Morning session I’m the second videoman (Yie Meng’s the main videoman for morning session), and at night I’m the main photographer.
I prepared 2 bodies, EM-5 with 12-50mm kit lens and YongNuo YN560 II and EPL-5 with 45mm f1.8, I end up using only EM-5 99% most of the time.
One problem about small cameras is the grip. I find it difficult to hold with the YN-560 flash mounted on top. I plan to buy a grip when I have the extra money for it. And I need more spare batteries. I already have 3 batteries now, but I prefer to have one or two more just to be safe if I’m going to shoot for the whole day.
Using EM-5 for video
Here’s the same day edit Yie Meng did, it was played during the dinner. There’s only about 20% of footage that’s from my EM-5. Most of the footage is from Yie Meng’s Canon 60D.
Watch Ray & Terrie SDE on Vimeo.
There’s plus and minus using EM-5 for video shooting. There’s the EM-5′s in body stabilizing system, which is great for video mode. But during video recording, EM-5 can’t change exposure in manual video mode, which I find is a bit of a let down, because sometimes we move from indoor to outdoor, it’ll become overexposed. If I use auto video mode, it’ll change the exposure itself, but I still prefer manual controls.
Overall I wont say that this set of photos are great, but I give myself a passing mark. It’s been too long and I didn’t do my homework at improving my skills, if there’s another chance, I’ll do better than this.
4 years ago I saw a design & art related blog that has lots of information, tutorials, and inspiration, and thought that I want to start something like that! And that’s how this blog was born. Even with the lack of activity of this blog, at least I’m updating once every few months. Hehe.
So anyway, in this post, I’m gonna share websites and blogs I follow and I will update this post from time to time.
http://abduzeedo.com/ – Collection of visual inspiration and useful tutorials
http://blog.iso50.com/ – Musician and artist, blogs about music and design
http://blog.mingthein.com/ – Ming Thein, photographer’s blog. I like how he share his reviews, opinions, philosophies about photography.
http://robinwong.blogspot.com/ – An engineer who’s really into photography
http://www.behance.net/ – Great source of inspiration for all design related fields
http://www.behance.net/galleries/curated – Curated galleries of top creative work, powered by Behance
Back in 2011, I heard a friend says he try to design 1 thing a day, and his design sense improved gradually.
So, I thought I will give it a try and came out with 1day1design.
It didn’t last long. Like another failed project just like this blog. I am lazy. The designs are random. Sometimes I use it to express my feelings or thoughts, some are just abstract. Sometimes mix my photos into the design.
I’ll try to continue this project once I got my work and personal life more organized. Practice makes perfect, I hope to improve more and produce interesting art.
It’s been awhile since I’ve updated my blog. My passion for blogging was lost. My passion for design has subside a little and shifted to photography. And I’ve been brought down by procrastination and maybe a little depression. And I’m lazy. This is why I’ve stop updating this blog for a long time.
I did not finish my graphic design course. Bad time management, unable to deliver assignment on time, so I drop out of college.
Then I met a new friend, a photographer. We started a company with a videographer doing mostly wedding day and events photography. Learned a lot from him, but later I found that we have different views and direction, I left.
During my time in college and the photography company time, I did a lot of freelance for a small income. Logos, flyers, business cards, bunting, websites, CD packaging, etc… I didn’t manage my time wisely, and procrastinate a lot, making some unsatisfied clients.
While doing freelance, I have lots of free time for myself, I lack self discipline, skill and experience. So I decided to work in an agency to learn, and also to get a more stable income.
I’m thankful that my brother introduce me to his friend, and he’s looking for people to work for him, so I went to the interview with a weak portfolio and no certificate in design, but got the job, probably because they were in their peak season and also because of my brother’s recommendation. I’ve been working here 8 months now, but still learning new things.
Why Start Updating This Blog Now?
The passion for design is still in my blood. When I see a beautiful design, and hope that I can create something like that. I’m still working in art & design industry, and I hope that I can improve my skills and art sense. And I hope that by keeping this blog, I can track my experiences, and also to keep my passion burning.
For people with YongNuo RF-603 Nikon version and wish to use it with their Olympus EM-5, you just need to do some modification to the trigger so it’ll work with your EM-5 or any other M43 cameras.
If you’ve been searching around the web, you’ve probably found that people modified the Canon version of RF-603 from DPReview Forum and Better Family Photos. Someone in the forum commented that he used conductive aluminium tape for the Nikon version and it worked. So now I’m sharing how I modified my Nikon version RF-603.
You will need:
Philips screwdriver (+)
Conductive aluminium tape
I will just skip to the part where I show you which 2 contacts to tape over.
Tape across the 2 contacts as shown in the photo.
I took out the pin that’s furthest inside since it’s no longer needed.
I have to leave the spring in for the RF-603 to work with my EM5.
Trigger activated by my EM5.
**Note: When mount on the EM-5, I have to pull it out a little for the RF-603 to work.