN EDMONTON SEEDY CABARET AND CONVERTED CHURCH

One more eclectic matinee performance left of #mercuryopera La Traviata this Sunday in Edmonton at #studio96yeg at 2:30 PM.

The opera performed last week at the infamous sold out standing room only #chezpierre  as well. I had the pleasure of attending both previous event venues this week contrasting from church redemption to a seedy cabaret, both rich in texture and colour sweeping you away in a world of love, lust, deceit and sadness. Renowned soprano Katia Paschou  flew in from Greece bringing her Greek tragedy here as Violetta and our very own #borisderow as Alfredo. Challenging photography but after 3,000 frames, some actually turned out! #getolympus E-M5II, E-M10III and #samsungcanada Galalxy 8 Note delivered.

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