WInter Park, 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 »

Fetish Shows at The Haven in Winter Park, Florida

One of my first photo gigs involved fetish shows at The Haven, a venue located in Winter Park, Florida.  The shows happened once a month.  I forgot how many shows took place.  Yet, I do know at least three happened. For the first show, I used a Minolta SLR a friend loaned me.  No automatic... Read More »

Camellias at Mead Botanical Garden in Winter Park, Florida

Camellias changed my mind about January, a month I always hated.  Why did I always hate January?  Annoying cold weather, even here in Florida.  Also, credit card bills from Christmas shopping.  Plus some trees contain no leaves around this time of year, an unpleasant sight in my eyes. Yet, one New Years morning, I took... Read More »

Central Florida Instagram Alcohol Pics

Sometimes, the more I drink, the more I photograph with my iPhone.  The following pics contains alcohol images from around Central Florida, images that I later uploaded to Instagram. Follow and like... Read More »

Florida Concert Photographer Robert Millward: Interview and Photos

I’ve known Robert Millward since 1984.  We became instant friends at Camp Wewa in Apopka, Florida.  Over the years, we still ran into each other.  About two years ago, I searched him up on Facebook.  Little did I know about his excellent skills in concert photography.  I didn’t know about it until he started posting... 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 »