James Shih

空拍機攝影淺談(The Unnamed Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Photography)

空拍機攝影已發展許多年,近來己有愈來愈流行的現象,但缺點是空拍機的相機感應器太小只適合光線良好的環境,如在光線較暗的環境如日出或夕陽時影像會有較多的雜訊,市場上雖也有可攜帶單眼相機的空拍機,但那些都屬於商業用途非在一般玩家使用的範圍, 在此慬來談談一般玩家及業餘愛好者在空拍機操作、影片/照片拍攝及後製上的一些個人的経驗和內容。

目前空拍機的市場上,中國大彊先進(Dji)是全球市場上佔有率最高的產品,Dji空拍機的種類涵蓋了大型商用及一般玩家等各種不同的用途及須求的產品,目前市場上以Mavic pro 、Mavic air 2s 、Mavic mini2等為大宗,至於其他也在市場上有相當佔有率的有Parrot anafi 、美製Autel䓁,近年來空拍機的品牌如雨後春筍般的擁入市場,但大多數使用者均以”遙控飛行”遊玩為大部分,從事業餘或職業攝影的空拍並不多,個人從事攝影多年現則將部份拍攝工作使用空拍,空拍攝影有別於在地面拍攝,從高空的視角呈現的風景影像有更廣闊、立體的效果,現以個人使用及操作空相機在攝影上的心得和経驗簡介分享如下:

The drone photography have been developed for years, and it is becoming more popular nowadays, but because of the small sensor of the drone camera there are more noise in the image, it is good for taking images under bright ambient light but not in the low light situation, such as at dawn and sunset, although there are drones for photography in the market which can equipped with the DSLR camera for high grade images, but they are mainly for commercial use not for the hobbyists and amateur photographers in the consumer market, as a amateur photographer, I would like to share my experience of the drone flying in this area as the follows:

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新冠疫苗淺談(The Revolution in Medicine)

自從2019年底中國大陸武漢傳出的首例新冠病毒案例至今已屆兩年,這其中對地球上人類的生活產生了非常巨大的衝擊和改變,病毒的傳染力強且不斷變種以因應人類的防堵,因此至今疫情無法終結,隨著冬季到來氣溫降低疫情再度的升溫,歐美地區感染人數不斷上升,目前唯一能有效防堵的方法就是施打疫苗,然經歷兩年雖有大部份人都已注射疫苗甚至多劑後,仍發生突破性的感染,但專家根據注射疫苗後在人體產生的抗體作用仍給疫苗的效果正面的評價,呼籲疫苗雖無法禁絕新冠病毒造成的疾病,但在解決重病及感染的傳播上的確有一定的功能。

Since the end of year 2019 the first Corona virus case appeared in Wuhan it has been 2 long years, a huge impact and change to the global people’s life, the variant of the virus block the way to the end of the pandemic, now the situation is getting worse following the coming winter season, increasing infection cases have been reported in Europe and America, scientists believe the only effective way to resist  this wave of infection is getting vaccinated, although there are few infected cases still occurred in the vaccinated people, but according to the experiment results, the anti bodies in the human body of the vaccinated man can stop the virus to be further developed, the scientists are still certain that the vaccine can avoid the serious disease and infection.

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九一一二十週年紐約世貿大樓恐攻經歷(The memory in person of the 911 20 anniversary )

退休至今已邁過十個年頭,已往在工作、商場上點點滴滴的記憶畫面也已日漸模糊,看著年青一代每天早出晚歸忙碌的不可開交,深感世代交替的必然,人生舞台就是這樣一幕一幕的進行著一直到謝幕的那一刻。

今年是紐約世貿雙子星大樓恐攻後倒塌的二十週年,美國也在今年踉蹌不堪的離開阿富汗,結束因恐攻而發動的軍事報復行動,留給世人不勝晞噓的感受,尤其是那些曾經參與的國家。

I have retired from the job around 10 years, the frames of memory on the past career have been also gradually fading away, looking at the young generation who are busy and occupied day by day with their task that is we say the generation transition, and the episode of life are going on and on at the life stage till the last one.

This year is the 20 anniversary of the 911 terror attack by the Al-Qaeda and sadly also the same year that American troops embarrassingly leave the Afghanistan battlefield, the retaliation movements against the terrorism terminated and failed, this is a fetal strike to the people of the world at the same side specially those involved.

