I’m normally standing behind the camera, but in late 2017 I came across an interesting project and decided to step in front of the camera to support and raise awareness about postpartum depression and anxiety. Coordinated in partnership with the Pacific Post Partum Support Society and the Good Mother Project, ‘We’re In This Together‘ is … Continue reading We’re in this together
One day I got a phone call from a former workmate asking if I’d be interested in taking photos for her fashion blog. I was kind of blown away because most of my photography had been just a personal hobby and passion. Of course I tried to do something more with it a couple of … Continue reading What is Miriam currently wearing?
Photography is a lot of fun especially now when we have so many options to capture images whether its with a phone, camera, laptop, etc. Once in a while it does get a bit monotonous especially when I’m bored of taking static images. So I’ve been experimenting with creating animated gifs. It’s not all that … Continue reading Animated gifs are more expressive than static images
Learning a new skill requires time, patience, and a genuine interest to do it well. This can go for languages, sports, art, cooking, etc. This goes the same for any kind of skill required for communications, whether it’s, writing, drawing, photography, videography, etc. In this day and age, you can do just about any of … Continue reading There’s more to getting the job done than having the right tools.
1548 – that’s the year La Paz, Bolivia was founded by Spanish conquistadors and the exact number of photos I took in 2014. Over 1500 photos in a year using mostly digital cameras isn’t much, but I’ve been more picky this past year (i.e. a lot more black and white film) and probably had other … Continue reading 2014 was a blur
It’s been a while since I’ve flipped though my subscription of Communication Arts – I finally got through the 2013 Photography Annual and found a bit of inspiration, particularly drawn to photos related to health. Photos are a great way to share our emotions, relationships and connections with people and things. And there’s no more … Continue reading Being positive is good for health and communications
The darkroom has this mysterious pull when it comes to photography. Maybe it’s because of the lure of the darkness and quiet, or that life and surprises are revealed when film is developed… whatever the reason, developing old-school film can be a lot more rewarding compared to automatically seeing photos taken with a digital camera. … Continue reading Digitizing negatives at home takes time, patience, and curiosity
I bought my first digital camera in 2004 during a brief visit to Japan. Compared to my film cameras, it was light, pocket-able, and a great travel companion. It was an uneasy purchase not so much because it was a move into the 21st century where everything was going digital, but the fact that it … Continue reading There’s a “texture” to film photography
Every year I put together a small set of photos that represent the year and upload them to Flickr. With 2013 over and done with, I had a bit of time this past couple of months to go through and organize over 2000 photos. It was a particularly special year because I also experimented with … Continue reading From 2000 to 40 – a year in photos
Continuing from my last post on how data isn’t everything, visualization isn’t just about finding cool ways to show off data. “Visualization”, which seems to be a hot topic at the moment, is more than that. While it might be a buzzword that refers to showcasing data and statistics in a interesting way, I think … Continue reading Visualization isn’t just about fancy charts