Feb 23

Illuminated Yaletown

2009 • Posted by Kai @ 1:04 PM

The light art Illuminated Yaletown on Saturday, February 21st, 2009. As the only outdoor event to take place in Vancouver at this time of year, this event was bring light to a gloomy night and illuminating Yaletown, which allowing attendees to see Vancouver as it has never been experienced before.This is the first annual Illuminate Yaletown, featuring light installations were developed by artists and architects, cutting edge music and interactive activities. Although it was not a super huge event, but it was good to take walk in downtown Vancouver with family on Saturday night.

Feb 14

Grunge Textures Collection

2009 • Posted by Kai @ 2:37 PM

I am always looking for some textural backgrounds so I can use them not just for artistic photographing but also graphic designing. Here is an amazing collection of grunge textures and they are basically free (do read the terms of use before downloading). However, why this kind of images called “grunge textures”?

Feb 09

AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G

2009 • Posted by Kai @ 7:48 PM

Nikon has announced the new 35mm F1.8 prime lens with Silent Wave Motor offers quiet AF operation, which compatible with the D40, D40X and D60. The new AF-S 35mm F1.8 G lens is DX format for Nikon-mount DSLRs with APS-C sized sensors, which equivalent 52.5mm lens on full frame body. The MSRP is $199, about $243 Canadian at today’s exchange rate.

Specifications
• Lens name: AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8 G
• Focal length: 35 mm
• Maximum aperture: f/1.8
• Minimum aperture: f/22
• Angle of view: 44°
• Lens construction: 6 groups 8 elements (one hybrid aspherical lens)
• Closest focus: 30 cm
• Maximum Magnification: 0.16x
• Aperture blades: 7 (rounded)
• Filter size : 52 mm
• Dimensions: 70 mm × 52.5 mm
• Weight: 210g

*Yuck! I was expecting it would be a 35mm f/1.4 FX lens or even 24mm f/1.4 FX lens. DX….no, no more DX~


New AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G DX Lens


Example Shot by Nikon

Feb 01

100 Awesome Hi-Res Photoshop Brushes

2009 • Posted by Kai @ 12:25 AM

I use Adobe Photoshop a lot in both photography and architectural design industries. Also I have to do some graphic design when I doing the wedding photography, so the useful photoshop brushes will save me a mount of time on this. Here is a collection called 100 Awesome High Resolution Photoshop Brushes that graphic designers will love it.


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