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Week 39 | 2012

Posted on October 5, 2012

Its hard to believe but here I am at the 39th week of 2012 and I’m still going with this project. I really want to thank my friend Wouter because without his wise words this project would have probably ended by now. After 39 weeks photographing almost everyday what does one learn? Well for me personally the journey has been quite interesting. I’ve tried more cameras than I care to name but I do finally agree that its the photographer behind the lens that creates the magic. I use to have a hard time coming this realization and always thought that the better gear gives you better images. Wrong, a better photographer will give you better photographs. I’m just a regular photographer like many of…

Week 38 | 2012

Posted on September 28, 2012

So I contact my friend’s dad yesterday which curiously is nicknamed Leica Man. Let’s rewind right quick. I started with photography back in 1994 and actually it was with Leica Man’s Canon F1. I mean his son was one of my best friends in high school (1986-1991) and I’ve visited his house a million times. Why Leica Man? Well his Leica collection is considered to be the one of the biggest in the United States with all sort of Leica glass and all cameras up to the M6 (he never went digital) including Leica R bodies and glass. Fast forward, to yesterday and I give him a call, it turns out he has a photography exposition this evening which he invited me to attend.…

Week 37 | 2012

Posted on September 22, 2012

Every so often on our photographic journeys we arrive at new paths. These paths lead to new doors and its up to us, to either cross them or stay behind. What are you going to do? Personally, I just arrived at a new door myself and I still don’t know what the other side holds, but one thing is for certain, you can bet I’m passing through.   Are you passing through as well or staying back?    

Week 35 | 2012

Posted on September 8, 2012

I started my photography journey back in 1994 with chemicals, dark rooms, wet rooms, and everything that film developing and printing brings to this craft. Guess what, I don’t regret it one bit. Back then I took a few college courses titled the “History of Photography I and II” coupled with “Black and Photography I and II,” and what an experience those were.

Week 34 | 2012

Posted on September 1, 2012

Conversation ― 450D     I usually never shoot with a theme in mind but this week is a little different I wanted to experiment with grain and also continue to work on candids(I’m gearing up for an upcoming wedding). Also I figure I’d give a bit of background on some shots. The first was a scene that just happened and looked to good to pass up the light was perfect and even though its slightly off focus I think it works beautifully. The image went thru a VSCO Film preset and tweaked to my liking.

Week 33 | 2012

Posted on August 24, 2012

Players Luck ― LX5 These are one of the first few shots from the LX5 (or Leica D-Lux 5). I primarily got this camera to compensate for the GRD3’s lack of zoom. I love the GRD3 and I’ve had plenty of experience with compacts especially the world famous LX3 which in a way revolutionize high end compacts but when you need a little zoom action, you just need, its as simple as that. No need to over analyze whether its more or less and the “oh my, you’re not shooting with a fixed focal length,” nah I really don’t care for all that stuff. The LX5 is its next iteration and a great one it is. These insights are of course my own and…