Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
25th Aug, 2014
Nun in the street of Sham Shui Po.
Kid crying for his iPad, Singapore.
20 Sep, 2014
Girl taking selfies with her doll friend in train, Hong Kong.
Back to School. Parents stood outside of a primany school watching children in the first day of school. Hong Kong.
Man watching light show in front of a Ferris Wheel, Singapore.
A driver of a 16 seats mini van heading toward Castle Park Road.
Children carring umbellera on a raining night.
Man sleeping at a football playground.
Woman sitting on a branch near the reconstruction area in Kwun Tong.
Man walking pass an electronic store and a barber shop.
V Shape Dream.
Man walking on a playground in Hong Kong after heavy rain.
A nun was falling asleep on train in the evening.
Central 6th Apr 2014
(30 Mar) Just found the only picture I took with GR on that hailing night .
This is the first pic released for my new project :Tsuen Wan Tsuen Wan, a street photography project to cover the city that I live. More photos coming soon!
Playing a bit with editing today. Which one do you like the best?
Walked along Kowloon to practice my 50mm lens today. Getting better at the feel of it. I feel like my 21mm lens was all about how close I can get to the subject, to create super graphical impression through its perspetive. The 50mm, on the other hand, is more about observation, precresion, or what may be called the deciesive moment.
Observate subject's action, and getting the exact moment I wanted was what I have been praticing lately. The more I do this, the more I realised: street photogtaphy may seem random and spontaneously. In each picture, the subjects just happened to be at the same place in the same time.
But it's definitely not the case, there is a reason behind each person to come to the same location at the same moment. And these characters and background that they are in, are therefore unqiue to each other. That is the reason I love street photography,
For many Hong Konger , traveling to Guandong is a good way of spending the holidays and long weekends cost-friendly. For photographers, Guandong is definitely a good place for photographs with its amazing scenary and historic sites.
This time, we traveled to Chauzhou in Guan dong, an city could be dated back to the pre historic time. Not only does it has awesome food and snacks, its culture are especially rich, too. Here are some pictures from the trip.
Workers holding candles and incense at Green Dragon Temple, Chauzhou, China.
潮州老字號鎮記牛雜粉。Famous cow offal noodle soup chief in Chaozhou.
天壇花園，汕頭。Tian Tan Gardan, Shantou.
博萊雅酒店，潮州。 Hotel BoLaiYa, Chaozhou city.
潮州古城裡的寵物店。Pet Shop in Chaozhou Old city.
to be continued.
Met some monks who went shopping today.
thought for the days: 1) Should have waited for the monks to finish shopping.
2) Maybe a single pic of monks carry shopping bags out from the store, intead of using 4 pictures to convey the story.
For about 6 months, I used my superwide prime lens almost all the time. Not only its prespective gives the image a powerful punch, its great depth of field are also extremely useful for street or landscape photography.
After finishing 5+ places for my Along the Line project, I felt more confident with the very practical "no finder" technique my mentor Mr. Raymond Wu taught me with a wide angel lens. And I think it is time to move on to a new way of shooting street photography: shooting 50mm with/without viewfinder.
Looking through the finder with a 50mm lens, things become more precise. 50mm do not gives you much background. I felt like it is harder to get the environment of your subject to tell a compelling story. It get worst when you are shooting with a APS-C sensor camera. On the other hand, I face difficulty when I raise my big ass full frame camera into people faces.....
To be honest, most of the photos with no finder with a 50mm I tried to take these few days suck so bad! (Which I am embarassed to shared them with you on my website.) However, once again, thankyou Raymond, now I know what I have to practice in the next coming months (or most likely, years).
Near Shek Kip Mei station, there is a place where my grandparents call the "Little Kowloon" (or Kowloon Tsai). I'd never know exactly where it is located on the map. But I am sure it is a cool place to shoot.
My street project Along the Line：Yeun Long has completed upload to the site. Please click the link below to see the whole album, enjoy:)