The Year of Rebranding

Since more than a year ago I posted The Year of Change, not surprisingly, a lot of things have changed in my life. As you may know, change is the only constant in life. So for sure more things will change this year, yet I’d like to call this year “The Year of Rebranding” for […]

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Gallery Night Spring 2017

I’m very happy to be part of the Gallery Night Spring 2017 coming up this Friday. Last time I took part of it was three years ago at the Gallery 800 UBD. This year I will be joining three other exhibitions at 100state. The admission is free. There will be free food, free drink, music, […]

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The Year of Change

It surely looked like this year would be the year of change for me. The journey with my previous employer ended in February, so I’m currently looking for new opportunities. My photography and video production business may need to undergo some kind of transformation, and our office lease will end at the end of April. […]

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Vlog

I just started my vlog on YouTube this week, in which I’m going to share with you what’s happening in my life and my photography and video production business. Occasionally I might talk about music, statistics, or curling. If you have any suggestion, please leave your comment here or on my YouTube channel.  Please subscribe […]

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Early morning in Viola, Wisconsin

This was my first time to visit Viola, Wisconsin. Ever since I started my photography business, I found myself spending much less time on my personal work. Although it may not seem very productive, I still made some progress. Not only did I manage to move from 4×5 large format to digital medium format, but […]

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Violin Photography

With some recently acquired equipment, I finally had some time to do violin photography. Although I had attempted that before, I’ve never come to this close to what I really like. The curvature and reflective surface of violin make it among the most challenging objects to photograph. You need good lighting to show the texture […]

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Zeiss Otus 85mm lens

Probably the best 85mm lens in 135 format, Zeiss Otus 85mm lens just became the newest member in my camera bag. No doubt it’s a fantastic portrait lens. But you can use it to shoot landscape as well. I’ve been using manual focus lenses almost exclusively for years and I totally agree with what others […]

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Madison Skyline

Not many people would take a photo of Madison skyline on a gloomy day. You probably have seen lots of Madison skyline photos that are much more “beautiful” than this one. If you haven’t, doing a Google search will get you there. So I told myself, “I’m not going to make another one of those. […]

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Refreshing Konica Hexanon Project

While I’m still busy with my new business, I think it’s also about time to refresh my Konica Hexanon Project. Fujifilm X-Pro1 is a great camera that produces fantastic images, but its sensor size just not big enough to use the full potential of Konica Hexanon lenses. So I finally decided to purchase a Sony […]

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