Photogalore - Canon SL1, Timbuk2 Snoop, Photosynth, Lytro, & Olloclip

August 3, 2014 - 4:44 pm

Canon SL1


I just recently got a new camera, the Canon SL1, and I love it! I would highly recommend it to anyone as an entry-level DSLR. It's a great camera that is easy to use and takes beautiful images. I had the chance to take lots of pictures during my summer in Seattle so I figured I would share them, you can few the whole set on my Flickr page here.


Timbuk2 Proof Messenger & Snoop Camera Insert


I've been loving my new messenger bag, the Timbuk2 Proof, but what's great is that it doubles as a camera bag with the Snoop. When I'm using my bag for work or school and don't need all my camera gear, I can just slide the insert out and keep everything safely stored inside its padded compartments.



I've also made a few Photosynths.  If you haven't heard of Photosynth, it's a technology created by Microsoft that allows you to stitch together images to create full 360-degree panoramas. That's cool, but the new tech preview is even cooler, which allows you do view them in 3D. You're not limited to panoramas either, they have a few other types; the spin, the wall, and the walk. You should definitely go check out some of the awesome creations people have made. Below are a couple I did, one on top of the Space Needle and one at the EMP Museum:

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space needle (day) by logarhythmic on photosynth
if vi was ix by logarhythmic on photosynth


A couple other cool pieces of photography gear I've been messing with are the Lytro and the Olloclip:



The Lytro is a different type of camera; it captures the entire light field instead of a flat 2D image. What this allows you to do is take so-called "living pictures," where you can focus the picture after it's already been taken. You can also use perspective shift, which lets you click and drag around the picture to see it in 3D. Below are a couple examples of some pictures I've taken, try clicking to refocus the image and clicking and dragging around to see perspective shift:

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The Olloclip is a little 3-in-1 lens that you can slide onto your iPhone to take fisheye, wide-angle, or macro pictures. One side has a fisheye lens, and the other has a wide-angle lens which you can unscrew to gain access to the macro lens. Very cool. Here are some examples from my Instagram:

Anyways, I hope you enjoyed the pictures! If you'd like to see more, you can always follow me on Flickr, Lytro, or Instagram.