A frequent sight while walking home from work, partners getting back together for a date after a long work day. Given the sun being low and shining from the west, I assume this was me taking the picture after work, not dating (married) and from the looks of it this was over by the South... Continue Reading →

There are endless ways of shooting street photos and we all tend to find our niche. One nearly fool-proof method is blind hip shooting. Hold the camera in your hand freely next to your thigh, point upwards and shoot. You may even tilt is sideways for some creative divergence or lines. One of great benefits... Continue Reading →

Gosh, I really need to dive into exploring slow shutter and motion blur. It is so fun to use. There is only one essential ingredient necessary for this, which we never have enough of, cannot afford buying it, even if we wanted, and will constantly complain about having lack of....Time...

Fog is still a big enigma for me, in terms of photography, because I have not had much chance to shoot it and any time I do, the pictures come out completely differently than I'd have expected. Practice makes perfect. Here, I took a single shot before entering my building, so I did not spend... Continue Reading →

Enjoying last few days of the serene SAIC gardens during my lunch walk, before they close them for the season and won't re-open until April or May. Slow drizzle and heavy clouds moved in as I walked about trying to decompress, de-stress and re-charge my inner batteries. What a paradox: a serene garden right next... Continue Reading →

Unfocused

One of interesting qualities of a human eye is the inability to recognize more than a dozen or so separate images every second. Enter the age of movie making where images are presented on screen at 24 fps or higher to create an illusion of movement, whereas in reality, they are nothing but a bunch... Continue Reading →

#SeeinRedSeries If you've never been to Chicago before and happen to arrive here by car from west suburbs, you will likely take I-290 Eisenhower Expy (lovingly called by Chicagoans "The Ike"), you will inevitably hit the double tunnel under the Chicago Stock Exchange where the Ike turns into Congress Pkwy. What a weird feeling driving... Continue Reading →

Ever had a "bad case of Mondays" where you get to work and nothing is working the way you expected it to? Try to make it through a lousy work day like that and then get stuck on a packed train home, engine broken, hot sunny day, A/C working only intermittently, parked in the middle... Continue Reading →

Goal of candid street shooting is to capture your subjects in their natural situations and unaware of your presence, so one of them looking into the camera is a surprise for both you and them.Not only did I not know they both looked when I pressed the shutter, but I also did not notice that... Continue Reading →

#SeeingRedSeries A throwback to last winter when I was walking around trying to do some infrared. IR shooting is usually known for its white hot foliage and grass in the middle of a summer day, but on a clear day like this one can get really decent IR light even in winter. It comes with... Continue Reading →

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