Life long learning

After attending 3-day Apple iOS SDK workshop, I was exhausted.
It was harder than I thought because it is a whole new world of programming iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
It is a challenge I’ve decided to face it. I keep telling me lagging behind other classmates in programming skills is no shame at all.

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The fall of films

This announcement from Fujifilm site (English translation here) mentioned the discontinuation of some silver halide films is not surprising. My question is when.
If I have a crystal ball, I will tell you how long film will last. But obviously film is still surviving after all these years even some years ago Mike Johnston claimed film is dead.

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The home that won’t make you sick

It’s true that there is no place like home.
Recently a news article on the factors that make home stay healthy interests me. My ideal home is a tiny place with clean environment and fresh air. Nice weather is now a luxury to everywhere in this world.

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Quality images

From when we started talking about whether taking photos in RAW or JPEG format?
I realised there were some differences when discovering some cameras offered another format for storing an image other than JPEG.
This was exactly what I found when I bought my first DSLR Canon D60. The RAW images were darker than normal on the monitor screen.

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Are we photographic cheats?

In a recent online article on Luminous Landscape, Mark Schacter argues who a photographic cheat is.
His question, presented in a form of dialogue, argues that whether using post-processing software to enhance photos is a cheat because the photographer manipulates photos with editing software. It is obvious that nowadays editing software has given us in digital photography more flexibility than ever.

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Street photography

What is the best lens for street photography? 28mm, 35mm or 50mm?
Robert Capa, a founder of Magnum Photos, has once said, “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough. ” He may be true. Leica M series has a line up of many wide angle lens, such as 18mm, 21mm, 24mm,28mm and 35mm (LEICA TRI-ELMAR-M 16-18-21 mm f/4 ASPH is at the widest 16mm), to assist you to get close to the subjects to cover everything.

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