Exploring My Own Photographic Style

When I first started photography, I was intrigued by the equipments used to take photos; Long zoom lenses, fast lenses, full frame cameras, strobes, and more. I was known for my technicality when making an image. However, I sometimes lacked creativity and my own artistic input. Recently, I have been practicing and studying many other photographers, such as Sue Bryce, Clive Arrowsmith, David Edmonson to further explore and enhance my own creativity.

To be honest with you, nothing is better than trying to replicate what others did when trying to learn something. Other's lighting techniques, posing techniques, wardrobe, and more, I just replicated what they did. During the process I realized I liked something little different, and that is how I started to learn my own photographic style.

I'm in still progress finding what I like the best and what I'm good at. I think that progress is making me a better photographer than I was few years ago. Trying new stuff, meeting new people, taking photo is just a fun activity for me. Special thanks to Rachel and Heather making these images possible.

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CES 2018: Intel VR Demo & Drone Show at Bellagio

Intel's booth at CES is always packed with people featuring great demos for you to try. This year at CES 2018, Intel pushed their boundaries to the next level. Intel showed off their latest technologies using demos featuring virtual reality and augmented reality. Most importantly, Intel showcased drone show at Bellagio that was only shown during CES week.

One of VR demo I tried was an indoor frisbee. The interior looked similar to one featured in the movie Ender's Game training room. It actually felt really close to Ender's Game's training room because it's zero gravity room, and you can only move with rocket boosters like an Ironman.

At first, the controls were fairly difficult to learn. It's tough to get yourself into VR world because you're flying around in-game, but you're really standing. There were some cases of little accidents where some people hit other person while doing a throw movement, but nothing major. It's one of those unavoidable, funny accidents caused by VR.

Thanks to control's button placement, you actually feel like you're grabbing something. Overall, it was an outstanding VR experience.

 

The Drone Show

Now this one was really cool. It's totally different thing. I did have little glimpse at the keynote, but a full show along with Bellagio's water show was mind blowing. You may ask, what is so special about this show? Well, there is only one person controlling the entire fleet of 250 drones. They are coordinated using GPS, but still! 250 drone is a lot to be controlled by a one person. Well, let's take a look!

How did you like it? Wasn't it great? I see in the future where drone show will be more friendly option compared to fireworks. That aside, Intel told me their little plan about their appearances during upcoming Olympics in South Korea. I can't wait to see how they will surprise us once again.

Huge thanks to Intel for your assistance at the drone show and the booth, and like always, I will see you guys in the next one!

CES 2018: LG V30 Review

I personally think LG is underrated in the United States. They make great products with great features at an affordable price. Here at CES 2018, they brought their V30. It was out for couple of months, but CES really set the mark for popularity of this phone. Let's start with the specs.

LG V30 Specifications

  • 6" QHD OLED 1440P Display
  • Dual Camera
    • 16MP f/1.6 (Primary) & 13MP f/1.9 (Secondary/Wide Angle)
    • 10 Bit image sensor
    • Glass Camera Lens
    • 4K 30FPS Video Recording
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • 64GB or 128GB (Plus Model) Storage
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Gorilla Glass font & back
  • Wireless Charging
  • USB C (Quick Charge Compatible)
  • Up to 2TB microSD card support

    Spec wise, it is outstanding. This LG's flagship monster produces gorgeous images. I mean really. I am a photographer myself and the images from this phone are great. The dual camera extends the usability. You can use the wide angle (secondary camera) for blogging or capturing big cityscapes, and use standard (primary) lenses for portraits or even macros. While I was testing this phone, this phone had an ability to capture pebble like textures on their information stand. Truly amazing. Although front facing camera is little disappointing, rear camera is the deal maker.

    USB-C quick charge, wireless charging, IP68 water resistance, and more. LG V30 is packed with features you will use and love. They even give you free USB-C to 3.5mm adaptor with built in DAC. Personally, if I didn't relied on iPhone-Mac-Apple Watch continuity, LG V30 would be my way-go-to phone.

    LG V30+ comes with 128GB of storage with LG Quad Play headphones, whereas V30 comes with 64GB of storage with no headphone.