This is a story of luck. January 18, 2014 was a sunset that I’ll remember forever. Continue reading Epic Beach Sunset
We all use our cameras in different ways. Do you take group shots with your friends using your iPhone? Are you an Instagrammer who takes photos of things you buy, the clothes you wear, and random sunsets with random filters? Perhaps you’re an Asian who takes pictures of your food? A globetrotter who takes photos to remember where you’ve been? A selfie fanatic? I am none of these, and I wasn’t conscious about how strangely I used my camera until now. Continue reading Boston: the photos I didn’t take
What makes a sunset so magical and mesmerizing? SCIENCE. Continue reading What makes a sunset so magical and mesmerizing? SCIENCE.
In June 2013, I was determined to upgrade from my Sony point’n’shoot, so after a ton of research and careful consideration, I splurged on my shiny new DSLR setup. I won’t lie, my photography gear is pretty over the top, but disregarding the price bracket, I learned plenty about how to shop for gear. Let me tell you how.
Macro. The ability to photograph tiny little subjects opens up a whole new world to exploration. One foggy morning, I saw dew collecting on a fuzzy plant, so I challenged myself to frame this one single plant in as many interesting ways as possible. Continue reading Fuzzy Plant: A Macro Study
I was gently roused at 7:30 this morning. I’ve been exhausted recently, still trying to recover physically and mentally from my recent epic 5-day journey to LA/Boston/NYC, so I wanted to sleep in. The light from the window was bright, but much softer than usual, which didn’t make sense, I thought to myself. Santa Barbara has been rather gloomy (which hasn’t helped me regain my energy), so why was it so bright just before sunrise? Then it dawned on me. Fog.
Sara Bareilles and OneRepublic at the Santa Barbara Bowl, Sept 10, 2013, my first live concert ever. Of course, being me, I attended with the mindset of the photographer, and I figured if I was going to take pictures I was going to do it right. FRONT ROW, YEAH! Continue reading Sara Bareilles OneRepublic concert!
One year ago, I was not a visual person. When I walked, I stared at my feet and let my vision drift out of focus. When I talked, I didn’t even think to hold eye contact. Therefore, when I obtained my humble-point-and-shoot camera as a graduation gift, I realized that I had wasted four years in Boston hardly appreciating my surroundings. I vowed to take a picture a day for a year to see if it could open my eyes. Continue reading A photographic journey