Hong Kong has a community of photographers who like to organize sessions of casual model shoots. Yes, a “group shoot”! At first, it’s a weird idea for me because I can’t imagine how can a shoot proceed with multiple photographer with one model. And what about lighting? even though each has their own strobe but everyone will crowd around, competing for angles and model’s attention. Not to mention who to direct the model and the jamed radio frequency of wireless strobe, and few other’s strobe stand is blocking…

A model shoot is something new to me, both in terms of direction and strobes. With my new Fujifilm X-T1 and older Canon 5Dmk2, I can’t wait to test how the smaller XT-1 hold up. Cause if it does, i can ditch my bulky 5Dmk2 It’s a haunted house in the country side, we arrived late and we only have less than 2 hours before the sun gone completely. I have one basic wireless flash with reflector, operating in manual mode. And we start shooting. We start with natural…

How do you choose which, how much, in what order, in what size of the photos to show, in what layout, what web service, online or book or gallery, in photoset or singles, framed, random? themed? consistent?, text-descripted? blah blah blah For the same photos of a photographer, all of these variables are tremendously affecting how people look at, judge, spend time, and value his/her photos. A great photographer will fail if he doesn’t know it. And am average photographer can be perceived much better than he/she is,…

Another niche product for adventurous photographer. After 5 years it’s still the one and only one stereo still camera. Probably it sells very bad. But it’s unique and it delivers what it sets out to do. Not only does it give you a pocketable zoomable true stereo still camera. But it also gave you a auto-stereoscopic LCD screen, meaning you can view the 3D photos instantly, without bothering 3D glasses. This combination is a big deal really ,if you know the usual complicated workflow of acquiring stereo images…

Flickr album for more photos here. Hong Kong food markets are great photography locations. Not a formal comparison but you can have a glimpse of 5 cameras photographing the same theme: Fujifilm X-T1 | 56/f1.2,    Sigma DP2M,    Ricoh GR + VSCO Superia-100,    Olympus OM-10 | 50/f1.8 | lomo Slide 200,    Lomo La Sardina | ISO1600film,    iPhone 5S + VSCO Cam If you haven’t tried, food market is a bit of challenge: low light, fast and chaotic moving people wiping in front of you. Subjects are…

作為一位用了兩年X-PRO1的用家,,我覺得升級到X-T1是一個明智的決定,因為X-PRO1作為一部非單反相機,它的影像質數的確十分出色,獨有的X-trans sensor提供了極度細緻的畫面但又不失自然,避免了過度銳化,擁有精確的色彩平衡,加上大家都喜愛的『富士顏色』,還配合優秀的定焦鏡系列(可從我之前的文章找得更多資料here)。 眾所周知X-PRO1的對焦速度問題,我亦曾經因此失去了一些精彩的照片,因此我希望X-T1將會是實用性更強的X-PRO1,那麼它能否達到我的期望呢?

The Angenieux M1 25mm/f0.95  is legendary, it’s used by NASA for first high-resolution photographs of the Moon by Ranger 7. ( First of all, don’t judge the photos’ IQ. It’s some Lo-fi lightroom preset I like, that clips the black and gives more noise than it originally is.) Back story:  Being a “lazy” photographer. I always want my gears to fit into my pocket without carry a bag and being stealth-able. This way i can make photography an everyday habbit. There are great pocketable cameras like the Ricoh GR…

Film is great. and film camera is something you can love it for what it is, despite its discrepancies. I got this Olympus OM-10 from my Dad which is a camera that i saw him carrying around in my childhood. The camera feels great in hand and the shutter sound is additive. The old hazy viewfinder is not easy though, but the range-finder type of manual focus is a joy to use. And oh wait, he also got the Zuiko 50mm/ f1.8! Couldn’t resist to load a film and…

Miracle does happens. This elegant old camera was the camera my Dad has been carrying around in his youth. He gave it to me, but the shutter is faulty and cannot use. Over the past few weeks, i asked around and took it to 2 very famous old camera master for repair, but both of them refuse to take it cus the camera is too old and they will have big works and still have no confident they can fix it.They both recommended me to put it on…

In digital era, we have complete freedom in color alteration, but has this freedom liberate photographers? Or does it sacrifice authenticity? This is a huge topic that i wouldn’t be able to cover in great details, nor can I claim myself to be at mastery of it. And there are huge difference in opinions on whether color of photos should be altered digitally. Not starting a debate here. Instead since I have some years of color alteration experience, partially in photography, partially in motion pictures/ TV commercials, I…