Poulanassig Waterfall in B/W

Poulanassig Waterfall in Mullinhassig Wood, Co Cork a few weeks ago. Here’s a previous photo of the waterfall I posted last year. Aperture ƒ/22 Camera Canon EOS 6D Focal length 26mm ISO 200 Shutter speed 25s

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Samsung Motion Photos for Street Photography

The Galaxy S7/Edge can take photos with a few seconds of video before the photo. iOS and Windows Phone devices can do the same, as I’m sure many other phones can. I was curious about how well it would work on the street, as it might be useful to show how a shot came about. Surprisingly, it worked well! I could even take two photos in quick succession, and the phone would record overlapping video for each. I didn’t notice any lag. The phone records the motion photo as a regular jpg file. It’s much bigger though, as there’s a mp4 video files appended to the Jpeg image. You can… Read More

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The Shakey Bridge in Psuedo IR

This is just me fooling around in Affinity Photo, using this infrared emulation tutorial to edit a photo I took today of the Shakey Bridge over the River Lee. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 6D Focal length 32mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

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Street Photography with the Samsung Galaxy S7

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have a 12MP camera, which is fairly mediocre as far as megapixel counting goes these days. The Galaxy S5 produced 16MP photos, and that device is two years old now! It’s not the megapixel count that matters of course but what kind of pixels they are and what software processes the data they create. Apparently because the camera has fewer pixels, those pixels can be larger, and therefore collect more light, like buckets collecting water. The camera has image stabilisation built in too which helps keep photos sharp when your hand isn’t quite steady enough. I shoot with the camera held at chest… Read More

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