It's been awhile since I have done a personal post so bear with me.
I have been blessed to have been able to travel all around the country these past couple of months, some for work and some for leisure. It's been great making new friends in all these different places. I'm so happy to have met you all.
This monday, I am moving to Dallas Fort Worth, Texas to start a new chapter in my life. I'm going to be attending the School of Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. It is a two year masters program. I'm going to be majoring in Vocal Performance because singing is something that has always been in my life. I have never been trained in it, and I desire to get some formal training.
It didn't really hit me until this week that I was leaving since I'm packing and trying to sort out everything. I have mixed feelings. On one hand, I'm really excited to go to Seminary, to make new friends and to learn about music and theology. On the other hand, I'm a bit sad because I was actually taking a liking to Columbus, especially after graduating college. The people here and my church community are amazing and I feel as if I'm leaving my family. Just today at church, I was reminiscing with a good friend of mine John about the first day I came to 4C and how things were much more simple back then. Good times.
I know seminary is where God wants me and what God has called me to at this moment, so that is where I'm going!
With this massive change, I decided that the website needs a change also. So with the help of my good friend Kevan, I have a new look! It's totally different from the original and I'm still trying to sort things out and make it look like I want it to. It's updated with new photographs and new videos of my work.
In terms of photography, all of it is kind of up in the air. Since I'm moving, I kind of lose my "networks". If people want to fly me out to do their weddings, I'd be more than willing to do so. I don't know how much wedding photography I will be doing but I'm not worried. I know I'm called to use my creativity in some form or another. Things might start shifting to more personal work or I might be doing different projects. Who knows!? I still have 4 wedding highlights to post so keep an eye out for them.
I hate saying good bye...and I'm terrible at them, but to all my friends in Columbus, farewell? You all have played an important part in shaping who I am as a person. I'm very grateful for you all letting me be a part of your lives.
She's sooo good! Went to Cleveland last week to attend a Kina Grannis show with some buddies. She's amazing live! The show was small but it didn't really matter because her voice is soo good. Got to meet her after the show at the meet and greet! I hugged her =)
See more of Kina here
Before I left for my trip, I had the fortunate opportunity to photograph the Wang Family! They have been so kind to me taking me in and feeding me during the holidays since my family doesn't live around me anymore! So photographing them was a pretty fun time. I kept it short and simple, nothing to crazy. I just found some good light and placed them in front of it!
Started with some test shots to see where the light was falling and where I needed to put some light in.
some more test shots, missed focus =(
used a flash and shot it upward to reflect off the low ceiling. This created a nice soft, even, overhead softbox
You always have to throw the solemn pose in
Brothers goofing off
Put them at the edge of shadow where they light is just hitting the backs. (backlighting always wins)
After 4 years and 2 quarters, I have earned my diploma from The Ohio State University in Fine Art (Photography concentration)! I graduated along side my cousin Eilen, who now works at Limited Brands! She got two degrees.....
Photo Credit: Bernard Wen
Photo Credit: Bernard Wen
Photo Credit: Eilen Liu
It feels weird not having to go back to school after "Spring Break" but it's a good feeling. To keep myself from getting bored and lazy, I have set myself up a schedule to keep myself occupied for the next couple of months.
It goes like this
9:30AM Wake up
10:00AM-12:00/1:00PM Go to church/Devotions/Practice Piano
1:00-2:00PM Lunch with whoever!
3:00-6:00PM Work Out (running, lifting, sauna, hot tub, steam room, pool)
6:00-8:00PM Dinner with whoever
Yeah, so it's a full but productive day with plenty of fun! If I have editing or admin work, I usually will move the work out till after dinner. and work in the afternoon. Once the pool opens up, I'll most likely add that into the afternoons.
It's finally here! My graduation! I will be graduating this Sunday at the Schott Center! But that's too easy! Let's add some more excitement to it...here is my schedule before graduation
Thursday: Drive to Virginia to prep for PSam's wedding (korean bbq, some fun mixed in)
Friday: B-roll/prep for PSam's wedding/wedding rehearsal/rehearsal dinner
Saturday: film entire wedding by myself/photobooth/drive back to columbus after wedding (will arrive sometime early sunday morning)
Sunday: graduation rehearsal/graduation/graduation dinner/grad party!
It's going to be an amazing weekend, I will be exhausted but very happy!
I should be studying for my last final, but I am procrastinating. Here is a photograph of my friend Karl's baby. I know it has nothing do with graduation, but he's cute!