Saturday, February 19, 2011

NUSPS Little India outing (19 Feb 2011)

Joined the National University of Singapore Photography Society Street Photography Outing to Little India.

It was a fruitful outing for street shoot. Street photography is interesting as there's no rules. It can be shot from waist level without anyone knows that you are shooting where pictures will be the most natural, or good interaction with the subjects where they are very comfortable for photos taking and open up more opportunities for better photos. Tried a combination of shooting techniques even though they are not my style of shooting and I'm quite satisfied with the results.

Shooting with a 30mm and 11-16mm, the focal length forced me to train shooting up close to my subjects. Either try to interact with them to shoot or really shoot without them know. On the other hand, the LEICA do not offer me time to slowly compose through the viewfinder and to get the time to get the focus. Good training.
Just when I thought I'm really happy with the output of today's shots. I remember a quote and it applies to today's pictures - "Close, but not close enough".... and I think, cropping is not an option, your legs are the best zoom....

Gathering at Little India MRT station before moving off together.


A very friendly man demostrating how he makes the "naan"

I'm so cool!

Inside the Sri Veeramakaliaman Temple

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

新加坡植物园外拍 (13 Feb 2011)





Sufia Instax

Maggie Chen Instax

Maggie Chen Polaroid

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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

LEICA M4-P Test shots (7 Feb 2011)

Bought a 2nd hand LEICA M4-P with Jupiter 50mm F2, test shots using Fujifilm Superia 200. Shots are taken without the use of lightmeter and a combination of shoot using viewfinder and waist-level shooting.

Lessons Learn
1. Camera must be loaded and ready at all times
2. Shooting thru viewfinder is too slow
3. Recording down the settings used for the previous shot is at the cost of missing another shot.
4. Lens cap is hindering
5. I need to improve in judging distance
6. Digital photography and lightmeters spoils your sensitivity to lights
7. Technical stuffs are for photographers, artists uses the "feel"
8. It's time to ditch DSLR.

Favourite shot of the day

Quote: "With an SLR you compose the picture in the camera. With the Leica rangefinder you have to see the picture, recognize it and then frame it." --- Elliott Erwitt

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