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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Snowforest

For the past few months, I have been very busy at setting up my new business, Snowforest. That’s part of the reason why there isn’t much update here. As some people say, taking photographs is one thing, and running a photography business is yet another. I totally agree and fully anticipated. That being said, there […]

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Shooting Film

For years, I have been shooting both film and digital. Yet this year might be my last year shooting film, for it has become less and less practical for me in the past few years. This is just a thought, and still in doubt is whether or not I would give up films before I […]

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