EYB 2017 by Matt Pham

Final drift event of the year!

Saturday started with cars and coffee along with some action at the kart track. Unfortunately, I arrived too late to get more action on the kart track and to check out the cars.

Sunday was a different story, the weather turned for the worst. It was pouring but everyone was ready to slide.

Summer Swamp Tour by Matt Pham

Lets take a trip down to the bayou, yeah! It was surprised by the amount of wildlife seen after the amount of rain we got on the way in. I saw so much and can't wait to go again. If you're ever in Louisiana, head to Breaux bridge and check it out!

Chris Brandt Memorial 2017 by Matt Pham

We begin the 2017 drift season with a memorial to Chris Brandt and being back at the kart track. I didn't know Chris personally but many people in the drift community did. I have taken pictures of him in the past and not even knowing. It wasn't until after his passing that I found out he enjoyed the photos. Capturing memories is why I love what I do behind the camera. All the early mornings and late nights are worth it. A single moment in time can bring so many emotions, it really makes things worth while.

Sony RX100 V by Matt Pham

It's the little camera that can! I've had this camera for awhile now but never really got to fiddle with it too much. But I got to spend a lot of time with it recently on my trip and mainly used it exclusively. Even with the time spent, I feel like I'm only at the tip of the iceberg of the RX100.

But before leaving I tried to add some apps to the camera and had the hardest time doing it. I couldn't pay with paypal or credit card. What I had to do was buy some Playstation store credit off amazon and link it to the account. Thought it was very strange it was the only option for buying apps. I much rather use paypal or a credit card since it would be for the exact amount instead of having left over credit.

That brings up another point of the apps, they have their own settings to adjust. I did not realize that until it was too late. I thought by setting the camera to raw+jpeg it be the default. But that isn't the case. You'll have to go through each and every individual app and tweak it to your liking. So don't make the same mistake I did, check your app settings! The Two images alone were taken without with the default app settings.

After spending my time almost exclusively using the RX100, I have grown to like it. There was some slight tweaks that needed to done for my photography style of shooting. But at the end of the day, its a really powerful camera in a pint size. Something easy enough to carry around without having to give up too much.

I recommend picking up a few extra batteries, it does hurt to have a few spares. It's something I always recommend with any devise that requires batteries. A screen protector against scratches and smudges. Lastly the little rubber grip seen in the picture above. That grip really makes a difference. It makes the camera a lot easier to hold on to like on ride photos. Without the grip, I'm sure the camera would've slipped out of my hands.