Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I'm your huckleberry...

I'm your huckleberry...
Originally uploaded by tomVALEN
Just got some new lighting gear over the weekend, and I'm really excited about it. Can't wait to get some shooting done with it. There's bound to be lots of pictures made with the new gear coming up shortly.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Most Popular

blind shooter
Originally uploaded by tomVALEN
...when i took this picture...i know I was going to like it. but I didnt know It was going to be my most popular picture on flickr. it had over 150 views in just a few days. :D

Monday, July 14, 2008

stay sharp

my rendition of flower pot
Originally uploaded by tomVALEN
I find that challenging your self is the only way to stay sharp. so, when I was hanging out with Candy, I decided to have a little competition. We both get one shot to capture a picture of the same thing, then we look and see who's photo we like better.

this shot was mine...follow the link to see her shot.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Photoshop Express

So today, I tried out the web-based version of the oh-so-popular photo-editing software: Photoshop. Appropriately named Photoshop Express, the web version is only for basic editing actions on the go. To use this service, you have to sign up for a free membership. I was happy that it only took about a minute to register, but again...I guess thats why they call it "express"! The service offers the usual set of functions to do basic edits to your photos like, crop, rotate, resize, white balance, red eye reduction, etc, etc. Most people will be glad to know that Adobe is giving you 2GB of free image storage to use with the Beta version, so you can edit your pictures on any computer with an internet connection! I on the other hand am more happy that you can link this service to my flickr pro account(as well as Picasa, facebook, and photobucket) for quick Express access to your photo collection.

so far, I am please with the function of this service and will continue to try it out for a while.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Reflective Pond
Originally uploaded by tomVALEN
Here is one of the many pictures I took on my trip to the east coast. This particular picture was taken on our trip to the light house in new haven. we stayed in new haven, at the home of the two law professors that candy worked for. Click through to see more pictures.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Reflective Pond

Reflective Pond
Originally uploaded by tomVALEN
I got back from my trip to New Haven and New York late wednesday night. i took many many pictures....so be prepared to see more than I'm sure you'd like to see.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Originally uploaded by tomVALEN
Sometimes when I get bored I do this...there's nothing else to do at 3am.

Monday, May 12, 2008


Originally uploaded by tomVALEN
so far on flickr, i have only had two of my images explored. i suppose its because i'm not an attractive Asian girl... since that seems to be the working recipe to have all of my images explored!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Star Studded

Star Studded
Originally uploaded by tomVALEN
Went up to my new "most favorite place in the world!" a few days ago...it was beautiful! i've never seen so many stars in my whole life.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Sony cyber shot - W300

this has been out a while...but just got to check one out...amazing...if you're in the market or a pocket sized point and shoot...i highly suggest this one.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

JPG Magizine

go vote for my picture to be published! k.thx haha

Monday, May 5, 2008

Street Light

Last night, after work, I went out to this bridge that I saw earlier on my way to work. I tried to take some pictures, but after a few minutes of being there. A Security guard, from the same company I work for none the less, came and told me that I was on private property. Now this guy was a trip. I received terrorist training at the job that I consider to be pretty much a joke, but this guy considered it as making him a specialist! we sat and talked for 20 minutes, and by that I mean he talked and I listened...but it was at least entertaining. This guy actually thought was an FBI agent on some high priority government assignment! The funny thing was he was just securing a housing community. I was upset because I was only able to get 3 shots out before he came. but on the bright side...he did give me quite a laugh. The shot above was the final of the 3 photos I took. wish I had more time...but I guess it will do.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

First Portrait Ever

I found this on wikipedia and wanted to share with everyone. Click the image for the story.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

D-RY & Jay

This is one of my favorite shots that I did for D-RY's album shoot. I just really like the whole defiant tone of it.

click image for more shots from that shoot.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

back on Blogger.com

well it looks like I'm back on blogger. I decided I wanted to start another blog and actually keep up with it, and I decided to come back to blogger mostly because...thats the same place the strobist blog is...and also because its a google company.