A tabanca of potential

Above: Legendary masquerader Charles Peace makes his final appearance on the Savannah stage. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1082 for February 28, 2017 The technician leaned conspiratorially across the counter at Marty Forscher’s repair store.  “Were you deployed to Afghanistan?” Um. What?  It turned out that the only other times they had taken apart cameras in […]

2017: Year of the smartphone

Above: Andromium’s Superbook inflates the computer in your smartphone to laptop size. Photo courtesy Andromium. BitDepth#1074 for January 03, 2017 Wasn’t 2016 the year of the smartphone already? It was certainly a year of cement quality consolidation for smartphones, as the upscale devices became the standard for pocketable communication for anyone who wanted to do […]

The P9’s plenoptic potential

Above: Macqueripe beach, Huawei P9 grayscale sensor. Photography by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1069 for November 29, 2016 In April, I began testing Huawei’s P9, a revolutionary revision of photography wrapped in a smartphone device (). Two weeks ago, the device was finally launched in T&T with immediate availability from bMobile. Two contenders for the attention of photographers […]

A smartphone workflow

Above: The lens components for Sony’s Xperia Z1 smartphone. Image courtesy Sony. BitDepth#1047 for June 28 It recently became necessary for me to codify how I handle photographs on a smartphone, and it turns out it’s not quite as easy as snap, filter and Instagram. I admit to being a bit of a purist when […]

Considering the S7

Above: Samsung has returned waterproofing to the feature list of its flagship S series smartphones with the S7. Photo courtesy Samsung. BitDepth#1039 for May 03, 2016 At this point, it’s difficult to evaluate the newest entry in the line of Samsung’s premium smartphones, the S7, without considering everything that the company has brought to market […]

Huawei and Leica partner to reinvent smartphone photography

Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) and Leica Camera AG are delighted to announce the start of a strategic partnership, a co-operation with shared premium ambitions and spirit, which will see both technology and photography brands combining their shared ethos in a long-term commitment to the art of craftsmanship, meticulous engineering and the spirit of winning […]

The year in photos

Above: A memorable mistake. I’d shot this photograph of the bauxite loading facility in Carenage and skipped posting it, planning it for another evening. I never returned at the right time during 2015. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. BitDepth#1032 for March 15, 2016 Some readers of this column might have noticed that I spent a lot […]

The era of computational photography

Above: The Light L16 camera looks like the mutant love child of an iPhone and a common housefly. Image courtesy Light . BitDepth#1015 for November 17, 2015 Photography was once straightforward. Unbelievably fussy and complex, perhaps, but the rules it followed were understandable to anyone who got to at least a third form class doing chemistry and […]

Taking it to the Edge (+)

Above: Jorge Lopez rather fashionably explains the features of the new Samsung large screen phones at the company’s September 17 launch in T&T. Photo by Mark Lyndersay BitDepth#1009 for October 07, 2015 Some things will strike you immediately with Samsung’s new S6 Edge+. First is the feel of the device. The screen’s wrap right to […]

‘It’s a party invitation’

Above: Ferreira’s collaboration with Anya Ayoung-Chee for Tribe. Photo courtesy Laura Ferreira. BitDepth#1008 for September 29, 2015 Late last week, the Internet exploded. That’s a bit of an exaggeration of course, though social media, which thrives on the viral, is given to multi-megaton blasts of uninformed opinion and nuclear scale sharing at least twice a […]