Archive for October, 2009

Photography 101 iii

( Coming Soon ) / Editing

Flash + Lighting + Things to avoid



bounce the flash off the ceiling, point the flash at the ceiling not at the subject.

this light up the whole room making the image look more natural and pleasing.

also the light will not be as harsh on the subject.


Day light

flash can be use in the day light,

when the sun is behind the subject, use flash, it can fill in the dark side of the subject

Night time

use tripod !

use long shutter speed even with flash, this allows the weak background light to fill in the background, then the flash will fill in the rest (subject).


there is 2 time that’s best for it, sunrise and sunset.


When taking photo of children or baby, position the camera at their eye level, usually this make it look better.

Don’t take a photo with objects sticking out of people’s head, for example light poles, tress or some background people’s arm.

arrr I need to work on uni stuff now. still lots to write about i think

I <3 being single

Being single / Not being with J

was going to write a million words for this post, but I replace it with 2 words.

Is Awesome !

besides from some crazy and silliness resulted from the break up (getting stabilized),

I m generally more happy and better connected with friends and that alone is awesome

Note: For busy people, just read the bold text. :p


Wish List

I want I want  I want I want I want,

Nerdy and Sexy !



r-strap  nice too, the normal strap is just too much weight on my neck.

J 101

After watching How I met your mother S5E3, Robin 101.

I wanted to write J 101,

but I realize how hard it is to not turn this in to a hate post,

everything I can think about her right now is her bad habits.



2pm Mobile dev Lab

6pm UTS library Studying, since I will only sleep at home.


Still working in the library

Food intake for today:


fillet’o'fish x 1

water x 1


banana bread x 1

Din din

fillet’o'fish x 2

water x 1

Din Din take 2

KFC Hot Wings x 6

Strange Green color color Soda x 1 is good tho


So many pretty girls in the library.
Why dun they study engineering. ( my excuse for not knowing any of them )

Going home now, byebye

Edit: 9:30pm

Was told there is a fire on the sydney harbour bridge. Stuck on the train at central station.

Edit 9:45
Went pass, I see no fire


Got my toy piano keyboard back.


1: mobile project
2: embeded project
3: soft eng project
4: epp2 report
5: sleep normally
6: Buy Ticket to HK
7: Do tax return

Want to go take photo at night.
Need a nice location.

Panasonic Lumix GF1


Considering to buy and take my first sleeping pill, just to knock myself out into normal sleeping pattern.

There is 4 full assignment just started and they are due in 3-4 weeks. Time to get busy but I am having sleeping problems. Well I sleep very well just not in the right time of day.

Looking for songs that helps sleeping, since no one is singing to get me sleepy.

Slow Piano works well I think

I might take piano classes with mummy when I am back in hk since here is nothing much to do. Its never too late to get started I guess.

Maybe drum too.

Maybe mountain bike as well.

Oo maybe a new camera. Well I want 2, a nice compact and a new dslr body. But thats a bit greedy.
Gf1 and d400 / d90 ?
Hmmmm I can take Dad’s d700.

Edit: Gf1 does hd movie. Maybe I get that and swap Take dad’s dslr.


Still can’t sleep I hate this.

I only took a 2 hr nap after dinner, and now I can’t sleep >.<

bb just had a nightmare and can't sleep, is crazy how much she resembles a 3 years old.

she is going on a diet and running everyday, I might had mention she is a bit chubby, but is ok, is great for a nice hug, anyways exercise is good, but skipping dinner isn't.

I went running last night, well just procrastinating my projects, is a good procrastinating option.

Yesterday at uni, 30 mins late in the lecture, nothing much, went to have a chat with mobile lecturer, no iphone dev option.


might be going back to HK Mid Nov, still need to check to make sure.

arrr, wanna go back sooner, want to go Japan sooner too. ^^

Ski Ski Ski, want to buy GF1 before going to Japan, since it is a bit smaller.

Maybe I should start dating, without J I have too much love to give and I want some of it too.

Edit: cbb, I like being single atm.

but so much uni stuff to do…

hmmm, anyway, I must sleep, is 6am :p

or plan B is to force myself to stay up until 11pm tomorrow.

