Archive for August, 2009

room with a view

Pentax K10D + DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL @ 18mm & f/5.6. ISO 500 @ 1/30 sec. Converted to B&W in Lightroom using the B&W Low Contrast preset and then heavily tweaked.
Our new apartment has a small screened-in porch overlooking a 3-4 acre lake. The only problem is that the windows are so high that you [...]

Asian design has the right IDEA

At least two-thirds of this year’s IDSA student IDEA awards went to Asian designers. This might have something to do with the ethnic mix of submissions to the IDEA student competition but I think it is also emblematic of an overall shift that is happening in the design industry today.

Mastering manual focus on Pentax DSLRs

I have had a number of people ask me how to get consistent results with their manual focus lenses on Pentax DSLRs. The good thing is that it is not all that difficult. The bad thing is that it takes a bit of trial and error to figure it out. Or, maybe that’s a good [...]

It’s done!

It only took me 19 years, but I can now call myself a college graduate. I made the Dean’s list 5 times and my cumulative GPA of 3.38 was good enough to allow me to graduate with honors. The last year has been a wild but rewarding ride. I have learned a lot about the [...]

Taipei Taxi now available @ Urban Outfitters

Pictured above are sample prints I received several weeks ago of this photo. As of today, you can get your own copy on Urban Outfitters’ website. How cool is THAT?! Don’t worry, just because I’m now officially a “professional” photographer I’m not going to let it go to my head or anything ;-)