Trying out Auto- HDR on Sony A5000

I recently got a Sony A5000 and the Sony 16-50mm power zoom. In the setting, there is a Auto-HDR setting and I wanted to try it out. It is not the power of doing it myself but anyways.

According to Sony, it is defined as,

Widens the range (gradation) so that you can record from bright parts to dark parts with correct brightness (HDR: High Dynamic Range). One image with proper exposure and one overlaid image are recorded.

I have not played with it too much. I believe that you can make the shots at +/-2 or even more. I have not messed with this too much at this point. (I still like having full control to be honest.)

Who is Sony’s Auto HDR for?

This is really good for someone just learning photography and trying to get the basics down like composite. It takes a lot of the harder to figure out (the math of photography) out of their hands so they can focus on getting the shot.

The little I used it, I wish it gave me the three shots and the final image; not just the final image but again, this is for beginners who don’t know Photoshop.

Amazon Locker : My experience with Amazon’s new shipping solution

My charger for the GoPro Hero 3+ and I was going to running around Kansas City all day. I found the solution was to ship it using Amazon Locker because they will include Prime for free which means it would be there the next day.  Read more

Nikon D850 is out! : Does it work for HDR Photography?

Back in May 2016, I put out an article on what I believed would be the Nikon D820. It was actually named the Nikon D850 and it will be in stores in just a few weeks. It is funny how the few things that I said it must have, most of which it actually does have. Read more

Why I bought a Sony HDR AS50

I recently picked up the Sony HDR AS50 action cam to do some videos. It opens up doors to new levels of creativity and it keeps me from having to use a GoPro! Read more

Crazy Domains is crap!

I needed to backorder a domain and I was told to try Crazy Domains out of Australia and we will just say it is quite crappy. They did not even seem to know where the domain would expire or anything. To say I am disappointed is an understatement. Read more


Buying a Sony Nex 5T or Sony A5100?

I have been using a Sony NEX 5t lately but I kinda destroyed it (long story). I might have to get another one or should I use this as the opportunity to step up to the Sony A5100? Is the price difference really worth it? Read more

Pressable Hosting: My experience

We tried using Pressable Hosting for our hosting and well, it sound good. The devil is always in the details though. They do have the ability to a great hosting company though. Read more


MediaTemple & The Grid : First Impressions

I have divorced Hostgator without chance of ever coming back. A relationship of 13 years is over and no, we are not getting back together. It is over. I am now dating MediaTemple. Read more


WorldRemit was a lifesaver!

I sent some money, like I always do, from my bank account to the Philippines using Western Union. Well, they made a mistake. As a result; goodbye Western Union, hello WorldRemit! Read more


Moving to Boracay Island

Living in Boracay Island is very popular among some people looking to retire and be a beach bum. What is living on Boracay like and is it for you?

I will warn you, there is about a million tourist come through a year!

Before we start, understand that I am not a fan on Boracay Island and think is is a cheap knockoff of Hawaii. It use to have an amazing beach and it has been over ran by Koreans and Chinese tourists.

However, being the beach bum does really make some expats excited. Tim Tebow said it is his favorite place in the world once.

positives of living on Boracay Island?

Well, you have one of the best sunsets in the world. That alone could be a big draw. You also have something touristy to do any day of the week. Both of those are great to have at your fingertips.

The other positive is the development. You have everything you need, including Friday’s Hamburgers, right there and you would not need to leave the island very often for much.

LBC also delivers anything you need to the island from Manila so that is nice.

and the negatives

Well, the government there is corrupt as hell! Everything has a form and a fee and they add up. The current mayor, John Yap is probably the worst mayor in the country for this.

Add to that, you have a million tourist coming and destroying the island on their vacation. It has and does alot of damage to the place.

Another issue is all the vendors selling you everything from hats to sunglasses to jet ski package every 10 feet. It gets annoying.

The big issue for me is the growing prostitution problem on Boracay Island. It is out of control and the Police are doing nothing to stop it.