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Welcome to Heycameraman.net

Heycameraman.net is where i log my daily adventures in local tv news using the latest social-media tools and apps. Sometimes its exciting, sometimes sad, sometimes funny, but always my own personal opinion. I usually keep it light and funny on the site so pls don’t take anything on here personal. I’m alittle cynical with a bit of smartass/sarcasm on the side. :)

Just a word about the videos on this site, aside from the embedded ones ie: youtube, vimeo etc, they are for the most part being uploaded from the wordpress iphone app, which supports the <video> tag. And thanks to the browser wars not all browsers support this. Meaning you might not be able to view them.

If you use Google Chrome or Safari browsers you’ll have no problem seeing the videos. If you u use firefox or internet explorer (shudder) i would suggest downloading at least Google Chrome, its a fantastic browser. I personally use Google Chrome and Firefox both because until the browser wars are over some sites display better in one or the other.

Again thanks for stopping by my corner of the Internets!

Laz

 

 

AT&T offering U-Verse customers an interactive 2014 FIFA #WorldCup experience.

On your TV:

2014 FIFA World Cup App:
The 2014 FIFA World Cup TV App is an interactive TV App for U-verse TV customers with U-verse High Speed Internet. The 2014 FIFA World Cup TV App will have information relevant to the soccer tournament and its players. Within this app you will be able to view live broadcast of the tournament, as well as follow players’ scores. From the app, customers can view:

· A multiview of live broadcast with option to switch to single view

· Biographies for each of the players in the tournament

· Current scoring data for each player in the tournament

· Statistical data for each player in the tournament

· Leaderboard (rank order of scores for each player in the tournament)

· Latest news and photos for each day of the tournament

On your computer or mobile device:

Uverse.com: Watch live matches on Uverse.com from your desktop in English or Portuguese, or view on demand highlights. More information is available at uverse.com/network/espn.
U-verse App: View live soccer content on the U-verse App for smartphones and tablets. Learn more about live content available on the app here.
WatchESPN: Live access to matches on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app.

Me and my $129 Canon P&S at the @Royals game. #photography #photojournalism

All these pics were taken with my $129 Canon 330HS point and shoot from Row C on the third base side at Sundays Royals game against the Tigers. Which ever camera you use learn its full capabilities to take the best pics you can. It’s not always about having the best camera but having the knowledge to get the most out of the camera you own, whether it’s a camera phone or point and shoot. If you guys have any questions let me know in the comments.
Thanks for stopping by.

Laz

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Took a couple of low light pics with the new 16MP Samsung #GalaxyS5.

So I’ve been demoing the new Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) and yesterday I posted some low light pics from the HTC One’s 4MP Ultrapixel camera and as impressive as they were the S5’s 16MP’s really shine in low light.
This frist pic is at full resolution ISO 100 and all other settings on auto. That is a pretty good lowlight no flash pic from a camera phone.

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This second pic is also full resolution and camera set to full auto. Even on full auto and without the flash the camera still did a pretty good job of balancing the light and dark areas.

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I’ll have some videos highlighting more pics and the cameras video capabilities in the next few days. Let me know what you’re experiencing if you have the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Laz

Thanks to AT&T for loaning me the phones to tryout and review. If you want to check these phones out head on over to your local AT&T store.

I took some low light pics on the new HTC ONE (M8). Pretty impressed.

The first photo was taken at 200 ISO and -1.5 exposure setting.
The second photo is full auto mode.
Both show minimal noise using HTC ONE’s Ultrapixel 4MP camera which HTC says allows 300% more light into the sensor than most 13MP camera phones. But will they convince a megapixel hungry consumer that sensor size matters? What do you think? Let me know in the comments. I’ll have more pics and videos later in the week. Anything you wanna know about on the HTC One also let me know in the comments.

The HTC One is now available at your nearest AT&T Wireless store. And a huge thank you to AT&T for use of the HTC One.

Laz

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Thoughts? “AT&T and Beats will introduce Beats Music – an innovative new music streaming service”

Presser Below:

On January 21, AT&T and Beats will introduce Beats Music – an innovative new music streaming service that solves two challenges: high costs for families and lack of unique personalization for users.

Beats Music Family from AT&T provides unlimited streaming music and downloads for up to five family members across 10 devices at only $14.99 a month exclusively for AT&T wireless customers on multi-line account – and these families get the first 90 days free. Individual AT&T wireless customers can get the same access across three devices for $9.99 a month with the first 30 days free.

Beats Music is different from existing services in that it provides a truly personalized experience: real music experts and DJs select your content to help you discover new music that matches your own taste and interests. Going for a skateboarding sesh? Check out Thrasher Magazine’s latest playlist. Love a certain artist? Listen to his or her personal playlist. Barbecuing by the pool for your dad’s birthday party and he’s a huge fan of country music? Just tell Beats Music and a playlist will be created just for your event.

AT&T and Beats began a collaboration two years ago aiming to change the music streaming industry with a subscription service marketed through a mobile carrier. Beats’ expertise in software, curation and personalization coupled with AT&T’s premium wireless network and innovative history of providing affordable options for families will solve multiple problems existing in the current marketplace.

Beats Music will be available for download in app stores on Android, iOS and Windows devices or from a PC beginning Jan. 21.