Many people have asked if a mirrorless or hybrid camera is good enough. When the Panasonic Lumix GF5 was released, I loaned a set and asked Sharon Au if she would help me with my little experiment. The project soon blew into a full scale commercial shoot with David Gan from Passion Hair, Keith Png from Hide & Seek and Chris Ruth from Muse b’Art contributing their precious time and talent to this project. Big thanks to Air Furniture for letting us use their location, Cathay Photo for the wonderful wifi-capable Rotolight ANOVA lights and Panasonic Singapore for the loan of the Panasonic Lumix GF5.
Many would have wondered why my blog hasn’t been updated for a long time. Since I’ve started actively using facebook, it has been too troublesome updating the blog and linking it to facebook. And the comments are not linked.
Luckily a recent revisit I did for this turned up the plugin “Add Link to Facebook” which is supposed to integrate and automatically post articles up to a facebook profile wall or public page wall. It synchronises the comments as well. Now this makes sense and I’ve just installed it and giving it a try.
As an ambassador for HTC, myself and 2 bloggers Eunice & Alvin head to Sydney courtesy of HTC Singapore and Destination New South Wales to experience and share them back using the HTC Evo 3D Smart Phone.
See the rest of the photos on my facebook page
Thats RIGHT!! Its our 7th year anniversary and there is much to celebrate as we are giving away fabulous gifts all August! To enter, simply PARTICIPATE in our ‘mini-contests’ throughout August & get your name listed in our point system Raffles Draw! YES…Its that EASY! =)))
Here are the notes for those attending the beginner’s photography course and the crash course.. For updates on the courses, please join our PhotoSchool Facebook Page
I was at Toa Payoh South Community Club in the afternoon conducting a Food Photography Talk on behalf of the People’s Association PASSION Photographers Interest Group
Giving a talk jointly organised by
1) Occamlogic Consulting
2) Young Entrepreneurs Society
3) Chen Fu Ji Restaurant
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I still use the word ‘Ghost’ due to the success of Norton Ghost many years back, which was one of the only choices then to create a Windows image so that you can ‘Unghost’ it to get back a clean image. The fastest computer is always when it’s ‘clean’ before you start installing various software and when you start using as various files will be written into the system which will slow the system down.
Thus the trick is to partition the harddisk into 2 parts (C: & D:) drive.. have windows running in C: drive and our data in D: drive. I tend to save the setup at different stages as images in D: drive. So that I can choose to revert to the clean images when my system slows down.
I took a look at the various notebook offerings in Singapore and found the Samsung notebooks well configured for this process. The partitioning process is built-in and cloning mechanism is provided as Samsung Recovery which saves you the first 2 steps. Neat
- Partition Harddisk in to C: & D: (with Easeus Partition Master)
- Install System Cloning software (ie. DriveImage XML or Easeus Todo Backup)
- Install Google Chrome or Firefox
- Uninstall Norton software (Trialware installed, rather use a good freeware anti-virus)
- Install Avast Anti-Virus or Avira Anti-Virus
- Turn off Windows Defender (Replacing with Avast or Avira)
- Turn off System Restore in Computer>System Properties (Replacing with a Imaging software)
- Move C:\users\[username]\folders to D:\[username]
- Clone System (I call this the ‘Clean’ image)
Gave a talk on photography of cityscape and architectural photography for the NYAA (National Achievement Youth Award) and URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority). Total of 190 attendees mostly students who are budding photographers attended.
Here are some photos taken with a LG Phone Camera around Singapore
By the way.. URA’s video is pretty interesting.. didn’t know there were that much thought into city planning.
As part of a series of Talks organised by ClubSnap and the Singapore Arts Museum, I’m presenting a talk on running a photography business