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Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Piano Ensmeble of NTU

I was asked to help my friend to take a few shots for Piano Ensemble in NTU. We decided to take photos in Nanyang Auditorium. I chose to use 10-20, 30 and 85 with a 420 flash. 
I took the photos in about 1 hour, then processed them briefly. There were a few things I feel quite challenging; I found it difficult to include both the player and piano in the frame, while at the same time show the face of the player. I guess it's easiest to show the side face of a player, but it's certainly not ideal if everyone shows only side face...
Another problem is how to pose 30 people, one by one, with different gestures; and you have to make the balance so that there is a spontaneous feel and the gestures don't look too rigid. Well, sometimes you have to capture the movements of players, and I really hoped I have a camera with better high ISO performance.
In the end, I found I used 10-20 most often, 30 sometimes to shoot half body, and 85 only a few times to take head shoulder shots. I used RAW for the white balance is much easier to adjust. Here are a few shots from the shooting

Saturday, 14 February 2009

G10 CCD defects?

I have just been told that there are some G10s capturing image with a horizontal line near the upper left corner of every picture. The detailed symptom is described here

It's said if the 5th number of the serial no. is 0 or 5, the camera could be affected.

I checked my camera with serial no. of 6928003529, and the problem is there. Potential buyers please be careful...

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

A few photos from Singapore Zoo

I had a great time in the zoo, though I din't take many photos. Sometimes you have to enjoy yourself and forget about shooting ^_^

Monday, 2 February 2009

G10 Set 3 (expanding)

The aged people in Singapore, I was quite shocked to see old people working as cleaner, taxi driver and even guards when I first land in Singapore.

The loaded rider stopped at a crowded crossing, uncertain about where to go. He stood there for quite a few minutes without a move...

In timse of crisis, I guess we all need some courage...

I think I'm going to add a a bit of color...