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July 27, 2013 at 7:19 AM Leave a comment

The 3/4 Pose

While doodling and practicing drawing people (a continual struggle) I decided to give the 3/4 portrait angle a shot. It turned out better than I expected. People-drawing is slowly (very slowly) getting better. Now to get those proportions right…

3/4 portrait

March 4, 2013 at 1:11 AM Leave a comment

Portraits with Rainbows

One notion I’ve always maintained is that that bathrooms are one of the best places in any given house to take photographs. The high, narrow windows (for privacy) in combination with the white walls and tiles along with the huge mirrors make for an altogether unique kind of lighting. For instance, in my upstairs bathroom between 4:30 and 5:00 PM….there are rainbows.

In following with my resolution to get better at portraits (f4.5, exposure 1/30 sec, ISO 250) :

portrait with rainbows

February 17, 2013 at 6:00 PM 2 comments

Oh, Hello.

So I’m working at my desk when suddenly I hear this skritch-skritch-scratch and I look up and…

…well, hey there.

February 8, 2013 at 12:04 AM Leave a comment

Happy New Year!

Have a glowing and colorful 2013!

Have a glowing and colorful 2013!

Happy New Year, everyone! Thank YOU for all the visits, comments, critiques, likes, and so much more!

Sincerely,

Allan

PS: One of my New Year’s resolutions: get better at portraits and people photographs. Let’s start with this one 🙂

Thank you :)

Thank you 🙂

January 1, 2013 at 1:32 AM 2 comments

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Eve saw my family and family friends at a delicious dinner party with delicious Chinese food, and then touring especially spectacular Christmas light displays (and they were spectacular indeed). We ended the night with a brief walk through Christmas in the Park in San Jose and finally midnight mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, which is an absolutely gorgeous cathedral. Pictures follow:

I really love taking nighttime pictures.

Merry Christmas to everybody, and happy birthday to baby Jesus!

December 25, 2012 at 4:18 PM Leave a comment

Tap Shoes

A sketch of my tap shoes I did for a card to my dance studio. Dedicated to the wonderful staff of Yoko’s Dance and Performing Arts Academy. Thank you for all you’ve taught me and so many amazing experiences!

November 19, 2012 at 8:35 PM Leave a comment

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