High Key Wushu Photoshoot

Wushu Concept Photoshoot - Melvin Hseih (High Key)

So I’ve had some photoshoot ideas on my mind ever since this spring quarter. These ideas usually start out as small conceptual bookmarks that I make while going through my daily routine. I’ll be looking through a photoblog or magazine and something will click. Melvin is a good friend of mine. I think we met last year while I was still trying out wushu. We also had some classes together and became more acquainted as I’ve gotten more involved in TASA as well. But he asked me to help him ...

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Photography Tip #1 - What Camera Should I Buy?

So people have been asking me a lot of questions these days about photography. One question in particular that I get almost every time is about which cameras, lenses and other equipment they should purchase. And a lot of times, I really don’t feel like I can substantiate this with an answer without first asking multiple questions myself. Like,

What do you take pictures of? People? Are you the person among your group of friends who is always documenting the moment? Does everyone expect you to be the one uploading and tagging shots on facebook??

Landscapes? Are you always ...

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Photography Rant #1

Everyone learns to take good pictures by first taking bad ones. But we first have to understand that creating the image which puts absolution to the moment is somewhat of an arduous task. And in fact, most photos fail to come close to meet this somewhat abstract criterion for a Good Photo.

Although understanding this, most people will never admit to a bad photo. They come up with cleaver reasonings to vindicate a shot and thus first place a primal block on their chance of learning from their mistakes. Working with some of these people, I’ve heard some pretty ...

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