Talk on ‘Tuning your Social Media Strategy’

by on May.14, 2010, under marketing

Gave a talk to a group from the Rotary Club during a lunch meeting. Attached the slides here for reference

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Photography Video 1: Shutter Speed

by on May.11, 2010, under photography

In this video I demonstrate how each stop of light is 2 times brighter or darker using just the shutter speed.

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How to remove a lens filter that is stuck

by on May.10, 2010, under photography

My neighbour had a cracked UV filter that was stuck to his lens one day and we started the video rolling as I attempted to remove it.

The solution is to use a rubberized surface to provide grip on the ridges in the front of the filter.

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Interview on Photo360 Competition on 93.8FM

by on Apr.30, 2010, under photography

I was judging for the Microsoft’s Photo360 competition which had teams of photographers go around Singapore capturing a PhotoSynth of a place.

Click to hear the 2 parts of the radio interview

Microsoft Photo360 Competition part 1/2

Microsoft Photo360 Competition part 2/2

John Fernandes & Myself before we started the interview

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How fast are USB 3.0 Hard Disks?

by on Apr.28, 2010, under technology

I was browsing South Asia Computer at Funan Centre one day and saw an ExpressCard for USB 3.0 and wondered if USB 3.0 devices were available already.
It turned out that  Buffalo had a USB 3.0 DriveStation that was paired with the expresscard adapter since USB 3.0 notebooks aren’t available yet.

Bought them back and did a transfer.. (continue reading…)

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Google Earth view now available within Google Maps

by on Apr.27, 2010, under technology

Check this out.. now I don’t need to install the standalone Google Earth. It’s available as a plug in instead.

New York in 3D

Take a look at the Niagara Falls.. (you may have to install the plug-in first to view)


View Larger Map

How about Singapore?
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Creating the Facebook ‘Like’ button on your website/blog

by on Apr.23, 2010, under marketing, technology, wordpress

It’s much simpler than I expected! I originally wanted to leave it till i’m back home but did it in less than 5 mins..

All you need to do is to fill in the boxes to generate the code at
http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like

My code looks like

<iframe src=”http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwillyfoo.com&amp;layout=standard&amp;show_faces=true
&amp;width=280&amp;action=like&amp;colorscheme=light” scrolling=”no” frameborder=”0″ allowTransparency=”true” style=”border:none;
overflow:hidden; width:280px; height:px”></iframe>

If you’re using WordPress, just go to Widgets and create a text widget and paste it in! Simple as that!

Update (27th Apr) : If you want to add the ‘Like’ or ‘Recommend’ button to individual blog posts, just add a plug-in.
There are a few available, I’m using http://blog.gunnjerkens.com/2010/04/facebook-like-plugin-for-wordpress/

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HD Wallpaper Backgrounds – Carousel of Smoke

by on Mar.25, 2010, under Uncategorized

By request, here the artwork done by rotating a smoke trail

Wallpaper

Link to the HD version.

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Portraits Video Compilation [HD]

by on Oct.13, 2009, under photography

Been uploading a few videos in Facebook’s HD quality.
Embedding them in my blog to see how it looks.

The video can also be seen on my public profile on Facebook.

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Leica M9 at Christopher Lee & Fann Wong’s Wedding

by on Oct.09, 2009, under livestudios, photography

It’s the wedding of the decade with Mediacorp’s biggest celebrity couple’s wedding and I had the honour of being their official photographer with 2 of my LiveStudios colleagues Mike Hoi & Tata Tjahjadi.

I also had the pleasure of having the brand new Leica M9, Noctilux-M 50mm F0.95 and the Summicron-M 28mm F2.0 worth a total of S$30k to ‘test’ during their wedding.

I only had 1 day before the wedding to familiarise myself with the Leica digital rangefinder and the extremely thin focus of the F0.95 lens.

Started with the easier to handle 28mm.

Then I switched to the Noctilux 50mm which costs S$16k on it’s own.

Noticed the beautiful morning light from the window and got Fann to sit near it. Focus was really thin at F0.95. I could close the aperture down to F2.0 and get the necklace more in focus, but my Nikon 85mm F1.4 lens would have been able to easily do that at 10% of that price and would not achieve the beautiful bokeh (background blurring) that this image gives. At the minimum focus distance of 1 meter, the depth of focus is just a few millimeters.

If you move furthur away, focus becomes much easier.

F0.95 is too thin for fast moving events and would require the subject to remain at a certain distance for a while. Takes me about 4-5 seconds to get focused manually vs a split second on my normal camera. For the tea ceremony, I switched back to the 28mm and tested against a backlit window.

For more wedding photos of Christopher Lee (Li Mingshun) & Fann Wong (Fan Wenfang), head to http://bit.ly/christopher_fann

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