Saturday, September 20, 2008

We Love What We're Doing

We're happy to know everything went well in Cynthia & Tommy's Hong Kong banquet and people like their Vancouver wedding day photos. Cynthia took back a gift for us. I treat it as an encouragement. We believe we are not only shooting photos and doing art business, but also making every single wedding that we document memorable.

The new workstation is still haunting me a bit. Somehow, I formatted one of my hard disks in old computer as "dynamic drive" at the first place. Once it's not attached to a RAID card (directly to new motherboard now), Windows Vista doesn't let me access it. If I want to change back to "basic", I will lose over 100Gb stuff... It's not a tough problem but it takes time.

I hate the process of changing workstation!


*My Birthday Dinner was great! Thx for the cake! I have no idea why Jessie and I both wearing dark clothes... Maybe, we shot too much (LOL)

A million thx to my Wii gang!

On my birthday, we visited Vancouver Aquarium. It was mainly for fun because it was my vacation (away from all wedding photos). However, one of the reasons for us to be there... was checking out the wedding location. Our clients may have their ceremony at Aquarium in 2009. Mm... Did I say we were on vacation?

They are very tiny. Look at the size of orange on the right side.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New Work Space

As I mentioned before my desktop was dead and fixed in our busy weeks. It really affected our efficiency. Therefore, I purchased a new desktop, 3 weeks ago. Finally, I finished all the installation yesterday (Mm... it was sitting on the floor for 2 weeks untouched...)

Preparing for the "new century of 22.1 Mega Pixel", I have to work in a station with the same power as Jessie's station. I love to work in duo-monitor environment. I could use two 20.1" wide screens but it draws more speed and power from the computer. I don't want to slow it down a lot. That's why I'm using an old 15" monitor as my "option panel". 20.1" is color-corrected by Spyder 2.

We are quite excited about the news of 5D Mark II. We may wait until the 2nd batch comes out or 1st firmware update. We don't want the "1D Mark III focus issue" happens on us. I think all 5D-ers and wedding photographers are going to get one or a pair.

Blog update may delay a bit because of clearing photo editing and album layout works :-(


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Vivian & Danny - Sep 6, 2008

It was an interesting wedding with Chinese traditional Lion-Dance right after the couple entered the banquet. We can't wait to see the whole set of photos.

more photos:


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Back From Portland, Oregon

Jessie and I got a short vacation at Portland, Oregon after series of wedding shootings. It is a great place, especially for shopping our camera equipment (no sales tax). We went to "Pro Photo Supply" in Portland and got some Pocket Wizard cables, Nikon Speedlite, etc. Besides "business related" shoppings, we visited Sea Lion Cave which had no sea lion (LOL) and played the awesome Sand Dunes Ride.

So... now, we're back and keep working on photos stuff. Back to our wedding shooting life.

PS: Below are some photos from the trip. They were shot with our Canon Powershot A570 IS, which is Jessie's favorite camera for travel.


That's our Canon Powershot A570 IS. We added a fisheye for some wide angle shots and videos. Pretty interesting, right? This tiny camera really produced great photos.
(Photos below taken by our associate, Brian)