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  • Film Photograph

    Posted on September 26th, 2012 Ge No comments

    All the experience I have with photograph is film. Film gives users more control in comparison to digital which could be either really beneficial or ruin many photos. Depending on the lighting, film camera user has to decide the shutter speed and F-stop. While taking the picture, there is no auto-focus or anti blur. Everything is done by hand. My first roll of film came of horrible because I didn’t realize how little movements have huge effects on images. Personally, I would much rather use a digital camera when I first started because I could actually learn about the composition, lighting, focus and etc about photograph than crying over a ruined roll of film that I had been excited about. However, maybe because I took the hard way (black and white film), I have a deeper understanding of the importance of value. Everybody should try at least one roll of film and print themselves. It is so much fun.

    Here is a link to the wikipedia page about film vs digital :

    My favorite part about film photograph is the printing process. There are so many possibilities and great ideas in a dark room. The printer can crop, zoom in (without blur the image), add filter to change values, burn or dodge the image and etc. It is basically a photoshop in a small chemical dark room. There are definitely more you can do with photoshop but all the tricks in the dark room are enough to make a good print.

    Here is a blog called :I still shoot film :

  • Beauty in Architecture

    Posted on September 6th, 2012 Ge No comments

    Beauty has always been something that people chase after for throughout the history. Beauty to all of us  has different meanings and different forms in various situations. In general, beauty is what one appreciates for. A little yellow flower, warm sunlight and the nice smell from the laundry could be the beauties that light up one’s day. Even a failed experience could be a kind of beauty because it helps one to grow. Whatever we appreciate  for is beauty even appreciation itself. As for the architecture area, there are two different types of beauty. First is the visual pleasure. For instance, after a long day of work, you drive back to your home and the style and color of your house take all the stress away when you look at it because it suggest that it’s home sweet home.  Another way for an architecture to be a beauty is to be as functional as possible. As long as it fits the purpose of the building, it’s a beauty. The “ultimate” beauty in an architecture is to both fit into the surrounding environment in style and fulfill the purpose of the building.

    There’s always beauty everywhere.

  • Hello world!

    Posted on September 5th, 2012 Ge No comments

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