There is Still Room for "Real Cameras"

There is Still Room for "Real Cameras"
Over the past few weeks I've been selling a bunch of stuff on eBay so I could break even on a new camera. Now I'm a huge proponent of smartphone cameras, especially those in the iPhone 11 Pro and Pixel 4, being good enough for basically everything these days, but

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Portrait Mode Confusion

Portrait Mode Confusion
This photo comparison was really interesting to me. I shared a portrait taken from the iPhone 11 Pro and Pixel 4 and asked people which they preferred. Opinions were split, to say the least. Here are the photos for your viewing pleasure: Pixel 4 Portrait ModeiPhone 11 Pro Portrait ModeI

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Dynamic Range, Telephoto, and the iPhone 11 Pro & Pixel 4

Dynamic Range, Telephoto, and the iPhone 11 Pro & Pixel 4
One thing I've noticed in the last few months using the Pixel 4 and iPhone 11 Pro day-to-day is that photos off the iPhone's telephoto lens tend to be better quality. The Pixel 4 is no slouch, but side by side, the iPhone tends to do better for me. As

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Night Modes Are Great, but Have a Long Way to Go

Night Modes Are Great, but Have a Long Way to Go
I posted a photo comparison this morning to see what people preferred. Usually, this is an iPhone vs Pixel comparison, but this time it was the same iPhone photo (a) as it came out of the camera app and (b) after a few edits in Lightroom. 4 people preferred the

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A Day in Wheaton, IL

Wheaton, IL is a really nice town with a great downtown area. Beth and I spent an hour there today, most ly on the hunt for coffee and macarrons. We succeded on both fronts, scoring some really good coffee from River City Roasters and some better-than-average macaroons from PompleMousse Bakery.

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A Day at the Orchard

While this is typically a tech blog, it's nice to break free from that every once in the while. Today I'm sharing a few photos from my wife and my visit to a pretty rad apple orchard here in Illinois (still technically "Apple news", yes?). I hope you

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My Best Photos of the Year

A little over a year ago, I bought my first really nice camera. I got the Nikon J1, mostly because it's a good camera and I got it for a crazy low price. In that time, I've become more comfortable being "the guy with the camera" at events, which was

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