Exploring Hawaii with Film
Aug13

Exploring Hawaii with Film

Hawaii was the first trip I’ve done while shooting exclusively on film, and I loved it. I like film because of it’s simplicity and because it makes me think. Shooting film is like playing a game of chess or playing a musical instrument: anybody can learn the basics, but dig deeper and it becomes as complex as you choose to make it. Film is easy; anybody can shoot film. But there are subtleties and complexities which make...

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Photo Essay: Getting away from it all in Hawaii
Aug07

Photo Essay: Getting away from it all in Hawaii

I’ve done some pretty crazy trips recently, but I still love getting away from it all. Aloha, Hawaii.       I finally managed to get some time off in late July. With memories from Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit still fresh in my mind, I spent much of the month racking my brain eagerly planning another grand adventure. Late nights and countless hours of internet searching yielded few results, and I eventually...

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Taking Pictures in My City
Nov21

Taking Pictures in My City

We try to make our homes as comfortable as possible. To me, “comfort” is another way of saying “neutral”. After all, it wouldn’t be much of a home if our senses were always on alert, constantly excited by stimuli. We can’t help but make our homes into neutral, inoffensive places in which we can feel comfortable and relaxed. I think we tend to also view the local area through the same goggles of neutrality. The problem with...

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A trip with the Canon Powershot SD1300
Jun18

A trip with the Canon Powershot SD1300

I just got back from a quick trip to Southern California where I attended a graduation, flew a light aircraft up north along the coast, and went camping by the ocean. I brought my 5D III in hopes of taking some nice pictures, but the aptly named M-Fn button somehow got stuck down which rendered the camera inoperable. Thankfully there is a Canon Service Center in Irvine, CA so I dropped the camera off for repair. I don’t bring backup...

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