Daily Archives: October 14, 2018

New photos are here! (。◕‿◕。) It’s the Cheongsam inspired mini dress, enjoy~! It’s on the bottom of the page after the long text.

I often get the question about how I take my photos and what gears I use. The short answer is I do most of the indoor photos with a tripod and use my phone as remote for the camera. As for my “gear”, it’s about 7 inches and loves to be tinkered ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) .  Jokes aside, my camera is the Sony A7S2. A7 is the main mirrorless camera line from Sony, each generation consist of base A7, A7 R and A7 S versions. The A7 is the “base model” costing about half of the A7 R and A7 S. It is more versatile but also lacks the specialty other 2 models have. A7 R doubles the mega pixel compared to the base A7, it is aimed for ultra high definition photos for printing. A7 S has half the mega pixel of the base A7, but each sensor doubles in size and meant for almost night vision level of sensitivity. A7 S is also one of the best video camera in a compact form with its image stabilization, color sensitivity, and S-log dynamic range for post production videos. Each model also have 2 to 3 generations out by now, so my A7 S2 means it is the 2nd generation of the A7 S model. Each generation retains the strengths of its predecessors while gaining small improvements.

The A7 S line is ideal for indoor photos given its extreme low light performance, which is the main reason I picked it. Low light is the main reason most cell phone photos look decent while outdoors but requires the flash to take indoor photos. The relatively low 12 mega pixel count on my A7 S2 is not really a concern since most of my photos end up on this site or Instagram anyway. I already reduce the size down to about 1000 x 1500 pixels, from its original 2000 x 3000. You could say it’s not about the size but how you use it ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) . The Sony cell phone remote app is handy, so I can pose while looking at exactly what my camera sees. You can see the huge jump in quality in my photo when I upgraded to this camera 3 years ago. I recently got “F&V R-300 SE” ring light and you can see it in my most recent photos including this very set. You basically put it onto the front of the lens. The dimmable ring lights allow some extra frontal light without blasting the subject like a flash light would.

I will simply list my lenses quickly, maybe one day I will do an in depth video about them. I got the Sony Zeiss 35mm f2.8 compact lens originally, mostly for its compact size. 35mm is right about how our eyes can normally see, so this lens works indoors like in a restaurant as well as outdoors for simple full body shots. Then I got the huge Sony G-master 24mm-70mm f2.8. This is a zoom lens that can go a bit wider at the 24mm end for really tight spots or taking full shots of a room or a building. On the longer 70mm end I mostly use it for traveling, at place where you can’t get too close and need the extra zoom. The 70mm end also gives the image more bokeh, making the main focus pop by blurring out anything in the foreground and background. My last lens is the Batis 25mm f2.0, again a very wide lens for indoors. It is basically a slightly larger and wider version of the compact 35mm, great for close objects and videos. Most of my photos are taken with the 24mm-70mm zoom, normally at wider 30mm~50mm range and f2.8~f4.5 depend on lighting.

Sorry for being so technical this time, hopefully it was helpful for those of you who are interested in photography. This camera was expensive when new, but worth every penny even at full price. It becomes an extremely good buy if you get it used. It is by far one of the best purchase I have ever made.

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