Saturday, August 16, 2014

Weekly Street Photos #12


This week's theme: ADORABLE KIDS

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"The Young Maître d"
"Lost In Wonder"
 
"The Little Goalie"
 
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Friday, August 8, 2014

Weekly Street Photos #11


This week's theme: PUBLIC NAPPING

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"Waiting Patient-ly"

"Power Napper"

"Grandpa's Siesta"

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Weekly Street Photos #10


This week's theme: MOTHER & CHILD

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"...I Can See You" - Hong Kong
 
"Feeding Time"
 
"Pitstop"
 
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Weekly Street Photos #9


This week's theme: SYMMETRY & ASYMMETRY

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"A Quiet Afternoon"
 
"Class Levels" - Hong Kong
 
"The Belly of the Beast"
 
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Weekly Street Photos #8


This week's theme: STREET REFRESHMENTS

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"Roadside Refreshments"
 
"Fishballs"
 
"Burger Machine"

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Weekly Street Photos #7


This week's theme: PLAY

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"No Loading and Unloading Anytime"
 
"Compact Driver"
 
"Arcade Dance-off"

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Weekly Street Photos #6


This week's theme: HOPES AND DREAMS

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"Roadside Business Conference"

"Future Pop Diva"

"Knight in Shining Lights"

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Weekly Street Photos #5


This week's theme: CAUTION

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"Ibulsa" (to pocket)
 
"Pedicab Crossing"
 
"Sheltering Love" - Hong Kong
 
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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Most Photojournalists Use Canon

 
Have you ever wondered what camera brand Photojournalists use the most?  In the film era, it used to be Leicas and Nikons, but in todays digital world it's Canon!
 
Here is a pie-chart from hastalosmegapixeles showing the breakdown:
 
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Friday, June 20, 2014

Weekly Street Photos #4

Starting this week, I have decided to have a theme for my "street" picture sets to create cohesion within the post.

This week's theme: ABSTRACTION

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"Translucent Family"
 
"478"
 
"Obscura"
 
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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Weekly Street Photos #3

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"Group Selfie"

"Making Longganisa (sausages)"
 
"Ghost Rider"
 
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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Weekly Street Photos #2

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"Booking Customers On The Street"

"Multi-Level"
 
"Searching For Grace"
 
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Weekly Street Photos #1

Ever since I bought my Fuji X cameras, my street photos have been accumulating fast. So I have decided to select three shots from my "Street" file to post on a weekly basis.
 
Shooting "Street" has become an addiction... I mean, a daily hobby, that I've come to enjoy:) I did not shoot these photographs for any commercial purpose or reason, but just for the sheer enjoyment of capturing life as it unfolds around me. I am sharing this with you to spread the love!

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"Enjoying the Spotlight"
 
"Paying with My Allowance"
 
"Midday Nap"
 
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Thursday, May 22, 2014

"Street" with my Fuji X Cameras

My Fuji X-Pro1 and X-E1 cameras

I am now one of those who can testify that the Fuji X cameras are indeed revolutionary. They are compact and small, yet boast of the best features most professionals require in a digital camera system.
 
The Fuji X series cameras, particularly the X-Pro1 and the X-E1 (X-E2), are amazing photographic tools. Both are equipped with  the  16 megapixel  APS-C X-Trans CMOS that professional users swear equal the "top of the line full-frame DSLRS" in picture and color quality-- some even claim that it rivals Leica. The sensor's sensitivity is also highly praised for its extreme low-noise up to ISO 6400 (ISO can be extended up to 25600). Although the X-E1 has a built in flash, I never saw the need to use it even underneath the light of the moon. The X cameras are mirrorless, so are rock steady and quiet handheld even at 1/15th of a sec.; with the image stabilized zoom lenses I have been able to hand hold them without blur even at  1/4th of a sec. My two cameras are beautifully "retro-styled" like analog-era rangefinders, the X-Pro1 even has a state of the art optical viewfinder that shifts frame-lines automatically. Lighter and half the size of my professional DSLRs, with lenses equal in quality to Canon's L series, my Fuji X system is a dream come true.
 
I am not trading-in my Canon, Mamiya or Sinar systems just yet. In my line of photography, each system has its advantages. I still prefer my Canons for rapid action and motion/cinematic-imaging jobs (high fashion, sports, wildlife) and my Mamiya RZs & Sinar P for high-resolution commercial projects; but the Fuji X system has certainly added new dimensions to my work-- street and travel photography.
 
My XPro-1 with my old manual Canon FL lenses.

My Fuji cameras' compact, light, quiet and unimposing build; and its ability to tackle natural light in any condition makes them the perfect companion cameras to carry everyday wherever I go. The Fuji X system is also robust, currently supporting 7 high quality prime lenses and 5 zoom lenses with more in the pipeline. The system also has dedicated flash units (which I probably will never need) and attachments to tailor fit the cameras to the user. With the cameras' "shoot w/o lens" feature, I could also choose to mount 3rd party lenses using adapters. My old manual Canon FL prime lenses have a new life and are now back in service!
 
When I started my photography, I was essentially doing "street photography." But when I became a professional my subject matter became focused, I specialized and narrowed down my imaging to studio based techniques. It is so refreshing to be able to shoot anything, anywhere, in any light. This flexible camera system has given me back a fresh perspective on Photography that I have been missing for a long time.
 
Here is a sample of my work using the Fuji X cameras: 
 
"The Wedding Party"
 
"Peking Road"
 
"Uninterested"