Archive for June, 2009

iPhone Photo

Posted: June 29, 2009 in Photo Blog

Since I haven’t had a chance to go shoot so I figure I test out the new toy’s camera.  Here are 3 shots done in my backyard.

All shot with iPhone 3GS

iShadow

iShadow

iPhone

iPhone

iRock

iRock

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Perspective

Posted: June 18, 2009 in Photo Blog

This set was not a plan photo shoot.  It was actually requested by my son.  We usually let him run around in the back yard after dinner to help him burn off some energy.  So, yesterday as he was going outside, he ask me to take some photos.  I figure, there was still some good light out around 8pm.  Why not.

He was amazingly cooperative.  I just ask him to move back and then squat down.  Look up at daddy.  Very simple commands.  I was really surprise he was actually understanding me and doing what I ask.  Also, I wanted to try different perspectives.  Here is a few shot of the results.

All photo shot with Canon 5D MKII with 16-35mm 2.8L

Up In the Sky

Up In the Sky

looking down @ me

looking down @ me

to the left

to the left

me

me

lonely

lonely

First Post!!

Starting my fist photo blog with some San Francisco downtown street photos.

After reading all the tips and buying all the latest gear, I figure it’s time to takes some real pictures with it.  This is also my toe in the water attempt at street photos.  What made this trip challenging was turning my wife’s downtown shopping trip while pushing a stroller into a photo walk trip.  I must say, having the stroller next to you does help distract people’s attention from you with the big dSLR and zoom lens.  Pretty much I look like a overzealous father with the latest toy taking photo of the kid.  Tip for those that want to venture into street photos, take your kid and stroller with you (or go borrow someone else kid, I’m sure relatives would be happy that you’re giving them free babysitting time).

I also wanted to try something different.  Every time the whole family packs to go out on an event (whether it’s just shopping or visiting the parks, zoo, etc.  I tend to pack every gear and lens I have.  Two big bags full of camera equipment just to go to the local mall.  I would then leave a bag in the car and carry the shoulder bag with as much equipment I can stuff in there.  Usually at least 2-3 lens, flash, etc…  I always had the fear that I might miss that shot I want if I don’t have the right lens.  The sad part about this entire thing is that this is all for an expensive hobby.  I’m not even getting paid to think all that much.  So, I had an epiphany Sunday morning while I was packing up all the bags again.  Why don’t I try with just one lens and and nothing else in the bag.  If I can’t get the picture I want with that lens, it’s not meant to be.  So…

All photos were taken with a Canon 16-35 2.8L MKII on a Canon 5D MKII.  Enjoy.

lv

lv

Self Explanatory…  It was a shopping trip.

true religion

true religion

juicy

juicy

macy's

macy's

fcuk

fcuk

ferrari

ferrari

crate & barrel

crate & barrel

break

break

westfield

westfield

golden cupid

golden cupid

chinatown

chinatown

last stop

last stop