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The technical gobbledygook after each shot is the equipment I used for each photo. Many photographer friends ask.


22 April 2017, Saturday

Fuji X100F Electronic Finder (EVF)

Ryan as seen through a Fujifilm X100F electronic viewfinder (EVF). bigger.

 

Ryan and his MacBook Air

Ryan playing on his MacBook Air in the desert. (Fuji X100F, flash ON, f/2 at 1/60 at Auto ISO 400, Perfectly Clear). bigger or camera-original JPG to explore on your computer.

Ryan saw my Fuji X100F and asked "Why does anyone use a camera like that anymore when we have iPhones?" I explained it's because iPhones don't have strong enough flash, and snapped these with my iPhone 7 Plus to show him:

 

Ryan and his MacBook Air
Ryan and his MacBook Air

Shot with iPhone 7 Plus. bigger.

Shot with iPhone 7 Plus, flash ON. bigger.

The iPhone flash isn't bright enough for most lighting, but it also has no reflector to direct the light at the subject. It makes a great flashlight because the iPhone flash light shines equally in all directions, but you';all see that it lights up Ryan's arm much more than his face because it's closer. Camera flashes are directional, and put more light forwards to light faces.

The best results from the iPhone are to run the non-flash shot through Perfectly Clear, which does a pretty good job of automatically making faces look as they should. Here's what it does to the non-flash iPhone image above:

Ryan and his MacBook Air

Ryan and his MacBook Air. (iPhone 7 Plus at 4mm at f/1.8 at 1/30 at Auto ISO 40, Perfectly Clear). bigger.

So yes, Ryan, the iPhone is usually all you need for 80% of the pictures we take, but the other 20% require larger cameras for serious fill flash or very long exposures or special lenses or whatever.

 

09 April 2017, Sunday

Ryan at the Freedom Fighters Cafe

Ryan at the Freedom Fighter's Cafe, Palm Springs Air Museum. (Fuji X100F, flash ON, f/2 at 1/60 at Auto ISO 500, Perfectly Clear). bigger.

 

Ryan shows me FaceTime on his Apple Watch

Ryan shows me his friend Roberto on FaceTime on his Apple Watch. Of course Ryan is kidding as usual; the Apple Watch still lacks a camera. In this case, Ryan put up a photo of Roberto and told me he was on FaceTime. (Fuji X100F, flash ON, f/2 at 1/60 at Auto ISO 500, Perfectly Clear). bigger.

 

Spitfire Mk 14

Spitfire Mk 14, Palm Springs Air Museum. (Fuji X100F, flash ON, f/4.5 at 1/150 at Auto ISO 400, Perfectly Clear). bigger or camera-original ©  JPG.

 

Pacific Princess B-25

"Pacific Princess" B-25 Bomber, Palm Springs Air Museum. (Fuji X100F, no flash, f/4.5 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 200, Perfectly Clear). bigger, full-resolution or camera-original ©  JPG.

 

Ryan and Dad in the spinner of a Bonanze

Dad and Ryan in the chrome spinner of a Twin Bonanza, Palm Springs Air Museum. (Fuji X100F, no flash, f/5.6 at 1/220 at Auto ISO 400, Auto Dynamic Range chose 200%, Perfectly Clear). bigger.

 

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter at Palm Springs Airport

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, Palm Springs Air Museum. (Fuji X100F, no flash, manually set f/16 at automatically-set 1/180 at Auto ISO 400, Auto Dynamic Range chose 200%, Perfectly Clear. In other words, everything was on Auto and all I did for deep depth-of-field was move the aperture ring one click from A to f/16). bigger or camera-original ©  JPG.

 

Flying Tiger P-40 Warhawk

"Flying Tiger" P-40 Warhawk, Palm Springs Air Museum. (Fuji X100F, no flash, f/5.6 at 1/320 at Auto ISO 400, Auto Dynamic Range chose 200%, Perfectly Clear). bigger or camera-original ©  JPG.

 

Ryan Flies a Simulator

Ryan Flies a Simulator, Palm Springs Air Museum. (Fuji X100F, no flash, f/2 at 1/60 at Auto ISO 1,250, Perfectly Clear). bigger or camera-original ©  JPG.

 

27 March 2017, Monday: California Play at School!

Ryan Singing

Ryan Singing. He's got cocoa powder on his face to look like dirt on a gold miner. (Canon 5DSR, Canon 100-400mm IS L II at 114mm at f/4.5 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 1,600, Perfectly Clear V3.) bigger or full resolution.

