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When Was the Last Time, Indeed

Posted in Friends, Out of Town, Photography Learning with tags , , on November 6, 2009 by Jeremy


It’s been a while since my original group of friends hung out together.  (Well, most of the group…)

Reunions don’t guarantee satisfaction, as we’ve all learned from TV.

There were a few people who borrowed my camera tonight, so I’m only 90% sure that I took this picture.  Tram, if this is yours, say so.  Hehe.


Fails at Boxing

Posted in Family, Out of Town, Photography Learning, Summer Vacation with tags , , , , , on August 10, 2009 by Jeremy


Went to a family party today.  Although it is always filled with gossiping adults and rambunctious children under the age of 13, I always look forward to going to them.  Any gathering where I can see family is worth my time because I seldom do get to see them.

Here’s my cousin playing Wii Sports, training on boxing after losing to my other cousin who annihilated her.  I decided to fiddle with the shutter speed with this one.  This picture had an exposure of one second.  I just have one question.  How do you keep the lighting at a certain level when you increase the exposure time?  For example, when I set the exposure time to about 5 seconds, the picture becomes overexposed, which is understandable since you are letting more light in.  Still, I’ve seen a picture online under different exposure times (to illustrate the concept of shutter speed), and the lighting seemed consistent.

And yes, I do fail at Wii boxing.

Fresh Fashion

Posted in Out of Town, Photography Learning with tags , , , , , on July 8, 2009 by Jeremy


I went to the mall to buy some clothes, also trying to apply some of the “stuff” that I learned about cameras.  I increased the ISO of this shot, just to see the difference between a picture with low ISO and one with high.  Later on, I realized that I really can’t do much with my current camera.  You can either adjust the brightness, take out the flash, and other simple things.  None of that shutter speed and aperture value that I read about.

Still learning…


Posted in Belleville, Friends, Photography Learning with tags , , , on July 5, 2009 by Jeremy


(Michael’s house with Michael in the background, trying to catch a bug on his bed.)

I spent a good amount of time trying to study photography after I discovered a problem with the pictures I took in California.  I was directed to this site, where I skimmed over some tutorials, to no avail.  It probably wouldn’t have mattered if I had tried to read everything, due to the fact that I think the tutorials work best for people who have those advanced cameras with interchangeable parts.  I don’t think regular digital cameras make the cut.

Or, maybe I was just too lazy to read them.  I’ll try again one day.

(I probably should’ve used macro for this picture.)