Hungry again ><


Panasonic Lumix GF1

Photograpy 101 ii

Discamer: I am not a Pro. Just to share what I know so far. edit: And my English

Photography 101 part 2.
You don’t need a dslr or any other fancy camera to take good photo. They just offer more flexibility. The camera on your phone is very useful because it is always with you.

For a dslr camera or a camera with manual control, there is a 3 setting that needs to be understand first, other than this ( mostly ) is just your eyes and your subjects.

Changes to any of these changes the brightness of the image because more light is going in. (or more sensitive)

is all about balance of these settings depending on the situation.

Shutter speed.

The time the shutter “opens” to capture light


(assuming they had spin at the same speed, the shutter speed changed, the left one fast shutter speed, the right one slow shutter speed, that also means the Aperture or  iso had changed, for the left one the Aperture will need to be wider to get the same amount of light in, the right one will need a small Aperture or it will be a very bight image (or just white) )

More info:


The size of the hole that lets light into the camera.

wide open – morel light in – shallow depth of field. Smaller F number eg. f/5.6    ,  f/2.8   ,  f / 1.4

narrow – less light in – larger range in focus. Larger F number eg. f/32


(same here S or iso would have changed for these 2 images, is all about balance)

More info:


The sensitivity of the sensor or film.

for digital sensor, large iso means a noises image.


there is 2 value that’s impotent for a lens.

Aperture and focal length “zoom”

White balance ( Color ),

What the human eye see as white is not the same as the camera,

we can see it as white but it turns out to be yellowish because of the color temperature (from light, sun, etc)

to correct this, there is white balance, most of the time the camera get it right, when its wrong, the color will mess up , however it can be corrected in photoshop (better in RAW mode)

To use them

Well for most cameras there are: (this is for nikon)

M anual       -   control  everything

A perture    -  control the Aperture and     +/- Exposure Compensation, S will be set by camera, calculated by the light meter and the Exposure Compensation Setting.

S hutter       -  control the Shutter    and     +/- Exposure Compensation, A will be set by camera, calculated by the light meter and the Exposure Compensation Setting.

P rogram    – controls  +/- Exposure Compensation, “AUTO” A and P or it have some pairs of A and S to choose from.

I use P for just everyday photo, S or A when I have the time to take a nice one. M when I have lots of time and wants to play a bit.

and use tripod !

next topics



things to avoid

6:35 am, nap time.  My sleeping time is so normal.


I love penny from the big bang theory.

She is awesome.


Been watching it for the pass days


Need to have a water spoof screen or stop eatting while watching.

Random thought:

Hate J

Will never ever get back with her.

Please dont call me about your computer problems, normal talk is fine.

Just google your computer problems.

Edit: omg she just called for tech support, just had to tell that to her

No I will not fix your computer !

Found her tech support call annoying even when i m not trying to sleep.

Need to put more time on uni stuff.

Done redownloading the missing big bang theory ep ^^

LalalalalLzlakalakLalala bored.

J dont matter anymore, I guess is time for new gf.

Turned down 1 girl yesterday, kind of strange she didnt ask herself.
Meet her 2 times, never thought of it.

Well I said I dont want a gf, thats not so true now.

I just need to have feelings.

J im moving on to new gf, byebye


I like 盧巧音 when I was young,  havn’t heard it for years.

I started to like her because of this song. 垃圾







Sleeping patten very very fxxxed up

Spend most of the time, on my bed or watching TV,

Need to start on uni final assignments,


had a hair cut, bought myself a 72mm cpl filter, there goes $100 for a piece of glass -.-

Found out one of my dog in hk passed away because of old age earlier this year >.<, byebye mimi, I miss u. One of her son came back from James since he is working aboard.


Random thought:

I consider Apes to be in the human family tree, so we are kind of relatives, so every human on earth(or else where) is relatively close family, well every living thing really, we share DNA.


Must limit comfort food intake. Gained weight and have been eating lots of junk. I eat when I have stress, bit stress about uni stuff. Need to do something about it.

out for lunch, india curry again. yummy yum yum.
Edit: went kfc

Edit: Got Shoulder Message at Westfield,  feeling better now.

Edit: Watched The big Bang Theory and fall asleep.


Sleepy, sleepy, sleepy