Seeking Human Kindness: Design, Composition, and Sheer Luck in Smartphone Photography

After spending my entire adult working life immersed in the sciences (I’m a veterinarian), I now find myself pursuing the arts in retirement.  I’ve always had an appreciation for photography. In fact, a few years ago, after purchasing a Sony DSLR camera, I took a class on digital photography at PhotoManhattan here in New York City.  My instructor, Stephanie, was…

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Camera-Phone Photography – Moment’s Telephoto 58mm Lens: Unboxing and Review

Moment is a company that makes photography and video equipment, including lenses that attach to camera phones, allowing you to step up your mobile photography game.  I’ve written blog posts about their fisheye, macro, and anamorphic lens recently.  About two weeks ago, I bought a fourth lens of theirs, the telephoto.   Like their other lenses, it came nicely packaged, with…

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Camera-Phone Photography – Moment’s Anamorphic Lens: Unboxing and Review

I’ve become obsessed with Moment lenses.  I’ve stepped up my photography game in recent years, and with the iPhone cameras being of such high quality these days, I’ve elected to limit my photography solely to the iPhone.   Moment is a company that manufactures photography and video equipment, including lenses specially designed for the iPhone.  You have to buy an specially-designed…

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Camera-Phone Photography – Moment’s 14mm 170º Fisheye Lens: Unboxing and Review

One of the great joys of retirement is to be able to pursue interests that you’ve always had to put on the back burner.  I’ve always liked and have had a great appreciation for photography, but all of the technical details – ISO, shutter speeds, aperture, f-stop, the different lenses, etc. – made my head spin.  It felt to me…

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