My new Canon 1Ds

CAMERA FETISH: So I splurged recently and got myself a new Canon 1Ds with 50mm 1.2L lens. Such a sweet professional body with integrated grip and weather sealing throughout the magnesium alloy casing. No more excuses that I am technically held back and don’t have the right equipment—this is it, the flagship model. Heck, it does not  have 1080p video capture that my 5Dmkii has, but that feature is overrated at the moment. Why take moving pictures when you can just stand back and admire the still photos shown herein. Continue reading

Sedona / hiding inside

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CLEO + SEAN: On the afternoon of the shoot, I got to the residence and greeted Cleo, asking her how she felt. She mentioned feeling a little less energetic, but was ready for her 15 minutes of fame. After briefly scouting out the house and potential locations, I setup my equipment fairly quickly and got started. Sean was help in moving furniture and items around as well as keeping Cleo motivated and smiling. Continue reading

Aviation Museum

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BOYS HANGOUT: Rather than go out as a lovey-dovey couple this past Valentine’s Day, we separated into two couples doing different activities. Couple #1 was Giaolinh and our daughter, Mai-Quyen; I was left with my son, Mai-Khoi. The gals went to Santana Row, and the guys went to the Aviation Museum in San Carlos, CA. Continue reading