Archive for March 2009

My First Product Close Up Shots

I ought to look for something new to keep my photography momentum rolling. Or else , my gear will be sitting in the dry box all the time. Trying to shoot something that I never did before. Take out my kids' color pencil and Ferrari FXX toy car from Shell for close up shots. Set up a DIY studio light and borrow a soft cube light tent from friend. I'm using 2 units 28W cool daylight energy saving bulbs with plastic diffused cover as the light source. Put it at both side of the tent. I think I didn't really follow the appropriate light source setup and I just shoot right away. It shouldn't be a good one. Never mind, it is just an experiment. I'm planing for second round attempt with better research. Besides, I just found out the 18-55mm kit lens having shorter focusing distance compare to the Tamron 17-50mm. In order to have better effect of the product, may be I should get a macro lens. Another wish list in my mind. OMG, my wallet going to "bocor" again. By the way, I'm trying to get more Ferrari toy cars from Shell this year for my next close up product shots project.

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A day out to the park

Brought my children out to park on one of the Sunday morning. They all very excited. Running non stop and having fun in the park. Attempt to shoot some candid of my children, by using telephoto from far. That day didn't have strong sunlight and boosting ISO is a must. Just to share to you some photos of the day. I don't have a good one here, but will be better next time.

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Ye Lun is making a funny face...
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Grandma is overseeing them...
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Small party for Ye Lun (业伦)

The party was happened on the last CNY, which is more than a month ago. When we celebrating CNY, meaning we also celebrating Ye Lun's birthday. Ye Lun actually was born on the 1st day of CNY two years ago, which is his lunar calendar birthday. We had invited some of our close relative to come over and have a steamboat party. This 2 year's old little boy is very energetic and playful nowadays. I had a hard time to capture his candid shots, especially under low light condition.

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Ye Lun's cousins
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Wan Rou is waiting for her food...
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Ye Lun in action...
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