Python Script to Resize Photos

Here's a simple Python script I created to resize photos. Feel free to use, cheers! The script resizes images to max 512px by 512px and moves the resized photos to a new folder called "resized". Since the resized images is copied to a new folder, we can retain the original filename. This is actually my first taste of Python so please bear with me if I failed to follow any best practice. I used the Python Imaging Library (PIL) so you need to install it before you can successfully run the script. This might help for Ubuntu users…

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How I shot Buddha

How I shot Buddha

It was Chinese New Year and I went out for a photography shoot with my organization here in Singapore, the Pinoygraphers. We started with the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, a popular tourist spot here in Chinatown. I entered the the temple and I was awed by the beautiful statues of Buddha. The temple was dimly lit but lighting was good for some long exposure photos. I saw this particular Buddha with some red flames around it and thought of doing the zoom technique on it. Here's the photo Camera: Sony a6000 Lens: Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 (kit lens)…

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Fire @ Blk 206 Tampines Street 21, Singapore

Fire @ Blk 206 Tampines Street 21, Singapore

A fire broke out in an HDB unit opposite us at Block 206 Tampines Street 21. It started, most probably, around 910am. Smoke was coming from the unit's kitchen. Thankfully, no one was injured. Wearing my photojournalist hat, I was able to take some photos of the unfortunate incident. The Straits Times, the most popular news agency here in Singapore, published my photos and video in their article. http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/more-singapore-stories/story/fire-blk-206-tampines-street-21-20150216 Here is a video I took of the incident (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(…

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Capture One Express (for Sony)

Capture One Express (for Sony)

I was looking for a RAW converter for my Sony a6000 and someone suggested to try out Capture One Express(for Sony). It is actually free for Sony camera users! So if you're a Sony user, this is a must-try! Here is the link to download it: http://www.phaseone.com/Imaging-Software/Capture-One-for-Sony.aspx Make sure when you run it, choose the Express version because is the free one. I captured this photo and made it underexposed in purpose After adjusting the exposure in Capture One, voila! The Sony a6000 captured enough information to make you recover a poorly exposed…

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Does your camera brand really matter?

Does your camera brand really matter?

I started photography in 2003 using a Canon film camera. If my memory serves me right, it was a Canon 300V. Then, since digital photography got cheaper I was able to upgrade to a Canon 300D (Digital Rebel). The 300D was the model used by my photography professor and mentor Jay Alonzo so I was very proud of it! After using the 300D for several years, I felt the need to upgrade to a better camera. However, due to financial constraints, I cannot afford a Canon 20D at that time. So I opted to buy a Nikon camera instead. I…

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Korean BBQ : Video test with the Sony a6000 (ILCE-6000)

I am overly impressed with the movie recording feature of the Sony a6000. This unedited video shows exactly how it really looks like in real life! You will also notice the continuous auto-focus(AF) it is doing. However, it might not have worked well in this sample but you get the idea. That feature will be useful when you're shooting action photos like sports, etc. Shot using the Sony SEL 16-50mm kit lens @ ISO 3200 Yummy? :)…

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