Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Lightscape Vision Magazine - Issue 1


After months of hard works, I am proud to announce the Lightscape Vision Magazine is now ready! This magazine focus on landscape and travel photography. Best of all, it is free! There are 135 pages of fantastic articles and images in the issue 1 contributed by the best photographers from all around the worlds.

Highlight of Issue 1:

  • Interview with Jay & Varina Patel
  • Interview with William Yu
  • Canadian Rockies by Susan Holt
  • Night Sky Photography by Ken Lee
  • Exploring Indonesia by Irsam Soetarto
  • Feature Artist - Hubert Leszczyski
  • Feature Artist - Franka Gabler
  • Feature Artist - Xinxin Liang
  • NiSi Filter Review by Kaz Canning
  • Photo of the Month

Get your free PDF copy of Lightscape Vision Magzine today at our website (http://lightscapevision.com/) and follow us for updated news at our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/lightscapevision/).

Enjoy reading! If you have any question or suggest for the magazine, feel free to e-mail us at lightscapevision (AT) hotmail (DOT) com.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Opening Ceremony of PSSNY International Exhibition of Photography

Ribbon-cutting by VIPs and judges (Photography by Susan Soo)
Judge Team (Photography by Susan Soo)

I was invited to the opening ceremony of 17th PSSNY (Photographic Salon Society of New York) International Exhibition of Photography on November 3, 2015. As the judge of this exhibition, I am excited to see all the awarded images displayed on the wall and on the TV. Over 3000 images were submitted from 400+ photographers around the world, and only the top images were awarded. I am hereby congratulate to all the winners!

The exhibition is open to public from November 3 to November 6, 2015, 12pm to 5pm at Chinese Community Center, 62 Mott Street, New York, NY 10013. If you have chance to pass by the Chinatown in New York, don't miss this fantastic show!

Thanks PSSNY for all the hard works! This is definitely a very successful event!

Souvenir for judge

Epoch Times, 4 November 2015

Sing Tao Daily, 4 November 2015

US China Press, 4 November 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Impressionist Flower Photography

My recent visit to the Longwood Garden in Pennsylvania was a fruitful trip and I came back with full load of flower images. There are unlimited ways to photograph flower and one of my favorite approach is the impressionist photography. By simply pan or zoom the camera over about half a second to a few second (depend on the lighting condition), I was able to get the unique images as shown in this post. It's all about experimentation by varying the shutter speed, direction of panning, speed of panning, speed of zooming in or out, etc. After quite a number of trial and error, here is it - the flowers are now dancing happily! 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Receiving PPSA at PSA Conference

Photography by Marty Welter

In September 28, 2015, I received the certificate of PPSA (Proficiency, Photographic Society of America) from the PSA president, John Davis Jr, FPSA, PPSA and the ROPA director, Kristina Erin Kaye, FPSA, EPSA, at 77th PSA Conference in West Yellowstone, Montana.

PPSA certificate

The Recognition of Photographic Achievement (ROPA) Distinctions were established in February 1997 for the purpose of recognizing PSA member's photography achievements in PSA-recognized International Exhibitions. Proficiency (PPSA) is awarded when 288 or more acceptances supported by Star Rating certificates from one or more PSA Divisions. For more information about ROPA, please visit the ROPA webpage.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Judging at PSSNY International Exhibition of Photography

Judges and PSSNY members. Photography by Susan Soo
The judging for 17th PSSNY International Exhibition of Photography was held on September 13, 2015 at Chinatown, New York. This exhibition is organized by Photographic Salon Society of New York (PSSNY) and I am honored to be one of the judge for the projected image digital sections - open color, city life and open monochrome. There were more than thousand of images were judged and many images came from renowned photographers around the world.

The public exhibition and award ceremony will be held on November 3, 2015 at the Hok San Association in the Chinatown, New York and the exhibition will continue till November 6, 2015. If you are in Chinatown, feel free to stop by! Stay tuned at the PSSNY website for more information about the results and public exhibition!

Judges. Photography by Susan Soo

Judging for projected image digital sections. Photography by Susan Soo

Published on China Press - New York

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Free E-book: Churches Around the World

I have been photographing churches since 2008, when I was a graduate student in Stockholm, Sweden. I was first fascinated by the spectacular structure, and later the history behind the every single churches, the culture, religion and architecture - it is just like reading a history book when I step into the church. Since then, photographing church has become my priority in every single trip. I have been photographing over 50 churches around the world and it is still counting. I continue to explore the churches since I moved to USA in 2012. This mini e-book is the partial collection of my church photography over the past few years. Feel free to download the e-book at: http://www.kahwailin.com/Store/EBook. It is free-of-charge!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Bandon Beach in B&W

This image was taken at Bandon Beach during our trip to Oregon last month. This wasn't in our plan, we were initially planned to stay 2 days in Crater Lake but we later decided that we want to explore other location in the area. We spend 4 hours of driving from Crater Lake to Bandon Beach, in hope to catch up the dusk light. When we reach Bandon Beach, it was so misty that the visibility was very poor. We were just waiting and scouting around, fortunately in the last 30 minutes before sunset, the mist went away. Despite cloudy and no magical light, I was still trying to capture some images for black and white conversion. Nonetheless, I would love to return to this fantastic place, not only the nice surrounding that is so photogenic, but also the richness in wildlife. I saw many harbor seals, gulls and common murres this time, and I really want to see the tufted puffins when I return here next time!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Flowers and Fly Impressionism

(To see the effect, click to enlarge the image.)

This image was originally taken at the Vidae Falls in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon a few week ago. After seeing an oil paint-like flower image on Facebook yesterday, I was very tempted to create one too. The resulting image just looks like a Van Gogh's impressionist painting! It is really simple, just apply the oil paint filter in the Photoshop CS6 or earlier version (this feature was removed in the newer version of Photoshop). If you want to be a digital Van Gogh, just a click away! 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Vidae Falls

Vidae Falls is perhaps the best known waterfall at Crater Lake National Park. It’s 100 foot drop is spectacular and the environment give a feeling of intense serenity especially at this time of the year when the flowers are blooming.