Quarantine Fun with a Macro Lens

Like many of you reading this, I’ve spent a lot more time at home these past few weeks as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that is rapidly spreading across the globe. I’m fortunate enough that my job can be done remotely (though I do miss actually seeing my team and colleagues in person), but it’s the personal side of these uncertain times that I think has the largest effect.

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Instagrams from the Philippines

On my recent trip to the Philippines, I made sure to stay in touch with the social world in effective, yet simple ways. Even though I brought with me my trusted Fujifilm X100s digital camera (which is my trusted travel camera), my Apple iPhone 6 came out of my pocket every now and then to snap a photo here and there. These are the photos that I was happy enough with to post to Instagram for all to see. I have also included the caption that I added to the photos when they were originally posted.

greenhills shopping mall in philippines
It’s like Pacific Mall, but crazier

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The Lowepro Street & Field System

A couple of months ago, Lowepro held a launch event for their brand new line of bags and support systems, the Street & Field collection. The Thompson Landry gallery in the distillery district of Toronto graciously hosted photographers, videographers, and invited enthusiasts alike. Of the many delicious offerings, the camera-shaped cake that the Lowepro marketing team had specially made for the night almost, well, took the cake. On display around the gallery were images from the Photosensitive collection – a not for profit organization that uses photography to help those who are less fortunate – and many t-shirt-clad mannequins donned in the extensive and impressive options that Lowepro has to offer.

A most unfortunate event has happened at least once to every photographer – you miss the shot because you were not prepared. The decisive moment cannot come together if lens, camera, and sometimes flash come together first. The Street & Field collection provides the first step to removing the issue of unpreparedness.

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