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“Introducing” Nikon N2000 SLR

Now that I’ve finished one exam, I can take a small break to get back into my hobby – photography.

A few months ago still in the winter, by chance, my cousin mentioned and showed me he still owned, although had not much used any more, an old film camera. It happens to be a Nikon as well – the N2000. I couldn’t refuse the temptation and played with it for a couple of weeks.

I used to have a compact Olympus μ[mju:] (µ), a gift from my father that I used till 2003. It’s a palm-sized point-and-shoot camera with only few features. When I hold this 35mm full frame Nikon N2000 in my hands, knowing and appreciating it’s capabilities, there are so much joy and excitement. (My D5000 DSLR is not a full frame model. Simply put, full frame means better sensors in the camera body which in turn yield much better performance. Comparatively, the sensor in D5000 is 1.5 times smaller; the Canon Rebel series are 1.6 times smaller. Today, digital full frame SLRs cost at least $2,400 USD before putting on a lens.)

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Macro Photography

Since we’ve been on the topic of flowers, I might as well give you my take on macro photography now. This article is targeted to amateur and junior level photographers. I’m mostly referring to flowers here. But macro photography can be about anything small. Insects, for instance, are also popular subjects. (Feel free to click on each picture to see a larger version.)

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Posted by on May 22, 2011 in Flower, Photography Techniques


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Is it a painting?

In one of the evening in Venice, 8:23pm, the sun had already set. We were walking on one of the many bridges. Far away at the end of narrow canal, I saw a man rowing a gondola. It was dark in the canal and I saw him against the brighter background. A silhouette image jumped into my mind. Without hesitating, I raised my camera, because after a few seconds, the man would have rowed away.

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Posted by on May 3, 2011 in Photography Techniques


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