Sunday, November 3, 2013

Novemenber Morning

Clear skies on this November morning. Winter is coming soon! :/

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Photo Exhibit in the South Bay

For those of you who are in Southern California (near the South Bay), and interested in travel photography from the 80s, there is a photo exhibit by Setsuko Owan at the Malaga Cove Library gallery room. (Map: 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274)

The exhibit will be going on until September 30th, everyday 10am - 5pm except Sundays. (the exhibit is closed on the 14th)

To those who cannot make it, here is a link to her blog, where you can take a look at some of the photos in the exhibit.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Japan 2013 Day 0: Departure and Arrival

Since I seem to do pre-flight pictures, here's the one of the gate:

And of course, it's rainy season in Japan!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Photo Assignment June 12 - 26: Shapes- Circle

It's been over a year since I've done weekly/monthly photo assignments, so here's my attempt at keeping these up again.

Probably a little hard to tell, it's a rolled up yoga mat! :P

It's something that's been sitting in my room for a few weeks now. I could've tried to move it to a different location to change the background, but the contrast of the purple and yellow really makes it stand out and the shallow depth of field helped in that aspect. I could've tried to get the whole mat, rather than cut the top part off, but that would've resulted in more black in the background and the picture already incorporates 'circle' with the middle one in whole.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Google Glassographers...

Here's a funny video about what photography with the new Google Glass would be like.

Yeah... definitely not looking forward to seeing people doing the things in the video, considering that people taking pictures with their iPad really looks odd to say the least. For me, seeing people take pictures with the iPhone doesn't bother me that much, since its size is close to point and shoot cameras. The iPad on the other hand, is not really compact, size-wise.

In terms of purpose, photography shouldn't be the primary reason why a person buys either devices. They just come with a camera feature that can be used... Like I mentioned, the iPhone is at least a reasonable size, but the iPad, is one giant touchscreen with one main button on the bottom. If you want to zoom in or out with an iPhone, it feels a lot easier than holding the iPad in one hand and adjusting the settings with the other.

I guess what I'm trying to get at is that the iPad isn't exactly there yet in terms of features for photography. On pretty much all cameras, digital and film, the standard for the shutter release is to be on the right side of the camera. However, the iPad's "shutter release" is smack dab in the bottom center. So unless you have a hand that's big enough to have your thumb reach the middle of the screen while holding the iPad up, it's likely that you'll be balancing the iPad with one hand and hoping that you hit the button when the horizon is actually horizontal.

Although there's a bit of time before Google Glass is released, I hope the features in terms of taking pictures with it are polished, especially since the theme around Google Glass seems to be around connecting and sharing experiences easier, and photography is definitely going to be included in that.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Volcano Photography

This is definitely something I wouldn't think of doing immediately in Hawaii, but maybe something I would like to try one day. Of course this type of photography is a lot more dangerous than taking a picture of a flower, but it has its thrills and beauty nonetheless. :)