 

Ryan square dancing

Ryan Singing. He's got cocoa powder on his face to look like dirt on a gold miner. (Canon 5DSR, Canon 100-400mm IS L II at 100mm at f/4.5 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 2,500, Perfectly Clear V3.) bigger.

 

15 March 2017, Wednesday

Dad gets the kids from school

Dad gets the kids from school. (iPhone 7 Plus at 4mm at f/1.8 at 1/1,294 at Auto ISO 20.)

But wait? What's the sticker on Katie's shirt?

Dad gets the kids from school

Katie caught eating healthy. I forget what it was she was eating, maybe carrots. (Crop from iPhone 7 Plus at 4mm at f/1.8 at 1/1,294 at Auto ISO 20.)

 

13 March 2017, Sunday

Ryan Hacking

Ryan loves the paella at the Farmer's Market. (Nikon D3400, Nikon 18-55mm VR AFP at 31mm at f/7.1 at 1/50 at Auto ISO 100, Perfectly Clear.) bigger or full resolution.

 

04 March 2017, Saturday

Ryan Hacking

Ryan Hacking. (Nikon D3400, flash ON, Nikon 18-55mm VR AFP at 34mm at f/5 at 1/60 at Auto ISO 900, Perfectly Clear.) bigger. Looks much worse without flash.

 

07 February 2017, Tuesday

Dad drops the kids at school

Dad drops the kids at school. (iPhone 7 Plus front camera at 2.9mm at f/2.2 at 1/861 at Auto ISO 25.)

 

12 February 2017, Sunday

Ryan pets a skink

Ryan pets a skink. (Nikon D5600, Auto White Balance, Picture Control set to Standard with +1 Saturation, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 DX at f/1.8 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 450, Perfectly Clear.) bigger or full-resolution file.

 

Ryan under a Burmese Python at the Reptile Zoo

Ryan under a Burmese Python at the Reptile Zoo. (Nikon D5600, Auto White Balance, Picture Control set to Standard with +1 Saturation, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 DX at f/1.8 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 320, Perfectly Clear.) bigger.

 

04 February 2017, Saturday

Kids and dogs

Ryan checks his photos of Katie, Sasha, Toby and Ryan. (Sony A7II, Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM at 55mm at f/2.8 at 1/60 at Auto ISO 640, Perfectly Clear.)

 

22 January 2017, Sunday

Ryan and iPhone 5s

Ryan and my old iPhone 5S. (iPhone 7 Plus at 6.6mm at f/2.8 at 1/60 at Auto ISO 100.)

 

Ryan sets up his Apple Watch in the Palm Desert Apple Store.

Ryan sets up his Apple Watch in the Palm Desert Apple Store. Katie is so excited. (iPhone 7 Plus at 4.4mm at f/2.8 at 1/30 at Auto ISO 25.)

 

18 January 2017, Wednesday

Ryan makes tooled leather

Ryan makes tooled leather. (iPhone 7 Plus in Portrait mode at 6.6mm at f/2.8 at 1/60 at Auto ISO 64, Perfectly Clear.) bigger.

 

17 January 2017, Tuesday

RYan gets his teeth cleaned

Ryan gets his teeth cleaned. (iPhone 7 Plus at 4mm at f/1.8 at 1/40 at Auto ISO 25, Perfectly Clear.) bigger.

 

Ryan at the dentist's cleaned

Ryan at the dentist's. (iPhone 7 Plus at 4mm at f/1.8 at 1/40 at Auto ISO 25, Perfectly Clear.)

 

16 January 2017, Monday

Ryan photographs a snake

Ryan photographs a snake. (iPhone 7 Plus at 4mm at f/1.8 at 1/15 at Auto ISO 50, Perfectly Clear.)

 

Ryan and Katie pet a snake

Ryan and Katie pet a snake. (iPhone 7 Plus at 4mm at f/1.8 at 1/20 at Auto ISO 40, Perfectly Clear.)

 

Noni and a lizard

Noni and a lizard. (iPhone 7 Plus at 4mm at f/1.8 at 1/15 at Auto ISO 64, Perfectly Clear.)

 

Ryan and Pops work the food sealer

Ryan and Pops. (iPhone 7 Plus at 6.6mm at f/2.8 at 1/60 at Auto ISO 200, Perfectly Clear.)

 

Ryan and Pops

Ryan and Pops work the food sealer. (iPhone 7 Plus at 4mm at f/1.8 at 1/15 at Auto ISO 50, Perfectly Clear.)

 

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