Free For All Winners.

First off I want to thank you all for taking part in the free for all I had posted! There were allot of amazing edits and it was hard to choose a from. Amazing to see how a single shot could have allot of different styles. That's what I like about FFA!!!

Here are the the winners:

3RD Place: Raymond Wan @wan.shot

2ND Place: Joe Cantin @hey_eh_joe

1ST Place: Andrew @to.capture

The winners will get a Direct Message about their prizes! Congratulations on winners of the FFA!!! Hope to do another one in the future! 

Ashton Tekno. 


Free For All

Hi There!

Thank you for taking part in the FFA. There are 11 images in total both JPEG and RAW. 

The FFA will start on April 30th and end on June 15th. 

There are prizes for the Top 3 Edits. 

Prizes:

  • 3rd Place: 8x10 Print of your choosing.
  • 2nd Place: 16x20 Print of your choosing.
  • 1st Place: 16x24 2in Canvas. (printed)

Rules: 

  • Tag @ashtontekno and #ashtonteknoffa in the caption of your edit.
  • Photos (RAW and JPEG) that are provided in the FFA, must be only used in this contest and posted only on Instagram. 

If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email at ashtontekno@gmail.com or send me a DM on Instagram via @ashtontekno. 

Thank You and Good Luck to you all!!! 

***UPDATE*** FFA is now over.***

FFA Images.  

FFA Images.  

 

The Choice: iPhone 6S or Galaxy S7 Edge?🤔

 It was between the Apple iPhone 6s and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Before that I had a LG G5. While I loved the LG G5, I had dropped it and it wasn't worth the price to repair. I was lucky becuase, my contract was up and I was able to get a new phone with out paying the hardware upgrade fee. So there I was stuck with a decision to get the iPhone 6S or the Galaxy S7 Edge.

The iPhone I wanted because, I have a Macbook and three things I like is the App Support for iOS, the screen and Airdrop. The cons were, the storage size was maxed out at 128GB, no removable storage,no water resistance (not IP certified) and, the battery life. (1715mAh)

The GS7 Edge has removable storage so I can put upto a 200GB microSD card, it is water resistant (IP68 certified) and the battery capacity is huge! (3600mAh) The only cons were, App Support meaing there were apps on iOS that were not availible on the Android platform. Another thing was Air Drop. While I can use AirDroid for the GS7 Edge, the convience of Airdrop is better.

So what did I choose? The GS7 Edge. What made me go for the GS7 Edge over the iPhone in the end? Two things,the price and the main thing is the camera. As a person that shoots photos, the camera is the most important and battery life is second. 

The iPhone 6S has a 12MP 1/3" Sensor with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 29mm lens. The focus system is a phase detection system with dual tone flash.

The Galaxy S7 Edge has a 12MP 1/2.5mm Sensor with an aperture of f/1.7 and 26mm lens. The focus system is a phase dectection system with optical stabiliaztion (OIS) and LED flash. 

Four things in my opinion that made the GS7 Edge camera a winner for me, the f-stop is 1.7 so better low light , a fast auto focus system for getting the shot, shoots manual for more control and outputs DNG RAW for full information of the photo.

I have had the GS7 Edge for eight months and I usually don't have a phone longer than 6 months. I like this phone that much and the GS8 Edge has to really worth it in features for me to upgrade.

Shot on Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.  Shutter: 1/30 ISO: 320 Aperture: f/1.7

Shot on Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

Shutter: 1/30 ISO: 320 Aperture: f/1.7

#AllianceMeetTO

On April 2nd 2016, was the Alliance Meet. One of my most favourite meets to date! This was a day that Instagramers from Canada and America came together to do one thing, Take Photos. One thing that 200+ people are passionate about. People that were in the photography game for years or people that just started out, it didn't matter people just wanted to shoot and be apart of this event. 

The Meet started at St. James Church (King and Church) that was the meeting spot where all the photographers came. The weather was very moody, Overcast and started to snow a bit but, that didn't stop people from coming out to the event! 

The walk then proceeded to the Gooderham Building (49 Wellington St E) where allot of out of town people took shots of the building. Both side walks where flooded with people it was amazing!

Next stop was the Toronto Financial District (King and Bay St) allot of shots were taken here ranging from street cars, TD building, look ups there was a smoke show as well. 

The last stop was Graffiti Alley (Spadina and Queen) it was getting dark and was snowing wet. In the centre of the Alley there was an Area that was lit and where they did a allot of light orbs and smoke shows. 

There was an After Party to conclude the meet at a Venue called Set (333 King St W)

This meet was well put together and well organized. It was the most fun I had at a meet. Part of this in my opinion is what made this meet good, is it started later, 5:30pm for the Meet and the After Part at 8PM. It was perfect time not too long not too short. 

#AllianceMeetTO 2016.

#AllianceMeetTO 2016.

I would like to Thank the Organizers and Hosts of this Meet:

@agameoftones (@kingy_kings)

@way2ill_ (@ericmarkdo)

@moodygrams (@so.shauna)

@bora.vs.bora 

@celebratetoronto (@micayladoria)

@instamagazine_

@theimaged (@phives)

@imagesoftoronto (@jayeffex)

@6ixwalks (@evologist & @alexandramack22)

@mr.jobeezy

Till the next one!!!

 

Update!!!!

I haven't paid much attention to my site as much I should have. Today, i did some updates:

-added a Street category

-added over 25 new photos

-updated About section

-all photos now have titles and tags

-added a Prints section for available prints for sale. 

A much needed update and hope all of you enjoy it!!!

Ashton :D

 

 

Full Frame has changed EVERYTHING!!!

Since the Fall of 2013, I have been shooting with an Olympus System. The first Olympus system i got was a Olympus E-PM2 14-42 Kit. It was amazing at the time cause I just came from a smartphone. In January 2014, I wanted to get something a bit more serious so,I got an Olympus E-M5 Body w/12-40mm PRO lens. This system blew my mind! The build quality and weather resistance gave me more freedom. I thought i was going to be with this body for a while then Olympus rolls out their new body, The E-M1. I got this body on February 2015. This body was mean and the ergonomics was better than the E-M5. Also it had one thing i was dying for in a camera WiFi. The convience of having WiFi was amazing! I thought I would be done cause at the time I had a solid set up, 12-40mm PRO, 45-175mm, 75-300mm, 25mm, and a 7.5mm fisheye. One thing that always bothered me was this Low Light conditions. I tend to shoot allot in Low Light an it killed me cause, I would look at the quality of some of my friends shots and them mine and it would annoy me. The quality is far more superior on a full frame system vs a m4/3 and where it's more superior is in the dark areas of the photo. I couldn't afford a whole new set up so i just have to make do with what i had.

Until, one day i got a deal that i couldn't pass up. On November 2015 I got the Nikon D800 paired with the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8. The first day I used this camera i was getting annoyed. It was big, heavy, didn't have a flip out screen, didn't have WiFi, and the live view was just horrendous. I honestly thought I made a mistake. I got home loaded the shots off the SD card (I know i should be using Compact Flash) took a look at the RAW files and I will tell you after looking at those images and the quality of them, I forgot about all the negatives. 

Point Blank I will say this if i had one regret it's NOT going Full Frame in the first place I honestly look back at all the shots i took with the Olympus and while they were amazing, I can't help but feel how it would have turned out with the Full Frame Setup. 

Time To Get Serious.

One thing i have neglected was this website that I created. So, i will be pushing my self to push out more content and updates. Starting today. 

Ashton.