Posted on

Some of my favorite photos of this summer

At times I take photos every day while walking around the city, or just to and from work, or while visiting family. I used to share all my photos on here but ever since getting hooked on Instagram I seem to be sharing less and less, lets change that, from now on I will be sharing photos at least once per week, photos I’ve taken that week or some from years back since I do have a huge library of photos. Here are just a few from the last few photos from this summer, I’ve made a lot more photos but these are some of my favorites. Two are from Delray Beach FL, and the rest from my every day walks around downtown Orlando, FL.

 

 

Posted on

The Story of My Reflections

If I could go back and relive the last few years of my life, I would relive each moment in exactly the same way. This simple realization emerged from deep internal reflection. Some people exercise or practice yoga, others meditate; I engage in walking meditation practice.

Check them out at https://www.artweek.com/users/leonidasb

My Reflections available for purchase.

 

 

 

 

Posted on

Who Invented the Camera Phone

This is an awesome story of the engineer who invented the first camera phone, such a great reason to share a moment, something we do today every single day. 

A camera phone is a mobile phone which is able to capture photographs and often record video using one or more built-in digital cameras. The first camera phone was sold in 2000 in Japan, a Sharp J-SH04 J-Phone model, although some argue that the SCH-V200 and Kyocera VP-210 Visual Phone, both introduced months earlier in South Korea and Japan respectively, are the first camera phones.[1]

Most camera phones are simpler than separate digital cameras. Their usual fixed-focus lenses and smaller sensors limit their performance in poor lighting. Lacking a physical shutter, some have a long shutter lag. Photoflash is typically provided by an LED source which illuminates less intensely over a much longer exposure time than a bright and near-instantaneous flash strobe. Optical zoom[2] and tripod screws are rare and none has a hot shoe for attaching an external flash. Some also lack a USB connection or a removable memory card. Most have Bluetooth and WiFi, and can make geotagged photographs. Some of the more expensive camera phones have only a few of these technical disadvantages, but with bigger image sensors (a few are up to 1″), their capabilities approach those of low-end point-and-shoot cameras. In the smartphone era, the steady sales increase of camera phones caused point-and-shoot camera sales to peak about 2010 and decline thereafter. Most model lines improve their cameras every year or two.

Most smartphones only have a menu choice to start a camera application program and an on-screen button to activate the shutter.[3] Some also have a separate camera button, for quickness and convenience. A few camera phones are designed to resemble separate low-end digital compact cameras in appearance and to some degree in features and picture quality, and are branded as both mobile phones and cameras. information provided by Wikipedia.org