To satisfy my wanderlust and to take a break after 3 intensive weeks of studying for my fourth year finals, I booked a super last minute trip to Indonesia. I was initially slightly apprehensive as it was my first solo trip into a country that is not as developed as Singapore, but it turned out to be a really great experience! Continue reading Indonesia
So I recently took a 1 month long trip to Taiwan and, for the first time, I traveled without my DSLR (a Nikon D7000). It was a difficult decision to make, but in the end, the convenience of not having to lug a DSLR around won (not to mention the fact that I was running out of luggage space to pack any accessories). And I must admit that I did not regret it at all – in fact I found it enlightening to not travel around with a heavy camera slinged around my neck and taking extra care not to knock it against anything.
As smartphone companies cram better and better camera sensors (read: not megapixels), the balance has tilted in favor of photography using smartphones and mobile devices (including, god forbid, tablets). While I am not going out so far as to claim that this spells the end of professional photography, there are certain benefits of using a mobile device as a photography instrument. I myself am an avid Apple fan, so the points I make below are most relevant to fellow iPhone users, though they generally apply to all smartphone users.
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My recent trip to Hong Kong was a well-deserved break after 16 weeks of clinical rotations. It was an eye-opening experience – Hong Kong was in the midst of the Occupy Central movement, and coming from a country where riots and strikes are illegal, it was my first time witnessing such a large scale protest.
About a month ago, I started my travels around Europe by landing in Barcelona. In many ways, Barcelona was a city of firsts for me: first city visited in Europe, first time traveling alone etc. and it definitely left a great first impression on me. The locals are friendly, the architecture is amazing and because I visited during the off-peak season, it was not super crowded.
Click to see some of the photos that I took.
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