Bright summer day is always beautiful but summer is slowly going away and I did manage to take a few pretty summer pictures at Edwards Gardens. My last visit was last year at a photo shoot for my friend’s wedding, the relaxing feel was totally unforgettable so I figuared why not go for a short visit. The parking lot was very full, I guess people had decided to feel the summer one last time before it goes away during the long weekend 😛 It was really a perfect day for a walk at the park, weather was very nice and cool, didn’t really expect to see any flowers because it was August already but I did find a few interesting things and it really was a very enjoyable afternoon. Here are a few pictures I took 🙂
Aug 04 2013
Jul 27 2013
I didn’t expect with a cloudy weather Saturday I would manage to come up with a few good pictures, guess it doesn’t have to be sunny to get that achievement hehe. I haven’t taken any pictures outdoor in a cloudy day for a long long time and the result was not bad. I love photography, don’t want to be a professional but I am trying a lot different types just for fun. Practice is what I need and I am sure I will do a lot of that this summer. Every experience begins with a start, feel free to comment because I will definitely need that to improve my skills hehe.
Aug 01 2012
If you know mirrorless DSLR cameras then you should know the problem of my NEX-5N, there is no hot shoe for flashes or other accessories. It does come with a mini size flash but it’s just not enough for anything or you can get a bigger one for $199 with very limited flash power and flexibility. Then Sony came out with a more expensive model NEX-7 (with a hot shoe), which is double the price of a NEX-5N. Both cameras specs are very close and of course, the NEX-7 would have a higher bigger CCD sensor, other than that they are almost the same. I wouldn’t pay $1400 for a hot shoe, instead, I am very happy with my NEX-5N but you know what? Recently, a $30 aftermarket Hot Shoe Adapter just came out and it works like a charm, that just made me even happier, so beat that SONY :p
Mar 11 2012
It was Valerie’s 1 year old birthday a couple weeks ago and I invited Rosanna, David and little Valerie to my basement studio to have some pictures taken. It was my very first time having a studio session with a 1 year old, it would have been a mess if I didn’t have any helpers there, so many thanks to Karen and little Marcus. They also brought their own babies toys and clothes to make this event happen, took David 4 rounds to get everything from the car so you pretty much have an idea how much preparation that was.
How hard it is to take photos for a 1 year old? Seriously, I thought it was easy but after the first 10 mins of the photo shoot, I realized there were a few issues that I wasn’t aware of, e.g. babies crawl super fast, they will not listen to you and super hard to get the right facial expression etc. And after 2 hrs of the photo shoot, 550 pictures were taken, everyone was exhausted, Valerie even felt asleep right after. Anyways, I finally got the time to pick out the right pictures for my facebook and blog, they actually turned out pretty good considering that was my first time :p
Here is a link to the full album on my facebook http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150718363925211.453476.689775210&type=3&l=d50fbf2a9f
Dec 17 2011
Had to do some low light camera test with my NEX-5N since I heard soo many good things about it so I headed to Sunny and Karry’s house to do some tests since they have soo many things I can take pictures of, like their Christmas village display :p I love almost every part of the camera but a little not satisfied with the low brightness of some pictures. The noise in high ISO is pretty good, with the Anti Blur mode which takes 6 shots in 1 sec then combine them all as one picture is pretty amazing. Camera itself is super light, very handy to carry it around town. To top the regular still shots test, took a few pictures with Brownie (Karry’s cat) with her speedy movements. I am actually pretty happy with the results overall, maybe you guys should consider getting one as well :p
P.S. I did adjust the brightness a little bit using photoshop, nothing else but surprisingly, the noise/clarity of the photos after the adjustment is pretty good 😀