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新冠疫情淺談(The inference of the COVIT pandemic)

自從2019年尾起很巧合的是我剛好從南極喬治亞群島歷經約一個月的探險攝影旅程回來,大陸武漢開始傳出新冠病毒傳染的疫情,從此開始一直到現在2021年下旬將近兩年的時光,疫情漫延全球嚴重的影響了人們的生活及活動,

There have been nearly two years coincidentally since my last photography expedition travel to South Georgia & Falkland in 2019 with “Joseph Van Os Photo Safaris”, that the first covid 19 case which found in Wuhan, in these two years people in the world were severely suffering the interference on the normal life style and activities from the pandemic restrictions especially the world traveling,

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人像外拍光線淺談 (The Location Portrait lighting in short)

外拍時現場環境的光線是構成畫面亮暗/對比的基礎,環境光線基本上可分成三個部份:1)豔陽強光,2)陰天/多雲/陰影,3)夕陽/華燈初上,如以相機的光圈大小來劃分則可區分如下1)f/16,f/11, 2)f/8,f/5.6,f/4, 3)f/2.8,f/2等,因此在選用打光器材時可依以上所述的三種狀況而定,現在分述如下:

The ambient light is the key element of exposure in the location portrait shooting, the ambient light can be sorted to 3 different aspects: 1) the bright Sun light 2) overcasts/ cloudy sky/ Shade, 3) Sunset/twilight, we can use the camera aperture to describe as: 1) f/16,f/11, 2) f/5.6,f/4, 3) f/2.8,f/2 etc., below is how we can adapt the proper lighting equipment and setting according to the above 3 aspects:

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人像棚拍光線淺談 (The Studio Portrait lighting in short)

由於攝影棚內無自然光打光是以人造光為主,因此打光的原則是排除室內其他光線的影響,

In the studio portrait shooting there are a normally artificial lights, so the main thing to concern is avoiding the ambient light interfere,

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南喬治亞/福克蘭生態之旅歸來(Back from the “South Georgia and the Falklands” Tour)

2019年10月初出發,歷經一個月再度完成一次南極地區的探險,誠如領隊Joe Van Os先生在行程開場白時強調,這次的南喬治亞攝影的旅程是一場探險,舉凡天候變化、海上航行、橡皮艇登岸、船上的生活及各方面細節等等,都是無法預料的探險行為絕對不可調以輕心,行程結束後回顧他的顧慮頗有同感,因為南喬治亞是英屬的南極群島,他們很努力的維護它原始的風貌,整個環境呈現天然無人跡,一般人來到這裡面對的是一個未知的世界,每分每秒每一腳步都是挑戰,南喬治亞當局希望來訪的人不要將不屬於這裡的任何物品帶來改變或污染這原始的環境,語重心長用心良苦的精神令人敬佩,環視全球還有多少像南喬治亞這樣原始自然的風貌呢。

Before the end of 2019, I have started from the beginning of October accomplished again another Antarctic expedition, As the commencing speech of Mr. Joe Van Os the group leader that this tour is a serious expedition not a tourist cruise, in which combined with weather situation、cruise routezodiac landing and the routine on board etc. are all not expectable, people should take it seriously, this is very true after we finalized the tour, since the South Georgia Islands is governed by the Great Britain, they have done a lot of in environment protection, so there are no much human footprint, it is an unknown world every step we move will be an unexpecting result, furthermore, the authority asking the visitors should be totally sanitized before ashore, against anything that not belonged there to be presented, which might change or pollute local original condition, I respect the authority for their sprite and hard works, in final, that how many original and heritage places like South Georgia Islands the earth owned still left?

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南喬治亞/福克蘭生態之旅行前(Before the “South Georgia and the Falklands” Tour)

 

照片由Google 地圖截入/Courtesy Google Map

今年的唯一一次極地攝影是安排到南美英屬的南喬治亞和福克蘭群島,

2019 has been approaching to its end, I have planed this year the only one Antarctic cruise  to the South Georgia archipelago and Falkland islands,

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法蘿群島秘境探奇歸來(Back from the “Faroe Islands” Tour)

時間飛逝距上一篇法蘿群島秘境探奇行前約兩個月我已從秘境的法蘿群島歸來,帶回對法蘿群島滿滿的美麗回憶和驚奇,當然也帶回另人嘆為觀止的影像及空拍影片,

It has been already 2 months following my last blog of “Before the Faroe Islands tour”, I have come back from the Faroe Islands photo tour, brought back the wonderful memory、  surprises and no doubt with the full memory cards of spectacular landscape and drone footages,

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Model 棚拍(Studio Portrait)_Ruby

每月的例行人像棚拍這個月的model是新朋友靜芸(Ruby),她主修動態表演要從事model的表演,在拍攝的過程中可以看出只有19歲的她對model表演的興趣和熱衷。

My monthly portrait shooting invite Ruby as my model this month, she is a student majors in active performance, I can see she is really an enthusiast in the model performance during the session.

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