Friday, December 21, 2012

shooting in RAW? or JPEG?

 

People always wonder, which format should I shoot at? RAW? or JPEG?

 

in fact, I personally prefer RAW. full access for post-processing, such as increase brightness / exposure without increasing noise that much (compared to JPEG).

 

RAW keeps every details of the images as needed. JPEG is a compressed version, which ‘ditched’ a lot of details as the camera seems unnecessary. Some cameras are great enough to be in JPEG, but some (mostly the old ones) would be better if you convert to JPEG via software.

 

I am fully into RAW since about a year ago, where previously I only used RAW when having event photoshoot. I am now kind of regret not using RAW for travelling, because you will realise (near in the future, or maybe even you have started to realise it now) the details needed for post-process are discarded during the in-camera-conversion.

 

If you think that the current usage of images taken can ignore the details, JPEG will be great, and you can burst your memory card with at least double the images saved. However, if you are taking some photos that are for memories, documenting, preferably RAW. It helps you to keep every details in the file. Who knows? 2 years later, you may need the images in different mood presentation. RAW is here to help you.

 

FYI, the above photo is taken in RAW, took in portrait orientation. I cropped it into landscape orientation, and as you can see, the details are as good as if I took it as it is.

 

Jared Polin loves to wear the shirt: I SHOOT RAW.

 

Oh yea. I shoot RAW.

 

- two cent worth


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Monday, December 03, 2012

24hr metta, 2012

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It’s the first time I have heard of 24-hour metta. It sounds fresh to me and had been wondering for long what is it for. As the day came, a friend of mine gave me a ring asking a favor as volunteer photographer for this event, I agreed without hesitation.

 

Well, in fact it is really something different event after all, where as a buddhist event, it needs a lot of participation from the buddhist societies all over the places to have chanting hourly.  The day I entered the hall, I felt so calm. Once the chanting has started, the peacefulness came into my heart and stayed in. All after all, it’s a real great event, as I had omitted my 2 very-first-hand-reserved-tickets for 星雲法師的『大馬好』。In fact, I was struggling whether should I skip for the photoshoot session and go for the 大馬好, but i stood firm on my promise.

 

The wish blessed me, I helped out for this event and soon after the event ended, I got a link to view 大馬好 from start to end, no interruption in between. Greatly appreciated.

 

 

Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu.

(^.^)
_/\_


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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tip of Borneo, Kudat

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Tip of Borneo,  Kudat approximately 3-4 hours drive from KK…worth the drive to view such great scene. =)

 

If you have a chance to head to KK, take a ride and head to Kudat for this!


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Monday, October 08, 2012

oh no

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September has ended.

my blog just rang a bell to reminds me.

is time to wake her up.

oh no

and

oh yes

(",)


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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

relax

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It is nice, to listen to the waves hitting the beach.. and subsides back into the sea.. extra plus point, when you can enjoy the trees waving along the wind blowing.


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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Kinabalu Park, Sabah

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A very breath-taking shot at Kinabalu Park, Sabah.

 

Nice right?


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Thursday, July 05, 2012

Kinabalu Park, Sabah

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Kinabalu Park, the accommodation provided by Sutera Sanctuary Lodge. This lodge ain’t cheap at all, but the environment, the accommodation is pretty good. This is 2 storey height lodge, 2 rooms, 1 room of double bed, and 1 room of 2 single bed. big living room right? They even provide BBQ, renting the equipment : RM80/-; each refil of charcoal: RM50/-

and guess what? we have this:

 

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saw what’s behind? hahaha~ but then, the fire does not help on keeping the living room warm. it is literally for deco purpose. LOL


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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Travelling

 

I miss those days,

where travel around,

photo-shoot at random,

seek for reasonable food for meals,

enjoy every details to its bits.


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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

street artist

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It is normal to see street artist performing on the street, tube station. Yet, it is actually illegal for them to perform, and walk around to get ‘tips’. There was once, the performer had his performance on tube, then he walked around to collect ‘tips’ infront of a group of officer. the officer then approached him and brought him out of the tube at next stop.

 

Then only I know, they performing is as an entertainment, so should not COLLECT tips, but if people willing to give, they have to approach to him themselves. interesting eh?

 

But Malaysia, hardly get to see such big group performing on street. And, they are actually having their own legal album for sale! cool right!?!?


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Monday, February 06, 2012

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Sagrada Familia, masterpiece of  Antoni Gaudi. view his details at wiki, click here. A brief story about this Sagrada Familia, the Roman Catholic church that yet to be completed for decades. It is expected to be completed on 2026.

Sagrada Familia from bottom view.

 

What’s the specialty of Sagrada Familia actually? Antoni Gaudi got all the ideas of the structures from nature, such as leaves, flowers, stems and etc. It is used to implement on inner roof design, outside design, tip of the roof (outside) and all.

flower concept roof top

 

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idea from flower

 

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idea from plant seed

 

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idea from leaves

 

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design for front side entrance of the church

 

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the statues above the entrance

 

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the architect crafting the roof top

 

The worker there, works 6 days a week and almost 10hours per day to finish up the construction work. 1 of the critical issues faced for the construction work is the fund is fully by donation, no government support at all. There are places for visitors to donate money if the visitors wanted. And yeah, pay to enter. =) tour-guide-headset-unit is provided so that self-guide tour would be fine and great. Interesting right? get a chance to get yourself there and donate some money too! *teehee*


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Friday, February 03, 2012

Barcelona, Spain

When traveling, it is really tempted to capture everything seen with our eye into pictures as nice as possible, even thought of panorama shots. 1 of them is this that I have captured:

 

the stadium was under patching or something on the grass. If not mistaken, this is the stadium used for Olympic in Barcelona years ago.

 

To Europe, most of the time would need to explore their cathedral, for their cool and historical look and feel. I took some of them. Have some look:

 

1 of the statue in a cathedral, but couldn’t get to find out what this statue meant to be there. =X

 

 

the speech table for the priest I guess? but, this is located at 1 side for view. Not be used for long due to the historical value I think. =D

 

 

And of course, the cathedral glass which makes the cathedral attractive when u are inside it. its just too awesome to view them. Nice right? =D =D =D stay tune for more photos! =P


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