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Macro Photography

31 Jan 2012 / 1 Comment / in Photography, Pix a Day

So thanks to a friend of mine, Victor, I got to try out this very special form of photography. The setup is kinda getto. But I’ve learn that with directional light, it can do wonders for you.

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I learned something today…….

27 Jan 2012 / 0 Comments / in News, Photography

Some nice wedding tips!!!!!

2012-01-24 IR UC Berkeley / Life

25 Jan 2012 / 0 Comments / in Infra Red, Photography, Pix a Day

I went to UC Berkeley to day to use Wurster Library so I can do some research and brainstorm possible Thesis Topics. Its proving harder than usual. I’ve recently been conflicted with doubts of continuing Architecture as a profession. I guess its because I’ve always question my ability to create. My friends have always told me I had a good approach toward composition, lighting, and problem solving. However, I’ve been finding that to design, one must spend weeks if not months to research wat is the that we are designing. In other words, what’s the issue. I like to design things under the order of : ISSUE, POSITION, and MANIFESTATION. I’ve been doing this since I entered Grad school. But I understand that in the contemporary architectural practice, there’s never enough time do do this and clients want it faster and faster. After practicing for a few years and I realized many practicing architects of today are often forced (forced as in limited time and budget) to design without actually figuring out what is it they are trying to solve. Everything comes to aesthetics, and that my friend is a matter of opinion. The ones that do the research usually are the best architects in the world, but they are pinned to 18 hr work days, many unpaid interns (slaves), and often have a questionable marriage because of the amount of time they spend at work……….. (some of you know what im talking about). If not, the movie “Click” starring Adam Sandler. Exaggerated, but not too far from the truth.   I’m not sure I can be or work like that…….

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Occupy Rain / Hyatt Regency

21 Jan 2012 / 0 Comments / in Architecture

So a bunch of buddy’s and I went to Financial district to check out the protest at 6am this morning. Apparently this march has been on plan for a few weeks now. But tropical storm moves in on the same day….. so we were stupid, at 6am there were 1 tent and 20 people out protesting (see B+W pictures). And after 20 minutes of just walking around thinking we missed the crowd we ducked into the Hyatt Regency in SF. It was designed by Atlanta based John Portman Architects & Associates.  I love the building. And every holiday they really deck it out with the lights. I wish I had more time to spend in this place, its pretty magical.  All in all I wished  I had spent more time on the protest but I couldn’t stand to wait for the weather to die down.

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Pinole’s Not So Lovely Landscape

21 Jan 2012 / 0 Comments / in Photography, Pix a Day

Pinole is an interesting place.The name is odd so this is what Wikipedia said.

The name derives from “pinole”, a Native American word for a kind of flour made from the seeds of maize, chia, and various other grasses and annual herbs. An expedition under Pedro Fages was said to have run out of provisions while exploring the area, and been fed pinole by a local village, and so the Spaniards named their camp “El Pinole”.

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Weekend in San Mateo

18 Jan 2012 / 1 Comment / in Photography, Pix a Day

Crystal Springs  +  Seal Point Park

San Mateo is a suburb about 30 miles south of the City of San Francisco. While it isn’t typically a tourist attraction, I find that it has some of the most scenic hilly landscapes in the bay. I watched a sunset and a sunrise there and I find it absolutely magical.

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2012-01-13 Long Exposure Speed Photography

I’ve been obsessing this for a while now and finally I got a chance to try it out. So I’ve always wanted to create something that looked unrealistic that had a sense of speed in it. The shoot involved mounting a tripod to my Mazda MX 5 and shooting a bunch of pictures while driving to and in San Francisco.

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2012-01-11 Pix a Day

11 Jan 2012 / 0 Comments / in Photography, Pix a Day

IR Photography! IR stands for Infra Red. It basically take the heat signature readings of a scene and capture it. Usually the result is a really dark and red image.

The lens I borrowed from KK Yu  LINKY has 72mm cap. Now I can use all those filters I haven’t used in a very very long time. IR/ ND …, so excited. And the IR images look good on the EP1.

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2012-01-10 Long Exposure Workshop + More

10 Jan 2012 / 1 Comment / in Photography, Pix a Day

I recently host a sunset long exposure workshop I held here in SF. I basically took a group of friends through the type of photography i was into and how I do it. I can share some of it here.

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12 Nov 2011 / 0 Comments / in Architecture, Pix a Day

After 1 Month of Exploration. I can Say I have a good set of Architecture + Social Images of MIT. Was it a lot of work for a little pay….? Dam right it was. Was it worth it? Yes because Now I know what it means to document a place Millions have seen before but perhaps not in the eye of an architect.