The 2 of us @ Centennial Park

November 12, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Had a really good time on sunday doing nothing but having a nice relaxing fun photo session at Centennial Park with Chibi. These sessions are meant to be fun, adventurous, relaxing and a way for me to practice and learn more about photography.

I’m really fortunate to have such a nice pretty girlfriend to be my model =). Although sometimes photography can be about capturing unexpected moments, this time I tried to take my time and really think about putting the shot together. I’m still really slow at composing a good shot so hopefully with more practice my shots can be quicker yet sharp.

Here’re some shots we took on the day:

Just the 2 of us - Centennial Park Sydney

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Fun with the 60D

October 18, 2012 at 8:45 pm

So after a week or 2 of shooting with the 60D, I really have to say I’ve been thoroughly impressed! At the camera of course, not my photography skills >D. But needless to say, a good photograph comes from the photographer, not the camera. DSLR’s are so versatile, there is so much to learn, so many techniques you can apply, settings to play with, equipments and accessories to add on. I’ve still have much to learn lol.

Just wanna share a few of my favourite shots taken thus far =).

Shot this nice pic of Chibi on our little trip down to Fitzpatrick park

Shot this nice pic of Chibi on our little trip down to Fitzpatrick Park

Flowers near Padstow

Some flowers down the road from my home

Path next to Padstow Tafe

Pathway next to Padstow Tafe on a nice sunny day

Sushi platter at BonBons birthday

Makoto Sushi platter at BonBons birthday =D~

Bought my first DSLR

October 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm

A DSLR camera has been on my ‘want’ list for quite a while now. Being a careful buyer, I normally won’t purchase something of substantial value without contemplating whether it is worth getting or not. But after putting much thought, I’ve decided it’s time to move to the prosumer level of photography!

So I went and got myself a Canon 60D + 17-55mm f2.8 lens =). It sports an 18MP APS-C sensor, 5.3 fps burst rate, articulated screen and can shoot 1080p video @ 25fps. The specs may seem pretty average or even subpar to some, but to me, I’ve never even dreamed of having something of this caliber in my life. As I took my first few shots, I immediately saw the potential this camera has to offer. Coming straight from a Nikon P7100 that I’ve used like a workhorse, the difference is clear. Pictures from the 60D come out MUCH sharper, more vibrant, better exposed and much much stronger depth of field. I’m gona have lots of fun playing with my new toy and I can’t wait to get out there to shoot the whole world! Looking forward to many trips to come and hopefully one day, back to Japan again =).

I must say though, the improved picture quality really has alot to do with the 17-55mm lens. It’s an incredible lens. Ultra fast and sharp, versatile, IS works like a charm and autofocus is extremely snappy. I love the lens just as much as the body. I will upload some pics soon when I have time.

Here’s my new baby =)

canon 60D + 17-55mm f/2.8

canon 60D + EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8

Alan & Sandra’s wedding in Bali

September 26, 2012 at 9:56 pm

So my bro finally gets married, and does so in style (Gungnam style >D) in Bali. First of all I’d like to congratz my bro and Sandra for tying the knot!

We spent 4 days in Bali with Sandra’s and our family at a really nice villa getaway. It was accommodation like no other. 4 massive double story houses, giant 1000 sqr metre back yard, personal cook, person Rajon Rondo look-alike driver, massive pool and insects. As great as it sounds, it does have it’s downsides. First and foremost the insects! It was like some tropical rainforest, the houses weren’t enclosed aside from the bedroom (which still had gaps through the doors). Meaning all sorts of insects such as mozzies, ants, spiders, bees, scorpions, frogs, geckos, moths etc will get inside. Thankfully, they supplied us with Mortein which did help but oh man, they were everywhere. Then there was the bathrooms, which had a window that passer byers can directly peer in and see you! So everyone used the bathrooms upstairs which were fully enclosed. Chibi was so freaked out she could barely sleep lol. I think to get through this challenge, you have to become one with nature. You know? pretend you’re a local, let the ants crawl on you, let the gecko’s eat the mozzies, let the ants eat the dead insects. After a while you realise it’s just part of nature, a food chain for survival and the humans are on top of it.

Villa Bidarari

Villa Bidarari

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Erika Toda Digital Painting

July 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Inspired by Chibi’s recent paintings and taking a break from gundams, I decided to do a digital painting of one of my favourite actresses – Erika Toda. This painting was really fun, it’s always amazing seeing your work slowly come to life (=. So here it is – Digital painting of Erika Toda (she also played Misa Misa from Death Note live action).

Erika Toda Digital Painting

Erika Toda Digital Painting. Click to see full size image

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Japan Trip 2012 – Part 4 Final

June 11, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Well here is the final part of our trip! We finished Osaka and slowly made our way back up to Tokyo, stopping by Kyoto once again and Nagoya. It felt like we’ve seen most of Japan. But something was missing, there was a missing piece of the puzzle which we had yet found. It wasn’t until the end of our trip that we finally found it.

Akihabara.

But first I’ll start off with the awesome events that took place before wrapping up this already amazing trip in Akihabara.

Kyoto April 15th – 5 Year Anniversary

It is April 15th, our 5 year anniversary so we decided to spend another day in Kyoto as there really was no better place. This time however, we decided to be a little more adventurous, so we hired a bike and rode all around this beautiful city. I have to give lots of credit for doing so as she wasn’t the most experienced rider, yet she made it through all the narrow streets, the crowded paths and the riverside =). Had heaps of fun that day, it was an experience like no other!

Kyoto cherry blossom bike ride

This was one of the paths we rode our bikes through. Stunning

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