I am a retired electronics/computer engineer that has always been in love with nature and nature photography. My first camera was a Kodak Instamatic, way back in the early 1960’s. That was followed by my first SLR, a Beseler Topcom. Later, I moved up to the Canon camera system, and continued with Canon even up to the DSLR days in the early 2000’s.
My work at Apple and FlashPoint was, among other things, around inventing the digital camera. I have over 150 patents – mostly on digital photography. Some of my most significant inventions ended up in the iPhone.
I was caught short in 2003 when I could no longer buy my favorite film from Kodak: they no longer manufactured it! Wow. Things had changed more rapidly than I expected. That is when I switched to a Canon 10D – a mere 6 Megapixel camera. Later, I upgraded to a 20D, for 8 megapixels. That camera did not perform as well as the 10D for me, and, tired of carrying around a backpack full of lenses, I sold it off, and bought a Sony NEX-5N in 2011. This camera has amazing features, and the entire outfit with 3 lenses fit in a very small bag. Meanwhile, I was also taking photos with my iPhones.
My next step was buying a DJI Phantom 3 Pro. I was tired of seeing a beautiful scene along a road, where there was no place to stop. When we did find a place to stop, there was usually a forest in the way. I needed a way to get above the forest. So, the DJI drone did exactly that. Later, I got my FAA remote pilot license, so I could do drone photography for hire.
I had gotten involved with several different drone projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, two of which are about to be delivered. One is the DreamQii Plexidrone. This drone can carry a Sony RX100, as well as a GoPro or other camera. I acquired a GoPro 4 with a linear hi-res lens, and then a Sony RX100M3. I was totally amazed by the image quality of the RX100! The Carl Zeiss lens and 20 megapixel sensor provides even sharper images than I was getting on my NEX-5N.
For my photography, you will see images from all of these various cameras. Naturally, the newer cameras offer significant image quality improvements.
For post processing, I still use Photoshop, but most of the heavy lifting is down via the Luminar plugin. There are only a few things I still use Photoshop for that work better than Luminar, although I am not sure for how much longer, as they continue to dramatically enhance Luminar. I also use Aurora HDR and DxO Optics Pro when needed.
I hope you enjoy my photography. I will also be blogging on other topics that are interesting to me, including Arduino, Apple, politics, religion, ham radio, and sci-fi… and who knows what else? Only time will tell. I have also invited other friends to join me, so keep an eye out for new bloggers on this site!
You can see more of my photos here: http://andersoncreations.net.