What does X-Men, The Carbon Rush, and The Boondock Saints all have in common? The answer is Byron Martin, film producer extraordinaire whose projects also include The Chronicles of Riddick, Death Race (with Jason Statham), Resident Evil: Afterlife, and even two American Pie movies.
It is mostly Spanish, a bit of French, and definitely hot and tropical. My winter escape to the Dominican Republic proved to be just about everything this cold Canadian gal could ask for, and much, much more!
With three cameras in hand (my iPhone 6 , Sony a5000, and GoPro Hero4 Black ), I hit the streets of several cities on the east coast of the island, in the Altagracia province. Altagracia is known for its famous beaches, and has several major tourist cities, such as La Romana and Punta Cana . Both of which I was lucky enough to see.
There is a quiet war on the streets about what kind of camera you are using to capture your photos. For some photographers, it is a fancy DSLR camera, complete with a variety of lens and a snazzy camera bag. For others, it is the ubiquitous iPhone, or some other device that slides in and out of your pocket.
Who wins? I know in my previous article, 7 Reasons Why the iPhone 6 is My Camera of Choice, I was very clear on my preference of cameras. But, I thought of putting personal bias aside and discovering if there is more to this DSLR and smartphone issue than meets the eye? As a street photographer, I am always trying to improve my craft. I feel it is time for me to take a look at this camera war a bit more seriously and weigh out the pros and cons of each camera type.
I know that this is probably shunned by many professional and semi-professional photographers alike. I can even hear my own friends teasing me from behind the shadow of my words. I think it’s time I come out of the closet.
I love taking pictures on my iPhone 6…
I am always amazed by what another country has to offer. So during my latest travel excursion, I made the decision to explore the countryside of the Dominican Republic. I was hoping that I would catch the beauty of this subtropical island, as well as to discover some of its fantastic exports! With me were three cameras; my GoPro Hero4 Black, my Sony a5000, and my iPhone 6. I was not disappointed by what I discovered, and I can’t wait to share what I learned with you!