Hyper Japan 2013

1/100 at f/4.5, 3200 ISO

Do you know why I love going to events like Hyper Japan? It's because I get to use my 40mm prime lens without feeling like everyone is sending wary, furtive glances in my direction. I also view it as a way of practicing for when I (will eventually) take the plunge into street photography. If you're anything like me, you'll find yourself acutely aware of the fact that people have eyes let alone whether they're watching you. In an event where it's expected that there will be a dense population of trigger happy camera wielders, you can pretty much go forth without any anxiety. That doesn't mean that you can be oblivious to the disgruntled face of someone evidently edging away from you (or diving away from that matter), but you will generally find more willing subjects like the girls in the above picture.

Catch-up with Nia from MyKinksandCurls


I know what you're thinking. The post title and the post image doesn't match up, but honestly how else was I meant to draw you in? Truthfully I don't think that I'm particularly good at food photography, but be honest, this cake is drawing you in. The reason why the cake is the main image of this post is that my friend, Nia from My Kinks and Curls,  has started her own YouTube channel (click here) and she bought a Canon 650D to get started. I don't know much about filming but she asked me to teach her what I knew about photography as it would ultimately help the filming process and with her blog. We met up, but there wasn't much to photograph so we ended up going for lunch in a Brazilian restaurant called Cabana at Westfield. Their food was very tasty and we couldn't resist getting this cake, which was a Brazilian flourless cake. Tasted a lot like a brownie. But besides satisfying our sweet tooth, the cake also served as a photographic subject for testing out different settings including different types of metering.

When I First Started Photography...


Crystal Ring

.... I couldn't get enough of it. This post somewhat links to my previous post of getting my mojo back. I talked about my friend's kitten inadvertently re-awakening my love of photography, but truth be told that was about all it did.