I don’t have any paper certifications that relates to Agile or Design Thinking, but I have delivered several products as a Product Owner in a few large corporations. More importantly, I’ve also been in a few large corporations that drink the two day design sprint Kool-aid only to find that they revert to “BAU” mode after paying for an overpriced trainer’s week of work. Applying Design Thinking in an Agile Software delivery team is not rocket science, but requires plenty of hard work and perseverance to change a pre-existing mindset.Read More
美しき日本 旅の風光 (Excellent Japan - A Scenic Portfolio) is a pictorial book about Japan that I absolutely love. I’ve owned the physical copy since its release more than two years ago and have been toying with the idea of getting a digital copy so that I can always have it with me whenever I plan a trip to Japan. The book offers hundreds of photos of points of interests scattered around Japan that you can use when planning a trip there. Being published by JTB, sights hat are rarely mentioned in western guidebooks are included.
Most Japanese books that are largely graphical are usually just a bunch of JPEGs wrapped in an eBook container and this is no different.
Unfortunately, I’ve had to spend ¥2500 three times this weekend to find a copy that was satisfactory to read.Read More
Joel asked for my opinions on using an 18-135mm lens with a 100-400mm + 2x TC for a Safari trip.Read More
Photolemur is an interesting app that claims to offer "the world's first fully automated solution for creating perfect photos." The word "perfect" is relative when it comes to photography, most photos are edited to taste and what's "perfect" to one person may be rubbish to another.
Nevertheless, there are certain repetitive techniques that most of us employ when it comes to post-processing a certain type of image. For the sky in a landscape photo, you might reduce the highlights and boost the vibrance most of the time. You can start to imagine how this might be useful for casual photos that are not portfolio quality, but still need some editing before distribution.Read More
I first heard of Marie Kondo - also known as KonMari on NHK World a couple of years ago. The mantra she was peddling was something like (heavily paraphrased) “If it doesn’t spark joy in you, get rid of it”. Being a bit of a “hoarder” myself, I was rather intrigued by this proposition.Read More
The XF50-140mm is a must-have for any serious Wildlife, Portrait or Landscape photographer out there. It’s fast, sharp, has excellent Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and is weather resistant.
Its unique focal range and aperture is a testament to Fujifilm’s focus on the APS-C sensor, solely aimed at emulating the classic 70-200mm full-frame equivalent at F2.8. You don’t get a lens like this with other manufacturers’ mirrorless systems.Read More
I’ve been using Version 1 of the Peak Design Everyday Messenger (EDM) bag for over two years now. It’s always been one of my heavily used bags. Not just as a camera bag, but as an everyday work bag too.
Needless to say, I rushed to order one when I heard that they were releasing a Version 2 of the product.Read More
One of my favourite camera apps for the iPhone is one year old and having a 50% off sale - today only. If you haven't downloaded it already, today's the day.Read More
The X100 series is an interesting camera. With a fixed lens that befuddles new enthusiast photographers, it’s one of those cameras alongside the Leica Q that seems to be designed just for capturing memories.
I once took the X100T to Japan in 2015, shot exclusively with it, and came away impressed with the results. Now I find myself deeply considering the X100F as an “on-groom” camera for my wedding.Read More
Since my previous article on accessories for the X-T2 was rather popular, I thought it would be appropriate to share some of my thoughts on what are the best accessories I have for the X-E3. This time, I’ll add lenses to the mix too.Read More
It’s no secret that I came away extremely impressed with the camera on the iPhone X. The set of dual stabilised lenses and Apple’s willingness to partially post process images in-situ made it close the gap even further on point and shoot cameras.
With interchangeable lenses, the iPhone X has even replaced my mirrorless cameras in “broad daylight” or “bad lighting” conditions 90% of the time.Read More
A chorus of pundits complains about Apple’s obsession with thinness, every time a new device with a fresh hardware iteration - painstakingly designed to be as thin as possible, is announced.Read More
I already own the Bose QC35 and the Sony MDR-1000X, but the real estate they take up on my carry on baggage always felt like a luxury for short to medium haul flights. Can this smaller pair of in-ear headphones save the day?Read More
As someone who grew up in the late 90s and early 00s, the iPod is to me what a vinyl record player is to someone who grew up in the 60s and 70s.Read More
So after many months of rumours, Fujifilm finally announced the X-H1. X-H is a reverse-play of the abbreviations for Hyper-X. Like most of the bodies that come out of Fujifilm, I’m sure it’s a solid camera.
My question is, who is this exactly for? And why is there a need to amalgamate the new features it brings into a new product line?Read More
8 years ago this day, Steve Jobs introduced iPad to the world. It was to herald the coming of the “Post-PC” era.Read More
2017 was a great year for Video Games, Technology and Photography. One recurring theme that I noticed is that several successful products were designed to be “good enough” in particular performance metrics and as a result. be great at performing several “jobs-to-be-done”.Read More
There's a Time Machine server built into macOS High Sierra that hasn't been publicised much. You can now share any folder on a host Mac as a Time Machine destination. This guide shows you how, and some mistakes I made that you shouldn't.Read More