A Fine Literary Evening

Last night I went to a reading by my old friend from Jakarta, Agus Sorjorno at the Literaturhaus Fasanenstraße. Poet, writer, translator, public intellectual and teacher, he’s in Berlin to promote his latest book, Indonesian poetry and finalise things for the Frankfurt book fair, where Indonesia is this year’s guest of honour.

What I noticed on returning home was that in the small screen digital arena there is very little difference in image quality between a DSLR and a smart phone. My wife’s phone photos of the event that she posted on Facebook appear to have much the same quality as mine which were shot with a full frame DSLR.

If a print was wanted then things would be very different, but for small screens like phones and Ipads, it’s hard to justify all the heavy gear I usually carry.

Agus is the guy in the middle.

24mm, f3.2, 1/100sec, ISO1000


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