Sunday, December 31, 2006

new toy

New toy - I can't believe I waited this long to get a compact digital camera. Fun! It really changes things when you can pull a camera out from your pocket and take a video of your friend's cute puppy... Hopefully the embedded link above works (also playing around with YouTube).

Tech specs - new camera is a Fujifilm F20 - great price (if I spent anymore that what I did I'd feel guilty for not investing it into equipment that actually helps generate revenue like lenses etc). The best part about the F20 is the ISO 2000 - so that means i can shoot in low light situations without the yicky effects of the onboard flash. It even has custom white balancing available, and full control over what ISO to use. It would be nice to be able to control Fstop and shutter speed too but then we're talking about a whole other price range and why bother if I can do that on my SLRs.

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Friday, December 15, 2006

attention foodies

If you blog on blogger then chances are you've already read on your sign-in dashboard that Harold McGee has a blog.... Harold McGee is the author of one of the best reference books ever. "On Food and Cooking" is a big red book that occupies the place of honour on the bookshelf by the kitchen. In it you will find more information than you will ever need to know on anything food or food science related. Why do onions make you cry? Why does asparagus make your pee stink? Is a tomato a fruit or vegetable? How does mayonnaise hold together? It's a truly amazing book and I'm even more excited to discover that there the author keeps a blog.

Happy reading, he can be found at

holiday hermit

I didn't realize how long it had been since I last posted until my mom mentioned it today on the phone. While it's true I haven't taken as many photos these past two weeks, I have been extremely busy fulfilling holiday orders including designing wedding photo albums for parents; wrapping up my last couple weeks of my contract with Athletes for Africa; and also balancing the holiday party get togethers -- I think I've only cooked once in the last little while. Once again, I can only be thankful for being busy, and just remember to take some time each day for myself and not be glued to the computer monitor. I think Fred put it best, sometimes talking to me is like talking to Mr. Wilson (neighbour on Home Improvement), always with half my face obscured...

I still have holiday cards to mail out (you will be getting it late!), but I'll repeat myself and wish you all a happy healthy holiday season!

Here are some recent album page designs -- just so you see that I have actually been producing work!

Monday, December 04, 2006

testing new beta

Blogger has moved to a new format... it wouldn't let me post the first time... testing again with photo this time.


Friday, December 01, 2006

As like last year, the student athletes are welcome to download these photos of themselves for personal use. Publications, schools, other organizations, please contact me for permission to make use of these images. (jing (at) imajing (dot) com) thanks!