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Daily Habits

1. Lighting, Exporsure, and Composition

The outcome of an introduction meeting with @designrehab. After the meeting, we decided to chase some light around the block from his office space. I knew of this awesome hanger around the corner that would seem cool to check out, but it so happen that the city decided to tear down the structure and had the whole building fenced off. Just our luck, the security guard was a photographer and approached us with the best question. He said, "You guys want to roam around the building?", we didn't hesitate a bit to get a free access through a gated construction zone. Gravel, wires, chairs, metal bars, and debris were everywhere and we slowly worked our way inside to find this awesome lighting setup.

I placed Barry right against the light on the wall and I also made sure to under-expose my shot to get a clear image of him. I really enjoy the over-expose ceiling light, which contrast with the dark shadows in the building. I wanted to make  sure to capture some type of objects in the photo to give a mysterious vibe along with it. My composition was really important because I had to crop the image in a way that would display to the viewer the emptyness of the building by using my subject as the scale model. I added a fade to the photo to give a more dense look to it.  This photo was shot with my iPhone 4s in camera roll and edited with vscoCAM.

2.Explore Familiar

Living in San Jose, CA can be a plus because San Francisco is really close. Everything in San Francisco just seem aesthetically more pleasing because of old architectures and beautiful overcast creating soft lighting on subjects. So I've chanellge myself to explore more of my city to see what it has to offer. Paying attention to lighting and my surrounding made the familiar look a little different. 

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Process: vscoCAM

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Here's one shot that just a few blocks from where I work. The past meets present.

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Process: vscoCam

3. Explore New Environment

Even though San Francisco is just next door to San Jose, I still feel that San Francisco always has something new to offer everytime I'm there.

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Process: vscoCAM

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This was a fun shot I got to captured while exploring San Fracncisco. I so happen to accidently walked on the set of the new Planet of the Apes movie. 

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Process: vscoCAM. Snapseed.

4. Shooting with final image in mind

These shots were definitely exciting because I was able to direct my subjects to get the shots I had in mind.

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Process: vscoCAM

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Process: vscoCAM

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This shot was inspired by my favorite photograper (13thWitness), who took an ariel shot of NYC with the urban city on one side and central park on the other. I had the opportunity to hop on a practice flight with one of my co-worker, who was training to get his pilot license. I was definitely nervous, but at the same time excited. HAHA. Here's my take of the shot taken in my favorite city, San Francisco, CA. Cheers!

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Process: Snapseed, vscoCAM

Thanks to everyone for checking out my project. Cheers!

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