We get emails daily asking about how the Flipbac works on this popular camera. We decided to see for ourselves. If you are interested in reading our observations, have a look over here. Any others out there who have tried the Flipbac on their LX3? Send us your comments and we will post them for our readers.
I think of my grandparents, I always picture them as older
people. My grandfather was a veteran of the second world war. He
smoked a pipe, sat at the head of the table in family dinners and took me
fishing. To me, my grandfather could never have been a child. He was always an
I have seen pictures of him when he was young and when he got married, but because they are black and white photos they are some
how veiled from reality.
1960's cheap color photography became available to the masses. Introducing the
missing element of color, photos were now much closer to the reality we
see in color, remember in color and now photos were in color. Accurate color
photos removed the mystery.
thoughts started to crystallize when I stumbled on a picture of myself taken in
1975 on my first day of elementary school. A 6 year old boy ready to go to
school, holding his lunch box while standing in front of our neighbor's
garden. It has accurate color, it hasn't faded. I like to think I was a pretty
cute little guy, but there is no mystery to the photo, it could of been taken
last fall. (Well, my wife says the pants give it away). But it was taken 34 years ago, about 1/2 a lifetime.
times past, the wealthy had portraits painted to record their likeness. But
these paintings were even more veiled in mystery than black and white
then in the last century, for the first time in human history, color
photography enabled middle class people to accurately and vividly
document our lives.
What does this expose? It exposes our
fleeting youthful years, the shortness of life, our mortality. But on a more positive note, take a look at what it has allowed this family to do: Smile!
belong to the order Lepidoptera. This name means “scale-wing” in
Latin and refers to the scale cell structures found on butterfly wings. I
had read about butterfly scales and thought about trying to photograph this
beautiful feature of their design.
opportunity came when I noticed the wing of a
fallen butterfly on the street side and brought it home. By window light I photographed
the piece of wing laying on a piece of black paper with my compact
I look I look at this picture, it feels as though I am gazing at the stars
of the midnight sky.
The abilities of common compact digital cameras constantly amaze me. This
shot was easily taken without any special equipment. I first took several
shots then removed the memory card to review the images on my home
computer. After a couple tries I found what I was looking for.
am not sure if this is technically called macro photography or close-up
photography, but either way, the macro feature on most of today's compact
digital cameras gives the casual photographer access to a miniature
world that was previously not accessible.