“The best camera is the one you have with you,” or so the saying goes. But, until recently, I’ve been nervous to trust my iPhone camera for anything other than selfies, food, and cat pictures. Unless I am being paid to shoot, the hassle of taking DSLR camera gear through airports and the strain on my neck caused by carrying my large camera around does not make it a good camera for vacations. Since upgrading to an iPhone 7, I am much happier with the quality of pictures and have decided never to take my DSLR on vacation again, unless I am specifically going on a photography tour. The apps on my camera help me control the camera on my smartphone to achieve the results I want. I also have some other apps that help when taking pictures with my DSLR.
The January Group shoot will take place on Sunday January 26 at 9:00 am in Heritage Park and Old Town Cemetery. Please go to the Registration page and sign up for the free group shoot to receive meeting instructions. All site members are welcome to attend along with their guests. We will shoot for a couple of hours and then meet for lunch, for those interested, at Fred's Mexican Cafe. Please note that this is not a teaching event, but a chance to practice your photography and meet other photographers.
Between Christmas and New Year we took a trip to San Juan Capistrano to vist the mission there. The mission was founded in 1776 and is one of the best known and most beautiful missions of Alta California. Contained in the grounds of the mission is the oldest building in California still in use, a chapel built in 1782.