Saturday, April 19, 2014


那天终于看了《激战》,实在是好片。它启发了我,真的让我有股冲动。。。

我一直想要“安”,它解释为“安宁”,“安定”,“安逸”,“安乐”;可我又不甘于太过普通字,直到让我遇见“晏”,这个“晏”有着全部意思。

Thursday, April 11, 2013

我看《西游》


我从小就看周星驰的戏长大的。他的无厘头式幽默总能让我开怀大笑。中学时,我们几个男生就会背戏里面的对白,演一演,然后大家就会大笑一番。我还记得每次去金河广场最顶楼(那时的顶楼是卖吃的)吃杂饭,那里的饭堂就一定会播周星驰系列的戏。以前要看很难的。。。VCD难找,DVD又还没面世。我跟朋友们都是一边吃,一边看,一边笑。所以,对白我们熟得很。夸张点可以说倒退来念对白都没问题。

我收集了大部分周星驰电影系列的DVD,到现在我还常常播来看。每一次要到好笑的地方我就先笑了。我老婆都说我白痴,每一套看了几十次,却还会笑,更白痴是,笑点前就开始笑了。但我不以为然。她不会了解每一套星爷的戏背后,都带着鼓舞人心的故事。通常主角是由小人物,慢慢演变成英雄,到最后成功了。如果你没有用心看,你不会发觉的。除了搞笑,整套戏是有教育的成份,总会让你偷窃一笑后,脑筋会想一想。

90年代他最多作品,那时可是巅峰期。2000年后,周先生开始减产了,偶尔来一部。周星驰迷的我一定不会错过观赏咯。一直到长江七号,我觉得不好看了,他没了年轻时那些搞笑。。。那时我想,真可惜啊。人老了,难道就江郎才尽吗?

2013年,他来了一套贺岁片,叫西游-降魔篇。我没有去戏院看,没时间也没机会。其实我不是很感兴趣,原因有两个,第一;我对长江七号太失望了,第二;西游里他没有参与演出。偶然我在youtube里看到,就估且click进去看一下,那片子的quality很差,声音也一样差。

虽然quality很差,我还是把戏看完,我。。。找回了以前的星爷,奇怪是戏里没有他。他的故事跟以前一样,让你猜不透下一步会怎样。一部好电影就是能让观众很想继续看下一秒会发生怎样。这一部《西游》就有这个魔力。他实在是太天才了。不止这样,全部细节都有连贯性。太厉害,太有心机了!比如说,一开始舒淇的手环是她伏魔的武器,她第一眼就爱上了文章,然后就把手环变成戒子送给文章,但被拒绝。直到到最后她给猴精打死了,文章把手环缩小变成戒子穿上。那手环可以自由伸缩,最后变成了金钢圈套在孙悟空的头上。还有一幕,猴精把文章的披头散发硬扯光,我才发现文章演的是唐三藏。我很快就猜到了,这是因为我看惯了星爷的戏。我不得不佩服星爷那颗头脑,天才!细节,连贯都做的太棒了。

这部戏值得看!值得收藏!毕竟好戏不多了。。。 谢谢你,星爷!陪伴我成长!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Pony tail boy

He has natural curl hair. A mild one. We seldom cut his hair because the curl will make it look short. Everybody was saying his hair is very nice, beautiful. With this hair, we do not need much attention to comb him, style his hair. It can be natural matt look... hahahahah




Super Cute ~~


there is one day, father & son moment...
he sitting beside me in the car, out of sudden he told me : "papa! look! Mickey mouse!"
i asked him: "where?"
his little index finger was pointing at the windscreen and i thought he was refering to the tissue box where mickey & co were printed on it. but his finger was not pointing it. I asked again :"where is it?"

He said again: "there...mickey mouse!

its actually a mickey mouse shape on the antenna of car infront! At last i found it, and i replied him "oh i saw it, its mickey mouse"

he look at me and said "super cute~~~~~" with both of his hand out

i.....i...i... burst out laughing... how did he know this "super cute~~~~" words...

he is 3.5 yo...

Friday, February 22, 2013

30 Things you Should Know to Help you Start a Photography Business


found a good piece of article. Keeping this a copy to remind myself...


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1. Find the best photography course or workshops that work for you

If you are going to invest in a photography course/workshop do some serious research first.
It’s a huge investment so find out who the teachers are. Are they industry professionals that are going to be teaching you relevant styles and techniques?
Is the style of teaching suited to your personality and photography?
Who are the ex students that have gone on to create successful careers?
Consider weekend workshops and online courses held by experts in their fields.


2. Find a great mentor

A mentor should be someone who has had a successful career, whose work you admire and is passionate about what they do. They should be available for at least one hour a month.


3. Get as much industry experience as you can

Intern with as many different photography businesses as you can, both large and small. My first interning gig was with a food photographer. I’ve also worked with high-end commercial product photographers, car photographers, and fashion and wedding photographers. I came away with valuable skills that I still use today.


4. Be Flexible when looking for an internships

When you are looking for an internship it’s often easier to offer your services on a casual daily basis or weekends or even nights rather than trying to find someone who will commit to a long-term internship.


5. Sweep the floor and scrub the toilet

I landed a full time assisting job with a fashion and celebrity photographer because he noticed I scrubbed his toilet and cleaned his studio when I had nothing to do


6. Hang around with people who inspire and support you

Some of your friends and family are going to try and talk you out of pursuing your dreams.
They have good intentions but it’s your dream not theirs.


7. It takes 10,000 hours of work to become a master of your craft

If you spend 3 hours a day photographing and editing photos you will become a master at it in 10 years. There are no short cuts or magic formulas, just hard work.


