Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Canon PowerShot S90IS | Revolutionary Point & Shoot Digital Camera Review

So many people have asked me for a recommendation on a point and shoot.  My typical response generally "Whatever looks pretty to you" because very few digital cameras I review have inspired me up until I came across the Canon PowerShot S90IS.  Up until this point, there a few advanced point and shoots but they only helped more advanced photographers.  Not to mention they're big.  Now I've finally came across a digital point and shoot camera that I'm drooling to put into my pocket.



The key reason why this camera is so revolutionary is the ability to shoot in low light. Sure, a lot of cameras claim this, but very few actually are able to deliver on this promise.  The lens on this camera allows you to open the aperture up to f/2.0 (that's better than most DSLR lenses).  How extraordinary is that?  When I say better low light capability, I mean this will reduce the scenarios in which you need to use your flash.  You are all familiar with the scenario.  You see the nice pretty image in the LCD on the back of your camera when you're indoors and then you press the button only to see the flash has NUKED your pretty moment.  You try to turn off the flash and shoot again only to realize you get a big blurry image.  This camera will save a few of those moments.

It's greatness spans a huge demographic from beginning photographer to professionals looking for something to keep in the pocket.  As Chase Jarvis says, "The best camera is the one you that's with you".  Nobody can always be armed with their DSLR so why not have something that's sleek and high quality like the Canon PowerShot S90IS.

Here are some of the key reasons (not specifications) why I love about this camera for each user level.

Everybody
  • Sleek and small
  • Quality on par with the Canon PowerShot G11
  • Much bigger sensor than your average point and shoot camera
  • 10 megapixels (nobody realistically needs more)
  • Low light capability due to f/2.0 lens and sensor size 
  • Image Stabilization

Prosumer
  • RAW output
  • Improved manual controls
The Canon PowerShot S90IS is currently selling on Amazon for $406.  It's no steal, but well worth the money in my opinion and will make a great Christmas present for your significant other.  I hope to provide a more in depth review in the near future. In the meantime, don't wait any longer because this will sell out!! BUY NOW!

Rich is a modern family lifestyle photographer based out of West Los Angeles, California.
He specializes in candid, photojournalistic photography for children, family, and events and is known for capturing life moments in a documentary fashion.

Copyright © 2009 by Rich Mar Photography http://richmarphotography.com

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Oceanside Pier Night Sky Photography Workshop sponsored by Canon

I attended the Night Sky Photography Workshop hosted by OPT and sponsored by Canon down in Oceanside, CA this past Sunday.  Loads of fun!!  We first spent two hours going over tips and techniques with Dennis Mammana. Then we spent the evening on the beach at Oceanside Pier.  I was loaned the Canon EOS 5D Mark II body and the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II lens.  Beautiful equipment... I'm a Nikon guy but since the event was Canon sponsored, I took advantage. Hey, it's just a tool,right?  =)  Here's a picture that I love from the workshop (notice the moon) and here's the rest of the set.





Rich is a modern family lifestyle photographer based out of West Los Angeles, California.
He specializes in candid, photojournalistic photography for children, family, and events and is known for capturing life moments in a documentary fashion.

Copyright © 2009 by Rich Mar Photography http://richmarphotography.com

Monday, November 16, 2009

Los Angeles Children Photographer: Reese

Meet Reese!  She's thirteen months old here and is slowly starting to cruise but she crawls FAST.  Getting her to stay still in one spot was quite tricky.  Luckily we found these purple flowers basking in nice warm sunlight and they kept her entertained long enough to get a few pictures.

Reese, Los Angeles Baby Photographer

Reese, Los Angeles Baby Photographer

Reese, Los Angeles Baby Photographer

Don't eat that flower Reese!!
Reese, Los Angeles Baby Photographer

Reese, Los Angeles Baby Photographer


Rich is a modern family lifestyle photographer based out of West Los Angeles, California.
He specializes in candid, photojournalistic photography for children, family, and events and is known for capturing life moments in a documentary fashion.

Copyright © 2009 by Rich Mar Photography http://richmarphotography.com

Autumn Beauty in Napa Valley

I just came back from a family trip to San Francisco / Napa Valley and were lucky enough to capture some autumn beauty.  I was so ecstatic to see these fall colors because being in LA makes it's next to impossible to find autumn.   I took these colors for granted growing up in New York City.  Here's my contest entry to the "Autumn Beauty" challenge at I Faces.  Hopefully everybody enjoys this picture as much as I do.











Rich is a modern family lifestyle photographer based out of West Los Angeles, California.
He specializes in candid, photojournalistic photography for children, family, and events and is known for capturing life moments in a documentary fashion.

Copyright © 2009 by Rich Mar Photography http://richmarphotography.com

Friday, November 6, 2009

Marina Del Rey Engagement: Amy + Drew


We met up at their little paradise in Marina Del Rey for some engagement pictures and there were so many wonderful places. We started off with a nice bamboo background.

Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles Engagement Photographer

Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles Engagement Photographer

Followed by hanging out by the docks for these boat lovers
Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles Engagement Photographer

Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles Engagement Photographer

Then it was just another evening riding into the California sunset for this couple.
Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles Engagement Photographer

Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles Engagement Photographer

Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles Engagement Photographer

Amy and Drew are both big photo booth fans.  Love the way this turned out.
Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles Engagement Photographer

See more from this set here

Rich is a modern lifestyle photographer based out of West Los Angeles, California.
He specializes in candid, photojournalistic photography for children, family, and events and is known for capturing life moments in a documentary fashion.

Copyright © 2009 by Rich Mar Photography http://richmarphotography.com