Behind the Lens
You may be wondering who this mysterious (or not so mysterious) and elusive (or not so elusive) Mei? If you were wondering that, you've come to the right place. If not... well, your loss.
In regards to photography, it's really just an interest, not something I would consider trying to make my career, for a number of reasons. Nonetheless, I do really enjoy it and I wanted a way to share some of the moments that I am lucky enough to capture on film. (And I thought it might be fun to have my own little corner of the web, as I like to call it.) So I thought this a nice way to do so. (It is so much nicer than trying to sort them into albums on Facebook, I think. And there, people feel obligated to say nice thing about you and "like" your pictures, even if they are just crappy shots with crappy Instagram filters and stupid duckfaces... *sigh* Oh, humanity.)
I didn't start getting serious (bit of an exaggeration) until 2010, when I took a black and white photography class over the summer. Just a couple days and I was hooked. But why does it interest me so much? The short answer to that would be, I guess, that I love documenting my experiences and, when looking through a lens, I find it makes look closer and therefore more appreciative of what's there. Also The language of sight is one that is universally understood. A cloud, on the most basic level, can always been understood as a cloud; a tree as a tree. I think there is much beauty to be found in that which is simple, but it seems in our growing materialistic society, that a lot of things get overlooked.
What does "NSFAQTIWTAA" mean?
What does "QCCT" mean?
Questions, Comments, Concerns, Thoughts.
Why use that random abbreviation?
Because those above four words wouldn't fit in that narrow column to the left. Also, abbreviations are fun.
What kind of cameras do you use?
I use a NIKKON D3100. It's got a built-in guide mode that teaches you about all the different settings and such, so it's very good for beginners- like me. (You can check out some of the details in this blog post.) Before that, I used a some kind of point-and-shoot made by Canon. So all photographs from before October 2012 were shot with that camera. Although I don't think I have included many, if any at all, pictures from before 2012 on this site.
Why are some of your pictures so ridiculously bright?
I'm not particularly keen on editing. I have taken Digital Photography and Digital Design classes, so I do somewhat know how to edit photographs, but that's just not a part of the whole process that I'm interested in. And because I only do this to amuse myself (that doesn't mean I don't take photography seriously), I don't bother with what I don't enjoy. A pinch of laziness is also a reason.
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