Optimize Images to Make Your Website Load Faster: Finding a Balance Between Photo Quality and File Size

There is one thing I’ve been working on recently, which is making my website load faster. With more people using their mobile devices to access websites these days, Google now uses page loading speed as one of the search engine ranking factors, and has introduced Google PageSpeed Insights where they give your website a score Read more

Going Wider than 18mm – Part 3

Going Beyond 18mm, at Last! After much deliberation, testings seen on Part 1 and Part 2 and sitting on the fence, I’ve finally purchased a lens that goes beyond 18mm. Yay! It’s Nikon 14mm (f/2.8) . With the price tag of USD2000, it has become one of the most expensive stuff I own (probably only Read more

Going Wider than 18mm – Part 2

To further continue my pursuit to shoot wider, I recently rented Nikon 14-24mm (f/2.8) . This is the widest and literally the top lens among Nikon’s wide angle lenses. As a cityscape photographer, this has been my dream lens, and I even felt a bit awe-struck to put it on my Nikon D610 body! Many Read more

Going Wider than 18mm – Part 1

Being an enthusiast cityscape photographer shooting at twilight and dusk (a.k.a. blue hour), I’m a bit obsessed with shooting wider. Going from 27mm (Cropped Sensor DSLR) to 18mm (Full Frame DSLR): A Real Game Changer Firstly, replacing Nikon D7000 (cropped sensor DSLR) with Nikon D610 (full frame DSLR) back in 2014 let me go much Read more

Tripod Talks

When I started taking photos with DSLR, I wasn’t aware of the importance of choosing a right tripod, using and maintaining it right way. I’ve slowly learned the lessons by making ignorant mistakes like setting it up too tall in high winds and ending up with photos that are not sharp. A tripod is really Read more

Nikon 16-35mm or 18-35mm

From a kit lens, I upgraded to Nikon 18-200mm (f/3.5-5.6) , but was looking to replace it with a wide angle zoom lens that fits my range better. The beautifully designed Nikon 16-35mm (f/4) had been my first choice, but I changed my mind at the last minute and settled on Nikon 18-35mm (f/3.5-4.5) . Read more

Know Your Range

Inspired by “What I Learned About Photography ” series by fellow Tumblelogger Pete (tvoom ), I want to share my experiences and lessons learned over the years. First up is about knowing your commonly-used focal lengths before purchasing a second lens. Like most other fellow photographers, I started DSLR photography with a kit lens, Nikon Read more


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