My interests in life are varied including photography, audio-visual, music, films, food, wine, travel……….
Basically, I will be writing about all my interests in life and the contents will be include a good variety of subjects.
Since photography is one of my major passion, this blog is very “photo” orientated. As they say, a picture is worth more than a thousand words. The following are some short introduction on various topics I blogged about.
My father was a pretty serious amateur photographer. He had his own B&W darkroom at home. He had various film cameras including early Nikon F, Leica M, medium format Bronica, 4×5″ large format camera. He developed most of the photos himself. So at a very young age, I already had an early introduction to photography. I first started taking up photography seriously when I was about 12. My father started to let me use his film SLR and he showed me how to develop and enlarge photos in his darkroom. I also joined and became an active member at my high school photography club.
In my later teens, I went to England to study and serious photography went into hiatus for a rather prolonged period. I started doing digital photography about 12 years ago when I bought my first digital camera, the Canon Powershot G1. It was a good camera at that time, but the camera control and image quality was not really good enough to push me back into serious photography.
The Canon EOS 300D came out in 2003 and was the first affordable DSLR on the market. So I quickly bought this camera. It was much better than the Canon Powershot of course, but there some significant shortcoming that prevented me from truly falling in love with it, like the slow start up time and the tiny buffer.
The turning point came when Canon released the EOS 20D in 2004. It was really a landmark camera, fast and responsive, with remarkable image quality for its’ days. It was the camera that I was waiting for that pushed me full speed seriously back into photography.
Of course learning post-processing on a computer is an important aspect of modern digital photography. Some people look down on post-processing, but it is only a natural progression from traditional film darkroom work. Photographers used to do “post-processing” work in darkroom. It is no different from doing post-processing with software on a computer.
I do not have any official credential. I just have love and passion for photography with willingness to learn and experiment and quite a number of years of experience.
Food and Wine
If you read my blog, you would know that I love food and wine. I like to eat and drink in all kinds of restaurants in Hong Kong and abroad. I am also a home chef and like to cook and experiment at home with various cooking techniques.
Some people may think that I only go to expensive high end restaurants, but I actually go to all kinds of restaurants and very cheap ones too, but so long as they serve good food. There are good cheap restaurants, but there are also some bad expensive restaurants. The restaurants I choose to blogged about here are restaurants that I think are good. I prefer not to waste time blogging about bad restaurants.
The one thing that join my personal philosophy about food and photography is passion. Without passion, no home or professional chef can cook a good dish. In the same sense, only a photographer with passion can create good photos. Without passion, he or she can at best shoot mediocre photos.
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