Herman Au Photography

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Welcome to my blog! I'm a professional wedding photographer based in Los Angeles California. Follow my footsteps in turning my life long hobby into a career I love, and check out my latest work, newest products, teasers, and photography tutorials. I shoot in an unobtrusive photojournalistic style with an emphasis on natural and genuine emotions. You can find my portfolio on my website - http://www.hermanau.com.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Water Drops

Having tons of fun with shooting water drops... Check these out! :-)


About Photography

Trying to backtrack a bit here so bare with me.

I remotely remember why I decided to step up to a DSLR (digital single lens reflex), mainly because I wasn't happy about the quality of P&S (point-and-shoot) cameras, and I wasn't able to really learn how to take good pictures when there's only 1 button to press. That X'mas my wife and I exchanged gifts. She bought me a Nikon D50, and I bought her a Canon SD40. We both loved our camera, but soon she became the one shooting everything with it, and she still carries it around in her purse because how small, light, and cute it is. Don't get me wrong, the tiny P&S takes great pictures, but boy am I glad I got my entry ticket to the beautiful world of DSLR.

Without going into too much details, the main advantage of shooting with a DSLR is that you're in control. Sure, there's an Auto-mode, and several preset modes that allow you to get the pre-programmed desired results; but the beauty is that it opens you up many elements that allow you to capture the image you want to see, instead of capturing exactly what you see with a P&S.

Here's a great article to read about more details if you like. But for now, I'm having lots of fun, and enjoying my learning experience. My flickr site here:

I quit!

Yea, I quit my day job. I quit my job for numerous reasons, and I think you may find some of them very familiar:
  • I don't enjoy working with (some of) my co-workers, mainly because of too much drama/politics.
  • I find myself growing beyond my position, and the chance of getting a raise/promotion is slim.
  • I find the company/industry I work for is going downhill.
  • I find myself spending way too much time stuck in traffic.
  • I find myself not having enough time to do the most basic things in life, quality of life is falling fast.
  • I find myself getting further and further away from my life goals than getting closer.
  • I am simply not making enough money, and continuing to do what I'm doing isn't going to help.
  • I find myself having little to no control of improving my life with what I do at work.
  • I'm not enjoying work, and I hate waking up on Monday mornings so much that I always want to call in sick.
Heck, if you find yourself fitting one, or some of the criteria I listed above, maybe you should sit yourself down and THINK hard for yourself what you could do to change things around. I QUIT! I decided to start working for myself to try to find a different route, and with the spare time around I'll catch up with the things I wanted to do, and do the things I need to do to improve the quality of my life, and my family. Wish me luck, and I wish you all the best of luck with your careers! :-)