photography

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Favorite Photos of 2014

Random Observation/Comment #453: If you take a photo and don’t share it on the internet, did you really take it? Why This List? I’m probably going to make a full photo album of my favorite 2014 photos of all time, but I’m going to choose these 30 because I will use them for the cover photos for the next 29...

Android Lens Blur: Foodtographer’s Dream Feature

Random Observation/Comment #432: Foodtography single handedly covers all my passions. If I could just spend all day doing these things, I’d be happy: Traveling to a new place with unique food, Cooking food, taking photos of food, eating food, writing reviews about food, and then taking a nap. Life would be perfect. Around this time last year, Google’s camera released a...

[Lessons Learned] Wedding Photography

Random Observation/Comment #418: Wedding photography is a different beast from event photography. There’s so much more to learn… Weddings are beautiful. You’re there for a ceremony celebrating the beginning to a (hopefully) everlasting bond of teamwork and friendship. The opportunity to record such an emotional event is certainly a privilege. While obviously stressful to get those perfect shots, I think...

[Lessons Learned] Time-lapse Photography

Random Observation/Comment #411: Life is about trying new things and retrying old things. I guess life is just about trying? No, that’s too complicated. Life is about not thinking about trying. Time-lapses are a series of photos that are strung together and then sped up to condense something like 700 photos into 12-seconds of video. What you’re left with is...

[Q&A] JP the Photographer

[Q&A] JP the Photographer

Random Observation/Comment #360: On the surface, the most simple things look mundane and uninteresting, but diving deeper, even the most simple things can be its own art form. JP, my photographer friend and table tennis coach/rival, shared his experience with photography and art with Credit Suisse earlier this week. I was so inspired that I felt the need to summarize...

Android Photosphere: Beats my DSLR

Android Photosphere: Beats my DSLR

Random Observation/Comment #355: I still refer to my smartphone as a cellphone out of habit. I should just name it… JARVIS. Y’know that guy who holsters his DSLR to use his smartphone to take pictures? Well – that’s me. I’m the guy holding up the Galaxy Nexus panning around slowly with the photosphere. Why? It’s to stitch photos and easily...

Day 23: Event Photography

Day 23: Event Photography

Random Observation/Comment #310: The camera is the best way to start a conversation with a stranger.  When I was traveling the world, I picked up girls by asking them to take my picture while at a scenic location during a free tour.  From there, it’s not too difficult to ease my way into conversation with “Where are you from?” questions. ...

Day 14: Best of 2012

Day 14: Best of 2012

Random Observation/Comment #301: Since I graduated from Cooper, I’ve taken loads more photos. It might be the travel locations or the advancement of camera phone technology and social networks sharing, but it is also more likely that it’s my natural convergence into becoming more Asian as I age.  Soon I will be able to grow a long and thin Pai...

Day 6: Alex’s Photo book

Day 6: Alex’s Photo book

Random Observation/Comment #293: Everybody says their child is the most beautiful child. I guess everyone is right.  They all have parents-goggles on for their own babies. I can’t believe a year has passed by so quickly. It felt like yesterday, I was at the hospital listening to the soon-to-be mother screaming her lungs out and the soon-to-be father fainted on...

The Past Year: An Overdrive of Happiness

The Past Year: An Overdrive of Happiness

Random Observation/Comment #183: In some sense, I feel like I’ve been on vacation for the past year.  I’ve exceeded my set-goals and began aspiring for so much more than just a few degrees.  I really have been taking life in every word, and it makes me extremely happy.  This year has been the best year of my life, and I...

A Photographer’s Paradise

A Photographer’s Paradise

Random Observation/Comment #176: Fuji-san was such a remarkable experience that I compare every hiking scene to the rollercoaster of hardships and appreciation for nature throughout the entire journey.  From the exhaustion and freezing cold to the final reward of watching that Heaven above all clouds, I had truly stretched my boundaries of emotions.  Every short-breath I took and lactic acid...

And the pictures begin…

And the pictures begin…

Random Observation/Comment #148: If there is one advice for the obsessive photographer, it would be to bring an external hard drive for prolonged visits.  Without mine, I would definitely not make it through this 6-month journey, let alone 2 months.  The 320GB Western Digital Passport has been ideal in every respect.  I don’t use it without plugging-in my laptop, so...

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