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[Shoot Session] – Raf + AJ

In Canon 5DMKII, Canon EF 35mm f1.4 L, E-Shoot on 12/13/2009 at 7:49 am

These are some of the photos of a quick shoot of Raf + AJ. We were at an event and we decided to kick it up a notch by starting early on our e-sessions. When Raf was away, she messaged me to ask if i could take pictures of her and AJ once she came to back to vancouver. I hope you guys like them – they have also been posted in the portrait section of my blog.



050/365 – Finally Sleeping in!

In Canon 5DMKII, Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8 L, Project 365 on 12/11/2009 at 4:07 pm

050/365 – Finally Sleeping in!

Today i was able to sleep in! i was suppose to go out and shoot in downtown but when i saw what the weather was like outside, i decided to sleep in.

maybe tomorrow i can go out and shoot in downtown. I still got lots to do tomorrow. i gotta edit photos and do other things. SIGH. i wonder when i can go downtown. I also want to play COD MW2, and L4D2.

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049/365 – 1000 Highlighters!

In Canon 5DMKII, Canon EF 35mm f1.4 L, Project 365 on 12/11/2009 at 4:02 pm

049/365 – 1000 Highlighters!

Honestly, that’s about how much i go through whenever i study. ALL of these highlighters are pretty much done and dried out.

Some of you know that i used to highlight with a ruler. And when you guys made fun of me, i ended up ditching the ruler and started free handing it – now i have a whole bunch of squiggly lines on my pages.

Anyways, today is the last day of studying! and my finals end today! I can start working, shooting and relaxing until when term 4 comes around – i am hoping this january.

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048/365 – Swing Set: Brotherly Love

In Canon 5DMKII, Canon EF 85mm f1.2 L II, Project 365 on 12/11/2009 at 3:56 pm

048/365 – Swing Set: Brotherly Love

So today, i was definitely sick of studying! I came home at about 10:00am and i decided to go out to debeck park to see if i could take a photo of something. I walked to the jungle gym set and i saw these monkey bars. And it reminded me of a story…

Back in the day, I used to attend debeck elementary school with my little brother, Marc. One day, when i was 10 years old, Marc and I were locked out of the house and had to wait for someone to come home. We decided that it would make more sense to go to the park and find something to do than to just wait and get bored. We ended up playing on the jungle gym set and i saw these monkey bars. I told my brother that i was highly skilled and I could skip two rings. He asked me to show him and of course, i attempted it. I grabbed the first ring and jumped as far as i could to grab the fourth ring. I got my finger tips on it and accidentally let go of the first ring. When i let go, i realized that i didnt have a good grip on the 4th ring so i ended up on the gravel face down. I ended up scraping my right elbow and my left knee. I was bleeding heavily and my brother said, “Ahia! (it means older brother) Dont move! i’ll go find someone to help you!” He ended up finding my teacher, and we were able to go home once i got cleaned up. Now thats brotherly love – he’ll always be around to see all of the stupid things i do. And when i fail, he’ll be there to get me up on my feet.

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047/365 – My workhorse Trinity

In Canon 5DMKII, Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8 L, Project 365 on 12/11/2009 at 3:44 pm

047/365 – My workhorse Trinity

You like? i really like it a lot. hahaha. This is my workhorse trinity. I rely on these lenses heavily and they deliver shot after shot after shot! I have no complaints and i would recommend everybody to have the same set for an FF. If you are using a crop, then it’d have to be the sig 30, 50 f1.4, and the 85mm f1.8. That’ll deliver amazing photos as well.

for those photogs out there…
There are a couple of things wrong with this photo and things i realized:
1) i need a tilt shift if i was ever serious about taking product photos as tilt shifts provide a huge range of DOF
2) The use of a tent would be better. This shot was taken with a white dining table, and a white wall as a background – merged in post process. A letter-sized piece of paper was used to diffuse the harsh room lights.
3) In order for these types of photos to be approved by a stock company, you’d need to reduce shadows, eliminate brands, purple fringing and specular highlights. Just something to think about if i ever wanted to delve into that.

Remember! this is all about practice!

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046/365 – What’s Do You See?!

In Canon 5DMKII, Canon EF 35mm f1.4 L, Canon EF 85mm f1.2 L II, Project 365 on 12/07/2009 at 2:17 pm

046/365 – What Do You See?!

I am definitely lacking inspiration today. I went from taking pictures of highlighters, to taking pictures of my 3 L prime lenses. There are just those days that you dont want to take pictures. For my last effort, I decided to dig up an old photo that i took back in april and give it a new spin. So here it is, and i hope you guys like it. HAHA.

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045/365 – Marble Slab!

In Canon 5DMKII, Canon EF 85mm f1.2 L II, Project 365 on 12/06/2009 at 4:03 pm

045/365 – Marble Slab!

Today, i was able to spend time with Janelle. I picked her up from her exam at BCIT and we went to eat at sushi train. I ordered a Salifornia roll and she ordered a prawn tempura plate. If you guys ever go there, grab the salifornia roll – its 7.99 and it’ll definitely get you full! YUM. sometimes i have cravings just thinking about it!

Anyways, after that we went to watch the new twilight movie; new moon. it was suuuppperrrr sappy – as expected but the plot was good. we left the movie theater and we both came to the conclusion that the movie was SUPPPERRRRR GAYYY. hahhahaha!

But one of the cool things is that during the filming of the movie, they were at front street. I love front street! it’s in new west and I took Carlos + Camille’s photos there.

Anyways, we headed down to marble slab because janelle wanted some ice cream and being the good boyfriend that i am, of course we went there – and hey, i needed something for my 365 and here it is! – these are marble slab cones from marble slab creamery. they are sooo goooood! when you guys go there make sure you get the cookie dough topping. its super delicious!

so thats it! see you tomorrow!

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044/365 – Drunk Driving

In Canon 5DMKII, Canon EF 85mm f1.2 L II, Project 365 on 12/05/2009 at 12:07 pm

044/365 – Drunk Driving

I dont mean to nag but… this is a friendly reminder to people that if you are going to drink, do yourself a favor and dont drive. Just get a DD, or get a marlon who will not drink and would be more happy driving a whole bunch of drunk people home – JUST DONT VOMIT IN MY CAR.

taken with the 5Dii, i am very amazed at the low light capabilities of this camera! this was shot at iso 3200. Look at the lack of noise!

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043/365 – Jed’s portrait II

In Canon 5DMKII, Canon EF 85mm f1.2 L II, Project 365 on 12/04/2009 at 11:05 am

043/365 – Jed’s portrait II

Today was one of those days that i had to bring out my 85mm f1.2 L II. And this photo was taken of Jed. The 365 project is all about practice, and this one of the the many ways that i practice – take photos of those people that i am pretty close with.

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042/365 – Last Day of Clinical!

In Canon 5DMKII, Canon EF 35mm f1.4 L, Project 365 on 12/03/2009 at 2:03 pm

042/365 – Last Day of Clinical!

Today, was the last day of clinical for term 3. We were all part of LGH’s 4 east and we had a blast! we met different types of people. And though we learned all of the basic skill sets together, we each had our own unique experiences.

We want to say thanks to 4 east and thanks to our awesome instructor Shayna!

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