James Shih

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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再談空拍機攝影 (More on the drone photography)

前言:無人遙控飛行器(UAV)是近年來科技界最火紅的產品,拜數位電腦科技蓬勃的發展和進步,它已是未來許多行業發展須倚仗的器具如高空資料收集、電塔檢查、農牧業生產、休閒娛樂、攝影等等,

Preface: The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has become one of the most relevant digital product recently, it is getting become a necessary tool or platform through the mature and sophisticated technology, for example the information gatheringcell phone tower inspectionfarmingrecreation & hobbiesphotography etc.,

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法蘿群島秘境探奇行前(Before the “Faroe Islands” Tour)

去年完成了3趟國外的攝影旅行,2趟長途1趟短途分別是年初的挪威春季北極生態探險挪威北極島嶼探奇蒙古金鷹節探險等,今年開春安排的兩趟國外行程分別是2019法蘿群島秘境探奇2019南喬治亞及福克蘭群島之旅

I have concluded 3 photography trips last year, 2 times of far distance there were “Svalbard Spring Expedition 2018and Norway’s Lofoten Islands, 1 time of short distance the Mongolian Golden Eagle Festival 2018“, now for year 2019 I have planned 2 times of far distance, “the Faroe Islands, Landscape Gems of the North Atlantic” in May and “Epic South Georgia& The Falkland Islands” in October,

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空拍機攝影 (The drone photography)

動機從事攝影工作以來不管是拍人像、旅遊或是風景都是使用專業相機,影像的視野脫不了都是以眼睛的高度為主,以前看到一些由高空拍攝的影像視角另人耳目一心,心中雖有些觸動但似乎也是遙不可及的攝影,如今進入21世紀後科技飛速進步,許多遙不可及的事情都已變成可能,因此在這裡分享一些有關學習空拍機攝影的過程。

Motives: For years to come, I use Canon DLSR as the main tools for my photography no matter to shoot images for portrait、landscape or travel, the image prospect normally at the eye level, so feel amazing when view some different prospect images specially the bird view ones, but aerial photography is a kind of dream for most of the people in the past, now in the 21st century, the boosting science and technology turns the aerial photography become possible in the digit world by the drones, so here I would like to share my not very acquainted experience of the drone photography.

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