Johnathan and Chelsea

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Johnathan & Chelsea are both good friends of mine. I actually knew both of them individually, before and after they became an item. Johnathan and I have worked together through several student organizations and were both officers of UCSD Photography club. Johnathan however, specializes in videography, and that is where our differences will probably lie. Chelsea and I met through many close friends, and I can reminisce of many great times while we were still students.

This photoshoot in particular was a meaningful one. It was one of the ways I could say thanks to all the great times that we ...

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San Diego Asian Film Festival

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2011: San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF)

I got the great opportunity to shoot as a press photographer for Taipei543, a culture blog and magazine started by UCSD alumni. It was such a great experience, got to hang out with some famous maybe even infamous stars and got some coverage on some exclusive events. Never thought that photography would be able to take me to so many new places and help me meet new people.

Taipei543:
http://taipei543.com/

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Jennywennycakes

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This is Jenny, and these are Jenny’s cupcakes

She is a medicinal chemist who I work with at GNF Novartis. Today is going to be her last day, because Jenny, is going to start her own business making pastries.

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Photography Tip #3 - White Balance (Color Temperature)

So here is a slightly technical tip which will help ALMOST ANYONE improve their photos. This does not only effect people who use expensive camera gear, but in fact, it is more important for those using cheaper cameras.

So here is a picture, can you tell what is wrong with it?

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Maybe you don’t see it yet. But what if I upload the corrected version of this picture.

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Now it makes sense. You’ll probably say, the color is wrong. But more precisely, it was a problem with white balance or color temperature. Most DSLR’s which can shoot ...

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Low Key Wushu Photoshoot

Wushu Concept Photoshoot #2 - Melvin Hseih (Low Key)

So here is the second part of the photoshoot, finally finished processing and uploading. We shot this on the top floor of the Gilman parking structure right as the sun was going down for two main reasons. #1, so that we wouldn’t get caught  playing with swords around too many people, and #2 so that we could get some high key shots with some ambient lighting and low key shots with a 3 point flash setup. The low key shots were definitely harder to take and edit, mostly due to balancing ...

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