Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Weekly Assignment 5: Patterns

Nothing too special for this assignment. While keeping my eyes out for patterns, I only noticed architecture patterns quite a bit, so I wanted to avoid that as much as possible.

Project 366: 1/26/12

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Project 366: 1/23/12

Weekly Assignment 4: Green

So.. it seems we're back to colors again. -.- Oh well. My goal for this assignment was to avoid nature at any cost. Having taken too many pictures of plants, leaves, etc. I wanted to challenge myself and find something else to take a picture of for this assignment.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Project 366: 1/22/12

Photoshoot Week 3: Lightbulb

I know I'm a day late with this week's photo shoot :( As for the reason behind it, I was cleaning a bookshelf that had an old lightbulb that needed to be put away... which I accidentally knocked off the shelf and broke. I didn't take any pictures of the broken one, but decided to play around with exposure a bit, since the subject itself is the one that is lighting the image itself.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Weekly Assignment 3: Time

For this assignment, I figured I should go with the iconic landmark of UC Berkeley, but from a different perspective. :)

Project 366: 1/17/12

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Project 366: 1/14/12

Photoshoot Week 2: Bee

This week's photo shoot item is a bee magnet that I received back in high school. I tried to have fun with the different shapes and textures of metal surfaces. The main thing I think I could've done better was changing up the directions the bee was facing... oops -.-

Weekly Assigment 2: Blue

I know it's another color theme, but for this assignment I wanted to capture something out of the ordinary, and not just sky or ocean shots. Hopefully this counts. ;)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Weekly Assignment 1: Yellow

So here I am attempting weekly assignments again. I think I did this topic a year and a half ago, but it's always a nice challenge to revisit old assignment topics as well.

Project 366: 1/9/12

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Photoshoot Week 1: Watch

One of my New Year's resolution was to do a mini photo-shoot every week. Hopefully I can get these done every Saturday.

The item I chose for this week was my watch.

NOTE: I don't own a macro lens, and yes, it is the kit lens (unfortunately).

Project 366: 1/7/12

Friday, January 6, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Project 366: 1/5/12

Digital Revolution... the Bad?

I stumbled on this article about the recent file for bankruptcy by Kodak.

It's really amazing as to how far photography has come, but really sad at the same time. Kodak dominated the market in making film photography available to the ordinary person, yet with the transition of the market to accommodate the digital age, the company falters behind.

To be completely honest, I really feel that film photography is a great medium to start in, and not digital. First off, you learn a lot of terminology and basic techniques in film that's a little hard to get when learning digital first (such as film speed/ISO). Second, you're forced to learn quicker with film photography, especially if the film costs $4 a shot and developing it is a fun hour of watching the clock. As convenient as digital photography may be, it might be too convenient. Lastly, the physical aspect to film photography. The negatives and prints were all tangible components to film photography, yet with the digital era, it's nothing more than data that's stored (unless the images are printed).

With the bankruptcy of Kodak, also brings the imminent fate of film photography becoming a lost art in the future. :(

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Project 366: 1/1/12

New Years Day Tradition

So it's become a tradition in my family to go to Downtown LA's Little Tokyo for the New Years Day celebration that takes place. (last year's post)

The tradition continues this year as well. :)

There were a lot of people at the third temple, so we skipped it all together. As for the martial arts, we had arrived just as the singers/dancers/musicians left. Guess the schedule of events was the same as last year. :P