Category Archives: Photography

ADOBE THINKS BIG AND SMALL AT ADOBE MAX 2018 IN LA

A livestream of the Adobe MAX keynote presentations can be viewed on Tuesday, October 16 starting at 10 a.m. PT

14,000 creators have gathered at Adobe Max 2018 in Los Angeles this week. They come from more than 60 countries to listen, learn and share about how to be creative. Big keynote speakers called “magical thinkers” like film director Ron Howard and DJ/designer Questlove along with comic book artist Nicola Scott and photographer Albert Watson share the recipes for their success.

American film maker Ron Howard fires up Adobe Max 2018 creative audience

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SMARTPHONE INCREMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS DISRUPTED BY HUAWEI’S P20 PRO ON STEROIDS

Photography has become the battleground for today’s smart phones. Especially flagship phones from Google, Apple, Samsung, LG and Huawei bringing several 2018 camera phones to the $1,000 club with more to come before the Holiday season.

Huawei P20 Pro uses three rear lenses for night, high resolution and black and white photography

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IFA BERLIN 2018 HAS IT ALL – FROM QUIRKY TO AWESOME 8K TV

IFA Berlin 2018 had much to show from unusual gadgets to the first store-ready 8K TV’s. Started in 1924 IFA, is Europe’s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances from around the world. This week, it reported record attendance and exhibitors on its closing day in Berlin – 245,000 visitors including 150,000 trade visitors attended the show; more than 50 per cent of the trade visitors came from abroad a new all-time high in international attendance. CES Las Vegas take note! Timed for the all-important end-of-year business ahead of Black Friday, Singles Day in China, and Christmas, the event hints to a positive mood for the consumer electronics industry. IFA reported high order volumes for deals struck during the convention, totaling 4.7 billion euros, a new high.

Here are some of the highlights of what was exhibited at IFA Berlin 2018 ranging from quirky to clever. And those 8K TVs with no content to show other than high quality photos from serious digital cameras? Well, you got to stand in front of one!

Somnox Smart Pillow relaxes by breathing along
  • The Somnox smart pillow, takes a life of its own, in and out while you hug it, giving you a better night’s sleep. Does it play music, sync phone alarms or notifications?

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LG G7 SERIES MATURES INTO A NICE PHONE WITH A TOUCH OF AI

TORONTO/June 1, 2018 — Today LG Electronics (LG) launches its latest premium smartphone, the LG7 ThinQ focused on bringing smart and convenient AI features to consumers.

Powered by the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile chip platform, the LG G7 ThinQ comes with  4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It features an extra bright 6.1-inch bright display nearly half an inch larger than its predecessor but keeps the same width making it easy to use with one hand.

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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.

Slowing down time 1/960th of a second with the S9 Slow Mo

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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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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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SAMSUNG’S NEW S9 CAMERA PHONE MIMICS THE HUMAN EYE FOR BETTER PICTURES

BARCELONA, SPAIN 2018/02/25 – At the unveiling of its newest Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones in Barcelona on the eve of the World Mobile Congress, Samsung unveiled its ”reimagined” smarter camera phone which shoots in the dark without flash, slows down videos at time-stopping speeds and creates 3D talking emojis of your likeness in seconds.

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NEW SAMSUNG S9 REVEALED TOMORROW – HOW WILL IT FAIR WITH THESE TOP CAMERA PHONES?

This Sunday Samsung unveils the new Galaxy S9 at its “Unpacked” event on the eve of the 2018 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Coincidentally there are no other majour phone brand launches at MWC, reportedly avoiding being overshadowed by the Korean giant’s next top tier phone. Watch the event LIVE

Samsung’s new S9 with promised hot camera features is unveiled tomorrow morning in Barcelona

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