Altamonte Springs, Florida

Explaining Optical Zoom and Digital Zoom for Camera Buyers

Concerning digital cameras, there are two types of camera zooms, optical and digital.  These same descriptions fit video cameras too. Optical is the true zoom.  With optical, the camera’s lens is created to zoom in on an object.  The more optical zoom, the better.  Digital is a fake zoom.  Instead of zooming, digital cuts into... Read More »

A Secret About Night Photography

Many beginning photographers aren’t aware of the one trick night photographer’s use.  True, most night photography tips are useful, especially placing the camera on a tripod.  Without a tripod, the photographer may receive unfocused images.  There is also truth in using a high ISO speed when it comes to low light.  Still, the images may... Read More »

Six Central Florida Water Fountains at Night

Some of my best times for using my camera phone is at night.  I enjoy the challenge of finding different light sources besides the flash on my camera.  The following photos are of various water fountains around Central Florida, all photographed at night with my iPhone. Follow and like... Read More »

Three Laughing Buddha Figurines

Usually, I see figurines of the Laughing Buddha (Budai in Chinese) more than I see figurines of Siddhartha Buddha. Actually, the Laughing Buddha is a Chinese monk often confused with Siddhartha. Budai is often depicted as a laughing, fat, bald guy. His laughing earned him the name The Laughing Buddha. I photographed the following images... Read More »

Christ Statue at St. Mary Magdalen

For years, I’ve always drove by a Christ statue located at St. Mary Magdalen Parish.   St. Mary Magdalen exists in Altamonte Springs, Florida.  Finally, one night with my iPhone, I decided to photograph the Christ statue. Enough light already shined on it, reason why I avoided flash. After photographing, I drove home and began editing... Read More »