Unflattering Stolen ID Picture Shot: My Beef with Posting Bad NinjaShots of Complete Strangers

I like street photography. It encourages you to find inspiration in everything. Street photography is an example of "if life gives you lemons, make lemonade".  You don't have to travel far or exert too much effort to find a subject to take pictures of. You make the most out of everything, right there and then. No contrived poses, no moving props. As hassle-free as that sounds, like most forms of photography, it involves aesthetics. Done right, it's amazing - finding beauty in even the snarkiest of places. Done wrong, it's an invasion of privacy. 

From GAS to Cheap Film Hoarder: Believing in Film

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I had really no intentions of blogging. I had a disdain for all forms of social media, from Facebook (especially Facebook) to Pinterest. But what was I going to to with all my photos? How will I share my travel adventures? At that time, I also needed an outlet - something healthier that didn't involve consuming calories. For a couple of weeks I had 2 digital toy cameras as my travel buddies.  I also had a bunch of "bleh" travel photos which could be "nice" if I used filters. I loved the 'lomo effect' but wasn't officially a 'lomographer' yet. I just wanted a place where I could dump my photos so "LomographicFeel" on tumblr came to be.

Early GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome): How I Started to Believe in Film

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I was intrigued with Lomography since 2011 and was drawn to the "kawaii-ness" of those toy cameras. I loved the whole "shooting from the hip thing", probably because I was a bit irritated by the cockiness of DSLR totting acquaintances. (I have nothing against DSLRs and people who love DSLRs in general - having a DSLR doesn't mean you are a skilled photographer, it just means you have the moolah to buy it). I love how discreet shooting with film cameras can be. I love that it makes me feel unique in a sea of point of shoots and smart phones.  I loved everything about it - until I did the math. 

A Little Bit of Everything BKK: Asiatique The Riverfront

Assuming you have a very short lay over, you'd probably want to go to a place that will let you experience a little bit of everything a city has to offer. Asiatique, The Riverfront is just that. To sum it up it's  Thai Food x Chao Phraya River x Night Market x City Scape (via ferris wheel) x Entertainment = Shutter Bug Heaven. (picture here, picture there, picture everywhere!)

for more photos checkout my tumblr photo dump!

Aside from indulging your inner photog you can...

Get a meal at Baan Khanitha - Good thai food with a very nice ambiance. It's by the river and is over looking the river. (pricey but worth it). 

Tip: Go alfresco but if you can’t stand the heat, eat indoors (aircon) and get a table on the second floor. 

The place gets pretty crowded, it’s best to come early (6pm-ish). Better yet call to reserve a table. http://www.baan-khanitha.com/venues.php?branch=asiatique There are other restos you can dine in but if you want good food and ambiance, you can’t go wrong with Baan Khanitha.

Shop till you drop. Best things to buy here are souvenirs although there are tons of other stuff such as clothes, bags, shoes, houseware/decor, home accesories etc (you get the picture). 

There’s word that vendors of the closed Suan Lum Night Bazaar have relocated here. If you have been Suan Lum before - think chic/hipper suan lum by the river. 

Ride the Asiatique Sky - the highest ferris wheel in Bangkok. 

Watch a cabaret show at Calypso (warehouse 4). (That's not me)

Asiatique is open from 6pm till midnight. It is accessible by BTS till SaphanTaksin station, then take Asiatique’s service boat. 

Funtastic Plastic: Thoughts on "Lens Flair"

Finally finished one of the many photography books, I've "collected". Here's the first of one of the many reviews I'll be doing. Actually, I don't like calling them reviews - I associate the word "review" with "judging/ appraising/ assessing". It's more like, sharing with a friend, telling a story to a buddy - just a little chitchat.

Backstory: I was looking for a reasonably price book on lomography which didn't involve 1)having it shipped, 2)"emptying" my wallet and 3)hard-selling more gear. I wanted something that was noob friendly and one that would inspire my inner shutter bug. I scanned the table of contents and flipped through the pages, paid about 15 USD,  brought it home, placed it on the table with a pile of other books and forgot about it. Occasionally, I would browse through it and I finally finished it today. (Yeah, I have ADHD tendencies hehe)

Lens Flair Creative Photo Projects for Toy, Pinhole, Polaroid and Analog Cameras
by Adam Bronkhorst

Geek-mode on: California Science Center

I post more regularly on tumblr, twitter and instagram. Mostly because, I photo dump. I just post photos and let the pics tell the story. After all, a picture paints a thousand words haha! (I know - cliche). I'm going to start linking photo sets posted on tumblr, here on blogger. So that my blogger account would get more activity. Starting of with my California Science Center photoset.

Anyhoo... I'm a geek by heart. So, it comes naturally to me that when I travel I usually try to find if the place I'm visiting has a science museum. I just love science museums. It brings out the kid in me. When I was in LA, I just had to check out the California Science Center. (more photos on my tumblr photo dump!)