You can always touch the sky

I took this picture almost 13 months ago. Back then, I had no idea of the rule of thirds, the vignetting on the corners, spot-metering, depth of field or whatnots – I just pointed and shot. I liked it, I kept it. Continue reading “You can always touch the sky”

Get personal, just don’t take it personally.

I shot this self-portrait 9 days after I got my EOS 500D, James.

Looking at this photo, I found it funny how the only time I can look directly into the camera lens is when a part of my face is covered. This relates to my own apprehension that impacts my choice of photograpy subjects. I tell myself that I prefer inanimate objects instead of humans. One day, my unconscious mind asked back, “what IS it about humans that make you avoid them as subjects?” Continue reading “Get personal, just don’t take it personally.”

Are you a fox or a hedgehog?

image courtesy of cartoonstock.com

Isaiah Berlin wrote about how the world can be divided into hedgehogs and foxes, based upon an ancient Greek parable: “the fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.”

The fox is a cunning creature, able to devise a myriad of complex strategies for sneak attacks upon the hedgehog. Continue reading “Are you a fox or a hedgehog?”