family

Just Woke Up – A Medium Format Portrait with a Rolleiflex TLR

Ola, have you seen those big 6×6 cm negatives lately? I shot this using the Rolleiflex 2.8F which I borrowed from a friend. I like the big negative. It doesn’t curl as much as the 35mm, and since I scan the entire negative by simply placing it on the scanner surface, this is a good thing.

The film used as you can tell from the scan above is the Fuji Pro400H 120mm.

And just for your viewing pleasure, here is the black and white version after I converted the scan result in Adobe Lightroom and removed the film information on the black border.MORE +

The First Flip Over

I was just browsing some of my old photos when I found these photos. It’s a series of images of my daughter doing her first flip over on June 2, 2005. She flipped over from her back to her tummy. I was lucky that I was with my camera then. They were shot with my Canon DSLR. I need to check the EXIF of the individual photo whether it was my 20D or my 1Ds Mark II. The photos have been archived on DVDs. I don’t archive my photos on DVD anymore due to practical reason and the dropping price of hard disk. MORE +

Self Portrait

Hipstamatic shot on iPhone 4s of our reflection as the train passed by at the City Hall Train Station.MORE +

f/1.2 at 112 Katong

Leica M9 and Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2 ASPH V2, shot at f/1.2 in front of 112 Katong Mall. Do they rhyme?  :)

I tried to convert the original color version to black and white and I like both, so here it is the black and white version.MORE +

My Best iPhone Photography

20120110-001229.jpg

Here are my favourite and best iPhone photography / best instagram images .. so far.

Camera phone still cannot beat its big brothers, like the DSLR or even some of the compacts. Maybe it never will, but who knows, technology will only get better. But for now, the convenience of having a good little camera in my pocket all the time is wonderful since I cannot always be carrying the DSLR or the M9 or even the smaller Micro Four-Thirds camera, like the Olympus E-P3 or Panasonic GF-1.

Oh, by the way, thank you to those who have been asking about my mum. Thank God that she is now home, recovering well.

MORE +

Bubblegum Fun

I still cannot do this until now. But my daughter was so determined that she kept trying for the past several months until finally, yesterday, when we attended the baptism of my friend’s baby at the church of St. Mary of the Angels, she showed me that she could blow the chewing gum’s bubble. I was at the church to shoot the baptism of my friend’s baby and I had my DSLR fitted with Canon 85mm f/1.2L. I was not the main photographer and hence the chosen lens worked well as it gave me enough working distance so I did not block the main photographer. MORE +

At Home on Tuesday 18/1/11

They are not the sharpest photos I have ever taken, but I love the interaction between the two of them while sitting on the floor in our living room. No, they didn’t pose for me, in case you ask. This is one of those rare moments at home now when my daughter doesn’t complain and give me her angry look while I aim my camera at her continuously. She probably thinks that she had already given me enough opportunity to shoot her during her first 4 years when she would happily allow me to shoot her. BTW, I shot her everyday in her first one year, except for a two week period when I had to be on business trip overseas.MORE +