France

France

Eiffel Tower Constructed from 1887–89 as the entrance to the 1889 World's Fair, it was initially criticized by some of France's leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but it has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world.[3] The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world; 6.91 million people ascended it in 2015. The tower is 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building, and the tallest structure in Paris. Its base is square, measuring 125 metres (410…

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Sony a6000 firmware 2.0 update (XAVC S support)

Sony a6000 firmware 2.0 update (XAVC S support)

An firmware for the Sony Alpha ILCE-6000 has been released by Sony a few days ago. I took the plunge and installed it immediately after it was available and I didn't regret it. You can download the firmware from here or click the link below http://www.sony.com.sg/support/product/ILCE-6000 Among the main update is the support for XAVC S when capturing videos. Here are sample videos which I took on my way home from work. You can watch in full screen to appreciate. You can watch this videos in Youtube to appreciate the quality :) **South Bridge…

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Money-saving tip : Using a Credit Card Exchange Rate Calculator

Normally, it is better to purchase online since it is cheaper. If you need to purchase online, here is a useful tip. If you're purchasing from an online shop in a different country, for sure your credit card would have a different currency. And most of the time, your base currency (which is the currency of your card) is weaker in online shops like Amazon. This means you are charged a higher amount for the purchase. So you always have to compare it with your credit cards' exchange rate at the time of your purchase. Make sure you are charged…

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Preview film negatives using an iPad

Preview film negatives using an iPad

I tried this trick and it worked! It's amazing how people like this guy discovers something neat. Technology really rocks! :) Below is a frame from my previous studio shoot. This is a TMAX 100 negative which I used with my Hasselblad 500 C/M medium-format film camera. As you can see, this technique comes in handy if you want to view your negatives. Ain't that cool?!…

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Planes Project

Planes Project

I love planes! I'm starting a new personal project to shoot as many planes as I can. Here are the initial photos I've taken to jumpstart the project. Hope you guys like it! :) In photos: AirAsia Cebu Pacific Hainan Airlines Garuda Indonesia Tiger Airways Singapore Airlines Jetstar Qantas Lion Air Silk Air…

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Malcolm Gladwell: Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce

Malcolm Gladwell: Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce

"In embracing the diversity of human beings, we will find a sure way to true happiness." If you haven't watched it, you're missing a lot! Malcolm Gladwell is the author of best-sellers Outliers and The Tipping Point If you like this post, please feel free to leave a comment below (to encourage me to write some more hehe). Also, don't forget to like my Facebook page for my latest work! Connect with me! Portfolio http://www.melvindave.com Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/melvindave/ 500px https://500px.com/melvindave Facebook https://www.facebook.com/melvindavephotography…

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The Four Horsemen (Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google) by Scott Galloway

Interesting insights of the biggest technology companies' future. Who wins, who loses? Is Scott's analysis right? We'll know in the next few years. Google recently announced they are ceasing Google+ so he was pretty spot on about that. Awesome talk! I am amazed by his skill in doing this presentation. Was he even breathing?! Feel free to share your views in the comments section below! :)…

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