This journal documents my experiences with a Canon 50D, my first DSLR camera, purchased on Oct. 16, 2008. The camera was end-of-lined by Canon in July 2010 and the 60D was announced.

My Next Camera


Thu 05 Jan 2012 09:18:04 AM EST

At this stage there is a high probability that my next camera will not be a Canon. Very likely the Fuji X1 with the 53mm (equivalent) lens (but does it focus fast?) and/or a Nikon DSLR (the D4 is tempting but it's too "big").

The Canon prosumer G12 Powershot replacement doesn't have an APS-C sensor. Once you've photographed at that quality, there's no going back to anything smaller.

Friday Foto: Fallen Leaf


Fri 06 Jan 2012 01:18:10 PM EST

From Friday Foto

Passing Fancy No. 25 (tripan)


Fri 06 Jan 2012 01:31:30 PM EST

From Passing Fancy

Street Photography


Tue 10 Jan 2012 06:32:09 PM EST

Street Photography is an abused term. Its only competitor for abused phrases is the "Decisive Moment." Both phrases used to refer to fleeting moments of time, outside of a studio, where a photographer captured a once in a lifetime opportunity. Now I see it more referring to any snapshot taken on the street, which may have a subject in motion. Just because an image was taken on the street does not make it "Street Photography."

A great street photographer faces all the same issues as a painter, except they have only one or two chances to pull of the shot. They cannot ask someone to go back and do that again. After the moment passes, the subjects go their separate ways and the image is gone.

Surrealist Manifesto, Part 2

Friday Foto: Ornamental Grass (Miscanthus sinensis)


Fri 13 Jan 2012 02:30:02 PM EST

From Friday Foto

Notable Links

Fri 20 Jan 2012 03:05:32 PM EST

Fuji X Pro 1 at Vistek

Thu 26 Jan 2012 03:43:14 PM EST

My post on G+.

luis fernandes / January 2012 Canon 50D Journal