8. Photography is not a job it’s a passion

When you love what you do it never feels like work.


9. Learn to embrace failure

Some of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs had spectacular failures before they found success.
Henry Ford had 5 businesses fail before he founded the successful Ford Motor Company.
Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times trying to invent the light bulb and after the 10,000th time; he succeed
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes


10. Your uniqueness is the most important asset you have

The photography industry does not need another Ansel Adams, Annie Leibowitz, or Alfred Stieglitz. Develop a unique style that sets you apart from everyone else


11. The most common cause of failure is quitting

Most people give too early. Building a business takes years, there will be set backs. Commit to the long haul.
Fact: the average entrepreneurial millionaire has been broke or nearly broke 3.2 times


12. There is no such thing as overnight success

It took me 5 years to actually make a profit. It took me ten years before that profit was enough to afford me a decent lifestyle


13. Having a full time or part time job while you build your business is a great idea

I worked full time in an Italian restaurant for the first 5 years
Having another job while I built my business had the following positive effects
  • It gives you something positive do everyday while you are waiting for your first breaks
  • It removes that “desperate” energy around you. Trying to find new clients in this headspace is really difficult. Nobody wants to hire someone that appears desperate it makes them wonder what is wrong with you.
  • Your part time job may be the source of photography leads or your first big break. It was for me.


14. You will constantly be surprised by where your big breaks come from

I landed my first paid advertising shoot from waitresses I worked with. She introduced me to her husband who ran an advertising agency. One day he asked me to do a shoot for his agency. It was a simple product shot that should have taken an hour. I worked on it for 2 days, made a loss but earned a very happy and lucrative client.


15. Every time you are rejected means you are one step closer to success

Collecting new clients is a numbers game. In my early years I discovered that when I was showing my folio to Art Directors and Editors I was getting 30-50 “no’s” to every “yes”.
It took me many, many years to work out that this rejection is never personal. It often just comes down to potluck if you meet with someone on the same day they happen to have an assignment that suits you.
There are some very famous examples of people who experienced countless rejections before they achieved success
  • Author, J.K Rowling’s manuscript Harry Potter was rejected 12 times before she found a publisher
  • Walt Disney was knocked back 302 times before he got financing for creating Disney World
  • Several record labels rejected The Beatles
  • Colonel Sanders, the founder of KFC had his famous secret recipe knocked back a staggering 1009 times


16. Seek constructive criticism and learn from it

One of my greatest learning periods was during a 3-month stint working in a photo lab printing Black and white prints. Yes, last century when we marveled at the new mobile phone that was the size of a small refrigerator and twice as heavy.
I was shooting models tests all weekend and bringing them into the lab to print and process during the week. Two of my co-workers were 30+ year veterans who would critique my work and give me suggestions on improving technique and style.
Show your photos to as many industry professionals as you can. Ask for constructive criticism and learn from it. This is a great time of growth and learning.
Be grateful for all the praise your family and friends will always give your work but remember they will always love everything you do and may find it difficult to point out any faults.


17. Dress to impress

If you want people to take you seriously then you should take your appearance seriously.


18. Always read the fine print

Never sign a contract before reading the fine print. If you don’t understand it then find someone who does.


19. Work your strengths, hire your weaknesses

Aim towards outsourcing all the things that take you away from earning money for your business like book keeping and web design. Your time would be better-spent blogging or marketing.


20. Social Networking

Blog, tweet, flickr, facebook, instagram, google+, linkedin do it all and do it often.
Share your work, support other artists whose work you love and be generous with your information.


21. Shoot personal projects that inspire you

Unless you are lucky enough to be working for cutting edge magazines or alternative clients who love to push the envelope shooting only paid work will give you a very generic looking folio.
Shooting personal projects give you a chance to test new lighting styles, lenses, locations and it’s a brilliant way to showcase your personality.


22. Have a consistent workflow

Name and number and file every shoot in a consistent way. If you’ve ever spent hours looking for an image or even worse lost files you will understand the importance of this point.


23. Back up twice

Keep one hard drive on location and another off site. Hard drives fail. Protect your files.


24. If you pay peanuts you get monkeys

Use professional assistants. Having a great assistant means you never have to sweat the small stuff. Everything is taken care of. This means you can focus on getting the shot


25. An inexperienced make up artist or stylist can ruin and entire shoot

Work with a variety of different Hair and Make Up artists and Stylists till you find the ones that compliment your shooting style.


26. Always shoot in RAW

A RAW image file contains all the original data that the camera censor captured.
A JPEG is a compressed file that only retains about half the data of a RAW file.
Give image the best possible chance from the start. No excuses. Just shoot RAW.


27. Never store your memory cards in your back pocket and don’t shoot an entire job on one card

Pockets get holes in them and cards fail. I found out the hard way.


28. Be quiet

If you depend on your creativity for your living, then your most valuable piece of equipment is your mind. Taking time out everyday is a great way to do this and


29. Make friends with other photographers

The best advice on equipment and technique has come from spending time with other photographers. Social networking makes it really easy to connect with different photographers from all around the world.


30. Just start. Today

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The first thing I did when I decided to become a photographer was to get business cards printed that said Gina Milicia PHOTOGRAPHER. Even if I wasn’t 100% convinced I was ready or good enough the simple act of printing cards made it real to me.
I started out with a basic SLR camera and a cheap zoom I borrowed from my brother. I photographed only in daylight for the first 2 years because I could not afford flash gear and worked hand held because I also could not afford a tripod.
There will never be a time when you are 100% ready. There will always be something missing. Just start. Today.

by Gina Milicia